CSAs have been showing us for many years that when bringing together producers and the general public, it can be a win-win situation. By sharing the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming, not only does the community have access to good food, but the benefits go far beyond including training programmes, high levels of employment, higher quality of life, better connections between farming and communities, better turnover for producers.

CSAs come in many shapes and sizes. For example, The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm thinks of itself as a bit of a giant shared allotment. Members enjoy fresh vegetables from the farm on a weekly basis, with the harvest distributed equally among all members. Helping out on the farm supports the health and well-being of members and fosters community. The farm also provides education and training to support low-carbon food production. 

What we love about it:

Bringing farmers and citizens together!

Find out more: communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk

We've collaborated with Tom O'Kane of Cae Tan CSA to run a three-month starter course for growers starting a CSA. The course starts in October. Check it out now if you want to be up and running for next season. Go to our website to find out more - https://t.co/uhUMTZFNze https://t.co/CZY89LwyQz
Simon Fairlie..."we need more community ownership of land and access to land...land is the source of all wealth and that should not be owned by a small number of people" @Groundswellaguk
Putting farmers who have small pockets of land that they’re not using in touch with new potential regenerative small-scale horticultural businesses seems just good sense to me.

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t’s great to see CSA getting some coverage in the media. The recent Northern Ireland CSA gathering found its way onto the BBC Radio 4 Farming Today program.

Listen to Jonny Hanson of Jubilee Farm and our own Amy Luck being interviewed.
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Here's a great opportunity to start a CSA in Flintshire, North Wales. See the jobs section on our website: https://t.co/6lFtoSlnDj https://t.co/SW4ylJSjYl
Do you have any burning questions or unresolved issues around starting a CSA? Our masterclasses are hosted by CSA Network UK’s friends and colleagues. See our website to book. https://t.co/6lFtoSlnDj https://t.co/p2AnSda5ow