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Hall Brook Farm Hiring for the 2019 Season
Last Post 27 Dec 2018 11:42 AM by Hall Brook Farm. 0 Replies.
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27 Dec 2018 11:42 AM  
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Hall Brook Farm is a certified organic commercial scale vegetable farm located in Thorndike, Maine - 2019 will mark our 6th year in business. We grow between 7 and 8 acres of produce, with about another 5 acres in cover crop. We also manage between 30 and 40 acres of pasture and hay, which we are slowly working on improving. Livestock are a big part of the picture for us; we really enjoy working with animals but we also feel that they are an integral part of the system we are striving to create. Currently, we have three draft horses which we use to do most of our farm work (though we do employ tractors as well), and a couple of milk cows and their offspring. We also raise some pigs every year and have some layers as well.
Though, we certainly strive for diversity on our farm, the produce is definitely the focus. We sell our produce exclusively through wholesale markets in the Portland area. We focus on growing a handful of vegetable crops in order to maintain the highest quality possible, increase efficiency and meet our markets needs.
The crew at Hall Brook Farm enjoys a fast-paced, efficient, team-oriented work environment.

Job Description: We are looking for a self-motivated, hard-working, flexible individual to join us for the 2019 season as our Assistant Farm Manager. This position would involve general farm labor and managing a small crew - primarily for picking and field work. Farm manager is also expected to help oversee crop production and care alongside the farmers. We are committed to training and working with the right person to get them acquainted with our systems. Compensation is $12-$14 per hour, based on experience.

Work Season: work starts mid-April and goes through November, 30-50 hours per week depending on the time of season. There is also the potential for part-time work in through the winter.

Responsibilities:
manage and oversee small crew
maintain high quality standards while harvesting, washing and packing produce for wholesale markets
basic record keeping in compliance with our organic and food safety certifications
crop scouting for pests, disease, fertility needs, weeding priorities, irrigation priorities
general farm labor
basic tractor work

Qualifications:
minimum 2 years experience on a commercial vegetable farm
positive, upbeat attitude, flexibility, willingness to learn
organized
attention to detail, able to maintain high quality standards
background/experience in organic vegetable production
ability to operate a tractor (preferred)
management experience (preferred)
ability to work long days in all weather condition: extreme heat to extreme cold
ability to lift 50 lbs above your waist
ability to stand or squat or kneel comfortably for hours


Farm Crew Positions

Job Description: We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic, hard working individuals to help with all aspects of the veggie production operation on our farm. This would include weeding, picking, washing produce, planting, and seeding, etc. The job goes from May until mid-November. We are open to hiring on a part-time and full-time basis. Compensation starting between $10-$12 per hour, based on experience.

Requirements:

ability to work long days in all weather condition: extreme heat to extreme cold
ability to lift 50 lbs above your waist
ability to stand or squat or kneel comfortably for hours
good attitude
willingness to work as apart of a team
ability to work quickly and efficiently
ability to take directions and know when to ask questions
ability to uphold high quality standards
experience on a commercial-scale vegetable farm (preferred)

In addition to an hourly rate, all the veggies you can eat!
Please email cover letter, resume and references to hallbrookfarmmaine@gmail.com and we will get back to you to arrange a time to meet and show you around the farm.



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