On May 15th, 2019 the four members of Organic Farm purchased the beautiful property in the area. We are now the proud owners of 89 acres of cropland, rolling pasture and forested areas, along with a home and barn. This is a dream come true for us and we are so grateful to the Weeks family and Maine Farmland Trust for making sure that this historic farmland maintains its agricultural identity. We will continue farming on our leased land in Buxton for the 2019 season and make the transition to our new space in the fall. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to growing with you in the future!
We are committed to using sustainable farming practices to improve the health of our soil and the integrity of our land. They have granted us our certification and we're proud to call our vegetables, flowers, and herbs organic.
The mission of our Farm Internship Program is to provide its interns with the means to integrate the theories and principles of organic farming. Also preparing and training competent entry level of farmers. Most of our interns are individuals who aspire to someday own and operate their own farms. This Internship is not appropriate for individuals pursuing hobby-gardening, and part-time positions are not available. If you are interested in a career or internship with the Organic Farm family, you can join us at any time. Find your next opportunity here, we post new jobs every day. Learn more about the hottest jobs in the organic industry.
To prepare for an organic farming career, a potential farmer must become acquainted with working outside. Organic farmers spend a good deal of time outdoors, and their work can be physically demanding. A year-round, 7-day work week with long hours is common. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that farming jobs in general will decline over the 2012-2022 decade, but organic agriculture is actually on the rise. Due to the increasing popularity of their profession, organic farmers need to have an intimate knowledge of the land and soil they work with. It is important for potential farmers to become familiar with farming processes.