Your Generous Donations

Of time, money, tools, and resources make our programming possible.

Grassroots Volunteers

Farmshed’s very presence is the work of an amazing group of grassroots volunteers who were willing to go above and beyond to help our community learn about, understand, and value local food.  Each and every Farmshed program, event, and publication are run by committee members that value its existence in our community and want to make sure it continues.  Our growing organization and outreach efforts means we need to also enlarge our volunteer base.  It will take a community of people who care about the food system to continue to make it all happen.  That means getting you involved.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Whether you are interested a specific program or general volunteering with us, please fill out our pre-volunteer survey and Jackie will contact you regarding open opportunities that fit your strengths, interests, and availability. Note that some of the committees only meet seasonally in conjunction with the event, so if you have interest in a couple areas please include all of them in your survey.   You can also join our Facebook volunteer group for regular volunteer project updates in all of the programs listed below.

  • Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas
  • Chef on the Square
  • Community Potluck Series
  • EBT at the Farmers Market
  • Farm to School
  • Farmer Tribute Dinner
  • Growing Community Workshops
  • Growing Collective
  • Hope Center Meals
  • Local Food Fair
  • Local Food Fundraiser
  • Compost Crew
  • Office Administrative Assistance
  • Site Maintenance

Farm to School – Americorps

Central Rivers Farmshed is a partner with the YMCA for the Wisconsin Farm to School program. For more information on Farm to School, view the YMCA website here.

Volunteer opportunites in the past have included:

  • Teaching nutrition based lessons
  • Helping with activities
  • Working with teachers in local schools
  • Developing and aid school garden initiatives
  • Outreach to local farmers to source local food for snack program

Already Volunteered?

If you’ve already volunteered and didn’t log your hours, that’s okay! You can submit them below. By submitting your hours, Farmshed can better keep track of who is coming to our site and volunteering their time.

Click here: Submit Volunteer Hours

WHY BUY LOCAL

1) Locally grown food tastes better. 2) Local food preserves genetic diversity. 3) Local produce is better for you. 4) Local food from small farms is often GMO-free. 5) Local food supports local farm families. 6) Local food builds community. 7) Local food preserves open space. 8) Local food keeps your taxes in check. 9) Local food supports a clean environment and benefits worldwide. 10) Local food is about the future.

GROW THE GREENHOUSE

The Greenhouse Project, an all-encompassing revitalization of the former Sorenson’s Garden Center. The 35,000 square foot future community food center, which is centrally located in Stevens Point, will house an 11,000 square foot production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
Event
6/24/17 - Market Events
Stevens Point Farmers’ Market, Stevens Point WI
7/1/17 - Market Events
Stevens Point Farmers’ Market, Stevens Point WI
7/1/17 - Chef on the Square - Emy J's
Stevens Point Farmers’ Market, Stevens Point WI