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  • Nominate the Young Organic Farmer/Grower Of The Year 2024

    Nominate the Young Organic Farmer/Grower Of The Year 2024

    It’s time to shine a spotlight on the Young Organic Farmer and Grower of the Year competition, brought to you by the Organic Research Centre. Do you know an outstanding farmer or grower who deserves recognition? Now’s your chance to nominate them for this prestigious award. Winning means more than just a title—it’s an opportunity…


  • Big Give GreenMatchFund Campain – The Food Ethics Council

    Big Give GreenMatchFund Campain – The Food Ethics Council

    The Food Ethics Council collaborates with organizations and communities nationwide. Through workshops and discussions, they aim to explore the concept of a right to food within the UK context.  The Food Ethics Council is launching a major fundraising campaign to investigate how our right to food could enhance the well-being of people and nature in…


  • It’s all happening with CSA on the Gower

    It’s all happening with CSA on the Gower

    On March 18th, 2024, the team from CSA Network UK embarked on a mini-tour of four Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) initiatives across the Gower Peninsula in South Wales. This region is witnessing the flourishing of CSA projects, indicating a significant shift towards sustainable and community-centric farming practices. Cae Felin CSA: The tour commenced with a…


  • Trainee Job Opportunity – Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Leeds – Closes Sunday 31st March 2024

    Trainee Job Opportunity – Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Leeds – Closes Sunday 31st March 2024

    Text supplied by Meanwood Valley Urban Farm We are now welcoming applications for a paid trainee grower to join our small team. Are you interested in growing food as your work? Do you want to gain hands-on experience? Are you curious about the possibilities of urban food production? If so, the traineeship at the Market…


  • Operations Role Job Opportunity – Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Leeds – Closes Sunday 31st March 2024

    Operations Role Job Opportunity – Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Leeds – Closes Sunday 31st March 2024

    Text supplied by Meanwood Valley Urban Farm The Meanwood Valley Market Garden is a social enterprise situated on an acre of land within Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, on the south-facing side of Meanwood Valley. We run a year-round CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or ‘veg box’ scheme, supplying chemical free and organic produce to more than…


  • International CSA Day – Urgenci Photo Competition

    International CSA Day – Urgenci Photo Competition

    As we celebrate this year’s CSA Day on February 22nd with our international CSA partner, Urgenci, we invite you to share your most captivating images illustrating the essence of CSA.  Urganci is seeking visuals that capture the spirit of community within your CSA. Whether it’s snapshots of your bustling Pick-up days, the camaraderie during farm…


  • Seasonal Grower Opportunity – The Community Farm, Somerset – Closing 16th February

    Seasonal Grower Opportunity – The Community Farm, Somerset – Closing 16th February

    The Community Farm, Chew Magna in Somerset are looking for a highly self-motivated and enthusiastic part-time Seasonal Grower, with a strong interest in food, farming and the natural world, to join their Field Team this growing season. As a Seasonal Grower you’ll be involved in all general horticultural tasks including the harvesting, packing, planting, weeding…


  • The Jubilee Farm Blog – Part 2

    The Jubilee Farm Blog – Part 2

    My background has been in landscaping and garden design; I have loved my time within that industry, but I have always felt that a few will climb the ladder of ‘success’ by stabbing knives into the backs of others. Farming doesn’t feel like that; at least, I’ve not known it yet. Perhaps the piercing knives…


  • Policy Update

    Policy Update

    Concerns about the Food Standards Agency’s framework for regulating gene-edited foods Last year the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Act 2023 was passed in Westminster, which represents a dramatic de-regulation of genetically engineered organisms.  CSA Network UK recently responded to a consultation seeking views on Food Standards Agency (FSA) proposals on how to regulate what are…


  • Get support for your Community Supported Agriculture startup on our 2-year CSA incubator programme.

    Get support for your Community Supported Agriculture startup on our 2-year CSA incubator programme.

