A Home for our Growing Community

by Chestnuts Farm CSA in Bishop's Cannings, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 17th July 2020 we successfully raised £974 with 21 supporters in 42 days

Our community project needs a building to be used for storing and packing vegetables, as well as community events and learning initiatives.

by Chestnuts Farm CSA in Bishop's Cannings, England, United Kingdom

61st place in the Calor Rural Community Fund - £5,000 Category

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Who are we?

Chestnuts Farm is a small family run business, watch our video to see all of us! COVID-19 has stopped us bringing our community together physically, but we're still together virtually and our members are getting to receive their first shares.

What's the aim? 

Our aim is for fresh, healthy, locally grown vegetables to be a choice accessible to our whole community, rather than a luxury. We want to use our facilities to support harder to reach groups (e.g homeless, recently housed and vulnerable), and educate the younger generation on where their food comes from and how it can be grown sustainably. 

How will we spend the money?

The money that we raise will enable us to expand and accept more members, as well as allowing us to begin work with schools and young children. The packing shed we are aiming to build gives us a safe, dry space to host events, groups and a space for our members to collect their shares.

Diversity in farming...

We believe that food and farming should belong to ordinary people. Farming can feel like a bit of a closed shop, and we'd like to change that and bring about greater diversity in the farming industry. We'd like to see people growing food for their communities as successful, small businesses, created by people who care about the land and their food. During and following Covid-19 this is especially important to us, as we feel people have been brought together as a community and can work together to bring their food production to a much more local level.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

Buy us a Duck, Chuck

For a £25 donation you can buy us a duck (to remove the slugs from the garden)! We're currently duck-less, but their pond and house is ready for them, so why not show your support and buy us a duck, chuck!? Added bonus- choose the name for your duck!

£10 or more

Thank You Postcard

For a £10 donation we will send you a 'Thank You' postcard.

£15 or more

Video Shout-Out

For a £15 donation you can have a video shout-out on our social media pages.

£15 or more

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Sponsor a Chicken

For a £15 donation you can sponsor one of our chickens! We will send you a selection of pictures and a bio of your own sponsored hen.

£15 or more

Newsletter Shout-Out

For a £15 donation you can have a shout-out in our newsletter.

£20 or more

Chestnuts Farm CSA Tote Bag

For a £20 donation you can receive a Chestnuts Farm CSA tote bag- show your support while you shop!

£20 or more

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Sponsor a Goat

For a £20 donation you can sponsor one of our lovely goats. We'll send you a selection of pictures and a bio of your sponsored goat- but we only have 3 so hurry or they'll all be taken!

£30 or more

Chestnuts Farm CSA Mug and Tote Bag

For a £30 donation you can receive a Chestnuts Farm CSA mug and tote bag, so you can shop in style with a coffee in hand!

£32 or more

1 Month Trial- Small Veg Share

For £32 you can receive a month trial of our small veg share. This is one box per week, collection from the farm/collection points or delivery within a 5 mile radius.

£35 or more

Invitation to a Community Event Day

Due to Covid-19 we unfortunately can't say when this will be. But if you donate £35 you will receive an invite to our next community event day, come and see how your donations have helped!

£43 or more

1 Month Trial- Standard Veg Share

For £43 you can receive a month trial of our standard veg share. This is one box per week, collection from the farm/collection points or delivery within a 5 mile radius.

£45 or more

A Week on our 'Thank You' Board

For a £45 pledge you can have a week of recognition on our 'Thank You' board, plus a Chestnuts Farm CSA mug and tote bag!

£50 or more

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Christmas Turkey

For a £50 donation, you can receive a Chestnuts Farm reared Christmas turkey. (Delivery up to 10 miles from the farm, or you're welcome to come and collect!)

£50 or more

Community Event Day Invite + Mug + Tote Bag

For your £50 donation, you can receive an invitation to our next community event day, plus a Chestnuts Farm CSA mug and tote bag.

£75 or more

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Goat Zoom Appearance

Want to surprise your colleagues? For a £75 pledge, you can get an appearance from one of our goats on your video call!

£96 or more

3 Month Trial- Small Veg Share

For £96 you can receive 3 months trial of our small veg share. This is one box per week, collection from the farm/collection points or delivery within a 5 mile radius.

£100 or more

Chestnuts Farm CSA Wall of Fame!

For an £100 pledge you can have your name featured on a custom made metal sign on/in our new packing shed when it is built.

£129 or more

3 Month Trial- Standard Veg Share

For £129 you can receive 3 months trial of our standard veg share. This is one box per week, collection from the farm/collection points or delivery within a 5 mile radius.

£192 or more

6 Month Trial- Small Veg Share

For £192 you can receive 6 months trial of our small veg share. This is one box per week, collection from the farm/collection points or delivery within a 5 mile radius.

£258 or more

6 Month Trial- Standard Veg Share

For £258 you can receive 6 months trial of our standard veg share. This is one box per week, collection from the farm/collection points or delivery within a 5 mile radius.

£300 or more

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Corporate Sponsor Package

Would your business like to support us? For a £300 donation, you can receive ongoing mentions on our social media as our sponsor, posters for your workplace, pens for employees and an invite to our next community event day to come and see how your sponsorship has helped.


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