Write or visit us at:
Four Season Farm
609 Weir Cove Road
Harborside, ME 04642

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Email us at:
contact @ fourseasonfarm.com

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We maintain a small crew of paid farm workers and volunteers. We favor people with at least one or two years of farming experience, and an interest in farming as a career. To apply for a position, see below.

*THE FOLLOWING POSITION IS NOW FILLED*

FOUR SEASON FARM EMPLOYMENT POSTING: May 2019 to Oct 2019

We are seeking one individual to join our summer crew to start immediately.

Four Season Farm offers a unique and highly sought-after opportunity to learn from the best in innovative four season farming practices. The work will be demanding both physically and mentally, but also educational, fun, and socially engaging. This position requires full commitment to ensure the proper functioning of the farm – serious applicants only. Working directly with our Assistant Farm Managers and other crew members, below is the list of responsibilities, expectations, and supplemental information about the position.

AMONG THE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plant House propagation (seed starting, soil blocking, potting on, etc.);
  • Soil bed preparation, fertilization and irrigation;
  • Successive plantings (direct seeding & transplanting) of crops;
  • Preventive management and control of weeds, insect pests and pest diseases;
  • Implementation and maintenance of greenhouse crops;
  • Harvesting, packing and storage of vegetables;
  • Preparation of wholesale & restaurant orders;
  • Sale of products from the farm to the weekly Farm Stand or Winter Market farmer’s market;
  • Care of laying hens on a weekly rotational basis.

PROFILE OF THE CANDIDATES WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Seeks to advance their agricultural knowledge with the aim of starting their own farm;
  • Has a good level of experience in market gardening (1 season);
  • Capacity for physical work under variable weather conditions;
  • Ease of working independently and in teams;
  • Attention to detail and work well done;
  • Openness, willingness to live in cohabitation with other colleagues & volunteers;
  • Has a valid driver’s license;

WHAT WE OFFER AS A WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Practical application of our four season farming production systems;
  • An overview of the challenges inherent in starting a diversified, small-scale organic farm;
  • Experience in direct marketing and wholesale;
  • Access to Eliot’s extensive agricultural library with over 50 years of collected works.

SUPPLEMENTARY EMPLOYMENT DETAILS:

  • Full-time position (40-48 hours);
  • Schedule from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, including one unpaid hour for lunch, as well as a rotating weekend day for Farm Stand/Winter Market with other members of team;
  • Starting salary of $9 per hour
  • Trial period of 1 month from the date of hire;
  • On-site and private accommodation will be provided at the farm;
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the employee;
  • Access to the extra vegetables & eggs from the farm, but any other purchase of food will be the responsibility of the employee.

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Your application must include these 3 things, otherwise it will not be accepted:

  1. A resume, including references.
  2. A short letter expressing your motivation for the position and your short and long term aspirations
  3. A letter of recommendation from a farmer for whom you have worked.

Please send your inquiry and/or application to the following e-mail address: fourseasonfarmmaine @ gmail.com.

The Winter Harvest Handbook has answers to this question, and much more. Also see our How We Farm and Resources pages.

Our commitment to our work at the farm leaves us little time for travel. Occasionally Eliot, Barbara, and Clara are available for speaking engagements. We each charge a set fee, plus all travel expenses. Write to contact @ fourseasonfarm.com to inquire about availability.

We have an open visitor policy. For the most part anyone is welcome at any time to come and look around at what we do and how we do it. We try to be hospitable so if you see one of us or one of our employees please say hello and ask any questions you may have. BUT, and this is important, understand that we are all quite busy and we don’t usually have time for much talk or to give farm tours.

On days when the farm stand is open, you are more likely to find someone who can answer questions. Check our Facebook page for the farmstand’s dates and times.


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