Community Supported Agriculture Scheme
The Kitchen Garden People run our Community Supported Agriculture scheme (CSA). CSAs are a great way of supplying nutritious vegetables and other fresh produce to local communities, eliminating waste and the risk to the grower. People pay a monthly subscription and whatever is produced that week is divided up so that everyone gets an equal share.
Our CSA supplies 60 local families in the area from 2 polytunnels and 2 acres in the field. We are looking to expand to 4 polytunnels in 2020 to provide shares for 120 families.
The team grow salads and veg including asparagus, kale, rainbow chard, courgettes, spinach, purple sprouting broccoli, leaf beet spinach, spring onions, flower sprouts, winter squash, onions, leeks, cucumbers, peppers, florence fennel, french beans, garlic, parsley, coriander, mustard, and different varieties of lettuce as well as redcurrants, pears, plums and rhubarb. The polytunnels contain anything from tomatoes to salad leaves depending on the season.