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Our mission is to help create a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture Project) within reach of every neighbourhood of the UK.

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On the 18th of March 2024, the staff and directors of CSA Network UK visited four CSAs on the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea in South Wales. They were four very different CSAs, but they all shared one common feature. They all saw the benefits of running their farms as a CSA because of the advantages the CSA farm business model gave them.

News and Events

  • New research finds more farmers trying CSA

    New research finds more farmers trying CSA

    Almost 40% of farmers said they were trying out Community Supported Agriculture to diversify their farm. Research of 100 freehold farmers across the UK, from wealth manager Investec Wealth & Investment, have found that farmers are diversifying traditional arable, dairy, or livestock farming to use their land in new ways to increase or supplement their…


  • Joint letter to new government – support UK horticulture

    Joint letter to new government – support UK horticulture

    Restoring the resilience of UK fruit and vegetable production. Along with the Landworkers’ Alliance, Soil Association, Sustain, OF&G Organic, Growing Communities, Regather, The Wildlife Trusts, Propagate and the Better Food Traders we have sent a letter to Steve Reed, the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. We are asking the new…


  • The current picture of CSA in the UK

    The current picture of CSA in the UK

    A snapshot of CSA in the UK and its impacts CSAs have many public, social and environmental benefits. Our latest member survey and research summarises some of these numerous benefits here. These include: Their are around 230+ CSA farms in the UK, 190 of these are our network members. These CSAs produce fresh, agroecologically grown…


  • CSA in the Big Issue – support British farmers

    CSA in the Big Issue – support British farmers

    “We shouldn’t be reliant on foreign food,” prime minister Rishi Sunak posted on social media recently. “Buy British.” But his own government have made it harder to do so, farmers and campaigners have warned. Our Network Coordinator Suzy Russell in the Big Issue this week is fighting the case for small-scale farms and CSAs. “The…


  • General Election 2024 – ask your local candidate to support CSA!

    General Election 2024 – ask your local candidate to support CSA!

    With less than 2 weeks until election day on July 4th, we have prepared a letter that you can send to your local candidates to ask them to support Community Supported Agriculture in your area. Please use this letter as a template to write to local candidates. You can find out who your local candidates…


  • New funding available – Green Community Grants

    New funding available – Green Community Grants

    Schools and community groups can apply for up to £2,000 to improve local green spaces. Deadline 30th June. They want to fund practical projects which benefit both people and planet health. Priority will be given to projects that: Examples of green projects could include: This is not an exhaustive list and other project ideas to improve…


  • Community growing space available in York – apply soon

    Community growing space available in York – apply soon

    A 4 acre council owned greenfield site has been sat vacant for some years and York Council are currently interested in hearing more about community growing proposals to take place on it. Conversations have started but essentially they are looking for someone to spearhead and lead on this project. There is local interest in developing the site…


  • CSA start-up and scaling-up course September 2024

    CSA start-up and scaling-up course September 2024

    We are pleased to announce that Ed Hamer and Chagfood will be running their eleventh CSA start-up and scaling-up course in September 2024. The course will build on the first-hand experience they have gained in establishing their own CSA’s over the past ten years to provide the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence for you to…


  • More support for small farms and market gardens in England

    More support for small farms and market gardens in England

    Soon small farms and market gardens will be eligible to apply for the DEFRA Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI). This was previously only available for farms larger than 5 hectares. The SFI will also be open to new entrants who previously did not meet the requirements for the previous Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The 5 hectare+…


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