How does waking up at 5am sound, perhaps earlier some days? Do you like to work at least 12 hours a day? What about melons? Do you agree that they are refreshing in the scorching summer heat? And how about being satisfied with the work you are doing because it is hard, meaningful, and delicious? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then Freedom Farm might be the place for you.
Our farming season really gets going the first of March. That is when the earliest transplants are started in the greenhouse and when winter projects begin to take back seat to more immediate farm work. The season continues until the beginning of November when the majority of the harvest is finished and the fields have been put to bed. There is the potential to work and live here through the entirety of the growing season. However, the main positions we are trying to fill run from May thru October. We are always open to working with peoples’ schedules and commitments so contact us with your inquiries via email or telephone.
Room and Board. We have 3 cabins and a cabin that we call the commonspace. This space includes the employee kitchen and sitting area. Employees have an outside washing and showering area. We eat well. Not only will you enjoy veggies, meat, and eggs raised on farm but also cheeses, breads, and other delicious treats that are bartered for at farmers’ markets.
An educational experience — We don’t pretend to know everything about organic agriculture. We too are still learning a lot with every new growing season. Each year seems to get better and better. Learn from us and with us about organic pest control, vegetable varieties, harvesting and processing veggies for market, and much much more.
A nice place to swim — In 2006 we were awarded grant from the Department of Agriculture for the construction of a farm pond. While the main purpose of this was to irrigate the fields we also received approval from the secretary of agriculture to allow employees to swim during the summer months.
All other employee compensation will be discussed at the point inquiries are made.
Lots of hard work — In Maine our season is short but the days are long. At the height of the growing season some days you will have worked eight hours by lunchtime. This is a job for people who are self motivated workaholics, and are not afraid to get their hands dirty.
Respect for our family and farm — Part of working here is living here with us and other employees. It can seem a little crowed with seven people piled into the kitchen at breakfast time so it is important to know how to get along and respect the needs of others.