Increasing our Greenness.
This model of paying a subscription up front for your produce is the most common method of payment for schemes like ours.. Multi veg growing businesses such as ours, work on a yearly basis and getting paid nine months after starting to produce the vegetables, puts a severe strain on our cashflow ; By paying for your produce on subscription enables us to make positive changes and improve; .for example, we will be able to move away from the plastic bags we now deliver veg in , to cotton reusable bags thus reducing the amount of plastic that could potentially clog up our oceans . We will be able to use the Outspoken bike package delivery service to deliver our vegetables to the centre of Cambridg, thus cutting down on inner city pollution and congestion . We will be able to make investments into reducing the Hungry Gap ( April – May) , which will benefit us all .
On a practical level , it will free us up from having to track quite small transactions and will make our accounting literally fifty times less complicated ; this will allow us to spend more time growing .
(We know there are organic vegetable delivery schemes around that don't operate like this but generally they buy everything in and will more often than not pay the producer of the vegetables in your box after you have paid them . Where as we have put significant effort and investment into our vegetables sometimes months before they appear in your veg bag .
BECOMING A SUBSCRIBER OF OUR CSA WILL;
Give you the peace of mind of knowing where your food comes from.
Give you a direct relationship with the people that grow your food.
Give you a chance to see your vegetables growing .
Give our farm long term stability.
Provide you with seasonal food with a very low carbon footprint.
Help us sustain the flourishing wildlife we have on our farm.
Make sure that more of your money goes back into the local economy.
Helps us increase our 'greeness'.
Helps provide free good healthy food for those in need in Cambridge
Allows us to provide employment opportunities for others.
YOUR MONEY WILL BE HAVING A POSITIVE IMPACT ON