This season will be an especially interesting and challenging one for Sweetwater. With the addition of our new farm at The Children’s Home, we will be growing food and harvesting from three distinctly different locations. With the cut-back in the number of memberships we are offering this season, we have also had to cut back on the number of farmers we can afford to grow the food.
As members of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, we count on you to share in the responsibility of growing this healthy food for our families. Every season we ask our members to volunteer at least 4 hours of their time to help us seed, plant, weed, harvest, and wash veggies. (We offer ample opportunity for non-farming tasks as well.) This season, with a farm staff half its normal size, we will not only be counting on those four hours but relying completely on them in order to optimize the amount of food in our weekly shares. If it’s a cold or a rainy day and no one shows up to help us harvest on a Sunday morning – all of our members will receive smaller shares that day. There is simply only so much one farmer can harvest.
Speaking of farmers, we are looking for 2 Farmer “Apprentices” who are able to commit 25 hours per week for the season. There is no compensation, but we can provide housing and a share of veggies for your time and dedication. If you are willing to work hard and have a strong desire to learn about organic farming please CONTACT US for more information.
If you’d like to get your volunteer hours in early this season, you should consider helping us at our Planter’s Ball event on Saturday, Oct 22nd. We need daytime and evening help. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to sign up.
We look forward to working with you all this season!