Member Worker Program
CSA members can work on our farm in return for a rebate on the cost of their membership. This is an optional opportunity for you to work with us, learn about our farm, and help to grow your food. All of our scheduled workshifts for 2018 are full and we no longer have openings.
Please read the information below before signing up to work! Call or email if you have questions.
If you work here, you must arrive on time, follow our instructions, and work carefully. All of the tasks require light lifting and repetitive motion. As described on the schedule below, some shifts require bending, kneeling, and/or squatting. Please don’t choose those shifts if you have a bad back or knees! We will train you in the work, and you do not need prior experience. You do need to carefully follow instructions.
Working members receive a $25 rebate on their membership fee for each shift worked by an adult. (E.g., if two adults work a shift together, the rebate is $50). You deduct this rebate in advance from the price of your membership. If you don't work your shift, you agree to pay us the rebate which you deducted from your membership fee.
Weather & Cancellation
We will usually proceed with scheduled workshifts regardless of weather. However, we do reserve the right to cancel shifts because of very inclement weather or other unusual circumstances. If we cancel a shift, you are entitled to keep any rebate which you deducted from your membership fee.
Preparing For Your Shift
The workshift schedule describes whether children can attend each of the shifts. When children do attend, we require them to obey rules and stay away from machinery, barns, and other off limits areas. Otherwise, they are free to play nearby or help with the work as they are able.
Scheduling Your Work Shifts
If you would like to work, choose one or more shifts from our schedule below. When you fill out our online enrollment form, you will be able to select your workshifts there and we will deduct your worker rebate from the cost of your membership. If you've already enrolled as a CSA member, please email or call to schedule a workshift.
Saturday, May 5, 8:30-Noon. Children welcome. Pot on seedlings (inside). Work in our greenhouse replanting small seedlings into larger soil blocks. As of January 17th, this shift is full.
Saturday, May 26, 8:30-Noon. Children welcome. Transplant (outside). Plant tomatoes, peppers, or other vegetable seedlings in the field. Requires bending, kneeling, and/or squatting for long periods. As of February 5th, this shift is full.
Saturday, July 14, 8:30-Noon. Children 12 and older welcome. Harvest garlic (outside). Dig, pull up, and trim garlic bulbs. Requires bending, kneeling, and/or squatting for long periods. As of February 12th, this shift is full.
Saturday, October 13, 8:30-Noon. Children 12 and older welcome. Separate garlic cloves (inside). Work in an unheated shed separating garlic bulbs into individual cloves for planting.