CSA VEG BAGS
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
CSA is a system which shares the rewards and risks of farming between the producer and consumer.
Customers commit to receiving a share of the farm’s harvest throughout the growing season, and if possible pay up front at the start of the season to help the farmer plan.
Customers are more involved in the farm through open days and feedback on different crops and varieties, and in return for their commitment they receive a greater share of the harvest if there's a bumper crop.
It is one of the best ways to create a fairer and more sustainable
Why should I join?
Support your local small farm; be part of the movement for a more sustainable food system
Eat fresh, delicious, seasonal produce straight from our farm every week throughout the season; May to December
Reduce waste: forget the supermarket plastic packaging and get all your veg in one lovely re-usable bag
Receive a weekly newsletter and recipes
Join us for open days on the farm
Veg bag contents
Each week we decide what’s going in the veg bags, so you get the freshest and most seasonal local produce possible. It is almost always from our farm, but we like to support other small producers too so occasionally you'll have produce from other local and organic farms.
We can’t offer substitutions ahead of time (unless you’re allergic to something), but we do have a ‘swap box’ where you can swap out items if you’d rather have something else. You can also buy extra items from the swap box if you like.
As a CSA scheme we encourage our subscribers to pay up front. Paying before the season starts helps the farm's cashflow when sales are low and initial costs are high (e.g. seeds, compost etc.) Most importantly, it means we know how many people to grow for throughout the whole season.
If you pay up front you get a weekly discount and pay for only 30 weeks, which allows for one week's holiday during the season. If you do not take this time, you get one week free!
Collection or delivery
Most customers choose to collect their veg bag directly from us at the farm, just behind Bowhouse, St Monans.
However, we also deliver to homes in the East Neuk. The cost for this is £2 extra each week.
Bags are picked, packed and ready to be collected between 3pm and 7pm on Wednesdays.
Outside of that time you can collect your bag from our veg shed in the byre at Bowhouse.
We use re-usable bags rather than boxes, so you will receive your veg in a lovely made-in-Dundee jute bag, and we ask that you please bring it back the following week to ensure we always have enough to fulfil the orders.
We also use compostable bags whenever possible.
You'll also get a newsletter every week with updates about the farm and information about each week's contents.
Please note at this stage in the season we only accept weekly standing order payments;