We upped the workshare credit for 2018! Four openings available!
Like the idea of spending some time on the farm each week? We’ve got eight work share openings for 2017. In exchange for two hours a week over our 18-week farm share season, (from the week of June 18th through the week of October 15th with two vacation weeks allowed), you will receive your choice of a small Traditional Share (usually costs $340) or a Farm Card (usually costs $315).
For 2018, we will have two positions available for each of the following times:
Tuesdays 9 am-11 am
Thursdays 9 am-11 am
Your shift will typically involve bunching, bagging and/or packing our more time consuming crops, including, but not limited to: beets, carrots, greens, herbs, leeks, lettuce, onions, potatoes, and radishes. The work is not highly physically demanding, but does require standing for extended periods of time and performing repetitive work (think bunching 150 bunches of carrots, bagging 100 bags of lettuce, etc.). We ask that you arrive on time ready to work by the time your shift begins, as we will have produce waiting to be processed at the beginning of your shift.
All work share members will be required to attend one of the four training shifts prior to the start of the main season shares.
We will provide on-the-job training each time you encounter a new product and will show you how to properly clean, size, package and store the produce. The process is simple, just time consuming!
USING THE CREDIT
To join our workshare program, first decide which type of share you would like in exchange; i.e. traditional share or a farm card. Once you've made up your mind, add both the share and the workshare to your cart and checkout. The workshare will show up as a credit towards your purchase, so if you would like to purchase a larger share or any add-ons you can do that as well.
Can I sign up for more than one work share shift?
We ask that you only sign up for one work share shift per season. We have a busy schedule and if a member has a spot on both shifts and is out of town for a week, we are short one person for both days of the week; multiply that by a couple members and we'd be well short of the labor we need to ensure a smooth harvest.
Can I switch shifts with other work share members?
Switching shifts with other work share members is no problem. We will provide you with the contact information for all of the other work share members and will try to get everyone together during our spring member tour to meet.
What should I wear?
We ask that you wear clothing that you won’t mind getting dirty (not that we intend on getting you covered in dirt, but it is farming, after all!). Closed toe shoes are preferred. Waterproof aprons and associated clothing will be available for those washing produce.
What if I miss more than two weeks?
If you need to miss more than the two weeks of vacation, you will be required to make up the missed shift during another work share shift within two weeks. You may also send someone in your place, if needed. In the event of the failure to make up a missed shift, the farm reserves the right to refund the pro-rated balance of any amount you paid into a farm share or cut flower subscription and terminate your work share and any remaining credit. In such an event, the farm reserves the right to bar you from participating in the work share program in future seasons.
Will there be restrooms available?
We currently have no restroom available for work share members. We can accommodate in the event of an emergency situation, but given the residence on the property is not ours, we cannot make the restroom available at all times. We have limited the work shares to two hours primarily for this reason until we can find a long-term solution.
Can I bring my children?
While we encourage you to bring your children out to visit, we would prefer that you do not bring them with you during your work share shifts, so you can better focus on the tasks at hand.