The following resources are designed to help you get the information and support you need to start up a CSA, develop your CSA further or join a CSA. The information is designed for farmers, community groups and individuals.
A » Access to land
B » Business plan
C » Communications
D » Distribution
E » Events and educational activities
F » Funding
G » Growing
- The Community Farm planting plan
Example of sowing schedule from 2011 from The Community Farm, Bristol
- Loxley Valley Community Farm Crop Plan
A more extensive version of the crop planning tool developed by Loxley Valley Community Farm
- Horticultural cropping tool
Spreadsheet to help plan your cropping, estimate revenue and define planting area. Instructions on how to use the tool are on the second tab.
- Hungry gap fillers
Ideas for crops to fill the hungry gap in both outdoor and protected cropping systems
- Propagation for CSA farms
Suggestions on how to source seedlings and plants when propagation facilities are limited
H » Health and safety
I » Insurance
J » Jobs
K » Keeping animals
L » Legal structures
M » Members
N » New entrants
O » Organic certification
P » Publicity and promotion
- Publicity and promotion
- CSA Open Day poster – meat, B&W, ppt
- CSA Open Day poster – veg, B&W, ppt
- CSA Open Day poster – meat, colour, ppt
You can download this poster and print off yourself – and also edit the date and address.
- CSA Open Day poster – veg, colour, ppt
You can download this poster and print off yourself – and also edit the date and address
Q » Quantities
R » Rules and regulations
S » Starting up
- Starting up
- Share in the Harvest Appendices
- Share in the Harvest
An action manual for community supported agriculture produced by the Soil Association.
- Chagfood film
Short film of Chagfood Community Market Garden which is a great introduction to CSA.
T » Tools
U » Urban agriculture
V » Volunteers
- Future Farmers 2
A guide to farm-based informal traineeships, to fit the gap between farm volunteering and formal apprenticeships.
W » What is CSA?
- What is CSA?
- Wales CSA Network Constitution
Wales CSA Network Constitution
- CSA Network UK progress report
A report on the achievements of the CSA Network UK from 2015-2017
- The impact of community supported agriculture
Evaluation report of CSA in the UK published by the Soil Association in 2011.