Veg Boxes

harvest share membership

▶ Would you like to receive a weekly box of fresh vegetables grown using chemical-free methods right here in your community?

▶ Would you like to feel more connected to local land and understand more about where your food comes from?

▶ Do you believe in food justice and want to improve food security for yourself and your neighbours?

  • Prices start from £4.25 per week
  • One month trial – no obligation
  • Support sustainable agriculture in your community

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Kirkstall Valley Farm is a community supported agriculture (CSA) project. This means we are a partnership between farmers (us) and consumers (you) in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared.

What am I expected to do as a CSA member?

You make a monthly membership payment to purchase a “share” of Kirkstall Valley Farm and become a member.

What does the farm do for its members?

  • We look after the land
  • We provide you with good quality fresh food (weekly veg box)
  • We connect you with the farmers who grow your food and the land it comes from
  • We run volunteer sessions and  events

How do I become a member?

Fill in the online registration form and we will email you with more details. If you’re not sure whether harvest share membership is right for you, you can try it out for a month with no obligation to continue (although we’re sure you’ll love the veg so much you’ll want to stay!).


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does membership cost?

Membership costs 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).

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

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.

Do you deliver?

We aren’t able to offer delivery at the moment, but by collecting your veg you get a chance to see the farm and connect with our growers and other members to build community while we share our weekly harvest.

How is harvest share membership different from other veg box schemes?

We are a CSA, which means the risks and rewards of farming are shared between the farmers (us) and the consumers (you). Rather than picking and choosing what goes in your veg box, you receive a share of whatever veg is ready to harvest each week. You get the additional benefits of knowing where your veg comes from, connecting with the people that grow it, reducing your food miles and an opportunity to build community.

When you become a member you are supporting the community farm to keep growing veg, and your membership fees pay for the work, equipment and supplies the farm needs.


HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

Fill in the online registration form and we will email you with more details. If you’re not sure whether harvest share membership is right for you, you can try it out for a month with no obligation to continue (although we’re sure you’ll love the veg so much you’ll want to stay!).

For any questions, please contact [email protected].