Every year we organise two national days to raise awareness of community supported agriculture: a CSA Farm Open Day on 1 October and CSA Sign Up Day on 1 March.
CSA Network UK Farm Open Day
Our CSA Network UK Farm Open Day is usually held at the weekend on or around 1 October. This is similar to Open Farm Sunday, as it involves CSAs around the country opening their doors to the public for events on the farm or at other local community venues to help raise awareness of what CSA is all about. CSAs organise a range of different activities including farm tours, apple pressing, pumpkin harvesting, pig feeding, raspberry picking, bring and share meals, and more. Last year, our first event we had over 30 CSA farms take part. To check out what events are going on this year see our open day event listings here.
CSA Day UK
Our CSA Sign Up Day on 1 March is based on the successful CSA Day in US run by Small Farm Central. This is an important time for farmers who are planning what to grow and produce at the start of the season and so by signing up on 1 March new members can help provide revenue for the CSA when they need it most. Many CSAs also provide special offers for members who sign up early. Here are details of some of the farms that took part this year.