Our organic produce

Organic Veg Bags from Cyrenians Farm

What is a Cyrenians Farm Organic Veg Bag?

Our Fruit and Veg Bags give your household a supply of fresh, seasonal and Organic produce while directly supporting the work of Cyrenians tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness.

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How does the scheme work and how much does it cost?

You can choose a Veg Only bag (£15) or Fruit & Veg (£22) on a flexible weekly or fortnightly subscription. We also offer these bags in a smaller size at £10 for Veg Only or £15 for Fruit & Veg.

Everything found in the bags is grown Organically by us at Cyrenians Farm, or specially selected by us from other Organic Farms in the UK where possible or further afield, depending on seasonal availability.

What’s in the bag?

  • Our Regular-size Veg Bag contains the staples of Potatoes (1kg), Onions (500g) and Carrots (700g), an additional 4 – 5 portions of seasonal vegetables, plus a flavour pack of Herbs, Garlic or Ginger.
  • Our Fruit & Veg Bag contains the same veg as a Veg bag, plus an additional 3 – 4 portions of fruit.
  • Our smaller bags are ¾ sized version of our regular bags.  They contain the same staples of potatoes, onions and carrots, a flavour pack, plus 2 - 3 portions of seasonal vegetables and 2 -3 portions of fruit.

Here’s an example of a Veg + Fruit Bag (£22) in autumn:

Maris Piper Potatoes (1kg), Red Onions (500g), Rainbow Carrots (700g), Butternut Squash (750g) Salad Mix (150g), Rainbow Chard (220g), Yellow Courgettes (400g), Italian Gold Beans (300g), plus Herbs (30g), Garlic (bulb), Apples (600g), Bananas (700g), Pears (500g), Lemons (200g).

And here’s an example of a typical Small Veg bag (£10) in autumn:

Marfona Potatoes (750g), White Onions (300g), Purple Carrots (500g), Butternut Squash (750g), Rainbow Chard (220g), Runner Beans (300g), plus Herbs (30g) and Garlic (bulb).  £10

Which option should I go for and how do I make changes?

For single-person households, we recommend our smaller sized bags.  For 2-person households, we recommend choosing a fortnightly subscription to our regular -sized Fruit & Veg or Veg Only Bags. For households of 3 or more, we recommend a weekly subscription. Entirely flexible, you can pause, change or stop your subscription at any time to make it work for you by contacting us, just try to give us at least 7 working days’ notice of any changes.

By trusting us to grow and curate the contents of each bag across the seasons, we can build stronger relationships between farmers and consumers, which means better value for everyone.

If there’s anything you really don’t like or can’t eat and we’ll do our best to swap that item for something else just let us know.

What is so good about them?

We believe in the power of food to change people’s lives for the better. By choosing Veg Bag from Cyrenians Farm you are supporting our work distributing surplus food, delivering community pantries and cook clubs and offering free access to farming and rural skills employability training for young people on our community farm.

All of the produce grown on our farm and found in our bags is grown to Organic standards, a set of standards in farming which is better for the planet, better for nature and wildlife, and better for people.

A study from the New Economics Foundation and Soil Association found that for every £1 spent by customers on Organic veg schemes like ours, a further £3.70 is generated in social, economic & environmental value, which we think is better for everyone.

How do I sign up?

To sign up follow the instructions on this page. After you have submitted your details and preferences, we will contact you within 7 days to confirm these details and give you a date for your first collection from one of our community collection points.