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Members have subscribed to Food & Drink Devon and meet the strict qualifying criteria, which stipulates provenance so you can be sure you are getting a good quality, truly local product.
Amongst the harvest for the next few boxes are beetroot, new potatoes, broad beans, peas, salad, onions, carrots, herbs, spring onions, radish, spinach, chard, cucumbers and courgettes.
The Head Gardener and three horticultural trainees, funded through the project, will soon be harvesting cucumbers, rainbow carrots and sweetcorn along with crops from the polytunnels such as tomatoes, peppers and aubergine.
The boxes will be produced weekly from June – March, as part of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme which is different to other vegetable box subscriptions. A CSA is a sociable scheme aiming to get local people directly involved in producing the food they eat and learning valuable skills - members are encouraged to get involved in the planting, growing and harvesting of the crops. Members will also be invited to attend social events such as guest speakers and barbeques.
Education and Community Manager for Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust which manages Occombe Farm, Julian Carnell said “It is really exciting after four years of planning and hard work that we are about to start supplying people with genuinely local food, grown right here at Occombe.”
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Occombe CSA veg box scheme at £10 per week there are still a few spaces remaining. These can be applied for by application, available at Occombe Farm, online at www.occombe.org.uk or by calling Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust on 01803 606035.