Harvest FarmsA Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project over two farms in the Hawkesbury.
Our goal is to transform two unused pieces of land into thriving farms, to provide unique, area specific food for our community in a way that is beneficial to the environment.
I’ve restored an old blueberry orchard, abandoned 8 years ago in the pristine spring fed Mt Tomah, and leased and worked up available land for growing vegetables, at Wollemi Wilderness Cabins.
We are surrounded by a million hectares of National Parks. The project is now ready to invite you to contribute and be a part of our CSA.
Hi, my name is Aaron and I was born on the organic blueberry farm I am now regenerating. Growing up, I spent a lot of my time with my Dad at the Earthcare, Richmond’s community garden, and travelling around NSW with him certifying organic farms. I am now passionately dedicated to providing a framework for a local food system that is beneficial for the environment and the community.
A CSA is a way for community members to directly shape the way they interact with their environment and the food they eat. I think it’s important for people to have the opportunity to be more directly involved in the farm where their food is grown and to have access to good quality, seasonal, local and organic produce.
By investing in the farms, you can co-create, a community based, organic, local food system. CSA projects are in the embryonic stage in Australia. They have been successfully running for decades around the world. For example in Japan it is called Food with The Farmers Face. By subscribing you become part of the global movement towards environmental restorative agriculture.
What We Need & What You Get
All funds raised are used to take the farm to the next level of production so that we can provide more members with quality fortnightly boxes of produce that replace their normal fresh food shopping. The Bilpin farm is perfect for growing your delicious, household veggies while the Mt Tomah farm has well-established berries, figs and nut trees.
Most importantly, a CSA is an opportunity for you to be part of the farm and get to know who is growing your food. I hope you will be part of the farm for years to come as we grow and improve together.
For three years Harvest Hampers has been gathering produce directly from farmers and delivering it to people’s doors in a timely and efficient manner. Now with Harvest Farms we hope to provide the next step of closeness to your food and the land.
Risks & Challenges
Of Course there will be challenges, insect infestations, disease, bad weather, etc. but the idea of a CSA is that we are in this together, we share in the losses just as we share in the bounty of beautiful abundance on the good harvest.
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