Small Family Farm CSA

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Worker Share Information:20150821 0043 team cropped

Worker Shares are an optional share.  It is a wonderful way for local community members to develop a closer relationship to where their food comes from, learn about everthing that it takes to bring the food to the table, and maintain an active relationship with thier CSA farm.  When we're working, we have a lot of fun, we develope a rich sense of satisfaction from our accomplishments and we create new friendships that last for years.  

That being said, work on the farm is not all easy.  We work in ALL weather conditions.  The work can be heavy and repetative and we may have to work when it is very hot, humid, windy, cold or in the pouring rain early in the morning.  We are seeking dedicated worker shares that are willing to show up on time every week for the 20-Week delivery season.  We ask our worker shares to make the same committment as our paying members and to take their committment to the farm seriously by honoring the 20-week pledge.  

 

Shifts:

 
We offer two shifts per day on Mon, Tuesday, Thurs and Friday.
 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday the shifts are:
 
8:00am-11:30pm and 1:00-4:30.
 
Tuesday afternoon Packing Shift:  1:30pm-5:00pm
 
Wednesday Evening:  4:00-7:30
 
Saturday:  8:00am-11:30am
 

You are welcome to choose one shift and stick to that shift every week of the summer for the full 20 weeks of the CSA Program. 

The work on the farm can sometimes be challenging.  We expect the worker shares to show up rain or shine as there is always work to be done on the farm no matter the weather and the work must get done!  You will need to show up with the hats, pants, shirts and garments required to work in the weather that is forecasted for the day.  We recommend bringing a long-sleeved, collared, white cotton shirt shirt, a wide brimmed sun hat, shoes that fully cover your toes (not sandals), and a water bottle.  If it is raining, bring muck boots, rain slickers and a rain coat.  While we do try to find projects in the greenhouse or packing shed on rainy days, if it is a harvest day, we must get the harvesting done, even if it is raining.  

No children under the age of 12 that need supervision are allowed to come during your work shift.garlicharvestcropped

No dogs.

You must be in good physical condition to work on the farm.  Although you may think that you are in good physical condition, after a days work on the farm you may find that you have used muscles that you didn't know you had.  You may need to lift up to 40 lbs.  We do repetitive motions and it can be monotonous.  We squat, stoop, bend and kneel and these actions can be hard on the body.

Please note that the Worker Share Program is a 20-Week Commitment.  There are 52 weeks in one calendar year, so this means that the program runs almost half of one year.  It is a real commitment and the farmers need you to keep your commitment to the farm the same as the paying members keep their commitment to the farm.  Our farm reaches our membership goals before the start of the CSA deliveries, and often times we turn away paying members to keep a share slot for our working members.  If the working members decide that after the month of July that they are tired and don't want to work for their share any more, it costs the farm money.  Please carefuly consider the 20 Week Commitment before agreeing to become a worker share.  

If you can agree to the above forementioned, we think you will find the worker share experience to be fun and rewarding.  At the end of a season, you are sure to feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that is wholy fulfilling.  We look forward to sharing that wonderful feeling and experience with you!