CSA stands for ‘Community Supported Agriculture‘ (not ‘Child Support Agency’).
Community Supported Agriculture schemes have one basic idea, the customer pays the farmer directly to grow their food for them. The customer shares the risk and shares the crop. This keeps the direct contact between the grower and the consumer. It supports small local farmers, reduces fuel miles and carbon footprints. It keeps the ‘supply chain’ short.
If the farmer grows with organic methods, there are also benefits to the environment, wildlife and sustainability. Organic production tends to be more labour intensive, so cutting out the middle man means the farmer gets a fair wage and the customer gets fresh produce at a good price. Both parties benefit.
By becoming a member of our CSA, you pay a membership fee that covers seeds, compost, insurance and other basic costs. You can then come along to our farm volunteer days, lend a hand with the growing and take away some of our surplus produce.
As a member, you can also subscribe to our Veg Box Scheme and pay monthly for a veg box. You are also welcome to come down to see how your food is grown and lend a hand in growing it or you can just leave it to us to grow it for you..
You can find out more about joining our farm here.