Maybe you’re not looking to make the commitment to full time farm work just yet.  Our workshare program may be perfect for you!  Workshares have the opportunity to be a member of Jubilee’s CSA by working 4 hours a week for the duration of the CSA Session. These folks are an invaluable asset to the farm, we have many people who have been coming out to do a workshare for 8+ years.  We have two kinds of Workshares: a Field Share and a Market Share. We hope many of you will consider a Workshare for next season. Like most kinds of farming, the work is rewarding both physically and mentally.  Plus you’ll meet some great folks at the farm!

2023 Workshare sign ups are live!

Field Shares

Three Quarter Share trade: 4 hours of work each week
Full Share trade: 4 hours of work each week and $200
Time: 8 am to noon or 1 pm to 5 pm

Field Share folks help out with harvest, weeding, planting, and all the other tasks we may need to do in a day. In trade for a Three Quarter Share ($750 value), we ask for 4 hours of work each week—usually on the morning or afternoon of your pick-up day. In trade for a Full Share ($950), we ask for 4 hours of work, plus an additional fee of $200. The work is neither difficult nor strenuous, but you do need to be in good shape (or willing to get back into good shape!) and be willing to work. Expect to spend a lot of time squatting, kneeling, bending etc. The ability to lift 40lbs on our own is very helpful. You don’t have to know how to harvest – we’ll show you what to do.

We begin promptly at 8 am. Plan to be here at 7:45 if you know you need a few minutes to use the restroom and get ready. Being dependable and able to make a season-long commitment (20 weeks; June – October) is very important. Coming on the same day, at the same time is also very important. Obviously, things will come up like vacations or illness. The “dependability” we’re looking for is for people who will be here each week or let us know ahead of time if know they will need to miss (we can work around that), or will let us know if they are sick or if they will be late.

Market Shares

Three Quarter Share trade: 4 hours of work each week
Full Share trade: 4 hours of work each week and $200
Time: 10 am to 2 pm or 1pm to 5pm

Market Share folks wash harvested vegetables and help stock them in the barn for pickup by our CSA members. Those who trade for a Three Quarter Share will work 4 hours (10 am – 2 pm), and those who trade for a Full Share will also work 4 hours (10 am – 2 pm) and pay an additional fee of $200. You will work on your pick-up day. The work does require lifting (40+lbs) and extending standing on concrete floors. Please note that the market workshare also goes through the noon hour, so market workshare members will need to eat either an early lunch (before 10 am) or a late lunch (after 2 pm). It also requires getting wet; market workshare members need to bring waterproof boots and rain gear if desired. Market Share people may be asked to do some harvesting or weeding at times. We also have a limited PM shift that involves packing our CSA boxes, helping to stock the market during the CSA pickups and cleanup at the end of the day.

Here again, dependability is very important, as is making the commitment for the whole season possibly more so than the field crew. There are less market folks so an absence is felt more readily.

Children and Workshares

We are often asked if Workshare members can bring or send their children. We have tried this at various times through the years, but after each attempt have come to conclude that for reasons of safety, security, and liability, we need to limit this program to age 18+.

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