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On May 15th, 2016 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.

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. 

For the past six years, our Farm has been proud to offer an internship for aspiring farmers. We take pride in striving to provide all interns with well-rounded farm experiences that include many different elements of farming.

Acceptance to our internship program is based on rolling admission. Depending on the time of year we employ 6 to 12 interns at a time (fewer positions are available during our winter slow months).

Organic farmers raise crops using natural pest control and fertilizers as well as other sustainable techniques, such as composting. This profession requires an intimate knowledge of the land and the life cycles of plants and insects.

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On May 15th, 2016 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 2016 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.

As our current interns finish their commitment we add new members to our intern farm crew. This model allows our more experienced interns the chance to manage and teach the skills they’ve been acquiring to others. After being fully trained, interns will be expected to take on more important responsibilities, help supervise volunteers, and partially manage different aspects of the farm. Interns must also be receptive and willing to switch tasks for new priorities or unexpected tasks that arise. Filled with all the different facets of food production, these jobs may include: greenhouse seeding, animal care, weeding, planting/transplanting, harvesting etc.

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.

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  • What does “organic” mean?
  • Why does organic cost more?
  • How do I know if something is organic?
  • Does organic food taste better?

Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones. Pure quality for future generations.

The truth of the matter is that organic food doesn’t always cost more. Some items, such as coffee, cereal, bread, and even hamburger, may cost the same or even less than their conventional counterparts. And, as the demand for organics continues to grow, the cost will continue to come down. When the cost is higher, consider some facts.

The USDA has identified two categories of labeling organic products: 100% Organic: Made with 100% organic ingredients, Organic: Made with at least 95% organic ingredients.

Taste is definitely an individual matter, but hundreds of gourmet chefs across the nation are choosing organic food to prepare because they believe it has superior taste and quality. An increasing number of consumers are also of the opinion that organic food tastes better. Because organic food is grown in well-balanced soil.