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  • Writer's pictureKatie Hoffman

Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity? We Need Sorters!

All Photos Courtesy of Virginia Farm Bureau Communications, Nicole Zema

Sorting is a family affair for the Watmans!

We don’t have a magic hat like the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter. Or even a magic cooler or paper bag. But we do have a magically wonderful group of people who help make sure that all of that beautiful local food gets into goes where it belongs on Thursdays for pickup. That’s how the eggs from one farm and the radishes from another end up in the same bag for you to take home.

Are you good at organizing things? Do you enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded local food folks? Consider putting your talents to work for our non-profit local market. We could use the help!

Truly, our Thursday afternoon sorters are an essential part of the Fall Line Farms & Local Roots operations team. Every week, we rely on them to organize and bag customer orders at each of our 28 different pickup locations. Without our magical sorters, pickup day would be a very different experience. You’d have to rummage through piles of items,

searching for the ones with your name on the label. Lucky for us, our sorters

work hard to make sure that every single customer order is complete. Their work means that you can just show up, pick up your order, and then go home to enjoy it. Quick and easy. We love our volunteer sorters--and we need more!

We’re looking for detail-oriented individuals who are available on Thursdays in the afternoon. Depending on the pickup location, sorters spend anywhere from 2 – 8 hours organizing and handing out orders each week. Right now, we need someone to help sort at our Powhatan location (Three Crosses Distillery), but opportunities at additional locations may also come up as former pickup sites start to reopen and/or new locations are added.

Enjoy getting to know others who care about the Fall Line Farms and Local Roots mission: making sure that small farms in Central Virginia thrive. It’s all about giving these amazing farmers a strong retail outlet for their produce, meat, and other goods. You’ll have fun while you perform a much-needed community service!

But wait! There’s more! All Fall Line Farms and Local Roots volunteers receive a free annual membership to the market. In addition, volunteers are granted free access to all Homestead Series classes through the Center for Rural Culture.

You already support our non-profit with your orders. Join our team and give even more support to the fabulous local food producers here in Central Virginia!

Interested? Send an email to with the subject line “I Want to Volunteer.” We’ll be happy to give you more details.

Many thanks for all that you do to help preserve Central Virginia's small farms!

From the Team at Fall Line Farms and Local Roots


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