Organic veg shares at School Farm
Covid 19 update: We will continue to provide organic locally grown vegetables for our community. Once the boxes begin, at the start of June, we will have in place necessary additional hygiene measures in place for harvesting and distancing measures for collection. For anyone who is not able to collect we will offer a delivery – please contact us if this applies to you to discuss options.
As a member of School Farm CSA you will receive a box of fresh, organic vegetables grown primarily here on the farm at Dartington.
Choose from a standard weekly box of organic vegetables for hungry families or a slightly smaller box for couples and individuals. Each week will be packed full of veg, grown at the farm, and will change with the seasons: from broad beans and peas at mid-summer, juicy tomatoes in high summer, and hearty squashes for autumnal feast.
We just offer veg during the main growing season from June to December. We are now taking new members for the start of June this year (2020).
We harvest our veg every Tuesday, ready for members to pick up from our farm on the Dartington Estate, at our pick-up point in Totnes or our new collection point in Buckfastleigh.
We offer a monthly payment scheme and a limited number of subsidised boxes to make it easier for you to join us. We will adjust the cost of a standard or small share to your start date, so please enquire for price details.
You can sign up for our organic vegetable harvest shares here, or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re new to the scheme here’s our ‘story so far’ and you can check out our membership FAQ’s page for more info.
Still not certain membership is for you?
Our member Sandy, explains why she made the leap from knowing about the CSA to signing up.
Why do we farmers love CSA?
Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and the local community, where the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared. Benefits are enjoyed by all sides: farmers for instance can receive a more stable and secure income and closer connection with their community, and members can benefit by eating fresh healthy food, feeling more connected to the land where their food is grown and learning new skills.
How is our CSA radically different to the supermarket?
We don’t put a monetary value on our veg, which means that instead of packing up a box of veg that is equal to a particular cost we ask members to subscribe to the farm for £525/year (or £315 for a smaller share) and for that we’ll do our best to grow as many vegetables as possible, in a variety that will tickle your palette for as long as the weather will allow. Each week we divide up what is ripe and share it out equally with our members. If the weather is terrible our members know we’ve done our best and accept a smaller harvest, and if the weather is amazing then our members are rewarded for their commitment with a share of the abundance. Your share of the harvest will vary from week to week, season to season, and year to year.