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Greenhouse and Vegetable Crew
Snell Family Farm is a diversified plant, vegetable and fruit farm in Buxton, Maine. Although we use many organic practices, we are not certified organic, but strive to be sustainable in our practices.
Our work varies with the seasons. We begin raising plants in greenhouses in March for sale in May and June and for planting in our own fields. Vegetable harvesting begins in July and continues through the fall. Throughout the summer we plant, transplant, weed, hoe, and harvest, selling the food we produce at our home farm stand, Tuesday through Sunday and at the Portland Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The hours worked depend on the season and weather. In summer we may have an early start to avoid the worst of the heat. In late fall we may have to have a later start as the
day warms. Many folks work four to six hours per day, four or five days a week.
Work continues through Saturdays and Sundays.
Many folks are cross trained to work in the greenhouses, fields, farmstand, and farmers’ markets.
A driver’s license is required for operating farm vehicles and delivery vans.
Farm work can be muddy, cold, hot, repetitive, and physically uncomfortable at times. On the other hand, there is real satisfaction working with a crew to see the crops grow, ripen, and then be picked at peak flavor and freshness. We have lots of machines to help with the work that can be mechanized. We are happy that our core crew has returned for many seasons.
We anticipate needing a couple of folks beginning in May, and a couple more beginning in July.
Housing is not available.
Email Carolyn Snell (Carolyn@snellfamilyfarm.com) a letter of intent and a resume if you’re interested or if you have questions.