Our CSA provides members with a share in the season’s harvest and a connection to our farm, yielding:
How long have you had a CSA?
When we first started working on organic farms in the 1990s it was pretty 'out there'. Now organic food is mainstream and the time is right for people to switch on to the importance of organics and agro-ecology for the wellbeing of the whole planet, as well as themselves. Our CSA only launched in 2018, but it’s been almost 30 years in the making.
If you had advice for a farmer thinking about offering a CSA, what would it be?
Connection, transparency and accountability are at the heart of CSA. So different from the supermarket economy (and much of the cut flower industry) that’s created at the expense of farmers, consumers and the environment. Imagine the change you could create with a CSA in your industry – it’s worth it! We started with just 7 members; don’t be afraid to start small.
What's your favourite aspect of the CSA community?
I was ready, if a bit shy, to open the gates to the why and how of what we do here. What I wasn’t expecting was the way the sense of our CSA members would follow me into the fie ld. Theysend pictures of our flowers in their homes, or tell me things like, ‘I love cornflowers’, or ‘oh I haven’t seen Queen Anne’s Lace for years!’. Then l find myself in the field thinking ‘oooh, Tully will love that deep blue! Or, ‘these sunflowers will look great in Lois’ bright living room’.
Farming can be a solitary pursuit and it’s such a joy to have a sense of our wonderful CSA members here in the field with us.