We Are Hiring!

Our farm is made possible by the hard work of our crew. Each year we hire about twenty employees for the months of May through November with ten or so of those employees working with us year-round. Employees participate in all aspects of work on the farm, from planting to weeding to harvesting. We offer an opportunity to work outside and learn many aspects of organic vegetable production. We think farm work is very rewarding, but it can also be very tiring and challenging. We work in all weather conditions throughout a long growing season. Therefore we look to hire individuals who are self-motivated, appreciate hard work, and have a sense of humor.

We are Hiring! We are currently hiring for the following positions: Farm Crew, Wash Station Assistant Manager, and Farmers Market Staff positions for the 2023 season.

For more details about working on our farm, please read the employment descriptions below, and be in touch if you are interested in applying for work. To apply please email us with a basic resume and two work references at sixriverfarm@gmail.com or you can call us for more information, Nate: (207) 449-9724 or Gabrielle: (207) 607-1970.

We look forward to hearing from you!


We primarily seek to hire employees who are able to commit to a full time work
schedule for the duration of the farm season. This means starting early-May and working until Thanksgiving. The hours are 7am- 4pm Monday through Friday, with a change in hours from late-June to mid-August, working 6am-3pm. We offer year-round employment to a smaller group of employees who can commit to a full second year of full-time work on the farm (or beyond). We hire several part-time employees for the summer months.

We pay employees a starting wage of $17/hour. We have a paid 1/2 hour lunch break around noon each day for employees working a full day. (Employees should bring their own lunch.)The work primarily includes planting, weeding, harvesting, and washing and packing vegetables for sale. Much of this work is done by hand.

We own five tractors (two for cultivating and three for other field work) and use these as well as hand tools. Employees do not need prior experience with equipment, but we are happy to teach those who are interested in using the tractors.

Once the season is underway, we harvest and pack vegetables on most days. Mondays and Thursdays are the busiest harvest-days, as we get ready for our Tuesday, Friday and Saturday farmers markets. At the end of each workday we offer free seconds of vegetables for our crew. We also offer a weekly stipend for all employees to use for first quality produce from our farm stand or farmers market. The weekly stipend is $30 for full-time employees and $20 for part-time employees. Additional first quality vegetables are available for sale to our crew at our wholesale prices.

We only hire hourly employees and do not offer apprenticeships. However, we are more than happy to share all that we know about farming. If you are interested in gaining experience in farming we can share knowledge and resources on topics from soils and field preparation to greenhouse work to record keeping and financial information. Nothing about our farm is off limits, and if employees want to learn more than what we have time to show or explain during a work day we are happy to share more once the day is done.

We do not offer any housing for employees.

What we expect from employees:

Punctuality: It is important that all of our crew arrive on time and ready to work each morning. We go over the schedule and give important information to the whole crew first thing in the morning, so a start time of 7am means actually being ready to work at 7am.

A good work ethic: The work we do is hard, physical work. We expect employees to stay focused and work efficiently. Employees need to enjoy working and to feel satisfied by a job well done. At times work on the farm can be repetitive and tiring. We value employees who can remain motivated and hard working throughout the day.

An ability to work in groups as well as independently: We usually try to work together in groups, but sometimes employees are expected to work on their own to complete tasks.

A willingness to ask questions and learn from mistakes: We encourage questions of all kinds. Sometimes instructions may not be clear or tasks may change over the course of the season. We prefer that employees speak up so we can better explain how and why a job is done the way it is.

An appreciation for efficiency: We focus on getting jobs done in the most effective and efficient manner possible. We try to demonstrate how to best complete different tasks and we expect employees to follow our examples and be willing to learn and emulate them even if they are difficult at first and do not seem intuitive. We are also always receptive to suggestions on how to improve systems on the farm and we strive to be open to constructive criticism. We expect the same from our employees.

The ability to work hard in all weather conditions: We expect our crew to work outdoors even on days that are very cold or wet. We provide rain pants for everyone to wear in the field and aprons to wear in the wash station, but our employees must bring raincoats and other gear to stay warm, dry, and comfortable during the day.

A sense of humor: It is always good to laugh and have fun while working hard!

If this description meets your interests, please be in touch. We ask that prospective employees come out for a working interview at the farm to get a better sense of how we operate. Farming can be difficult and stressful work, but we love what we do and we hope our crew will too!


Beginning/End: Immediately- November, with the potential for year round work

Days/Hours: Monday-Friday 7am- 4pm

Starting Pay: $18/hr; paid sick days

Prior to sales, we wash and pack all of the produce we grow in our wash station. Producing an end product that is clean and of high quality is a priority for our farm.

The Wash Station Assistant position entails working with our Wash Station Manager in our wash station facility.  The position includes the following responsibilities:

-Cleaning and sanitizing wash station surfaces and tools in compliance with food safety guidelines

-Washing and packing a wide range of produce

-Moving packed produce to the cooler

-Keeping the produce in the cooler organized and inventoried

-Cleaning up the wash station at the end of the day

-Cleaning harvest and market totes

Successful applicants must be able to:

-Have knowledge and interest in vegetables and food

-Be self-motivated and hard working

-Be punctual and reliable

-Work in a fast-paced and physically demanding environment

-Communicate effectively

-Value an organized and clean work-space

-Take pride in a job well done

-Lift 50lbs

-Abide by our no tobacco, drugs or alcohol policy


Schedule: Part-time, Immediately – November 21

Days/Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 7am-packed up (~1:30pm.  Exact end time will vary), Saturdays 7am-packed up (~1pm  Exact end time will vary)

Starting Pay: $17/hr; paid sick days

Farmers markets make up the majority of our farm sales. High quality customer service, hard work, and attention to detail and safety are priorities for our farmers markets to be successful.

The Farmers Market crew position entails working with the Farmers’ Market Manager and other trained staff.

The position includes the following responsibilities:

-Helping to set up our market stand in a fast and efficient manner

-Providing safe and friendly customer service for each customer you help

-Gathering produce for customers and assisting with safe checkout.  

-Restocking the stand as needed

-Maintaining a clean, full display.  Removing baskets or reducing the size of the stand as needed.

-Learning our systems for set up and customer service and take down of our stand and following them each market for efficiency and consistency.

Successful applicants must:

-Have knowledge and interest in vegetables and food

-Be self-motivated and hard working

-Be punctual and reliable

-Follow detailed instructions for farmers market display and service

-Follow guidelines related to safely working at market during this health crisis

-Work in a fast-paced and physically demanding environment

-Communicate effectively

-Value an organized and clean work-space

-Take pride in a job well done

-Lift 50lbs

-Be able to work outside in all weather conditions

-Abide by our no tobacco, drugs or alcohol policy

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