    Starting a CSA?  Get support on our 2-year CSA incubator programme. CSA Network’s incubator program provides extensive and dedicated support to help new CSAs start up successfully. Those on the programme will receive up to five days of mentoring tailored to their needs and travel costs to visit other CSAs, a one-to-one business/finance planning session,…


  • Sutton Community Farm Winter Warmer Event – Saturday 27th January 10 am – 4 pm

    Sutton Community Farm Winter Warmer Event – Saturday 27th January 10 am – 4 pm

    [Text supplied by Sutton Community Farm] Local community enterprise Sutton Community Farm is hosting a Winter Warmer on Saturday, 27January from 10 am – 4 pm. The public is invited to come to the farm to join an hour-long tour ofthe farm with a member of staff, learning all about community food growing, the principles…


  • The ‘right to grow’ – A modern-day Diggers story from Hull

    The ‘right to grow’ – A modern-day Diggers story from Hull

    Hull City Council’s move to give people the ‘right to grow’ on unused council land has a rebellious spirit that echoes the sentiments of Gerald Winstanley and The Diggers Movement from centuries ago. Winstanley fought for the common man’s right to cultivate and share the land, challenging the established order. Hull is taking a page…


  • Vacancy for Grower at Canalside Community Food – Closing date Monday 15th January 2024

    Vacancy for Grower at Canalside Community Food – Closing date Monday 15th January 2024

    Canalside Community Food, a pioneering CSA based outside Leamington Spa, is looking for a new grower to add to their team and improve the farm’s resilience. They are seeking a candidate with growing experience to join their team, producing organic vegetables and fruit throughout the year for our community of 170 members.  The successful candidate…


  • What’s it like to start a new CSA? – Guest blog post from Jubilee Farm in Suffolk

    What’s it like to start a new CSA? – Guest blog post from Jubilee Farm in Suffolk

    One of our new members, Mike Long from Suffolk, is logging his progress as a new CSA with a solidarity scheme integrated from the off. Over the coming months, Mike will take us along with him on his journey of getting a CSA running. I’m Mike, and along with my family, I’ve just started Jubilee…


  • Seasonal Grower Opportunity at Wellington Community Food, Somerset – Closing date 29th December 2023

    Seasonal Grower Opportunity at Wellington Community Food, Somerset – Closing date 29th December 2023

    Wellington Community Food have a position to advertise – Text supplied by Wellington Community Food. Exciting opportunity for a seasonal grower to help develop our CSA Community Farm in the heart of Wellington, Somerset. The Community Farm is part of the 63ac Wellington Green Corridor which aims to promote local food, nature and active living.…


  • FarmStart placement: a one-year, part-time training programme in North Lancashire – Starting March 2024

    FarmStart placement: a one-year, part-time training programme in North Lancashire – Starting March 2024

    FarmStart is looking for a group of committed, enthusiastic and local trainee FarmStarters to join their market-garden team at Old Holly Farm (near Garstang) and polytunnel in White Lund (Morecambe) for an entire growing season of training in 2024. FarmStart is a year-long programme where you spend two days a week working with an experienced…


  • CSA Network UK AGM 2023 in Bristol

    CSA Network UK AGM 2023 in Bristol

    The first weekend of October saw a group of CSA Network UK staff and board members together with CSAs new and old – and some not even started yet – come together at St. Werburghs City Farm in Bristol for a beautiful two days of deep talking, sharing and visiting local CSAs. Here are some…


  • Reform the Grocery Supply Code of Practice to better protect farmers.

    Reform the Grocery Supply Code of Practice to better protect farmers.

    Perhaps this is something you could consider signing?  Riverford started it and is asking the government to protect farmers by extending the remit of the Grocery Supply Code of Practice so that retailers are required to: – Buy what they agreed to buy – Pay what they agreed to pay – Pay on time Not…


  • Cae Felin CSA Crowdfund for a volunteer shelter

    Cae Felin CSA Crowdfund for a volunteer shelter

    Cae Felin CSA in North East Swansea is an interesting CSA project linked to Morriston Hospital. It provides the staff, patients and visitors of Morriston Hospital direct access to the beauty and tranquillity of nature on their doorstep.  They need to build a timber shelter to run sessions on therapeutic horticulture, environmental education and citizen…


  • Perennial Green Manures Webinar – Wednesday 15th Nov. 2023 19:30-20:30 GMT

    Perennial Green Manures Webinar – Wednesday 15th Nov. 2023 19:30-20:30 GMT

    Webinar Wed, 15 Nov 2023 19:30 – 20:30 GMT Speaker: Clo Ward: Clo (Chloe) Ward is currently the researcher for the Perennial Green Manures project, run by Ecodyfi. See https://www.dyfibiosphere.wales/perennial-green-manures for more on the project. Perennial green manures are fertilisers made from the nitrogen-rich leaves of trees, shrubs and perennial plants. It’s an experimental technique…


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