I’m back! I was traveling for work recently and once I got home I got hit with a whirlwind of writing reports, playing birthday dinner hostess, preparing for upcoming field work this summer, and my favorite: doing quality control on data entry into our master database at work (kidding). And I think spring has FINALLY […]
Hi everyone! Due to lack of interest, we will not be offering cheese, milk, or fun shares this year. We have to purchase these items in specific quantities and with the lack of interest, we are just not going to offer them this summer. We may try again next year.
If you purchase a share online, you may still see these shares in our store. Please do not add them to your cart. They will be removed shortly by one of our volunteers when time allows. Thanks for your patience in this matter.
We are still selling produce and egg shares, so if you haven’t yet signed up, you’ve got a few more weeks to do so. We’ll stop taking orders May 30.
The chickens haven’t slowed down the egg production, but I have managed to get rid of some eggs this week, opening up a shelf I haven’t seen in quite some time. And then there were those Easter Eggs waiting to be re-purposed. Nearly 2 dozen of them. So of course I had to make egg […]
My chickens are really producing the eggs in quantity these days, so with nearly 8 dozen eggs in the fridge, I decided it was high time for some egg salad! But also why not dye some of them first and share the experience? So that’s what I did… SO BEAUTIFUL! And pretty easy to make, […]
I embarked on a cupcake experiment today. Chocolate and red wine are one of my favorite pairings, and I thought, “Why not fuse the two together into a cupcake?” Yesh, why not? Behold! It is done. And I made a video detailing my adventure in the kitchen today. You can check it out below. And […]
If you are interested in growing for us, this is a meeting you should attend.
I love hummus, but I have to be honest here, I don’t love store bought hummus. Sure, I eat it, but I usually only buy it for camping or field work. I much prefer homemade hummus, and you know what? It’s really easy to make! And the best part is you can make it any […]
Helena Local CSA — Administrative Volunteer Job Description
Are you passionate about sustainable agriculture? Are you organized? Do you have good communication skills? Helena Local CSA is a 3rd party, multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture initiative that serves the Helena, MT area and we are looking for a part-time administrative volunteer who will provide administrative services in exchange for a 26 week produce and fun food share.
Hours: 5-10 hrs/week on average
Dates: February – December with flexibility; priority being the months of May through November
Duties include, with the help of other Helena Local CSA volunteers:
Maintain CSA membership: check P.O. box, update membership forms each season, keep track of shares sold, enter member information into spreadsheet or database, deposit checks
Maintain CSA email and communications/inquiries regarding membership
Perform annual nonprofit filing with MT Secretary of State & IRS 990-N form
Lead efforts to advertise CSA in newspaper/radio/Facebook/Craigslist
Organize CSA board meetings & prepare meeting agenda
Maintain CSA website/FB page/Twitter account
Place weekly CSA order over course of Summer and Fall share seasons (25-26 weeks total)
Help set up and break down the CSA pickup location each Tuesday during the Summer and Fall share seasons
Help maintain booth at Farmers Market to sell CSA shares in spring and late summer
Recruit volunteers to help with CSA tasks as needed
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access
Knowledge of Gmail platform preferred
Knowledge of WordPress platform preferred
Knowledge of Square online sales platform preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds and move 8 foot folding tables preferred, but not absolutely necessary
26 week Produce and Fun food shares
To apply or for more information, send us your resume and a letter of interest and tell us why you want to be part of a growing local food movement! Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Helena Local CSA P.O. Box 1341 Helena, MT 59624 Apply by February 28, 2018.
There is an abundance of information on the Interwebs on why raising your own chickens is such a wonderful adventure (and raising chickens really is an adventure). For me, I chose to start raising chickens because I loved the idea of having my own fresh supply of eggs from the girls. I didn’t realize the […]
It may be the middle of winter, but some of us are looking toward summer already. If you are excited about fresh, locally grown produce, then you’ll want to check out our share page and sign up! We’re offering 20 week produce shares for just $15/week. We also have egg, cheese, milk, and fun shares. Best of all, you can pay online. We have 60 spaces available, so don’t wait to sign up!