Interested in Joining us?
Candlemas is on Sunday 2nd February. We meet at 3pm at Brookthorpe. Please save your left over...
Stroud Community Agriculture is a new type of sustainable farming.
Built on cooperation and mutual support the risks and rewards of farming are shared between the farmers and consumers. The consumers commit themselves to supporting the farm and providing a fair income for the farmers. The farmers can then develop the health and fertility of the farm, its wildlife and environment. All the produce from the farm is shared between the supporting consumers or sold locally if there is a surplus.
SCA on BBC breakfast show, Click here for video of Mark and Jade interviewed on the farm 19th Feb2009
Share the Farm
We lease 23 acres at Hawkwood less than 1 mile from the centre of Stroud. This is a beautiful and tranquil location and has been farmed organically for many years. We also lease 23 acres of land at Brookthorpe, three miles away on the way to Gloucester. Our members support the farmers to produce their food. The farmers receive a reasonable wage and everyone shares high quality, locally-grown organic vegetables and meat.
Share the Fun
There is an active community life around the farm with picnics, shared meals, bonfires, night time walks, seasonal festivals and children’s activities. Members do not have to contribute work though many do, and we have regular community workdays. Non members are welcome at our events.
Plant your money locally
We want to expand the farm to feed more local people. As we get more members we will look to extend the range of produce we offer. This may include dairy produce, lamb, eggs and soft fruit.