Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is very much like a box scheme. Basically, you pay a weekly/monthly/annual subscription to receive a share of the harvest, which will be a large variety of seasonal veggies.

Examples in East Yorkshire

A local example is Frith Farm on the outskirts of Beverley. However, being a CSA Frith is more than your average box scheme; members not only receive a share of the harvest they are also welcome to join in the farming process too. CSA thrives on community involvement, we will run regular volunteer days and 5 members a chance to work a 3.5 hour session per week for a veg box instead of paying. Members can visit the farm and an active social area will be maintained for members use.

Although to be a member it is not necessary to be involved in the running of the farm. Some people want and deserve access to high quality local food but have too many other commitments to be involved in the production process, therefore a financial contribution is enough.

Frith Farm will be directly accountable to the members we will strive to produce fresh, high quality nutrient dense food that is grown with a respect for natural habitat and without the use of any pesticides or chemical fertilisers.

Visit Frith Farm’s website.

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