Major concerns in agriculture are providing a livelihood for farmers, feeding the growing population and protecting the environment. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an alternative that offers a solution. It’s a partnership between the participant and the farmers, whereas the participant pays a fixed contribution, thus participating in the potential risks but also in the potential abundance.
Main results / outcomes
Plukboerderij GRONDIG produces (small) fruit, vegetables, eggs and natural meat in an ecological way. They work with 430 adult equivalents on the land. Participants harvest for personal use.
The consumers are directly connected to the producers, they support local farms, create less waste and help to build a community. Through intensive communication via mail and in the field, the farmers are always close by. Knowledge is exchanged in all directions at all levels and efforts are made to build communities.
Plukboerderij GRONDIG is replicable in other regions and has potential to scale up. They expand their network, by working together with other businesses (restaurant, bakery, …). And are also work on nature management, the farmers look over the grazing in a nature conservation.