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  • New research finds more farmers trying CSA

    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 to increase or supplement their…


  • Joint letter to new government – support UK horticulture

    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. We are asking the new…


  • The current picture of CSA in the UK

    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 CSAs produce fresh, agroecologically grown…


  • CSA in the Big Issue – support British farmers

    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 small-scale farms and CSAs. “The…


  • General Election 2024 – ask your local candidate to support CSA!

    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 out who your local candidates…


  • New funding available – Green Community Grants

    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 other project ideas to improve…


  • Community growing space available in York – apply soon

    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 interest in developing the site…


  • CSA start-up and scaling-up course September 2024

    CSA start-up and scaling-up course September 2024

    We are pleased to announce that Ed Hamer and Chagfood will be running their eleventh CSA start-up and scaling-up course in September 2024. The course will build on the first-hand experience they have gained in establishing their own CSA’s over the past ten years to provide the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence for you to…


  • More support for small farms and market gardens in England

    More support for small farms and market gardens in England

    Soon small farms and market gardens will be eligible to apply for the DEFRA Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI). This was previously only available for farms larger than 5 hectares. The SFI will also be open to new entrants who previously did not meet the requirements for the previous Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The 5 hectare+…


  • The Organic Growers Gathering 27th-29th September 2024

    The Organic Growers Gathering 27th-29th September 2024

    We are excited to be sponsoring the Organic Growers Gathering 2024 27th-29th September 2024 at the Hardwick Estate, South Oxfordshire. Cultivating skills and knowledge with the organic growing community.  The gathering is for small scale fruit, veg, herb and flower growers, land workers, crafters and more. Whether you’re a weathered master of the soil or…


  • CSA UK on BBC Countryfile

    CSA UK on BBC Countryfile

    The power of CSA features on BBC Countryfile. Our CSA Network UK board member Charlotte Barry at Camel Community Supported Agriculture (Camel CSA), North Cornwall, featured on Countryfile, talking about growing to organic principles and in an agroecological way to protect nature and practicing no dig methods to not disturb the soil.  They also discussed…


  • We are hiring! Communications and Events Manager (CEM)

    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 week until March 2025 (funding…


  • The Agroecology Learning Collective (TALC) has launched

    The Agroecology Learning Collective (TALC) has launched

    TALC is a new UK-based collective of agroecological trainers, mentors, advisors, centres of learning and demonstration farms that work together to share and deliver the skills and knowledge needed for a regenerative future.  TALC aims to drive collaboration and knowledge-sharing across the sector, building regional, national and international links between teachers and learners, stimulating the…


  • Community Farm seeks new members for its management committee – Chew Magna, Bristol

    Community Farm seeks new members for its management committee – Chew Magna, Bristol

    The Community Farm seeks new members for its management committee. Those who care about climate change and the state of nature and want to make a difference are encouraged to join. The Community Farm is a non-profit, community-owned organic horticulture and veg box operation that welcomes over fifteen hundred people annually for a variety of…


  • New Funding for Farmers to Enhance Water Resources

    New Funding for Farmers to Enhance Water Resources

    On 22nd April, Defra launched a new initiative to help farmers collaborate on water storage projects, protect against drought, and ensure food security. Farmers can now apply for a  Local Resources Options screening study in their area. Applications are open until 23:59 on Sunday, 16th June. These studies will assist farmers and growers in understanding…


  • Thanks to the Pebble Trust

    Thanks to the Pebble Trust

    We are hugely grateful to The Pebble Trust for offering us a further two years of funding to continue working in Scotland promoting CSA. They are also helping support two Scottish CSAs to be part of our 2024 Incubator scheme.


  • Universal Basic Income for farmers

    Universal Basic Income for farmers

    Basic Income For Farmers (BI4Farmers) Launches Landmark Discussion Paper Basic Income For Farmers (BI4Farmers) has just published their first discussion paper, “Sowing the Seeds of Stability: The Case for a Basic Income for Farmers, Farmworkers, and Food Producers in the UK.”  This groundbreaking document advocates for the implementation of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) tailored…


  • Grow Your Own CSA Training Course 2024 Launches

    Grow Your Own CSA Training Course 2024 Launches

    Join The Ultimate CSA Startup Course Are you ready to turn your Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) dream into a thriving reality? This October through December, dive into our dynamic 12-session online program designed to equip you with everything you need to succeed. What You’ll Get: Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity to start your…


  • Cae Tan Crowdfunder to purchase their land

    Cae Tan Crowdfunder to purchase their land

    Cae Tan, a not-for-profit Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme nestled in Gower, has proudly reached a significant milestone: celebrating a decade of fostering sustainable farming practices and reconnecting communities with the land. Recognized as Wales’ largest and most innovative CSA, Cae Tan has garnered acclaim not only within the UK but across Europe as a…


  • Join the 11th Soil & Nutrition Conference: Exploring “The State of Nutrient Density”

    Join the 11th Soil & Nutrition Conference: Exploring “The State of Nutrient Density”

    The Bionutrient Food Association invites you to attend its 16-week online conference every Tuesday from May 14th to August 27th, 1:00-3:00 PM EST.  Delve into the State of Nutrient Density alongside a global community passionate about food quality. As awareness grows regarding the significance of Nutrient Density and research advances, the entire conference is dedicated…


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