Can my friend/spouse and I split the required hours and share the produce? We allow people to split the Weekly share for an additional 4 hours work commitment.
Do I have to work if it is raining? Yes. We are of course, safe and reasonable here at the farm, so if it is lighting out, we do not work out in the field, but will complete other tasks. We also try to adjust our work to be compatible with the weather, but we do work on the farm rain or shine. The show must go on and shares must be delivered every Thursday.
When can I begin putting in hours? Most worker shares will begin putting in hours when the regular CSA season begins, which is scheduled for the first week of June. Depending on the weather, we may have earlier work opportunities that come up. This is communicated via email.
Do I have to keep a set schedule? We prefer that you commit to a weekly or biweekly schedule so that we can be prepared to use our staff effectively. Those that do, get the best work price for their food. We also offer a flexible hours option to a limited number of applicants. These folks work a few extra hours for the convenience of this flexibility.
I am only available for part of the season, can I fit in all of my hours early in the year? Yes, we have some openings for worker shares that work more hours more often for part of the season. Please check the Flexible Schedule options.
Do you have a carpooling list? Yes! We have created a LotFotL group on groupcarpools.com. You can post a listing on our group to offer a ride or to find a ride out to the farm. The more people that create a post the more successful it will be. We felt this was a more secure way to arrange rides than to post emails on our website. Please click here to learn more.
What do I need to bring with me? We supply all of the physical tools that are used on the farm. Some folks like to bring their own garden gloves and most bring a water bottle. Make sure to dress for the weather and be prepared for it to potentially change. Although, we do have some rain coats and pants, you may want to bring your own. Good work shoes that you are ready to get dirty and muddy are best and rain boots when it is appropriate. If you are working for more than 4 hours we recommend bringing a snack or lunch to eat on your break.
Will I get my veggie box on the day that I work? We pack and deliver boxes on Wednesday afternoon. We cannot give you a box earlier than that. If you would like to get your veggies on the same day that you work, we suggest working on Thursday or Friday. Otherwise, you will choose a pick up site to get your veggies on Thursday each week.
Do I need farming experience? No! Just a earnest desire to learn and participate. Appropriate candidates will be of good health, capable of lifting, able to work in the sun, sleet, or cold outdoor weather that life in Wisconsin mandates. You will bend, stoop, lift, pull, and use your body in many ways that terrestrial life in the postmodern age does not typically call upon.