We’ve a new project getting started at The Oak Tree, along with help from members of Transition Ipswich. It is a Community Supported Agriculture Scheme (CSA) which offers local people a weekly share of freshly picked vegetables grown on the farm in exchange for:
- Helping out on the farm on fun and sociable working party days (for volunteer members who enjoy a substantial discount).
- A very reasonable weekly subscription for both volunteer and armchair members.
- Social events for members to celebrate the changes in the seasons, as well as skill sharing sessions on preserving food, baking bread, building a clay oven, grafting trees etc etc…
Further details of the scheme are available on our website.
CSAs have been around for ages in the States and Japan, but they are quite new in the UK. To my knowledge (and according to the Soil Association, who assist people seeking to create new CSAs) we’ll be the first veg growing CSA in Suffolk.
We are currently seeking members for our new scheme please contact Joanne if you might be interested!