Thanks to the hard work of staff and volunteers at the farm, the Kirkstall Valley Farm ‘Harvest Share Membership Scheme’ launched earlier this year and veg boxes have been collected weekly throughout the summer month.
What is the Harvest Share Membership Scheme? Kirkstall Valley Farm is a member of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network. Community supported agriculture is a partnership between farmers and consumers in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared. Customers agree to support a local farm through money, time or skills, and the farmer agrees to provide good quality food and look after the land. Through the Harvest Share Membership scheme, the farm provides local communities with a secure supply of good quality fresh food and opportunities to connect with the land and people that grow it.
How does it work? With the Harvest Share Members scheme you purchase a ‘share’ of the farm and become a member. By becoming a member, you are supporting our local community farm, enabling us to look after the land and, in return, you get a box of good quality fresh food every week for the whole season.
What’s in the veg boxes? Items in the boxes will be seasonal so, at this time of year, you will receive a selection of tomatoes, cucumber, salad, peas, runner beans, French beans, courgettes, chard, spring onion, broccoli, cauliflower, and kale.
How much is membership? Cost start from £5 to £17.50 per week (depending on size and budget).
Where do I collect the veg box from? We harvest the veg every Thursday so members are welcome to collect their share from the farm on Thursday afternoon (3:30pm – 6:30pm) or Saturday morning (10am – 4pm).
Alternatively, if it’s more convenient, you can collect your veg box from Zero Muda in Horsforth. We will deliver the veg to Zero Muda every Friday morning; they are open Monday to Saturday (9am – 5pm) or Sunday (10am – 4pm).
How do I sign up? If this sounds good to you, take a look our Harvest Share Membership Handbook where you will find more detailed information.
To sign up, please complete the online registration form here and we will be back in touch with an agreement form and a membership number.
For any questions, please contact [email protected].