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Tim Dickens (Community Supported Agriculture & Teign Greens) – What is the CSA, the benefits of a sharing model to growers, community and society.
Episode 728th July 2021 • The Food Grower Podcast • Chris (Fanfield Farm) & Jack (Jacks Patch)
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The weekly podcast that talks all things food growing with those doing amazing things from across the UK and the world.

Every week we deliver you a podcast that interviews a fantastic food grower that is doing things differently, inspirationally or that has an awesome story to tell.

In this episode we are delighted to have Tim on from the CSA Network (Community Supported Agriculture Network) we talk about:

  • What is Community Supported Agriculture
  • How CSA benefits the farmer / grower
  • How CSA benefits communities and society
  • The future for small scale growing
  • How the pandemic and covid have effected the way we sell food
  • Other types of CSA's that aren't ust veg boxes
  • How the model is so sustainable for the future

Tim is also a grower himself and is half of the team that runs Teign Greens, we talk to him about:

  • How it got started
  • What's important to them
  • Being organic and moving to approved biodiverse
  • How the Pandemic effected them
  • Being a CSA themselves

Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will Tim be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ???

This is a podcast that will hopefully inspire and inform you whatever experience you have… from aspiring grower, to casual allotmenteer, right through to fully fledged market gardener. We will be talking everything from no-dig to permaculture, mushrooms to marketing.

We are your hosts Chris from Fanfield Farm and Jack from Jacks Patch and we will be bringing you an inspirational interview, some tips and tricks from our own farms as well as the fun feature of quick fire questions that we ask every guest…. Obviously including whether they prefer an evening farm beer or morning farm coffee!!

Show Notes:

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