The actual cost of growing and harvesting the produce exceeds the price charged for the share. The farm aims to keep the share price competitive with commercial stores and keep locally grown organic produce available to a wider population. The difference is made up by fundraising activities and by each share member devoting a minimum of 4 hours per year to help with farming or running the CSA, called Share Duty. Field work (such as weeding, seeding and harvesting) supplements work by paid farm staff and increases member appreciation for farming.
Why do members have to work on the farm?
Share Duty opportunities are regularly announced in our newsletters. Committee participation and various short-term tasks is another way to fulfill Share Duty.
Any share member who feels they cannot devote the four hours may optionally pay a share duty buy out fee that is used to hire temporary help during critical times.
Tracking your Share Duty Time:
As you fulfill your share duty requirements, be sure to sign in the CSA book under the share duty tab.
Share Duty Dates
Summer Season: Every weekday 9-4 is available. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are harvest mornings, and are especially great time to fulfill share duty hours. The farm staff always appreciates if you give a heads up if you plan on coming! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will plan some Saturday days in the summer and/or fall for those who cannot make weekdays. Notices will be in emails to members.