We have started on our very first steps to cultivation on the site – ploughing and laying a green manure seed to feed and replenish the soil ready for our first growing season in 2024. In spring 2024 we start sowing and planting.

Growing Local CSA

We will growing vegetables for the new Growing Local CSA –  ‘community supported agriculture’. CSAs are a collaboration between those who eat the food and those who grow it to ensure that fresh, local, nutritious, naturally grown vegetables are available for the local community. 

It is an opportunity for everyone to invest and share in the production of our local food and enjoy the variety of fruit and vegetables through every season. 

The CSA will take up most of the new site and will incorporate around 10 acres of growing areas, the planting of heritage orchards, polytunnels, a packing and store shed and picnic areas.

HOW CAN YOU BUY OUR VEG?

You will be able to buy and collect our veg through a crop share scheme from June/July 2024. We aim to grow a huge variety of vegetables plus some herbs and fruit on our 10 acres of growing space to share with members of the scheme. Produce will be argroecologically grown working with nature.

Crop share members will receive a share of the weekly harvest all year round which they can collect directly from the site or from hub points north and south of Hereford city. To ensure a year round supply, during the ‘hungry gap’ we will supplement our own crops with as local as possible other veggies.

What are the benefits of being a crop shareholder?

Protect your local veg supply

No more tomato shortages with us, whatever we grow will be supplied directly to you.

Reduce your environmental impact

Buy veggies that are grown free of chemicals locally right here in Hereford.

Support our educational offer

Growing Local work with children, young people, families and adults offering subsidised growing and cooking workshops and events.

Build social connections

All members can optionally take part in volunteering to help with growing, harvesting or packing. We’ll also be running seasonal member events to celebrate our glorious produce.

Expand your knowledge

Learn all about growing or teach your children about seasonality and how veggies grow.

There really are so many reasons to support us!

Whatever your reason for joining the Growing Local CSA, you will be supporting the development of an ethical and sustainable model of growing, producing and distributing locally grown food.