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Smiling pig at Misty Brook Farm

We have a job opening: Sales Account Manager

Misty Brook Farm Sales Account Manager
Type: Part-Time Position 8hr/week, year-round
Category: Sales and Marketing

Account Manager for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont

Opportunity to be an integral part of the New England sustainable agriculture and local food movement, working in a fast paced and challenging environment as the sales account manager for a certified organic, biodynamic family farm. Position offers a great learning experience and opportunity for development.

Candidates must:

  • Have a passion for locally grown food, sustainable agriculture & sales.
  • Possess high levels of energy & self-motivation.
  • Be able to work well independently.
  • Be organized, self-disciplined, detail oriented & sociable.
  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic industry.
  • Live in the territory (Maine) & have a reliable car.

Growing Misty Brook Farm business in territory as primary contact with established and new accounts. Growing existing retail, wholesale and institutional accounts, opening new accounts, establishing new sales channels.

Must be able to:

  • Establish rapport with buyers & ideally have a network of contacts at Maine retailers and other wholesale businesses that support local farms.
  • Identify and prioritize opportunities for incremental volume growth.
  • Identify promotional/cross-promotional activities.
  • Develop tactics to close identified opportunities.
  • Look for new opportunities to grow business.
  • Establish goals.
  • Competently communicate our “story”.
  • Understand buyer needs.
  • Meet with buyers to promote products.
  • Anticipate objections.
  • Competently understand market and competitive data.
  • Close and follow up with accounts and opportunities in a timely manner.
  • Have an eye for creative display and point of sale, product and label development, price setting.
  • Manage MailChimp campaigns and social media.


  • Effectively communicate internally and externally.
  • Bi-weekly sales call and goal updates.
  • Professional and succinct retail memos and account correspondence.
  • Communication of account and inventory needs to production team.
  • Report to Katia Holmes – Livestock, Distribution, & Marketing Manager.

Contract position
$20/hr. 0.20 FTE 8hr/week
reimbursement for mileage

Applicant may be remotely based, but must live in Maine, with easy access to Southern and Central Maine.

Send resume to Katia Holmes

Misty Brook Farm
156 Bog Road
Albion, ME 04910

Happy cows at Misty Brook Farm

100% Grass-fed Raw Jersey Cows Milk

Our certified organic herd of Jersey cows is 100% grass-fed.  They make stunning milk and cream which we sell raw in our farm stand, at farmers markets and in natural foods stores around the state.  High in vitamins, minerals and beautiful golden butter fat–our cows will surely win your heart!

For a list of stores in addition to our farm shop where our milk is sold, click here!


Misty Brook Farm Family

We’re the Holmes Family: Brendan, Katia and our three boys, Alister, Johnny, and William.  

Brendan and Katia started farming in central Massachusetts in the early 2000s. We were renting land from 14 landlords in four towns!  We had wonderful customers who drove a long way to our farm shop because they loved our products.

After eight years, we found this beautiful 400-acre farm in Albion, Maine and moved up here. We still have a farm shop, but our main focus now is on wholesale. We deliver to natural food and local foods stores all over Maine, as well as restaurants, caterers, and buyers clubs.

Our son, Alister, is getting into the family business, growing vegetables and learning how to sell them at farmers markets.

You’re welcome to visit any time, and, if we’re here, we’d be glad to show you around.