CSA Work Shift FAQs

NEW in 2015: 
Work Shifts Exclusively Saturday Mornings
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Shareholders will now have the option to come 10 a.m – 1 p.m. ANY Saturday they choose
  • ALL Saturday work shifts will be kid-friendly and light-load friendly
  • Shareholders will sign-up for work shifts online in April.  An email will be sent to each shareholder with a link to our online registration.
  • Plant Sale and Garlic Harvest are available as work shifts.  (Contact volunteercoordinator@crownpt.orgto volunteer for the Plant Sale)
  • Those who purchased Work Shift Shares will also have a Monday afternoon shift option.

What should I bring?

  • Wear clothes and closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and appropriate layers/rain gear for the weather.
  • Bring a filled water bottle

Where should I report for my work shift?

Come to the barn as if you were going to pick up your share.

What will I be doing?

  • Weeding, hoeing, planting, greenhouse work, washing produce or totes, and more.
  • Light shifts – a job where you can stay out of the sun and do tasks that take less physical labor.
  • Kid chores may include picking rocks from the fields, picking up litter, trimming/sorting garlic, or other similar tasks.

What if it’s raining?

Please come regardless of the weather. If it starts thunder-storming, we will leave the fields and work on indoor projects. If rain is predicted, please come prepared with rain gear.

What if I have a conflict, or I’m sick, or if I forget to come?

E-mail the Farm Manager at farm@crownpt.org. We will be happy to reschedule you. (If  for some reason you have a working share and can’t come to three of your scheduled work shifts, your working share will be changed to a standard share, and we will bill you the $100 difference).

What if the work is too hard?

Please let the supervising farmer/farm apprentice know, so that s/he can find a task that fits you better. Work shifts are supposed to be fun!

Every Saturday is Kid-friendly!

Crown Point is all about getting people connected to the land, and we want your children to learn about nature and food, and build an appreciation for these marvels.