Church Farm, Ardeley, Hertfordshire
Church Farm is a 175 acre mixed agro-ecological farm in Hertfordshire, which has established a CSA project as part of the farm business. It supplies 150 farm boxes each week to around 120 members, with approximately 40 being delivered to drop-off points at cafés and community centres in London. Tim Waygood, the farmer, rents the land from his parents on a long term lease. The horticultural work is carried out by two full time growers and some interns. Produce includes over 200 varieties of vegetables, and over 130 varieties of fruit.
The farm keeps sheep, cattle, pigs and poultry, has three bee hives, an apiary garden, a two acre walnut orchard, and has polytunnels, a farm store and café. Members pay £10 a week for a vegetable subscription and have the opportunity to attend free seasonal farm experience days and family events. The large majority of members visit regularly and become involved with the farm in some capacity. The farm also runs a care farming operation which provides training and work experience for people with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues.