Help & Advice

One of the main aims of the CSA Network UK is to offer help and advice to community supported agriculture schemes across the country.

What can the CSA Network UK do to help:

We have just produced a new A-Z guide to setting up a CSA. This aims to cover most of the main issues you need to think about when setting up and running a successful community supported agriculture scheme.

It has been produced as an updated and expanded version of A Share in the Harvest – an Action Manual for Community Supported Agriculture produced by the Soil Association. Some of the issues covered by the guide include: access to land, business plans, communications, events and educational activities, growing, keeping animals, insurance, tools and volunteers.

The A-Z is free to all CSA Network UK farm members. If you’re not a member you can buy a copy for £15 including P&P. To order a copy please send us an email to csanetworkuk@gmail.com

This guide has been produced thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund Awards for All, the Naturesave Trust and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

We also provide a range of other support to CSAs including:

  • Responding to queries via email and phone.
  • Providing useful resources and case studies on our website.
  • Running a mentoring programme.
  • Enabling CSAs to exchange information via our Facebook group.
  • Organising events and running workshops at CSA training courses.