Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and consumers in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared.
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.
We have a series of CSA Masterclasses to help you make a success of your CSA. Find out more here.
News and Events
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 […]
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 (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 […]
How to use green manures in no-dig or min-till growing systems Green manures are an important part of organic vegetable growing systems, However, they’re often under-used in no-dig or minimum tillage situations. They’re often seen as difficult to handle and kill (without glyphosate) so robbing growing space from cash crops. To be more sustainable, no-dig […]
If your CSA is going to be a success, you need to have a plan. Growing food is reasonably straightforward. Far more complex is the business side of things. A CSA is a business like any other, and you need financial knowledge and a business plan. Leaving out the business plan is going to slow […]
Imagine taking up all those small pockets of land on farms that don’t get used and putting them to good use by a new generation of farmers and growers. A new ambitious project has been launched in Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons to do just that over the next 10 years. Ourfood1200.wales has the task […]
It’s great to see CSA getting some coverage in the media. The recent Northern Ireland CSA gathering found its way onto the BBC Radio 4 Farming Today program. Listen to Jonny Hanson of Jubilee Farm and our own Amy Luck being interviewed.
With new CSA’s and Market Garden operations starting up all over the country, the next logical step is to introduce training schemes that will provide workers to support them. Woodplumpton College down in East Sussex has put together an apprentice training scheme. The growth in this sector is essential to strengthen the UK’s food resilience. […]
Join Christian Keeve to learn more about the political ecologies, cooperative geographies, knowledge politics of seed keeping, and seed grower networks. This webinar is a partnership between the CSA Network UK, the Seed Sovereignty Programme run by the Gaia Foundation and the Organic Growers Alliance and forms part of a webinar series funded by Farming […]