Sign up for Your Harvest Day
Not only does your visit to the farm increase the sense of community we all enjoy, but the harvesting/packing/transport of veggies is an essential part of our success. We truly rely on your participation! Many members report appreciating connecting to the land where their food is grown as well. The sooner you sign up the better (more options and helps out our delivery coordinator).
- Check the sign-up calendar. Find a date where there are openings.
- Consider being a Harvest Day Host
- Contact the delivery coordinator. Let them know your name and the date you prefer and if you’d like to Host. It’s also helpful to know the size of your vehicle and how many people will be coming with you.
- Mark this date on your calendar!
Additional sign-up information
- Signing up early in the season gives you more choice and is helpful to both the delivery coordinator and the farmers.
- If you have to cancel your harvest day please call or e-mail either the harvest day coordinator or the farm as soon as you can giving as much notice as possible so that another member can fill the slot.
- If you pick-up your vegetables on a Tuesday, please try to sign-up for a Tuesday harvest day (Fall Tuesdays are particularly hard to fill. If you’re able to come then, we appreciate it)!
- If you have a larger vehicle, consider coming in August, September or October when the bags are heavy.
- If you’d like to sign-up for more than one harvest day, please do!
Your Day at the Farm
- Plan to arrive at Spring Hill between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. to help with harvesting and packing. The farm is about one and a half hours’ drive from the Twin Cities. See our map for detailed directions.
- Empty your trunk (except for the spare tire!) to allow as much space as possible for transporting the vegetables back to the Twin Cities.
- Kids are welcome!
- Bring a simple dish and beverage to share for our potluck picnic lunch.
- Bring or wear old clothes. Rubber boots are advisable if the weather has been wet. You might want to bring a change of clothes for kids, depending on the weather. Light-colored clothes are recommended, especially during tick season.
- Bring work gloves, especially when conditions are wet and muddy. Bring a hat in case it gets hot and sunny.
- Harvest days do not have rain dates! In other words, we harvest rain or shine.
- We hope that visits to Spring Hill are safe and enjoyable for all. To help assure that, we offer these guidelines for your safety.
- Plan to leave Spring Hill by 1:30 p.m. The vegetables need to be at Spring Hill’s pick-up sites by 4pm!