CSA Network Ireland

Dublin City CSA

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Rep
Nathalie Markiefka

Address
Farfield Farmacy
Farfield Lane
The Rath
Swords
Co. Dublin

CSA pickup location
Smithfield Square
Beside the Third Space cafe

Contact phone
089 257 7421

Email
csadublin@gmail.com

Farmers
Stuart Davis

Website
https://csadublin.wordpress.com/

Dublin CSA has been created in 2012 by a few people passionate about community farming. Since it has started, Seamus, our primary farmer, has been growing vegetables for Dublin CSA, itself growing from about 10 to 35 members. Due to the loss of land in 2019 the CSA relocated to Stuarts farm in Swords and was reduced to about 12 members.

We offer full share (weekly collection) or half share (bi-weekly collection) from June to February, each collection including 5 varieties in average. Stuart bring the vegetables to Smithfield on Thursdays between 18:30 and 19:00 and as we aim to reduce packaging, members are expected to come with their own bag/container.

For us, CSA is more than a way to feed you with healthy, natural and local food. It is commitment, learning and community engagement. Members voluntarily carry out the coordination of the CSA (membership, communication, events). Throughout the season, there are also additional and entirely voluntary opportunities to get to know fellow members better and have fun on the farm.

With our project at Stuart’s farm, we try to find out how to make it practical for us, how to make it work. It is an ongoing process of learning, experiencing and discovering.