Who we are
Camel CSA is a not-for-profit community supported agriculture scheme at Treraven Farm near Wadebridge in north Cornwall.

We grow and supply seasonal vegetables for around 80 local households using organic principles and no-dig methods.

What we are 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 can join in the growing and harvesting activities too.

You’ll automatically become a member of our social enterprise when you sign up. It means you support our commitment to agroecological practices and our aim to produce and share healthy, seasonal local food. 

Watch this BBC Spotlight report about Camel CSA

4-week veg box trial
You can sign up for a 4-week box trial if you live or work in or around Wadebridge, Bodmin, Delabole and the various places in between, or along the north coast from St Teath to Port Isaac and Polzeath.

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
A small weekly box (feeds 1-2) is £51 a month in advance; a standard weekly box (feeds 2-4) is £69.30 a month. Prices include free delivery via e-bike or electric van.

Save food miles and get a discount
Get a £4-a-month discount if you collect your box yourself from a pick-up point in either Wadebridge or West Downs, Delabole. We also accept HealthyStart vouchers.

Support for households in need
When you are away we offer to divert your veg box to a household in need. We do this in partnership with the health and wellbeing teams at local GP surgeries in Wadebridge and Port Isaac. We also donate surplus veg to the community café at Concern Wadebridge in the John Betjeman Centre.

How our social enterprise works
Camel CSA is a community interest company (CIC), so any profits are fed back into the business. 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 volunteering activities. Some do, some don’t; it’s not compulsory!

Paid workers and volunteers
Camel CSA set up in late 2008, began growing veg in early 2009 and became totally self-sustaining in 2013. There are now more than 30 regular volunteers and four part-time workers – a grower, grower/delivery driver, a picking and packing coordinator and an admin coordinator.

The growing team produce and harvest the vegetables. The picking and packing team share out the weekly harvest and pack the vegetable boxes. The elected core management group make the day to day decisions.

Vulnerable adults
We also welcome 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.

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 contribute directly to the local economy and 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 help make your community a better, healthier, more nature-friendly place

What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA schemes are all about promoting agroecological farming practices while mitigating climate change, providing local food, 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 work, education, recreation, health and well-being.

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