Organic Centre Wales logo
Providing information on organic food and farming in Wales
Subscribe to our newsletter

Flintshare Community Supported Agriculture

People working the land
Flintshare is a community run social enterprise which aims to produce fresh, local sustainable food for its members and started when a group of local people came together across Flintshire. Voluntary work by the members ensure that administration, accountancy and website development are taken care of. The ultimate aim is to find a professional grower to manage the production.

They currently have 45 members and the project is run by a core group of seven very dedicated people. Members pay an annual fee to cover administration costs, after which they can choose to open a 'veg account' with £25 - all their labour then increases the balance, while taking produce reduces it. Members are sent reminders to top up with either cash or labour when the balance dips below £5.00. This allows members to be as hands on, or not, as they choose while still accessing fresh, local food. It is not just about growing food but about creating a community of like-minded people who want to learn and enjoy the experience of working on the land. The festivals and celebrations organised are just as important as the produce.

Nikki Giles, founder of Flintshare said: 'I believe wholeheartedly that local, organically produced food should be there for people. Flintshare is the beginning of a journey into securing 'future food' for my community. People are at the centre of everything, they deserve good, local food.'
In partnership with
ADAS logo Aberystwyth University logo Organic Research Centre Elm Farm logo
Organic Centre Wales, IBERS, Gogerddan Campus
Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, SY23 3EB
T:01970 622248   E:
Funding bodies
logo of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural DevelopmentWelsh Assembly Government logo
Website design: mach2media and Technoleg Taliesin Cyf.