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 you will receive lots of different veg throughout the year. For example:
Winter: Carrots, potatoes, cabbage, beetroot, pumpkin, onions, Brussels sprouts, celeriac, salad, swede, parsnips
Spring: Kale, peas, broad beans, cauliflower, garlic, spinach, chard, salad, pak choi
Summer: Tomatoes, courgettes, cucumber, French beans, fennel, broccoli, salad
Autumn: Pumpkin, sweetcorn, leeks, celery, red cabbage, pak choi, potatoes
How much is membership? Cost start from £4.25 to £19.25 per week (depending on size and budget). You can pay for your veg using Healthy Start vouchers (for people who are pregnant or have children under 4, more info here).
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 (3:00pm – 6:00pm), Friday (8:00am – 4:00pm) or Saturday morning (10:00am – 12:00 noon).
Alternatively, if it’s more convenient, you can collect your veg box from Zero Muda in Horsforth or Ecotopia in Bramley. We will deliver the veg to the shops every Friday morning; please check their websites for opening hours.
How do I become a member? Read the Harvest Share Membership handbook for all the info you need.
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].