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Welcome to Bath Veg Boxes

Fresh, climate and nature-friendly veggies grown locally on our Bath peri-urban farm.

Year-round local veg for 200 families
  • Local & seasonal veg boxes year-round (organic certified from Aug-2023)

  • 3 sizes of boxes - prices start at £9.5 (see below for our Solidarity Scheme)

  • Weekly deliveries on e-bikes to a collection hub (Thursday) or your home (Friday)

  • We grow most of our veg at Weston Spring Farm (16 acre farm, Upper Weston)

  • Get cooking recipes, veg news and join events, courses & community days.

Interested?

Please take the time to find out how it works by reading all the info below.

We're a small farm working to drive a beneficial and regenerative change to the way food is produced. We'll ask for your support and consideration in a few small ways to help us become resilient and our relationship fair.
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"Eat the change you want to be"
  • Grown regeneratively: we return more than we take to nourish a diverse and healthy ecosystem

  • Low carbon: no nasty chemicals and delivered by electric bike

  • Food which is socially and economically just.

  • Available sliding scales to our pricing (see Payment options below)

  • Supporting young farmers with a ‘Living Wage’  

  • We use our earnings to provide community access to the land through volunteering days

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3 size of boxes

Yes, our veggies come in bags* - easier to carry, easier to deliver!

  • Small bag (6 portions) £12.50 // For 1-2 people cooking a couple of times a week

  • Medium Bag (9 portions) £16.00 // For 2-3 people cooking regularly during the week

  • Large bag (12 portions) £20.50 // For 3-5 people cooking all week.

Add a Fruit Top-up (1-2 portions) £5.00// Sourced locally when in season

*We'll ask for a one-off bag deposit fee on sign up of £10 to cover the value of the 3 bags you'll look after.

What's in the bag?

The simple answer is, what is in season!
 

The bag will contain a healthy mix of fresh green veg, root veg, leafy greens and salad that will change week to week based on what is ready on the farm. We know receiving the same thing every week is not fun so we’ve planned our growing to keep each week fresh.

That said, if you’re hoping for tomatoes in March, you’ll be in for a disappointment!

 

You can expect:
 

  • "Bounty Season" (June-December): cucumbers, tomatoes, courgettes, beans, salad, chard, pak choi, fresh herbs, beetroot, onions, garlic....etc.

  • "Hunger Gap Season" (Jan-May): squash, cabbages, leeks, winter greens, kale, chard, potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, beetroot...etc.

I don't like radish.. no, no ... i love it!!

We get it, not everything works for you.

 

You can ask for a substitution on something and we’ll try our hardest to give you something else that we have available. This will usually be limited to 1 veg.

To keep up variety through the seasons, we will supplement the bags with a few veggies from fellow organic growers in the local area (Growers Green, Farington’s, Close Farm, Avonleigh Orchards, Kenson’s and The Community Farm). Once we've exhausted what's local, we'll work with Welsh organic wholesalers Watson and Pratt to fill in the gaps.

As we enter winter and grow our farm capacity, we’ll rely on these local guys more during the Hunger Gap season..

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Home delivery, please!

We deliver on our electric bikes, reducing local congestion and carbon emissions.

 

  • Please see our delivery map to see how far we can go.

  • Deliveries are on Thursday afternoon (hub pick up) or Friday morning (home delivery)

  • If you’re in our delivery radius, you can have home delivery for £1.

  • We’ll let you know from your sign-up whether we can.

Click and collect?

Want to do us a favour? You can pick up your bag from one of our delivery hubs:
 

  1. Weston Village 

  2. Scoop

  3. Bearflat (Englishcombe Road)

  4. Oldfield Park- Sandpits

  5. Combe Down- Church Road

  6. Oak Restaurant

  7. Walcott St (Harvest shop)

  8. Bathampton (Cafe 25)

  9. Batheaston Hub (High Street)

  10. London Road- Ringswell Gardens


Please get in touch if you have a space for a hub that you'd be happy to share with us!

Places where want to expand to: Widcombe and Lansdown.

Regenerating communities and agriculture

We are a regenerartive enterprise Community Interest Company (CIC) that operates with a Community Support Agriculture (CSA) ethos

Please read our ‘About us’ page, you can see we’re in this to drive a beneficial and regenerative change to the way food is produced and distributed around Bath to be equally fair to food citizens, farmers and the planet.

