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    Who we are  We’re a not-for-profit community-run local food scheme near Wadebridge in north Cornwall. We grow vegetables to organic principles using no-dig and agroecological farming methods.

    Follow us  Keep up with our latest news on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

    What we’re doing  Subscribe to our veg-growing scheme and we’ll ensure you get a weekly veg box containing a share of our seasonal produce. You’ll automatically become a member of our social enterprise when you sign up. It means you support our commitment to regenerative farming practices and our aim to produce and share healthy, seasonal, local food.

    veg-box-contents-camelcsa-2309184-week veg box trial You can sign up for a 4-week box trial if you live or work within 10 miles of our  site at St Kew Highway near Wadebridge.

    Choose your veg box Two sizes of vegetable box – standard and small – are ready every Friday. We grow most of the fresh, seasonal contents ourselves. Other named local growers supply us with a range of extra Cornish fruit and veg to give all-year-round variety.

    Monthly subscription costs small weekly box (feeds 1-2) is £32 a month in advance; a standard weekly box (feeds 2-4) is £47. Or choose to have a box fortnightly. We accept HealthyStart vouchers.

    Delivery to your home or work Delivery to home or work in our solar-powered electric van is an extra £2 each week, or £1 if delivered to a pick-up point. Or you can collect your box yourself from our site.

    If you wish to cancel your membership subscription we ask you to give a month’s notice. This allows us time to find someone else to take up your share of the harvest.

    Sign up for a 4-week veg box trial

    camelcsa-pickers-packersHow our social enterprise works  Camel CSA is a community interest company, so any profits are ploughed back into the project. Members of our subscription scheme get a share in the produce, have an equal say in how we’re organised and are invited to take part in our voluntary activities. Some do, some don’t; it’s not compulsory!

    Our elected volunteer core management group deal with the day-to-day administration. Paid expert growers work with our volunteer growing team to produce the vegetables. The volunteer picking and packing team work alongside the growers to share out the weekly harvest and prepare the vegetable boxes.

    We’re now well established We set up at the end of 2008 and an entirely volunteer workforce began the growing process in early 2009. Once we were successful with our funding bids, we began to employ professional growers. We’ve been totally self-sustaining since 2013 and now have three permanent part-time growers and one seasonal worker.

    Camel residents grow their own – BBC News 

    Vulnerable adults
    We also offer training and support to vulnerable adults and young people who want to share in the growing experience. Some come to us via local charities and support agencies. Others arrange to take part on an independent basis. Please get in touch if you’re interested.

    What are the benefits of joining us?

    • You get to eat fresh, healthy and nutritious local food
    • You know where your vegetables come from and the people who grow them
    • You reduce your food miles
    • You have a say in how your food is produced
    • You can enjoy fresh air and fun (and exercise!) by sharing in the work and the harvest and joining in social activities
    • You get the chance to take advice and learn from professional growers
    • You contribute to making your community a better, healthier, more climate-friendly place

    What is a CSA?  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  CSA schemes are all about promoting regenerative farming practices, providing local food, reducing food miles, improving food security and connecting people with the land where their food is grown.

    It’s a partnership between food producers and members of the local community. The economic risks and benefits are shared between those who grow the food and the people who consume it. A CSA is committed to community values as it provides employment, education, health and well-being and recreation.

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