What is a CSA?
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.