Job Opportunities

MAINE FARMLAND TRUST HAS THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

VEGGIES FOR ALL, CREW LEADER (PART-TIME/SEASONAL)Veggies For All (VFA) is a 2.5 acre food bank farm in Unity, Maine that addresses hunger in our community through sustainable food production, gleaning, and hands-on education. We raise about 20,000 lbs of organically grown vegetables for 1,500 food pantry clients in 25 towns across Central Maine each season. This summer will be our 10th season, and we’re excited to welcome a Crew Leader to our seasonal staff to help us keep up the good work!

The Crew Leader position is geared toward someone with a baseline of sustainable farming experience who is interested in developing their leadership skills on a small-scale, mission-driven, production oriented vegetable farm. The Crew Leader will work closely with VFA’s Program/Farm Manager and the rest of the VFA crew and be responsible for facilitating farm tasks whenever the Farm Manager is not present. The ideal candidate has had at least 2 seasons of experience working on ecologically-minded vegetable farms, works well independently and as part of a team, and is capable of making an immediate contribution to the crew.

On our end, we expect to provide a supportive, educational, and rewarding experience that can serve as a valuable stepping stone for a young farmer looking to take the next step toward proficiency in small-scale food production. See Job Description here.

Veggies For All is a program of Maine Farmland Trust, a statewide non-profit that protects farmland and supports farmers.

Compensation: $12.50/hr

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two references by March 13.

Email: rachel@mainefarmlandtrust.org

Or mail:

Maine Farmland Trust ATTN: Rachel Taker 97 Main Street Belfast, ME 04915

If you have any questions, contact Rachel at 338-6575 or rachel@mainefarmlandtrust.org.

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VEGGIES FOR ALL, FIELD CREW MEMBER (PART-TIME/SEASONAL)Veggies For All (VFA) is a 2.5 acre food bank farm in Unity, Maine that addresses hunger in our community through sustainable food production, gleaning, and hands-on education. We raise about 20,000 lbs of organically grown vegetables for 1,500 food pantry clients in 25 towns across Central Maine each season. This summer will be our 10th season, and we’re excited to welcome two seasonal field crew members to help us keep up the good work!

Our summer field crew is the backbone of the farm. Field crew work closely with VFA’s Program Manager, Crew Leader, and volunteers to help with all aspects of our small-scale, mission-driven, production-oriented vegetable operation including seedling care, planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packing, and delivery.

Field crew positions are geared toward folks who have had at least one previous season of experience on a small-scale, sustainably managed vegetable farm, community garden, or large market garden and want to continue developing their farming practice. We’re eager to work with aspiring food producers who have positive attitudes, enjoy working outdoors, and share our passion for improving food access through community-powered farming.  See Job Description here.

We expect to provide a supportive, educational, and rewarding experience that can serve as a valuable reference point for future farm experiences.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two references to by March 13.

Email: rachel@mainefarmlandtrust.org

Or mail:

Maine Farmland Trust ATTN: Rachel Taker 97 Main Street Belfast, ME 04915

If you have any questions, contact Rachel at 338-6575 or rachel@mainefarmlandtrust.org.