The CAC Beardsley Community Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) WorkShare program allows individuals to earn food by volunteering at the farm. We are looking for enthusiastic and open-minded applicants that wish to supplement their weekly groceries with fresh produce. CSA members will be helping out with everything and anything that needs to be done in the WorkShare Gardens. Such duties include: harvesting, washing produce, watering, packaging produce for donations/CSA boxes, weeding, transplanting, pest prevention, etc. No previous gardening experience is required, but it is welcomed!
By volunteering for four hours, participants earn a full box of food (a share). CSA members may earn a share weekly or monthly depending upon the amount of volunteering per week that their schedules allow. However, in order to maintain membership, CSA members must volunteer for a minimum of four hours a month.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2018 WorkShare season starting in early spring, so check back with us then! This year we will be offering ten CSA shares, and applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. The program will last from May until November. Available hours are Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the spring, and 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the summer. All applicants must be 18 years or older and WorkShare applications are limited to one per household, but all household members may contribute hours towards the share. To apply, please fill out this form and send it back to us.