A stronger connection between producers and consumers, access to good low-cost local food, providing a more stable and sustainable model for farmers - these are the aims of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project we recently funded. The funds will go towards building community supported agriculture in Scotland, in particular the Highlands & islands, supporting and growing the existing schemes and helping start new ones. Outcomes will include peer mentoring visits, webinars, a gathering in the Highland & Islands and publicity materials.
CSA farms give people access to good low-cost local food, produced in a way which supports farmers, builds communities and cares for the environment. People become farm members, offering payments or volunteer hours, and in return receive a share of the harvest. Visit their website to find out more.