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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 methods.

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

    What we’re doing  Sign up for one of our Cornish veg boxes to get a share of our produce and you’ll automatically become a member of our social enterprise. It means you support us in our aims to produce and share fresh seasonal local food using sustainable farming methods.

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

    Prices A small weekly box (feeds 1-2) costs £32 a month; a standard weekly box (feeds 2-4) costs £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 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.

    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. Vegetable box scheme members 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 core management group deal with the day-to-day administration. The volunteer picking and packing team share out the weekly harvest and prepare the vegetable boxes. The volunteer growing team work with our paid, expert growers to produce the vegetables.

    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 who want to share in the growing experience. Some come to us via local charities and 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 local food, reducing food miles, improving food security and connecting people with the land where food is grown.

    It’s a partnership between farmers, 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 and recreation.

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