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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... Read More...

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.... Read More...

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... Read More...
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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... Read More...

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... Read More...

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... Read More...

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... Read More...

We are hiring! Communications and Events Manager (CEM)

The CSA Network UK is looking for a new part-time Communications and Events Manager to work alongside the Network Coordinator and Policy and Projects Manager. Together the three staff members will work towards the network vision of a CSA in every UK neighbourhood.  Communications and Events Manager Hours: 20 hours per... Read More...
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Futureproofing CSA – Growing Resilience – 10 years of CSA – 7th and 8th October in Bristol

In our small sector of the farming world, we’re facing times of extremes and uncertainty. An array of economic and climactic factors beyond our control make running a CSA more challenging. But that doesn’t mean we can’t limit the impact of external pressures on our lives. Because of the increasing... Read More...
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Bringing your Land to Life Lecture – Groundswell 2023 – 2-3 pm – The Breakout Tent.

Ben Raskin and Oli Rodker How landowners could diversify and benefit through CSA. Are you going to Groundswell 2023? Are you a landowner, or are you interested in starting up a CSA? If so, be in the Breakout Tent between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Wednesday, 28th June.  This... Read More...
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CSA in the media – BBC Radio 4 Farming Today

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.  Read More...

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