New website marks push to raise profile of Community Supported Agriculture

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network UK has launched a website with the aim of connecting and advising farmers, growers and consumers, while also promoting the CSA model to policy makers.

Image: Charles Smith
Image: Charles Smith

Established in December 2013, the network brings together farms which supply local communities directly under a variety of models, which may include consumers paying up-front for produce.

Network coordinator Maresa Bossano said: "The website will provide a platform to raise the profile of the CSA farming model in the UK and the fantastic work of our member farms, who consistently prove that both farmers and consumers can benefit considerably from forming lasting partnerships."

A recent estimate has put the number of CSA farms at 80 in England alone, with vegetable growers predominating.

The website is at www.communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk .


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