We love welcoming people onto the farm to come get their hands dirty, learn new things, and enjoy the company of other great folks in our community. The objective of this agreement is to clearly define the basic expectations and requirements for participating in our Workshare program. It may seem a bit formal but please don’t feel intimidated; we have found that this process helps us create an environment that is friendly, fun, and respectful while also allowing us to be efficient and professional in our work.
- A “Workshare" member is a person who commits to volunteering on the farm on a weekly basis in exchange for food. Every 3 hours worked earns $20 that can be spent on farm produce; this amount is kept in our records and can be used in the farm store at any time.
- There are a limited number of Workshare positions available each season, which are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
- A “Volunteer” is a person who gives their time to work on the farm, on a one-time, irregular, or regular basis, without the expectation of compensation. We tend to redirect most farm volunteers to the Harvest for Hunger plot, where all food grown is donated to local food banks.
Expectations of Workshares:
- You are expected to develop some skill and speed at various jobs over the course of a season. You will participate in a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: shoveling, weeding, hoeing, moving compost, mulching, thinning crops, planting, harvesting, washing produce, etc.
- Workers must be able to perform physical labor for up to 3-hour periods of time (lifting, bending,
kneeling, sitting, squatting, standing, carrying, pulling, etc.). If you have physical limitations which might prevent you from doing some of this work, please let us know so that we can make sure that there will be adequate work for you.
- Workshares must be able to commit to working the same 3 hour shift each week, for a minimum of 10 weeks (=$200 to spend on vegetables) and a maximum of 15 weeks (=$300)
- Please be on time. If you cannot make a scheduled work time or are running late, please call or text.
- If you would like to bring someone else along to volunteer on the farm, please let us know in advance. (Keep in mind that your companion will be considered a volunteer unless s/he applies to be a Workshare member.)
- Older children are welcome to come volunteer alongside you.
- There will be days when the weather is less than desirable. Your help and flexibility are essential to us at these times! Please be dressed and prepared to work, regardless of the weather. In the event of extreme weather, we may need to reschedule our labors to another time or day.
- Bring a water bottle, snacks, gloves, hat, and sunscreen as needed.
- Please log your hours worked at the end of each shift on the clipboard in the barn.
Thank you for your your interest in working with us! We will be in touch soon.