Two Farmers Farm

Two Farmers Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm that has operated in Scarborough, Maine since 2013. We are a tractor-powered farm specializing in growing salad greens, carrots, and parsnips for local and regional wholesale customers, including hunger-relief organizations, distributors, stores and restaurants. Each season, we grow approximately 6 acres of vegetables and 10 acres of cover crops.  Everything we grow is certified Organic by MOFGA and GAP-certified by the USDA. 

We are a values-driven operation that strives to grow top-quality produce and offer excellent service to our customers while also achieving excellent land stewardship and equitably supporting all members of the farm team. Two Farmers Farm is a team of three people:  the “two farmers” (Kelsey & Dominic) and one farm worker. Together, we rely on a small fleet of specialized, tractor-based equipment that helps us accomplish our work safely and efficiently, while minimizing our fatigue. Our management approach is focused on health and safety, designing efficient systems, good communication, and fostering a work environment that benefits everyone.

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Location

720 US-1 Scarborough, ME 04005

Hours and Work Season

Hours: 40 hours/week April-November / 16-24 hours/week December-March (approximately 1,700 hours/year).

Schedule: Monday – Friday

This is a one-year position with a start date between mid-April and mid-May 2024, and a flexible end date between January-March 2025.

Payment Type

Hourly

Pay

Compensation: $23.25/hour + overtime pay, paid time off, IRA match, gear stipend & other benefits

Job Description

FARM WORKER

This is an essential position involved in many aspects of the farm including harvesting, hand weeding, washing and packing produce as well as delivering orders to our wholesale customers. This is a rewarding position for someone who enjoys physical outdoor work in all seasons, is comfortable working independently, and communicates proactively with their supervisors. Two Farmers Farm is a values-driven, production-oriented work environment where we enjoy each other’s company while focusing on efficiently growing healthy food for our community. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

All responsibilities and duties must be performed efficiently, safely, and in compliance with food safety protocols. The following  list is not exhaustive, but represents the most common responsibilities. A significant amount of working hours will be spent working independently (after a training period), but major weekly tasks like harvesting & washing produce are done as a group.

What you’ll spend most of your time doing:
– Assisting with carrot and greens harvest, all of which is done mechanically
– Assisting with washing and packing carrots and greens
– Washing and sanitizing harvest totes
– Daily setup and cleanup of washing facility
– Delivering wholesale orders to our customers in ME and NH
– Hand weeding carrots
– You’ll also participate in a variety of other jobs around the farm: irrigation, string trimming, record keeping, deploying insect netting & more

Required Qualifications

– Previous outdoor employment
– Competence effectively and efficiently working independently
– Proactive communication skills
–  Ability to maintain a positive attitude while working hard
– Able to safely lift and carry 50 lbs occasionally and safely lift and carry 25 lbs repeatedly
– Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, kneel, crouch, reach and lift repeatedly all day
– Able to work outdoors for prolonged periods in hot/humid and cold/wet conditions
– Valid US driver’s license and clean driving history (you must pass a motor vehicle report background check for our auto insurance)

Desired Qualifications:
– Track record of safe operation of a box van, box truck, or other similarly sized vehicle
– Enthusiasm for efficiency (performing quickly, accurately, and effectively) and accomplishing tasks correctly the first time
– Previous employment in commercial outdoor agriculture/horticulture

Benefits

What to Expect from Us

Kelsey and Dominic develop daily work plans, oversee all aspects of the farm, and make sure that employees are set up for success. While there is quite a lot of independent work for employees, Kelsey/Dominic are never more than a phone call or text away to help troubleshoot or answer questions. We prioritize proactive communication and give lots of guidance and feedback in the form of written standard operating procedures, written daily work plans, and regular one-on-ones. Two Farmers Farm is a values-driven operation: we strive to grow  top-quality produce and offer excellent service to our customers while also achieving excellent land stewardship and equitably supporting all members of the farm team.

Application Details and Deadline

To apply, please visit our website (www.twofarmersfarm.com/jobs) for complete application instructions.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Two Farmers Farm

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