JOIN OUR CSA
If you don’t live in close enough proximity to our farm to visit regularly, the absolute best way to support our business is through joining the farm as a member. Stay in touch through our weekly newsletter and taste the difference of farm fresh vegetables with a CSA membership. Another perk to membership is the open invitation to visit the farm in Monroe, Wisconsin. Families, couples, campers, volunteers, even well-behaved pets (with advanced notice) that belong to our membership can make arrangements to visit or camp at the farm. We also celebrate our volunteers, worker-shares, and CSA members with a yearly Harvest Festival held at the farm.
Interested in committing to a season of organic farm education through hands-on work experience? Although our “internship” is not affiliated with a university, applying to join us for a season will expose you to:
- small scale, Certified Organic mixed vegetable production
- safe equipment operation including BCS walk-behind tractor, riding mower, and introduction to 4-wheel tractor use and maintenance
- hoophouse and greenhouse management
- organic egg production
- beginning hopyard management and trellising
- small herd management and rotational grazing of cattle
- electric fence management
- farm carpentry skills
- hog farrowing and market hog production
- small scale beekeeping
- turkey, goose and broiler chicken production from brooder to processor
- access to our methods of record keeping and organizing our business
- CSA program management
- small-scale organic flower production, cutting, and bouquet making
We offer a small monthly stipend, a generous share of farm products, and both off and on farm shared housing for part-time labor contribution to the farm. We will only consider candidates who have a goal of starting their own farming operation in the future.
In addition to our farm internship opportunity, we are open to the idea of a marketing intern, who would work closely with Farmer Lindsey both on and off-season to improve our CSA advertising, marketing strategy, community involvement, value-added line-up and wholesaling platform. A marketing intern would be compensated for any farm-related travel expenses and paid through a CSA food trade.
Schedule a volunteer day with us to get your hands dirty and breathe our fresh farm air. Just let us know and we’ll make it happen- May through November.
FARM EVENT HOSTING
Looking for a rustic place to hold a workshop or gathering? Contact us to explore the possibility of using our farm as a venue for a DIY event of under 30 people.
If you are interested in visiting the farm, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will find a time that works for us both. Should you plan a visit, please wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and remember to wear sunscreen and a hat.
School Group leaders are welcome to contact us to discuss our facilities. At this time we have no formal school group programming, but would like to engage in conversation for the future. Gail, in our office, holds a B.S. Ed with elementary certification and will happily work with you and your group on curriculum development and planning. The possibilities are almost limitless. Contact Gail at: email@example.com
Grassroots Farm occasionally seeks paid help for high workload weeks that cannot be covered by our worker-shares or interns alone. This is seasonal, part-time employment on an as-needed basis. If you live in the area, have your own transportation, and are willing to work in sometimes extreme weather doing physical labor, please send us your information for us to contact you in the future. Thanks!