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Work Shares

  

Being a Work Share at our farm is a great way to learn about organic produce farming in a hands-on setting. From seedling to harvest, you will learn how to grow your own produce!

Earth Spring is offering Work Share opportunities to a small group of 20 people in 2016. Interested in joining our team, call or email us.

Work Shares can help with...

–  Seeding in the greenhouse
–  Greenhouse fertilizing, pest identification and control
–  Transplanting in the field
–  Harvesting, harvesting, harvesting!
–  Washing and packing produce
–  Packing CSA boxes
–  Selling at the farm stands
–  Some weeding (not much)
–  and other farm duties (e.g., feeding and caring of animals)

    Washing produce just harvested from the fields

Time Frame

Work Shares will work May through November. There is a minimum 6-hour weekly commitment although many give 8-10 hours. Note that while produce won't be available until sometime in May, there is PLENTY of fun work to do starting as early as February, such as seeding in the greenhouse! So come on down to the farm, meet some other Work Share members, hang out in the warm greenhouse, watch the seedlings grow, and help plant some more seedlings!

I am proud to say that from our work share membership at Oasis Gardens in Austin, Texas there were 3 out of 10 people who went on to full-time farming and others who have developed incredible gardens in their own backyards.

Earth Spring’s Work Share program will also be a place to prepare young and old future farmers to go out on their own! Or you are welcome to stick around and be a local at the farm too.

  

Work Share Rewards

In exchange for 6 hours of work each member will receive a small size box of produce and 1 fruit share (i.e., quart of fruit, with the exception of blueberries, which will be in pints). 

For most of the work share positions you will need to be in excellent health and physical condition. You do not need any experience to qualify, just a willingness to commit to working on the farm each week!

One of the best rewards?? Meeting new people! This is the Tuesday night packing crew from 2011.

If you are interested, please call me at 717-805-7778!

Thanks,
Mike

Our 2017 CSA is now open! November 1st, 2016

Our 20-week 2017 season (May - Oct) is now open to registration. Note: we're reducing the size of our membership and drop points for 2017. Sign up today to guarantee membershi

Only 18 CSA memberships left for 2016 season!June 7th, 2016

If you know anyone who wants to sign up but hasn't yet, tell them not to delay! We have 18 memberships available for the season. We may consider re-opening the CSA after the season star

Start date of 2016 CSA season! on 6/22/2016June 7th, 2016

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~ Earth Spring Farm ~
366 Stought Road Carlisle, PA 17015

At Earth Spring Farm we offer a simple way for people to receive fresh, organic produce while supporting a small local family farm. Become a member by buying a share in the farm, and when the produce is ready to pick on our farm, then you will see it in your box that week! Currently we serve the greater Harrisburg area and the Washington, D.C. area.

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