Little 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and attach a resume if you have one. Hope to hear from you!