Hatch Knoll Farm & Garden Side Dairy

Farmily Farm on the coast of Maine specializing in goat cheese, organic berries, healthy living and more!

Opportunities on the farm!

Stay on the Farm!!! Farm stay can be extremely private or completely integrated! Either way stay in our farm house and enjoy being this close to nature!  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5908693?preview

While you are here you can visit animals, hike our woods or visit area beaches, parks, ponds and trails!

2016 Work Opportunities

Name of Position-Produce Manager
Position Description details: Jonesboro, Maine Farm seeking enthusiastic, energetic couple or individual who has some experience with produce growing. We are looking for an individual or team who would enjoy taking over the produce end of our family farm. This would be a great experience for someone who has already apprenticed or exhibits lifelong interest and knowledge in vegetable growing and would like to gain experience bringing that to the next level. This would include planning, growing, marketing, delivering to area buying clubs, participating in farmers markets and supplying the family with produce.

Offer includes a semi private in law type apartment, fifty percent split of produce sales, consumption of all other farm food which includes milk and cheese from the dairy, meat and berries from the farm as available. Supervision for every aspect of this project will be available as well as relationships with buying clubs and markets already established. This is a seasonal position with housing provided during the season, housing could be available year round and the position more of a year round with growing in the hoop house. 

There is no pay except from a percentage from sales of produce. 

The farm will take on the responsibility of getting the ground tilled, ordering seeds and purchasing additional tools, market fee?s, ect. Organic practices are the only ones acceptable.
Serious inquiries only. For the 2016 growing season. Kimroos86@gmail.com

Possible other farm hand positions -June/July


Blueberry Season! Rakers and line work-beginning late July


So YOU wanna be a cheese maker???

This is a chance of a life time!

We have a few weeks in September and a few weeks in October book now!

Come stay on the farm for 1 week or more and learn all you can about cheese making with Kim! In an average week you will spend three days out of seven morning to night being a cheese maker! Working side by side milking our goats, processing the milk and turning it into cheese! We will cover Chevre, Feta, Bloomy rinds and cheddar, at least and maybe more! See if you have what it takes to lead this life and experience the wonder of making your own cheese. Other items we may cover -soap making, cajecta and marketing.

You can expect to check in any time after 12 noon and start your first day with 5:30  am milking from there we go right into the cheese kitchen and work steadily until noon. We then enjoy a farm lunch and a few hours of a quiet break before evening milking at 3:30, dinner and more cheese making!   During your afternoon break you could visit with the animals, hike our property and visit our massive beaver complex, visit the near by ocean or charming coastal towns. Four out of your six dinners are shared with the family, three of your lunches and additional food is available for purchase on the farm. Coffee/tea and muffins are available all mornings. You will have one full day to yourself to explore this wonderful Down East area!

6 nights include separate room, cooking facility, shared bathroom and all of the above description= $1150 Couple= $1750

Please go to product page to purchase now!!

Intensive Classes: You can now arrange and purchase these on our products page!

Day with the Farmer-

YOU could learn this:


Day with the farmer is intended to give you a taste of farm life. We begin our day @ 8 or 6 if you want to participate in Morning Milking. You will spend the day with one of the Family as we split your day between goats, cheese, kitchen and field! Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided and prep time will be part of the day as well. All meals will have a strong farm and local food focus. Bring your notebook and get an idea of what it takes to run a small family diversified farm. Both parties will schedule a day that works. kimroos@tds.net



Taste of Farming!

If one day might not be enough we also offer a three day intensive "Day with Farmer" based on the above format. On site camping is available or area motel, B&B's are close by. This opportunity would be ideal for a person or two who are considering a farmstead business in their future. This is limited to one person or a couple and we offer 4 per year-1 spring, 2 summer and 1 fall. Please contact me early to plan ahead and discuss your area of focus.

$400/person or $750/couple

 Contact me FMI  kimroos@tds.net

What's New???


29 Hatch Knoll Rd Jonesboro 04648


open T-Sat 10-4

Bumper sticker-check out our products page!

Our Cheese is

Available @ The Farm


The French Cellar, Machias

A & B Naturals, Bar Harbor

HouseWine, Bar Harbor

Project Social-Bar Harbor

Always on the menu @

Helen’s Restaurant, Machias





Winter Harbor Tues 9-12

Town Hill: Fri 3-6

Lubec: Sat. 9-12

Milbridge: Sat-9-12

Ellsworth: Sat. 9:30-12:30


Please stay tuned for some

exclusive bookings!


a ton of cheese, eggs and veggies

more to come!


Eggs and CHEESE!!


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