Veggies to Table

Veggies to Table is a non-profit, organically managed, no-till, vegetable and flower farm in Newcastle, Maine. All the produce and most of the flowers we grow we donate to those in need of food and joy in our community. In just over three years we have already donated over 41,000 pounds of produce and 50,000 flowers. Our no-spray, no-till farm fosters soil, and human, health. We do not use any chemicals or pesticides—even organic ones.

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Location

27 Bailey Ln, Newcastle, ME 04553

Hours and Work Season

This can be a full or part time job., Monday through Friday, with a half hour paid
lunch. The season runs April – November

Payment Type

Salary or Hourly

Pay

Starting at $17 and will increase based on experience..

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
Veggies to Table seeks an experienced and passionate Farm Director to lead the grow-to-
donate program of our non-profit farm. Everything we grow we donate to help end local
hunger.
We seek someone committed to non-profit work, our mission, organic, no-till, no-spray
farming, and feeding those in need in our community. This person is excited to manage our acre
and a half of diversified vegetables, fruit, flowers, and herbs so we can send thousands of
pounds of top-quality produce to those in need of food and joy in our community. The ideal
candidate has a rich background and expertise in both organic farming and organizational
growth, and a strong desire to produce food of the highest nutritional, aesthetic, and ecological
quality. They will have responsibilities ranging from hands-on farming to big-picture strategic
planning, from managing the farm crew to organizing educational workshops. If you have the
desired farming experience but are seeking a more part-time, flexible, and potentially advisory
role, our Farmer Advisor position might be a better fit.
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
● 5+ seasons of organic farming experience
● 2+ seasons experience managing and mentoring a crew, interns, and volunteers
● Deep knowledge of vegetable and fruit production from seed to table
● A strong foundation and understanding of crop planning, soil health and fertility,
organic pest control, succession planting, etc.
● Experience with record keeping and ordering
● Strong organizational and scheduling skills
● A willingness and ability to work outdoors in all types of weather, under potentially
strenuous conditions — heat, rain, sun, wind, and cold—preparedness and a
positive attitude are essential for success
● Timely email and/or phone communication
● Knowledge of Google Drive, Word, and Excel
● excellent interpersonal skills. There is a mix of crew, local volunteers, Wwoofers,
and students on the farm daily.
● a detail-oriented approach, with considerable attention to order, and cleanliness
● A desire to build community connections
● Experience working in a nonprofit setting is a plus

Farm Responsibilities:

a. Create a plan and coordinate with our team to build soil health using soil tests,
cover crops and organic amendments
b. Help craft a multi-year crop plan in collaboration with qualified team members
c. Provide expert advice on organic, no-till, and no-spray farming methods

d. Assist in the development and implementation of best practices for diversified
vegetable, fruit, flower, and herb cultivation
e. Provide insights and recommendations for continuous improvement of farming
systems and practices and record keeping
f. Report materials, tools, and amendments that need to be ordered
g. Create daily, weekly, and seasonal plans to accomplish short-term and long-term
goals
h. Offer guidance to the farm team, volunteers, and interns on planting tactics,
efficient harvesting methods, soil health, fertility, and organic pest control
i. Conduct training sessions on sustainable farming techniques, succession
planting, cover crops, and crop plan development
j. Work in conjunction with 2-3 farmhands, our Executive Director, and many
Wwoofers and local volunteers

Other Responsibilities:

k. Collaborate with the Executive Director and our administrative team to support
the grow-to-donate program
l. Write new, and maintain existing, SOPs
m. Help develop educational programming
n. Help develop an on-site intern program

More Details

o This position will be supported by two full-time Farmers, a part-time volunteer
manager, and a part-time flower farmer, along with the Executive Director and
administrative team. Additionally, we have many local volunteers, Wwoofers,
and interns working on the farm.
o Veggies to Table is an equal opportunity employer and never discriminates based
on race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Everyone is always
welcome.
o We work hard and with enthusiasm. We adore what we do and want you to
adore it as much as we do. Being around a crew of equally enthused lovers of
food and beauty invigorates us. 
o We encourage personal development and growth at Veggies to Table through
classes, online resources, and mentors.
o Winter work may include, but not be limited to SOP writing and maintaining,
crop planning, ordering, hiring, developing educational activities on the farm,
and collaborating with our local food security partners.
o As an employee of a non-profit farm and head of our grow-to-donate program
our Farm Manager may be asked to assist, as needed, in other activities including
farm tours, educational programming and support, and seasonal farm events.

o While this is primarily a farming position, our farm is open to the community and
our Farm Manager will be interacting with community members of all ages on a
consistent basis.

Benefits

What to Expect from Us

About Veggies to Table
Everything we grow we donate to those in need of food and joy in our community. 
We serve 35+ pantries, schools, and summer lunch programs in the Lincoln County,
Maine area. Over 43% of Maine students need school meals every day. We are
committed to restoring dignity to individuals and families who have lost control over
that most basic of choices and decisions—what to eat. The goal? Universal access to
nutritious and culturally appropriate food for everyone. 
As an estimated 215,000 people in Maine do not have enough food to eat daily, our
mission is vital — now. You can be a part of the solution.

About The Community
● Location a mile from Damariscotta Lake and a mile from the ocean
● Location 1 hour from Portland and 40 minutes from Camden and Rockland
● Location 3 hours from Boston
● An abundance of local hiking and beaches
● Rising Tide Coop
● Downtown Damariscotta—shops and services a mile from the farm

Application Details and Deadline

Please send resume and cover letter to Erica at [email protected]

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