Preparing for 2017

fall-sunflowersAs 2017 quickly approaches, we at First Light Farm are busy ordering seeds, taking care of our equipment and ordering new tools, but probably most important — starting to think about our members and public and ways we can include your voice and passion for healthy foods in the 2017 season.

This year at First Light Farm, we will be opening up our Mini Farms to new members starting January 1st to take reservations for the 2017 growing season.  So if you think you’d like to try your hand at gardening on a farm, please contact us as soon as possible as space is limited.  We’ll help you decide on the right size space for you and/or friends and family.  Our mini farmers tend to stay with us year after year telling us that spending a day each week at the farm is their way to relax and renew (even though it’s physical work!).  If interested, contact us at firstlightfarm@earthlink.net or text us at 206-719-8602 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.    Here’s what one family wrote about what they were able to grow in one season as mini farmers (note prices have changed a bit since 2014)!

Not yet ready for a Mini Farm, but might be interested in participating in our Work Share program?  First Light Farm, like most small, sustainable farms is dependent on volunteer help.  This past season, we had people who helped with tractoring, putting up hoop houses, weeding, planting and harvesting.  I don’t think we’d have made it through the season as successfully as we did without our volunteers.  Our volunteers commit to a weekly schedule working from Thursdays – Sundays from May through September.  If your schedule doesn’t allow you to commit to a whole season, please talk with us.  We’re pretty sure we can fit you in!  Our thanks? You pick produce to take home as our thanks! ($40.00/for 4 hours of work share.)

Becoming a member of First Light Farm.  Our membership program ($35.00/year) is designed to acknowledge and reward the support of a community of people who support First Light Farm’s work.  By becoming an annual member, we thank you by giving you discounts on all u-pick vegetables, herbs and flowers, deeper discounts on bulk picks (cabbage, cukes, tomatoes, beans), and price reductions on our classes and products.  We also ask you at the beginning of each season what you’d like to see more of in terms of plantings. And don’t forget the weekly email from Farmer Jane letting you know what’s happening at the farm.  We are grateful for our membership and hope that you continue to support First Light Farm in its work of creating healthy soils, healthy families, and healthy communities.

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