Stroud Community Agriculture is open to new members!
Everyone is welcome to join in and enjoy the farm, including non-members. We currently have a long waiting list to join our veg shares, which means that on average you will have to wait 23 months between completing this joining form and getting your veg share.
If you feel that the costs below are too much, then please contact Carol about our bursary scheme to help members on a low income. Let us know if you know someone who would like to make use of this bursary. We also have a ‘work-share’ system that allows one or two members to provide work of real value to SCA in return for a veg share. If you would like to apply for this, please email Carol for an application form.
The Stroud Community Agriculture project also welcomes people who would like to join the community purely for the social benefits. As the project succeeds we hope it will expand to other farms and enterprises so that more people can get involved in this way of farming.
You can choose one of two ways to join SCA:
As a member only (which supports the general running of the project) at £3 (£2 concessions) per household per month.
As a member with a weekly veggie box (share of seasonal vegetables) at £3 (£2) for the membership + £46 for a single share (most members find that this is enough for 2 adults) and £40 for additional shares per month.
In addition to vegetables, all members can buy competitively priced frozen beef, pork and lamb, which is produced from our own cows, pigs and sheep. They can also buy eggs and staple veg (such as potatoes, carrots and onions) all of which is bought in from local, organic suppliers.
Since the farm needs supporting throughout the year, monthly payments need to continue even if you are on holiday. Members usually arrange for a friend to collect their vegetables when they are away. If you decide to stop your standing order, then you may need to join a waiting list before you can rejoin. SCA needs three months’ notice for cancellation of a vegetable share. This ensures that the farm is fully supported and gives us time to recruit someone to take your place.
Please complete and submit the Joining Form below and Carol will contact you via email with information on setting up a standing order and scheduling your first pick-up.
The information you provide in this form will be used only for dealing with you as a member of Stroud Community Agriculture. SCA takes the privacy of our members’ data seriously and will only use your personal information for administration purposes and for communicating with you about your membership.