Gibside Community Farm is a Community Supported Agriculture scheme based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We were established as a member co-operative Community Interest Company in 2013. Gibside National Trust have kindly supported us by leasing to us a 14 acre (5.8ha) field on Fellside Rd near Burnopfield.
You can get our produce in a number of ways:
Become a member: New members can join us at any time, the membership fee is £52 a year, (April to March). New members can be Workshare members who work for an average of 4 hours a week (180 hours a year) by gardening or contributing to the development of the co-op in exchange for a small share of the crop or Volunteer members who work as much as they want to and take some veg when they are on site.
Buy seasonal weekly veg bags: through our Friends and Neighbours scheme.
Gibside Community Farm is committed to:
– Growing fresh, tasty, seasonal, organic and local produce
– Reducing food miles
– Growing organically which promotes the health of people and the soil, working with living ecological systems, ensuring fairness and caring for the well-being of current and future generations.
– Supporting wildlife and natural habitats
Community Supportive Agriculture provides a radical alternative to the mainstream food system. CSAs are a partnership between farmers and customers in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared.
Gibside Community Farm is committed to
– Making fruit and veg available to all sections of the community
– Sharing skills and knowledge about growing fruit, veg and flowers. We like to support people to develop their knowledge and skills in growing food so we encourage members to join in as much as possible to learn from each other.
We believe in:
Taking positive action locally to tackle the global problems about the environment: Reducing food miles, plastics, pollution, over-use of land, threats to wildlife, chemicals in our food.
Taking tangible action: Gibside Community Farm has converted a 14-acre field to Organic Agroforestry production and developing ways of nurturing the soil using green manures and reducing tillage