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Organic ProduceThe aim of this project is to raise awareness of locally grown produce and to develop links between local food producers and consumers in Powys. The project will encourage sustainable production and find new local markets for fruit and vegetables. Potential project partners include farming families, small businesses and social or community enterprises.

The original idea behind Community Supported Agriculture is for the consumer to form a relationship with their local farmer to get their year's supply of fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, meat, etc. This allows the farmer to have a guaranteed income up-front of the growing season and a local customer base that he knows.

Prior to 2004, Glasu helped to establish seven veggie box schemes across Powys as part of the Community Supported Agriculture project. These helped to boost local economies, cut food miles and reconnect consumers with the growing seasons.

The objectives now for the CSA project include:Green House

  • technical support for growers to manage box schemes;
  • research into horticultural production;
  • the development of a Powys producers' group;
  • training courses to develop skills in seed saving, harvesting and storage of fruit and vegetables;
  • Open Days, publicity materials and cookery demonstrations at Farmers' Markets and Food Festivals.
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