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Worker Share Information:
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. However, work on the farm is hard. 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 and in the pouring rain early in the morning.
We offer two shifts per day on Mon, Tuesday, Thurs and Friday.
Monday, Thursday, Thursday and Friday the shifts are:
8:00am-11:15pm and 1:00-4:15.
Tuesday afternoon Packing Shift: 2pm-5:15pm
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 be challenging. We expect the worker shares to show up rain or shine. It can be cold, hot or wet. There is always work to be done on the farm no matter the weather and the work must get done! It can be hot or cold outside and we expect the workers to show up with the hats, pants, shirts and garments required to work in the weather that is forecasted for the day.
No children under the age of 12 that need supervision are allowed to come during your work shift.
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.
We want you to find the worker share experience fun and fulfilling. 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.