We grow a huge range of different fruit and veg throughout the year available from the Farm Shop at Comrie Croft, we supply local cafes. restaurants and delis but our main outlet is through our veg shares-
. 2020 UPDATE- We will be delivering our veg boxes to the Strathearn area until it is safe to come and visit the farm
How Our Veg Shares work
A bit differently to others as we ask members to sign up for the whole year so we know how much veg we need to grow at the beginning of the season.
We encourage members to come to the market garden to pack their own boxes so they get to see where their veg is grown, meet us to ask any questions, they don't end up taking veg they aren't going to use and can have a little bit of flexibility of what they get.
We can deliver locally but find most people prefer to come to make their own.
Prices: Small (1 to 2 people): £8 Medium (Small family): £12 Large (Keen veg eaters!): £16
You can also add: Eggs from our free ranging organically fed hens: £2.20 Mixed herbs: £1.50 Flower Posie (jun - oct) : £6
If you are interested in a weekly box please get in touch and we will send you more information More details in the PDF below. Whats going to be in the box? Seasonal, super fresh produce! A mixture of roots, leaves and fruiting crops that moves and changes with the seasons as certain crops become available, boxes will be varied and always have a balance of different crop types and may occasionally contain some unusual veg but we will try and include staple crops all weeks and provide some yummy recipe ideas for those more unusual items! Each box will have between 8 - 12 different items
What is Community Supported Agriculture? CSA helps to address increasing concerns about the lack of transparency, sustainability and resilience of our food system. It is one of the most radical ways that we can re-take control and ownership of our food system. The approach can vary. Consumers, often described as CSA members, are closely linked to the farm and the production of their food, and provide support that goes beyond a straight forward marketplace exchange of money for goods. This involvement may be through ownership or investment in the farm or business, sharing the costs of production, accepting a share in the harvest or providing labour. Read about the different types of CSA in the UK.
Farmers receive a more stable and secure income and closer connection with their community, and consumers benefit by eating fresh healthy local food, feeling more connected to the land where their food is grown and learning new skills. Read more about the benefits of CSA. At Tomnah'a our members sign up to a weekly veg box for the year, they come to the farm each week and pack their own box and some volunteer for a day helping to harvest the fruit and veg and help with packing. We organise work days when we have a big job like tattie harvesting and events to thank our members and celebrate harvests. We also plan to have flower picking and arranging workshops and pick your own days.