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Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and consumers in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared.

Find out more about the CSA business model here. And, there are lots of great examples of successful CSA’s on our Case Study page.

We have been helping CSA’s get started and supporting their growth since 2013. See the different ways we help CSA’s in the UK.

Our mission is to help create a CSA in every neighbourhood of the UK.

That’s an ambitious mission and we’ve got a long way to go. Are you are interested in improving the world by starting your own CSA? Perhaps you’ve already started a project and want to improve it? You could be looking for a CSA you can join in your area? You may want to support our movement in making a more secure and efficient food system?

If any of these things interest you, you’ve come to the right place. As you’ll find out, the network and this website is a rich source of information, inspiration and knowledge.

Webinar – Wed, 31 August 2022 – 19:00 – 20:30 BST

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What about growing grains as part of your range of CSA crops? In this webinar, we’ll look at how you could incorporate grains into your growing plan. Find out more here.

Thanks to the Pebble Trust, we have some funding available to support mentoring for both established and would-be CSAs in Scotland. This funding is limited. If you’d like to visit an established CSA and get expert advice from a mentor, please apply here.

News and Events

  • Thinking about starting a Community Supported Agriculture Project (CSA) in Scotland?

    Thinking about starting a Community Supported Agriculture Project (CSA) in Scotland?

    Thanks to the Pebble Trust, we have some funding available to support mentoring for both established and would-be CSAs in Scotland. This funding is limited. If you’d like to visit an established CSA and get expert advice from a mentor, please apply here.


  • The Grain Chain: Arable crops in market gardens – Online webinar: Wed, 31 August 2022 – 19:00 – 20:30 BST

    The Grain Chain: Arable crops in market gardens – Online webinar: Wed, 31 August 2022 – 19:00 – 20:30 BST

    What about growing grains as part of your range of CSA crops? In this webinar, we’ll look at how you could incorporate grains into your growing plan. We’ll discuss agronomy, pests, diseases and even marketing. Speakers: Madeline McKeever and Ruth Levene.


  • Research – Local food, CSA, and the COVID-19 pandemic

    Research – Local food, CSA, and the COVID-19 pandemic

    When the Covid 19 pandemic took off in the UK, and we were subject to the first lockdowns, one of the farms I worked with started its own food distribution network. We started an online shop with volunteers distributing food. To me, it was the community farming coming into its own and responding to very […]


  • East of England CSA Gathering – 25th September 2022 – 10:00 – 16:00

    East of England CSA Gathering – 25th September 2022 – 10:00 – 16:00

    A meet-up space for CSAs and those thinking about starting a CSA or getting involved in one across the East of England and further afield. Join us at The Oak Tree Community Farm in Ipswich for a day of connection around CSA in the East of England. Hear from some of our CSAs on themes […]


  • Webinar – A Fair Income for Fair Food: Solidarity Payments for CSA Farms – Wed, 27 July 2022 – 19:00 – 20:30 BST

    Webinar – A Fair Income for Fair Food: Solidarity Payments for CSA Farms – Wed, 27 July 2022 – 19:00 – 20:30 BST

    Webinar Wed, 27 July 2022 – 19:00 – 20:30 BST Food solidarity and access to food for all is something many CSAs and small-scale farms aspire to address. However, it’s often hard to balance these issues against the competing demand of earning a decent income from farming. Elske Hageraats of Ommuurde Tuin, a 1-hectare CSA […]


  • Oxford Real Farming Conference in the Field – Report

    Oxford Real Farming Conference in the Field – Report

    Suzy Russell of CSA Network UK was lucky enough to be invited to run a couple of sessions on CSA at the Oxford Real Farming Conference in the Field event, which took place this week (6th and 7th July) at the beautiful Farm Ed site in the Cotswolds.  Alongside Emma Mills, who runs the Kitchen […]


  • Engaging and maintaining members, and marketing your CSA – Wed. 29th June 2022 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Engaging and maintaining members, and marketing your CSA – Wed. 29th June 2022 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Members are at the core of what a CSA is. Without members, your CSA doesn’t exist. So how do you get them? Just as important, how do you keep them? Recruiting new members and keeping them happy is an issue that all CSA’s have to grapple with at some point. Without a list of customers […]


  • People’s Health Trust – Active Communities Fund

    People’s Health Trust – Active Communities Fund

    If your reason for starting a CSA is to help people’s health then the People’s Health Trust may have some funding to help you. Here is an explanation of what they fund: “The People’s Health Trust is a charity addressing health inequalities in England, Scotland and Wales. They work to ensure that where you live […]


  • Defra – Farming is Changing Leaflet

    Defra – Farming is Changing Leaflet

    Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) have supplied us with their latest leaflet ‘Farming is Changing.’ You can download a copy from our website here. The leaflet gives information about the long list of schemes that Defra are running at the moment. So, if you would like to find out more about […]


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