All members are asked to volunteer 3 hours per year on the farm, unless you have health issues that make volunteering difficult. Although most folks use the online volunteer signup and pull weeds, wash carrots, dig potatoes or play in the dirt at the farm, we do have other options. We often have options for folks with computer, business, construction or mechanical skills, or for people willing to do a cooking demonstration. We encourage you to suggest other ways you can help the farm.
Current online volunteer signups are included in our newsletters.
Mondays – 12:30 – 3:30pm (families welcome)
Tuesdays – 8:30 to 11:30am (families welcome)
Thursdays – 12:30 – 3:30pm (families welcome)
Fridays – 8:30 to 11:30am & 12:30 to 3:30pm (adults & teens only)
Saturdays – 8:30 to 11:30 from June to early October (families welcome)
Working shares contribute 3 hours per week for 20 weeks at the farm for a $175 discount. This isn’t a big enough discount to offset your time, so we hope it will be something that you enjoy. Working share members have used it as a springboard to start their own gardens, as a classroom for their kids to learn about plants and farming and as a quiet break in their week. We’ve hired a few of our working share members, too! Email us if you have any questions at all.
The garlic pull is a unique and fun experience for all ages and abilities. We use a tractor to loosen the garlic roots, so you can easily pull hundreds of garlic plants. Then we hang or lay out the whole garlic plants to dry, which can be a pleasant job in the shade. This event fulfills your volunteer time.
The potato dig is a fun way for families to fill their volunteer hours. Digging for treasure in our loose “muck” soil is a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. We also try to have fun activities to keep kids from getting too bored.