I’ve been researching different companies offering local, organic produce in and around Bristol.
I’d read Megan Kimble’s ‘Unprocessed; my city-dwelling year of reclaiming real food’ book. In it, she had talked about community supported agriculture (CSA). She talked about CSAs in the USA only but CSAs is also present across the UK. The idea seems fantastic; individuals invest in the farming of the land both with time and/or money, and in return receiving weekly/monthly produce.
I’ve researched schemes in Bristol, and have come across the following;
- Sims Hill
On first glance at their website, Sims Hill is located at Frenchay. They offer shares of the enterprise in return for fresh seasonal veg on a weekly basis. The shares offered consist of either full or half shared as well as membership for people who want to help out.
- The Community Farm
On first glance at their website, The Community Farm is ‘a community-owned social enterprise, growing and selling organic food through a box delivery service’. Their farm is out in Chew Magna.
With my own garden requiring attention before I commit to helping others, and wanting to see exactly what is out there before committing to one scheme/concept, I’ve been trying various local and national fruit & veg boxes.
Find out about my experiences to date, here.