How would you like to become part of the success story of Narrowboat Farm? Would you like to benefit from the seasonal goodness that is Narrowboat Farm produce? Do you like the idea of becoming a small part of the farm and helping out occasionally? Or perhaps you’d simply like to support a local business committed to social and environmental benefits for the local community by committing to share in the risks and rewards of farming? If so, then membership is for you!
How Does It Work?
As a member, you commit to purchasing a weekly veg box from Narrowboat Farm during harvest season (July to October) in advance. The vegetables are freshly harvested on a Friday and available to pick up from The Veg Shack in our car park after 5pm. Minimum membership length is two months (or the full four months at a reduced rate). If everything goes well with harvest, your box will be bursting at the seams, if it doesn’t go quite so well, it won’t (don’t worry, we’ll have a minimum threshold for amount of veggies you get). The produce in your box will change as the months pass.
The first membership boxes will be ready to pick up on the 3rd July, and will be available every Friday for 16 weeks.
Community Supported Agriculture
This is an example of Community Supported Agriculture which means when the going is good, you’ll get a bumper harvest and when things are tough you’ll get less. Essentially you’re saying ‘we’re with you’ and respect the risks and rewards of farming in Scotland. You’re not simply getting a veg box each week, you’re supporting your local farm to the best job it can, and you may even be generous enough to be part of that and help out occasionally. We don’t require a labour commitment, but we hope to tempt you to get involved by making it as fun and rewarding as we can.
What Can I Expect in the Veg Boxes?
The nature of seasonal produce means this will change with the weather. But looking forward, we’d envisage a mixture of the following… tomatoes, cucumbers, chillies, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, courgettes, onions, herbs, peas, beans, beetroot, squash, kale, chard, salads and more…
How Do I Become A Member?
THE FIRST BATCH OF MEMBERSHIPS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT, MORE INFO AT THE START OF JULY ON THE NEXT BATCH. VEG STILL AVAILABLE IN THE VEG SHACK.
Initially we are releasing 10 ‘full’ 4-month (16 weeks) memberships. These begin on Friday 3rd July. Later we will release our shorter 2-month memberships for those not wanting to commit to the full harvest season with us. You can become a member by cimply clicking the ‘buy now’ button below and paying securely for the full 16 weeks (£160) via paypal. Please note you do not need a paypal account for this, you can use your debit or credit card.