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DIRTY HANDS SHARE

WORK FOR YOUR SHARE

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An alternative option to buying a veggie share, is volunteering for one!

We have two types of ‘dirty hands’ share options. Both will earn you a weekly regular veggie share:

Full Season Shares trade 4 hours per week through the growing season (20 weeks, from mid-June through late October) for a regular veggie share.  All shifts run from 8 AM to 12 PM.

Summer  Shares trade 8 hours per week for 10 weeks in the height of the season (starting mid June through mid August) for a regular veggie share. Summer worker shares can either work two 4-hour shifts or work one 8-hour shift per week.

When you volunteer for your veggie share, not only do you get to know your farm really intimately, but you also get to play a crucial role in helping us meet the labor demands of growing food without synthetic chemicals.

This is not romantic or easy work. You will be bending down to the ground for 4 hours, doing repetitive labor. We work in all weather – wind, rain, snow, bugs, high heat, etc.

If you are interested in working for food please read the FAQs below.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What will I be doing?

Harvesting, weeding, and washing are the most common jobs. Each shift has its own rhythm. There are many one time jobs; some jobs repeat themselves week after week.

 

I’ve never done farm work before. How will I know what to do?

Each job will be explained. You need to be able to listen carefully, follow directions and work hard. Working hard means keeping your hands moving, not stopping and chatting with the person working next you. (This doesn’t mean you can’t talk, you just have to keep working).

 

Can I share the responsibility with my spouse, partner, housemate, etc.?

It is best if one person in a household makes the commitment.

 

When does the worker share begin?

The work begins the first week of June and continues through the third week of October. It coincides with the vegetable delivery season.

 

Can I do a worker share for the Winter CSA?

We have a limited number of opportunities for each of these. They fill quickly and priority is given to returning worker shares, but do let me know if you are interested.

 

Can I bring my child along?

Sorry. The work is not geared for children. If you are interested in babysitting for food, there is a possibility there to bring your children along.

 

What if I need to miss a shift because of vacation, illness or other conflicts?

You are responsible for trying to cover your shift by switching with another worker share or getting a sub to fill your spot. If this doesn’t work, you can make up your shift, though this is not preferred.

 

Can I work evenings or weekends?

No. We do not have shifts available for evenings or weekends.

 

What if my schedule changes mid season?

If you know your schedule will be changing mid season we can talk about it and plan accordingly.

 

I am a teacher/student and can only work during summer vacation, is this possible?

The 8 hour, 10 week trade will be a good option for you.

 

After looking at all of this I would like to do a worker share. What should I do next?

Call the farm and talk to Cassie 663-9879. You and she will discuss details and specifics and make the final decision together.