Apprenticeships on Maine Flower Farm

Flower Farm FieldLittle River Flower Farm is a certified organic farm growing vegetables, flowers, & fruit in Buxton, Maine. We have vegetable & flower CSA's, pick-your-own flowers & blueberries, wholesale our produce, do wedding flowers, and sell wholesale to Whole Foods / Rosemont Markets / Restaurants and other retailers. We cultivate 8-10 acres on our 110-acre farm that has 5 ponds and a river running thru it. We also enjoy walking trails on the property. We are located 12 miles west of Portland, Maine in Buxton, a rural community of about 8,000 people. We have three greenhouse structures which are year-round. We are looking for 3-4 highly motivated apprentices to join our team for the 2015-growing season. Start date is flexible between March and June. We ask for a 3 month commitment or longer. Apprentice living facilities include  bedroom in the main farmhouse, post & beam bunk house, and tenting by the river. We work about 8 hours per day or until the tasks are completed, 5-6 days a week. Stipend provided.

Learning opportunities include: Running greenhouses, growing flowers, fruits, & vegetables, starting everything from seed, planting in fields, pest & disease management, harvesting & storage, preparing for Winter CSA program, making bouquets, crop rotation & more. Bruce & Nancy Stedman, owners of LRFF, left the corporate world 16 years ago to pursue owning & operating a year-round farm. We enjoy working outdoors, being in nature, and growing delicious and nutritious food for local people. Our relaxing activities include swimming in our 1/2 acre pond, taking awesome bike rides, hiking, eating ice cream, cooking our vegetables, camp fires and playing with our Maine coon cats. If this sounds like a situation you might be interested in, please send us an email at lrff@sacoriver.net and attach a resume if you have one. Hope to hear from you!

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