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Spring Meet & Greet, Sunday May 3rd and Request for Containers & Bags

If you would like to take a tour of the farm, meet your farmers and fellow members, then please join us for our 2009 Spring Meet & Greet!  It will take place on Sunday, May 3rd from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.  The event is free and open to anyone, so if you would like to invite a friend or neighbor to join you, feel free. We will be running hay rides at the following times during the festival:

2:15pm first hayride

3:15pm second hayride (same route)

3:15pm guided hike

Click on the link below to download and print a copy of the map of the farm so you can bring it with you on your tour:

http://cbf.typepad.com/clagett_farm/files/clagett_farm_field_map.pdf

**Request for yogurt containers for shareholder seedlings**

Please also bring to the Meet & Greet any small, empty yogurt containers.  We will be using these as pots for seedlings to be given out in the first week's share.  A single-serving, 6-ounce yogurt cup is about the size that we're looking for.  While you're at it, we can take any extra plastic bags that you have (we'll provide them during the pick-ups for people to collect their shares).  Thanks for your help!

See you then!

-Carrie


Job openings: Summer work crew

We'll be hiring two new farmers to join our team this summer.  Both positions have a fixed length of time: May 3-November 21, 2009.  One will be full-time (40 hours/week) and one part-time (about 24 hrs/wk).  Our pay for first-year crewmembers is $9/hour.  Both people need to work at least some Saturdays.  We do not have housing available on the farm, so anyone interested in working with us should have a place to live, a way to get here, and should be comfortable with the commute. 

It's a great job for anyone who would like to learn more about farming, since both these people will be involved in all of our daily activities, including planting, weeding, harvesting and distributing.  Experience that is helpful but not required include: farming, gardening, tractor or other mechanical work, any type of fast-paced or physical labor, managing groups of volunteers, working with kids, interacting with customers, and working in the hot sun for long periods of time.   

Anyone interested should send a resume to clagettfarm[at]cbf.org, addressed to Gail Taylor, and plan to join us for a working interview within the next couple weeks.