Why we do it

Plotgate CSA, like other Community Supported Agriculture projects all over the world, aims to be an exciting example of what a healthier food system can look like when communities come together to take back control of their food system.

We believe that our food gives members a taste of something different.

Knowing exactly where your food has come from, and being able to walk around the farm, even help with the growing, is a rare and wonderful thing! We provide the expertise and the majority of the work, so that you can enjoy the freshest food, that is grown with environmental care at its heart…

Straight from the ground, naturally grown, low carbon produce.

Using agroecological principles we produce food that is fresh, seasonal, local and naturally grown. We harvest most veg (other than stored roots) on the same day that we distribute it to our customers, and you can taste the freshness.

We can only manage this because we are small-scale and local. We only grow what is in season, so we don’t artificially heat growing spaces or waste carbon on transport or big machinery. We never use synthetic chemicals or fertilizers on our veg, the soil or anywhere on site.

Growing for our members means we have a stable and predictable income and our members get great veg, straight from the fields.

How we source our food, defines our relationship with the natural world.

Growing Community – connecting folk through food and farm, visits and volunteering.

Coming together to grow, eat, cook and learn.

The more we share, the deeper our connections and the more harmonious the world that we create.

Food brings folk together and we like nothing better than cooking up a fine feast with our members.

Growing Ecology – working with nature to nurture our ecology

The greatest joy we find at Plotgate, is witnessing the year on year increase in the creatures that choose to share our site.

We believe that enhancing biodiversity alongside food production ensures a more resilient ecosystem that is better able to adapt to changes and survive adversity. We need all the plants, insects, mammals and microbes to thrive and strengthen our ecological systems.

Healthy soil, means healthy plants, means healthy ecology, means healthy food, means healthy humans.