Working Shares at CloverCroft Farm
get your hands a little dirty, and go home with food you helped to grow
Think of it: A community garden plot, with waaaay more diversity and seasonal options, but the weeds don’t take over if you have to miss a week.
A CloverCroft we farm, in part, because we know how healing and how nourishing it can be to take part in growing, in getting your hands into the soil and connecting directly to what’s on your table. That’s why we offer a working share, and we try to be as flexible with it as we can.
We offer a Small CSA Share of vegetables (6 items a week for 20 weeks), in exchange for 80-100 hours of farm work over the season (roughly 4 hours a week)
Before the season begins, you’re invited to walk the farm with Farmer Ryan, to discuss your learning and working goals, and how your schedule can jive with the farm schedule. We’ll establish some areas of farm work that we need help with and that interest you, and then we will train you in your key areas of interest, and encourage throughout the season as you grow your skills.
Consider a few of these options, or create your own:
Best for those enjoying the school break, fit your hours into the 8 weeks of summer, and enjoy the full 20 week season of fresh vegetables.
A MORNING IN THE SUN
Join the team for 4 hours a week on a weekday as we plant, weed, prune, or harvest.
Come for 8 hours every-other weekend. Best for someone independent or with a buddy.
Bring your partner out one evening each week for 2 hours, work together and grow food together.
If you’re interested, please send a letter of intention to Farmer Ryan: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include:
Your name, phone number, and email address
Any previous experience in gardening or farming
Any areas of the farm that interest you particularly
Propose a regular schedule you can commit to, to be discussed further.