Coming to the Farm
Upon arrival at Teter Organic Farm, please go directly to the barn on your left at the end of the lane. The check-in board is located on the south wall of the barn. Please sign-in, and check the board for work assignments for the day. Look for your contact person in the barn or in the field so you can receive more specific work instructions.
The sign-in sheets are kept on the wall outside of the Farm Manager's Office in the barn. Please sign-in with your name, email, and phone number each time you volunteer. (This is very important for our grant writing and reporting.)
What to Wear & Bring with You to the Farm
This is a working farm and therefore you will likely get dirty! We work in all types of weather so be sure to check the forecast before heading out to the farm and dress appropriately. We suggest that you dress in layers, wear boots or other closed-toe shoes, bring a hat, water bottle, work gloves, and a light snack. Restrooms are located on the south end of the barn.
We do our best to keep you safe and sound. Please let us know if you have any health conditions we should know about. The following guidelines apply to both adults and children, please read them carefully.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Wear sunscreen.
- Bend your knees when lifting.
- Rest when you feel tired.
- If you feel overheated, stop working and get out of the sun immediately.
- Ask for help when you need it.
- Please do not climb on tractors or other mechanical equipment.
- Please do not climb over or on the electric fencing. FYI: The electric fence is turned off when volunteers are working in the fields.
- Please supervise children at all times.
- Report any accidents, damaged tools, or other equipment to the Farm Manager, Jonah Tabb.
Children are Welcome on the Farm
Educating children about how and where their food is grown is a major part of the mission of Teter Organic Farm. School-Aged Children are welcome to help out in the fields with a parent or another responsible adult. We have found most children like to work for awhile and then spend some time exploring or playing at the playground. Preschool Children may be too young to work with you in the fields, but they are always welcome to visit the farm to look at the vegetables, watch the farmers, dig in the soil, play at the playground, or have a picnic. We sincerely want children and their adults to enjoy the farm.