learn to grow food

Working CSA Membership Program

We are pleased to offer both locals and our Residential Ranch Hands the option of becoming CSA members by paying for half the cost of their 10-week membership and working 2.5 hours per week for the other half. Because of the longterm but nonresidential nature of this Program we recognize that it is not for everyone, and we limit the number of individuals chosen to participate in this Program. If you are looking to learn the process of growing chemical-free food well enough to be able to do it yourself—maybe even start your own CSA—or if you already know how but do not want the hassle of keeping your own garden, we especially invite you to apply. If you apply and are chosen to participate in our CSA by way of this program, you will receive your weekly produce upon completion of your 2.5 hours of work each week.

The work is very rewarding, especially in the cool summer mornings and evenings and during beautiful spring and fall afternoons—but in order to learn the full cycle of planning, planting, harvesting, and putting the garden to bed, a commitment to the full growing season process is essential. Before you apply for this Program you are encouraged to consider it as carefully as you would a professional job commitment, because we and our other CSA Program participants will be relying on you.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should contact us by email for more information. Please note that only persons who are 18 years of age or older will be considered for this Program, unless they are accompanied by an adult for each shift. Otherwise, if you have children and are hired for this position you will be expected to leave them (and your pets) at home while you come to fulfill your weekly 2.5-hour Working CSA Membership commitment. This Program has become very popular, so if you are interested please contact us as much in advance as possible of when you would like to begin your 10-week membership, so that we can try to accommodate you.

Residential Ranch Hands are also welcome to join our Working CSA Membership Program.