How it works
All our veg boxes are taken for 2022. However, we will be offering a lot more in 2023, to include an on-site farm shop. Join our membership to receive updates!
How do we join the scheme, how do we buy produce...how does it work?
Becoming a member
Becoming a member adds you to our community of followers, and does not commit you to purchasing produce. It enables you to order veg boxes, and receive updates about the farm. You become a member by clicking the box at the top of the page - the process is simple and requires just an email and password. Becoming a member simply helps us to build a community of support - you can unsubscribe at any point.
Veg boxes (2023)
In spring 2023 we will be recommencing our veg boxes, but with loads more options. We will be supplementing our amazing produce with fruit and veg from other organic farms, and offering weekly and fortnightly orders. Keep tuned as we update our site and provide more information.
We are delighted to be opening a small "honesty" farm shop in spring 2023. We will stock a range of produce, to include our own grown produce and certified organic produce from further afield. We will also stock organic flour, preserves, cakes and more. Card payments will be accepted. Please keep tuned as we update our website and provide further information.
The produce and the aim
Our produce is made up of items grown on our small farm (just 1 acre), and some items brought in from an organic co-operative. The produce we grow is done so using chemical free and regenerative principles.
Our aim is to supplement your shop bought produce with our seasonal produce, so you can ensure a year round supply of local veg, usually at the time it is grown and harvested. We won't replace the supermarkets, but can dramatically change the way you buy fruits and veg, and hopefully improve the ethics involved in food production, as well as the quality of your food.
Where does your produce come from and is it "organic"?
We currently grow all our produce on our small farm in mid Wales - with the exception of potatoes and onions, which we source from an organic British grower. However, we are limited by the seasons and climate, so do not currently provide produce all year round.
All the produce we grow on our own farm is chemical free, grown using regenerative principles, and prioritises soil health. We do not pack our items in plastic (with the exception of the salad leaves, although these can also be loose) and, being locally grown and supplied, we have minimal food miles. We are not currently certified organic and are considering the merits of this accreditation. Our farm encourages biodiversity, soil health and low impact.
How does the delivery/collection system work?
We deliver to postcodes within 10 miles of SY22 5NA (Llanfyllin). Delivery is free. Your produce will come in a biodegradable paper bag (sorry...not a "box"), and we are happy to leave this in a safe place. We deliver every Sunday, between 10am and 4pm, and we aim to pick and pack your produce within 24 hours if possible, and sometimes the morning of delivery.
How can you compete with supermarket prices for your own produce?
Its tough! We are a very small farm, and grow our produce on just 1 acre. However, we pack a punch. We focus on intensive and regenerative agriculture, which gets the most out of small spaces. We use hand tools, so don't have the expense of mechanisation. Our small scale means we don't need to employ staff, albeit with the odd bit of help, and we use very little packaging and minimal logistics. We also avoid the expense of organic certification, and take the view that you, our customers, hold us to account. However, the most fundamental factor is our direct sales relationship with customers. By bypassing the supermarkets, we avoid the massive margins they demand (usually 70%) and can enjoy 100% of the revenue. Consequently, we are able to offer our produce at a similar price, or sometimes cheaper to the supermarkets organic counterparts. Its still difficult, and we work hard - but this model means it is possible for us to get a fair wage, and for you get ethical, quality, locally sourced produce. Why wouldn't you?
Do I need to get a delivery every week, and does my order need to remain the same?
Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership model and the quality of our produce hopes to encourage an ongoing weekly commit to a "regular" order, and our subscriptions are for a 22 week period. However, we appreciate that things change, and if its not working out, you can cancel your subscription with 2 weeks notice.
Can I cancel my membership?
You can cancel your membership and also your veg box subscription at any time and just need to send us an email and allow us 2 weeks to remove you from our database. Its as simple as that - there is no long term commitment.
Who are the other suppliers?
To add some variety to your orders, we will be aiming to grow relationships with regional small scale suppliers for produce such as free range eggs, preserves, honey, biscuits and handmade soaps. Watch this space.
Who is this scheme for - why should I join?
Our ethos is to be as inclusive as possible, and we try and provide our produce to you at a similar price to the supermarkets organic and sometimes non-organic counterparts - so our appeal is broad. We won't replace the supermarket, but aim to offer a different, more ethical way of buying certain goods. Moreover, we believe our own grown produce will be fresher and therefore superior to supermarket produce, which is often imported, spending days in transit. Our own grown produce is also likely to last a lot longer, given it is often delivered within hours of being picked. This way, you will receive good value quality food, whilst also sustaining a small, more ethical and local enterprise.