CSA Work Commitment
Member work commitments are an integral component of
traditional CSA models as a true partnership between
farmers and consumers. Member work helps keep the cost
of shares down and provides a deeper connection to the food
you eat. Members generally find work to be fun, educational
and rewarding - and we genuinely appreciate and value your
Each CSA member household is expected to contribute at
least 2 1/2 hours (1 work shift) each season. Members are
welcome to contribute additional hours as well. See details on
these options and other common Q&As below.
Work shifts are every Sunday and Wednesday from
9:00-11:30 and on an as needed basis. It's appreciated,
though not required, for members to sign up for work shifts.
To sign up, email us or complete the on-line sign up form. If
you are physically unable to do field work, please contact us
to discuss an alternate assignment.
One Working Visit:
our standard work commitment
We ask each member household to complete at least one working visit to the farm over the course of the
season. We will have several work shifts scheduled each month from April through September, including
both weekend, weekday and evening shifts. We strongly encourage members to sign up for work shifts at
the beginning of the season. Each work shift is approximately 2 1/2 hours.
For those members who are unable to complete field work, we have other needed tasks - such as
newsletter articles, cleaning garlic, photography and price scouting - that can be arranged on an individual
basis. Hosting a delivery site also fulfills the work commitment. The work commitment currently is
optional but strongly encouraged. Members who complete this work commitment will receive a discount on
the subsequent year's membership.
Expanded Work Commitment:
an invitation to willing workers
We welcome and greatly value additional work from our members. By volunteering
regularly, members have an opportunity to learn and practice a wider range of
skills and make a significant contribution to the work of the farm. Member workers
will receive financial credit for their work. Last season we were fortunate to have
several members volunteer regularly to assist with harvest days and other field
work - including three members who worked off their entire CSA share! These
members were an integral component of our CSA work team for the season.
A typical work shift is approximately 2 1/2 hours, for a farm credit of $20, though
this can vary depending on the work involved and availability of members. Work
shifts can occur on scheduled member work days or other times when we may
need additional help. We have a special need for "Harvest Helpers" on Mondays
and Thursdays in September and October when our summer interns typically go
back to school. Please contact us to discuss details if you are interested in making a
more extensive volunteer commitment.
calendar for shift
times and dates!
Foxtail Community Farm