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Camel CSA, Cornwall
Camel Community Supported Agriculture has been growing veg on 2 acres since 2009 and feeding over 50 households. They successfully secured a Local Food Fund grant to develop the project, purchase 3 polytunnels, create a bore hole, irrigation system, sheds, tools, and fencing etc. They are keen to expand the project to provide weekly boxes to more local people, and are also focusing on educational and social opportunities for disadvantaged and unemployed people through partnerships with schools and other local groups.
Chagfood, Chagford, Devon
Chagfood is a Devon based Community-Supported Agriculture project renting three acres of land and producing vegetables for the local community. Chagfood has 48 members who receive a weekly share of the harvest and get involved with harvesting and packing the boxes.
Dragon Orchard, Herefordshire
A crop share scheme, where Cropsharers pay for a share in the annual harvest of apples, pears, juice and other orchard products. Cropsharers also get the opportunity to visit 4 times a year to enjoy the orchard, share delicious food and visit other local food initiatives. The enterprise is farmer led and provides opportunities for members to enjoy and understand the local landscape and culture.
Growing Well, Cumbria
Growing Well farms ten acres of Low Sizergh, a National Trust farm where they grow a wide range of seasonal produce which is marketedthrough their Cropshare scheme. It is an award winning, farm-based charity, that promotes mental health recovery and well-being by encouraging involvement in their inspiring social enterprise project which focuses on vegetable growing and training.
Stroud Community Agriculture, Gloucestershire
A well established biodynamic CSA started in 2001, which rents 50 acres on 2 sites, supplies a weekly vegetable share to 200 households. In addition they keep pigs, sheep and cows so meat is available for members to buy. They employ 2 people full time and hold regular work days and social events for members to get involved.
Swillington CSA, Leeds
Local people in Headingly have become members of Swillington Organic Farm’s CSA. Hear from the farmers how easy it is to run and the difference it makes to their business. Also hear from the members how much they appreciate the high quality organic meat which they collect at the farmers market each month. Members pay for their meat six months in advance, giving the farmer a secure income and money for feed and butchery costs in advance.
New York's Just Food programme
The Just Food programme has lead the way in the USA connecting local farms with inner city communities through the creation of Community Supported Agriculture projects, food buying clubs, and farmers markets. Through inspiring video footage and photographs and an in depth interview with Abby Youngblood, The Soil Association has captured the amazing story of a group of people that is turning food deserts into islands of sustainability.
Here is a selection of other films on community supported agriculture: