Black Fox Farm in Montville, Maine is seeking 2 full-time live-in farm workers or a couple for the 2013 growing season. We are looking for individuals with at least one-year prior experience working on a farm and with a basic understanding of organic vegetable production. The ideal candidates would also have some basic experience around livestock and the ability/willingness to drive a large manual transmission truck down to Portland for deliveries. Chainsaw experience a plus. Work would be mostly geared toward the veggies with lots of weeding, hoeing, transplanting, harvesting and packing produce. Some help with animal chores and moving/building fencing would also be required. The schedule would consist of 10-hour days Tuesday-Saturday, and covering chores for us on Sundays.
Compensation: $100/week stipend and separate living quarters in the upstairs of our traditional farmhouse. Separate entrance and kitchen space available with shared bathroom/shower/ and laundry. Veggies, eggs and milk as well as some bulk staple foods provided.
Opportunities to use our equipment- including a bucket tractor, power tools, and garage space, as well as garden/pasture space available to the right individual. We think this could be a good opportunity for someone looking to get started with their own operation and in need of the space and resources to do so. We are open to someone growing their own crops or livestock here and have some flexibility in our schedule to accommodate this.
About Us: Black Fox Farm is a new and evolving diversified farm in its second year of production in Montville, Maine. Our primary focus is growing 3-4 acres of mixed vegetables for sale through 1 farmer’s market, a small CSA, and wholesale accounts. We also manage some ducks and chickens for egg sales, a flock of sheep and goats, 2 jersey cows and their calves, a team of work horses and 3 farm dogs. We are working to update our old dairy barn and milk room and hope to obtain our license to sell milk by next season.
The farm is situated on 34 acres in the beautiful rural agricultural community of central/mid-coast Maine. Our primary focus is growing 3-4 acres of mixed vegetables for sale through 1 farmer’s market, a small CSA, and wholesale accounts. We also manage some ducks and chickens for egg sales, a flock of sheep and goats, 2 jersey cows and their calves, a team of work horses and 3 farm dogs. We are working to update our old dairy barn and milk room and hope to obtain our license to sell milk by next season.
Montville is located about 2 hours north of Portland in the hills of rural Waldo County Maine. We are just 15 minutes from the Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener’s Association (MOFGA) education center and Common Ground fairgrounds in Unity. Check out their website www.mofga.org to see the various programs and classes they offer throughout the year. We are 25 minutes from the coast in Belfast and 35 minutes from the city of Waterville. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are located about 2 hours up the coast from us. The farm is situated at the end of a long driveway on a dirt road that is very quiet and has great views of the sunset and lots of woods to explore. There are also great swimming spots near by. We are surrounded by small farms with many interesting folks to meet.