Beginning in the 2018 season, we will be starting a workshare program for those that would prefer to exchange labor and time for CSA products.
How Does It Work?
Each week, workshare members must commit to at least four hours of work in exchange for credit on our CSA website. Positions are available at 2 Chicks and a Farm / Birdsong Farm located in New Market, TN (Jefferson County).
Open days/times/hours will be located on our Workshare program link on the website. Spaces for each available time are limited, so please register early!
Each workshare member will receive a credit of $8.00 per hour worked (minimum of 4 hours per day) that can be used to purchase products on our CSA website. Credits can be redeemed on our website at any time after you have completed your workshare duties and can be picked up at any of our CSA delivery locations.
How do I sign up to be a workshare member?
Each week, a list of available days/times will be posted on our website. Please click on the day/time in which you'd like to work, add it to your cart (like you would order a product) and complete the checkout. We will be notified when this process is complete and will email you with additional details.
Do I need experience in gardening or farming to be a workshare member?
Nope, you just need to be willing to learn and work at a fast pace! We just ask that you show up on time, be prepared to work hard and have a little fun!
What type of work should I expect as a workshare member?
Farm labor is not easy! You can be doing a variety of tasks from weeding to planting to harvesting to putting up fencing. Your duties on the farm will be dependent on the needs of the farmers at the time. Come prepared to get your hands a little dirty!
What should I wear / bring?
As a workshare member, you will be an employee for the day. Please wear clothes that you don't mind to get dirty and sturdy, closed-toe shoes (boots or hiking shoes are strongly encouraged) and gloves. Please also bring any snacks or beverages you'd like to have with you for the day. Water will be provided. If it is hot, you may want to bring bug spray and sunscreen.
I signed up for a shift but I cannot make it. What should I do?
We have limited spots weekly for workshare members. Please only sign up for a spot if you know you will be able to make it. However, we realize life happens and unexpected events arise. If you know you are not able to make your chosen shift, please contact us immediately so we can try to replace you.
How will I receive my credit?
At the end of your workday, vouchers will be issued to you equal to the value of your hours worked. You can use these for products that week, or save them for later - your choice!
How do I redeem my vouchers?
When you are ready to place an order, add items to your cart that you wish to purchase and select COD as your payment option. When you come pick up your order, redeem your workshare vouchers with our CSA delivery representative in place of cash.
What if I want to order more product than my vouchers are worth?
If you'd like to order products that exceed your voucher total, please select COD as your checkout option. You can then redeem the vouchers you have, and pay via cash or check for the remainder of your balance. For example, if you order $40 of product but only have $32 in workshare vouchers, you can redeem your vouchers at the time of pickup and pay the balance ($8.00) in cash or check.
I still have questions!
If you still have questions unanswered here, please feel free to contact us directly!