Winterberry Farm hiring Apprentices

Belgrade, Maine

Winterberry Farm
538 Augusta rd.
Belgrade, Maine 04917
Cell #207-649-3331
e-mail: mylifeinmaine@aol.com
web site: www.winterberryfarmstand.com

Job  Description 

We are a 40 acre diversified certified organic, family farm. Started in 1870 and in 2012 we had the please of finally protecting our farm with a Forever Farm status: we are horse and oxen powered and grow veg and flowers for our 60 member csa. And we have a full service on farm farmstore. With a certified kitchen where we create many value added items all that we grow here on the farm. We are home to a flock of Romney sheep for wool. 2 pigs that work the fields. 25 laying hens, 50 meat birds in the fall and 25 heritage breed turkeys that will arrive in the summer. I farm here with my 3 kids, ages 8,14 and 18. all homeschooled and play string instruments. We depend on apprentices each summer for help, to grow, harvest, weed and prepare our flowers and vegetables. If you want to have fun, learn a lot, be part of a family on a safe family farm, please contact us, we would love to talk with you. We work really hard but we play hard too. Stipened depends on your level of experience but usually 50.00 per week and all your room and board, so come join our family for a month or 3 or a whole year. We are currently hiring a year long apprentice as well as 2 for the summer.

Thank you for your time.

Warmly, mary perry

Farm Description 

40 acres (20 open fields, 10 woodlot, 10 pastured) located in Belgrade on the shore of Great Pond. 15 minutes from Farmington, Waterville, and Augusta. A working family farm on busy Rt. 27, with newly constructed farm stand, large barn, and 170 year-old farmhouse. We are a stone’s throw away from swimming, fishing and hiking. Ice cream shop and general store are a easy bike ride. Located in a quiet, diverse community with young folks in the summer. The library and community center is a easy bike ride from the farm, we have extensive hiking opportunities.

My children and I farm one diversified farm of 3 acres in vegetable production, including a hoop house for tomato production and a hoop house for winter veggies. We have a team of haflingers (horses) and oxen that we are using on our farm. We keep bees, turkeys for fall slaughter, meat birds for October slaughter, laying hens year round, Romney sheep for wool, we spin and knit for three markets. We keep free range pigs for pork and tilling May-November. We have a family Jersey cow for dairy products. Our CSA of 60 members, our farmstand with commercial kitchen to preserve our harvest and sale. We go to the farmers’ markets. We are working on forestry management practices. This will be a year of bringing in the local school for us to work with students on farming with the final plan of them planting their own family garden.

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