We’re hiring! Seasonal grower – June 2024

We are looking for a seasonal grower to join our team! Stroud Community Agriculture (SCA) is a large Biodynamic CSA in Stroud, Gloucestershire. We produce approx. 255 organic veg shares a week, as well as rearing a small herd of Hereford cows whose meat we sell to our members. SCA has been feeding the local […]

Farm News – Spring ’24 issue

Spring is most definitely here, everything is growing quicker in the polytunnels at Hawkwood (which sadly includes the weeds), daffodils are up around the site, buds are bursting on some of the trees. We’ve been busy seed sowing and the propagation tunnel at Oakbrook is filling up. We’ve got much more in there than this […]

Winter Farm News (2023)

Veggie Fields Bring on the Brussel sprouts! Perhaps the most anticipated veg of the year… sown in spring, nursed as seedlings, beds prepared for them, carefully transplanted, weeded of competitors, and again, provided healthy soil containing worms, microbes, fungi, plenty of sun and rain and finally… they’re ready to eat. Ours are currently looking resplendent […]

Autumn Farm News (2023)

Veggie fields Welcoming autumn on the farm means gearing up for what we call “second spring”, the transition from summer to winter crops. It is a balance between eking out the last of the tomatoes, peppers and beans and getting the salads and over winter crops in as soon as possible to make the most […]

Core Group Members needed to support our wonderful Farm Team

SCA is more than just a veg box scheme: it’s a community. And it needs the involvement of members in order to function and thrive. We have an exceptional Farm Team who manage the farm, look after the land, and produce nutritious, delicious food for us throughout the whole year. And they need a ‘Core […]

SCA receives continuing Biodynamic Certification

The Whole Farm Team are really pleased to announce that we have recently received continuing Biodynamic Certification. Lillie Bellamy, the Certification Officer responsible for our farm inspection, wrote: “Thank you for your preparation for the inspection and for having good documentation in place. It appears from the report that the land and animals appear to […]

Summer Farm News (2023)

Veggie fields It’s summer, and even though the skies are sometimes pretending that’s not the case, the plants know the truth. Abundance knocks at our door. The memory of the hungry gap (the late spring period where we produce less veg) fades as the shelves in the pack shed have begun to fill. It’s a […]

Looking for Land – a long-term goal

Stroud Community Agriculture is the oldest Community Supported Agriculture scheme in the UK and quite possibly the largest. We have been looking after the land whilst feeding our members biodynamic/organic veg and meat for 20 years. We have over 300 members and provide 250 veg shares every week, with the option to buy meat. Our […]

Special General Meeting this Saturday, 20th May

Please try to join us for a Special General Meeting this Saturday, 20 May at 11.00-11.45AM in the lounge above the Shambles indoor market. (Come in from the churchyard entrance to the church hall and up the stairs.) There is a single issue on the agenda, which is to approve some changes to our Rules: not very exciting but very important to […]

Spring Farm News (2023)

It has been a challenging winter at SCA, with staff changes and extreme weather we are all looking forward to Spring and some more sunshine! The big freeze before Christmas which saw -10 degree temperatures wiped out our purple sprouting broccoli crop, which is a massive player in the share during the hungry gap. Luckily […]