The veg box scheme operates using a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. A CSA is a system in which members support the work we do by committing to buying our veg boxes for one season and by providing a small volunteering commitment to help grow the produce. In return, members receive a share of the crops we grow. Membership involves you and your household as part of a group of people who are helping the local community become more secure and self-sufficient in its local food production. You also have the opportunity to contribute Transition Turriefield’s development and attend social events with like-minded people.
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How the veg box scheme works
To receive veg boxes from us, you join Transition Turriefield as a member for one season (March to December). A membership subscription can be renewed each year.
Membership to the veg box scheme
Membership subscriptions are available for 20 or 29 boxes per season, delivered between mid-March and Christmas. The 20 box option is delivered fortnightly throughout the season; the 29 box option is delivered weekly between mid-July and the end of November, with fortnightly deliveries at all other times. Each subscription is equal to a 1-2 person veg box.
Costs and Payment
Membership subscriptions are paid in 10 monthly installments at the end of each month (March to December), or in one single payment made by 5th April. For the 2017-2018 season membership costs:
- 20 box option: £22 per month, or £220 single payment.
- 29 box option: £31.90 per month, or £319 single payment.
Box prices are reviewed annually. We currently have a waiting list.
Boxes are delivered on a Friday. We operate a delivery service to households in Sandness, Walls and the Brig ‘o’ Walls. For other areas we use drop off hubs, which are either bus stops on route to Lerwick, or rural shops. Veg boxes can also be picked up from Turriefield.
We have a waiting list and when you contact us about becoming part of the scheme we will let you know how long is likely to be before you can receive a share of the crops.
As a member of Transition Turriefield’s CSA veg box scheme, we ask that you, or another member of your household, become involved in our work by volunteering with us for a minimum of 4 hours each season.
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