COCA started life in March 2010 with a small group of people including farmer Gerald Miles and founding members Val & Wyn Buick, Gill Lewis, Jacki Sime, Ailsa Buick, Darren Gibbs and Rupert Dunn. Gerald wanted to secure a sustainable future for his farm and the founding members supported him in achieving this through the Community Support Agriculture (CSA) model.
Thanks to generous donations from founding members to buy seed and equipment we were able to plant the first crops in June 2010 on a two-acre field. Since then, we have continued to gather momentum and now grow enough vegetables to support our current membership, who are spread all over the St David’s Peninsula. As we mature and build resources, together we deepen our knowledge of growing quality organics for the local community.
The demand for fresh, seasonal and local organic produce is growing and COCA is proud to be part it!
We would not be where we are without the generous support of:
Details of all grants received by COCA are here.