Plotgate CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a Community Benefit Society offering weekly or fortnightly, seasonal vegetable boxes to its members, as well as encouraging participation, skill building and a deepening awareness of food growing and ecological approaches to agriculture.
Come and get involved! Having access to a farm and knowing exactly where your food is coming from is, we believe, a rare and wonderful thing!
We aim to produce truly sustainable food that is local, freshly harvested, is grown with low carbon inputs, is naturally grown and is delivered through a system that minimises waste (i.e. to subscribing members via veg share boxes), and encourages participation and resilience. It’s very simple really…
What’s in the harvest share boxes?
Most simply, a wonderful, seasonal share of our harvest! We try to maintain this at a minimum of 8 different items each week, and during the winter months we do currently buy in additional veg from Organic certified, Somerset farms, to supplement our stores. In the summer months, you will experience the seasonal gluts with us and veg shares become more abundant. Our aspiration is to grow everything on our farm. We monitor the boxes and try to keep them as varied as possible, but when something needs to be picked, it goes into the shares! We offer a “swaps box” at collection points so you can exchange unwanted veg.
How are the Vegetables Grown?
We do not use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or anything of a nasty nature, and we use either Organic certified or locally sourced inputs (seeds, manure etc.) Our gates are open and we are always happy to discuss production with people, aiming to be as transparent as possible.
How do I get the Veg?
We harvest veg twice each week and take it to…
Mondays 4-7pm Hundred Monkeys Cafe, High Street Glastonbury. (Beginning 11th September 2017).
We also offer delivery on Monday evenings 6.00-8.00pm available in the Butleigh, Street, Glastonbury, West Pennard and Baltonsborough area.
Fridays 4-7pm from the Barton Inn, Barton St David.
Saturdays- delivery is available 9-10am in Keinton Mandeville, Kingweston, Somerton, Kingsdon, The Charltons and the surrounding area.
How Much does it Cost?
Our standard share works out at £12 per week, or £13 delivered. Small shares are £9 per week or £10 delivered. We are a members’ organisation and we need to know who we are growing for, so we ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months, after your initial trial. Setting up a standing order makes payments simple. This works out as:
Standard, weekly box collected: £51.60 pcm (£56.30 delivered)
Standard, fortnightly box collected: £25.80 pcm (£28.15 delivered)
Small weekly box collected: £39.00 pcm (£43.30 delivered)
Small fortnightly box collected: £19.50 pcm (£21.60 delivered)
Can I Volunteer?
Yes! We currently have 4 regular volunteers who help out on the farm each week. As a Thank you, we offer them some veg to take home. We also advertise monthly activity days which are open to the more occasional volunteer.
For any other queries, please Contact Us.