Intro and Nitty Gritty
The Meadowstone Farm CSA is a relatively small, but very popular, membership program in the fall and spring. We follow a traditional CSA model where members buy their share in the spring or fall and come to the farm weekly to pick up their produce. This pre-pay relationship helps the farm by providing much needed income early in the season and members get wonderful farm goodies at a discounted price. Members understand that they are buying a share of the farm for a season. Inherent in the share are the potential risks and bounties the farm may incur. Included in the share are veggies, fruits, eggs, herbs, and occasionally goat cheese. Members can expect a minimum of 15% discount over retail prices.
Unfortunately we will not be having a spring CSA in 2017. Our stand is open everyday 8-5:30.
Pick-up for members is Tuesday from 3-7pm at the farm. If you are not going to make it arrangements must be made in advance (you can call the farm at 444-0786 until 4pm the day of pickup). After that time shares that are not picked up are donated to a local food pantry Wednesday morning. For those who could not make pick-up and contacted the farm, their share will be bagged and put in our walk-in with your name on it and held for one day.
Meadowstone Farm offers 3-5 positions for interested folks each season. Duties include picking rocks, pulling weeds, chasing pigs, gutting chickens, singing in the rain, taste-testing tomatoes and all other duties deemed essential by management. Pay is $8-10/hr and some summer housing is available in lieu of a wage portion. The best time to contact us for employment is early spring.
We offer various opportunities for folks looking for an agricultural experience, ranging from a weekend crash-course to a couple months internship type arrangement. Expectations vary depending on how long WWOOFs are staying, but in general expect to work 4-6 hours a day in exchange for summer housing, farm food, and a small stipend to buy additional foods in town. Facilities include an outdoor shower, composting toilet, outdoor kitchen and Wi-Fi. Download our WWOOF questionnaire here and see below for pictures of housing options. A little video tour of the "ghetto" by a past WWOOFer, Susan Baxley, can be seen here.