Notice

Dublin Community Supported Agriculture: Information Evening on 5 March

 

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Dublin invites you to its first information day on Wednesday, 5 March 2014 at Third Space Cafe, Smithfield Square, Dublin 2 from 6.30pm-8.00pm.

Are you interested in developing a deeper and more meaningful relationship with your food supply?
Are you tired of food health scares and would like to get your vegetables from a source that you can really trust?

Are you looking for nutrient-dense and organically grown vegetables?

Are you looking to reduce your food miles?

Would you like to support local organic growers and the local economy, and ensure that your payments are not departing to the head offices and shareholders of a distant corporation?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this information day is
for you. CSA will talk about the alternative of community supported
agriculture and share our hands-on experience gained in our pilot
project.

The emphasis of a CSA is to develop a relationship with a particular
grower, and to purchase whatever is available for an entire season -
it's a type of mutual insurance system where the farmer sells food
grown on the farm, and the buyers have a guaranteed supply. CSA
schemes have been successfully running in many cities internationally
for a number of years. CSA hopeS to bring its benefits to the city of
Dublin, attract new members and inspire new initiatives.

The CSA group is celebrating the end of its first successful season of
securing fresh vegetables from two farms in Co.Kildare. Since the end
of August 2013, it has received a weekly bag of organic,
locally-grown veg including onions, carrots, parsnips, potatoes,
kohlrabi, beetroot, swedes, salads, tomatoes, garlic, kale, cabbage,
apples (and even on one occasion, some homemade chutney!).

The information day will include two introductory talks, one by well-known food writer, Frank Armstrong, the other by one of the members, all followed by a Q&A session.

CSA Dublin hopes to see you there!