We are currently accepting applications for our 2014 Summer Vegetable Shares.
The subsidized share program is a way to make fresh, organic, local produce available to those with limited incomes. Every year, we sell 15 vegetable shares at half price to those who qualify. Anyone can apply for a subsidized share; all applications are then reviewed anonymously by our board, which will award the 15 shares to the most qualified applicants. The enrollment period typically runs from January through March; the vegetable share itself runs June through November (one box each week for 26 weeks.)
Continue reading Subsidized Shares–Apply Now!
This Halloween, we’re getting into the spirit with our very own bake sale during Thursday’s pickup. Grown-ups need treats too! Bring your little trick-or-treaters and treat yourselves to some homemade goodies. Thanks to all of our CSA volunteer bakers who made this effort possible. All sales ticket sales help support our subsidy program, so more local families can afford access to fresh, organic, local produce.
UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in joining the Core Group! These positions have recently been filled. We will post again when other Core Group positions open up. If you still want to do more, consider booking yourself a couple of extra Volunteer Shifts during the remainder of the season—we always need extra help getting all the shifts filled. Thanks again.
We have had a good season so far, but are starting to need some help within the Core Group to keep the CSA running. If you want to get to know your community better, or if you want to get more involved with the world of farming and local, organic food, here’s a great opportunity. We have two immediate needs:
Events / Fundraising Coordinator
This person is in charge of running our events, such as the cookout and our trips to the farm. Because we often have raffles and other fundraising events to benefit the subsidy program, both roles fall under the same job title. The great thing about this position is the sky is the limit—any social events you want to try, any creative fundraisers you want to host, the opportunity is there—with the entire CSA body as a resource to help make it happen.
An incredibly important aspect to the CSA is making sure everyone has access to good food- not just those lucky enough to not have to worry about money. Our subsidized shares feed many families in Sunnyside, but finding those families requires a passionate person. The bulk of the work for this position happens in the first few months of the year, doing outreach to find folks for the upcoming vegetable share season.
There will be more openings and opportunities as the season ends, but these are two positions we need help with right now!
CONTACT US if you’re interested or curious.