 

By supporting us through the seasons as your regular supplier of veg, you become part of this positive change. We can count on each other throughout the season, no matter the weather!

We uphold the Community Supported Agriculture ethos and believe in the re-balancing of the producer-consumer relationship (see CSA Charter here). We wish to create a community that shares the responsibilities, risks and rewards of production in a spirit of mutual trust and openness.

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Want to try without commitment?
  • We understand that signing up for a regular delivery over the course of a season is a commitment. 

  • If it's your first time having a seasonal veg bag or you’re looking to see what the veg and its variety is like, you can dip your toes in the water with our 3-week trial.

  • We'll ask for an upfront payment for those 3 weeks (+ a small deposit for the delivery bags ).

  • If the bag doesn't work for you after your 3 weeks then you can stop then and and there- just return your 3 bags to us for us to return your deposit.

Did you say "free bag"?

  • When you pay up-front for a whole season (Jan-May or June-December)

  • Encourage someone to see through our 3-week trial and we’ll give you one week’s veg bag for free! Send across the sign-up form to the person you think would be interested and get them to mention your name on the form.

We need to talk...

Are you a regular customer but something has come up or it’s not working for you?
 

  • Getting too much veg? Can we make your bag more manageable by changing your size?

  • We ask for your consideration in giving us 3 weeks' notice if you intend to cancel by emailing in or notifying us via your account

    • Your food is planned, sown, grown and cared for up to 3 months before delivery: this practice demonstrates your shared ownership and acknowledgement of the risks farmers face in bringing food to your home.

  • If you're suddenly away or not able to cook during these weeks. we can offer your food as donation by passing it forward to a charity that can find an individual in need.

We all need time off

To help ensure the stability of the farm’s operation, we need to place a limit on the number of ‘pauses' to your bag each season. Your food won't stop growing if you're away so we ask for your help against the risks of waste or loss.

 

So we kindly ask the following:

  • Usage of 2 ‘pause weeks’ every 3 months- no payment required. 

  • Giving us more than a weeks' notice for your pause

  • Consider offering your bag as a donation to a local charitable initiative* if you have used all your ‘pauses’ or have had a last-minute change of plans (e.g. Julien House Homeless Shelter, Mercy in Action: Action Pantry, Oasis pantry).

We will deliver year round with two ‘breaks’ in the year for us growers: 2 weeks around Christmas/NYE and the last week of May (before the summer season).  Beach time!

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* Payment Options *
1) Rolling 4-week payments
  • You'll pay for the next 4 weeks upfront for the cost of your bags via our customer portal

  • We'll send you a prompt when payment is due via email for you to log in and pay via your account

2) Sliding scale - let's support each other!

Buying well-produced veg for the right price might be something you aspire to do but the monthly outgoings don’t allow. The current economic system is stacked against farmers and low-income families seeking good food. 

  • You can be a ‘Supporter’ and donate £3 a week to another customer in need

  • You can be ‘supported’ anonymously and have -£3 off your bag a week

  • This information isn't shared or 'means tested'; if the assistance helps we hope you'll make use of it and we're grateful to those who offer it.

3) Supporter member - CSA style!

Are you in a financially comfortable position?

Most farming costs hit at the start of the season with seed purchase and the 2-3 months of labour costs before we can even harvest and sell our crops. CSA (Community Support Agriculture) means the grower and eater form a symbiotic relationship whereby the latter supports the farmer's livelihood and the farmer provides them with produce throughout the season.

 

You can give us an extra hand by paying for a season* in one upfront payment, enabling us to minimise waste and become more resilient as a farm producing food for you. 

Through this payment model, we ask for the full (30 weeks) or half-season (15 weeks) bag cost:

  •  Bounty season: June - December (30 weeks);

    • Spring and Summer or, Autumn and Winter (15 weeks);

  • Hungry Gap- January to May (20 weeks)

  • You’ll get one bag free a season for full upfront or half price on a bag for half-season.

  • And special offers on courses, events and more.

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Ready to "beet the system"?

Well done, you've read it all!

If you have any further questions, you can email or drop us a line about having a chat.

*Note* Our small team of busy hands may be out in the fields harvesting, packing or delivering your bag when you try to call! If you don't get through, drop us a message for us to get back to you as soon as we can!

 

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