[Market-farming] Federal Department of Labor stopped by to look around...

Andy Fellenz artisanfarms at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 15:38:38 EDT 2011


I guess we must be doing something different than you.  I offer my members a
$50 rebate if they do 12 hours of work on the farm and when I asked the
question to both my insurance and NY several years ago I was told that this
would be considered like PYO, not employment.

Andy

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 7:00 AM, Richard Stewart <rstewart at zoomtown.com>wrote:

> I specifically asked this very question and they said no.  There is a clear
> separation of labor and solid legal definitions concerning U-Pick.
>  Workshare CSAs are not covered under these.
>
> Richard Stewart
> Carriage House Farm
> North Bend, Ohio
>
> An Ohio Century Farm Est. 1855
>
> (513) 967-1106
> http://www.carriagehousefarmllc.com
> rstewart at zoomtown.com
>
> On Jun 14, 2011, at 9:01 AM, Andy Fellenz wrote:
>
> Re the CSA members working on the farm.  This can usually be treated as an
> extension of a pick your own operation.  The members are paying for the
> opportunity to have an experience on the farm.  Just be sure to have a PYO
> rider on your farm liability policy.
>
> Andy
>
>
>
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