CSA Network Ireland

Derrybeg Farm CSA

Aisling Lee McBride, Farmer, Derrybeg Farm CSA
Derrybeg's Tomatoes!
Rainbow over Derrybeg Farm CSA
Beans, tomatoes and cucumbers in Derrybeg's polytunnel
Derrybeg's quality control robin, Ruby.
Broadbean beds at Derrybeg.
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Rep
Aisling Lee McBride

Address
Maynooth Road, Celbridge
Opposite Salesians college,
next to the Celbridge Community School

Business manager

CSA pickup location
Celbridge (at the farm gate)

Email
info@derrybegfarm.ie
membership@derrybegfarm.ie

Farmers
Aisling Lee McBride

Website
http://www.derrybegfarm.ie/

Derrybeg farm uses a CSA model where the farmer works the land and the consumers become members of the farm, committing to pay in advance a certain amount of money, for an agreed period of time. Aisling Lee McBride is the farmer. The members’ money provides a modest income for the farmer and covers the day-to-day running costs of the farm. In return, the members receive a share of organic vegetables per week, for nine months of the year, with options for eggs. Our nine-month harvest season usually begins in June of each year, depending on the weather, and continues through to March the following year. Various grants and fundraising events are another source of income for the farm. It also has social members that pay a nominal fee to avail of the social aspects of the farm but not receive its produce. There is a steering group of six people (including the farmer) who represent the membership in overseeing the overall planning and logistics of the organisation. Members and volunteers help the farmer with her work on a regular basis. The farm holds various social, cultural and educational events such as music sessions, pot-luck food lunches, bonfires, creative art instalments, and biodiversity talks and activities. The land is rented from Kildare County Council on a short-term lease.