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Fresh local veg, supporting mental health

Our Crop Share veg box scheme is more than just our produce. We like to think of it as an extension of our on-farm activity and a significant part of our larger Growing Well family.

Our Crop Shares are a reflection of the wonderful work our volunteers do when on-site. Without their commitment to improve their mental health we would not be able to produce such fantastic food for our local community.

By committing to be one of our 100+ Crop Sharers you become a part of that investment as well, and we can’t think of a more fantastic way to support your community.

Become a Crop Share Member

The quality and range of our Crop Shares are unique too. We aim to grow some typical British staples, but also sprinkle in unique vegetables you won’t be able to find at your supermarket. As a grower it’s fun to try to grow almost 50 types of produce with well over 150 varieties on offer.

Our volunteer beneficiaries of our mental health support are involved in all aspects of food production, from sowing seeds to making soil blocks to planting and weeding to harvesting and packing.

Our Crop Shares follow the seasons and allow our volunteers to ride along on the journey from seed to plate, from short cold winter days to long bountiful summer ones.

What our Crop Sharers say

We have loved the produce we’ve received and the effort that goes in to ensuring we always have lovely crops each week. Our home menu has seen some new recipes and dishes creep in this year thanks to the almost ‘lucky dip’ feel of what veg and salad we’ll pick up each week compared to our usual shop and selections. That’s been great!

Catherin LindstromJoined Crop Share in 2021

I love the friendly personal emails each week, and the beautiful colour photos. It makes us very happy to be able to support Growing Well and eat lovely fresh veg and herbs... I can safely say Jerusalem Artichokes wouldn't have featured on our dinner table this year if it hadn't been for our Crop Share. It meets more than half our vegetable needs each week. We are veggie/vegan so that is no mean feat!

Lou FieldJoined Crop Share in 2020

Just started Crop Share: we're delighted with the variety of produce and the quality everything's so fresh; i keeps well in the fridge too. Receiving such a variety has pushed us to eat a greater variety, be creative and find new recipes. We've 'preserved ' some peppers for example, we've eaten chard and kale and kolettes as never before. The freshness improves the taste of potatoes, apples, tomatoes etc. We delight in eating local!

Mary BrownJoined Crop Share in 2020

How it works

  • The Crop Share is as an annual membership commitment which reflects both the nature of our charitable work and the growing calendar.
  • It costs £510 a year, payable by £42.50 per month direct debit
  • We typically supply 35-40 weeks of Crop Shares per year, reflecting the seasonality of the growing year in Cumbria. It is weekly from June to December, every 3 or 4 weeks from January to March, and fortnightly in April and May.
  • We aim to include 8 items in each Crop Share and we have found this is suitable for 2-3 people.
  • Crop Shares are ready for collection each Thursday at 4pm from Low Sizergh Farm and delegated pick-up points in West Cumbria.
  • Unfortunately we do not deliver at the moment, but there are group collection points.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the Growing Well Crop Share scheme.

How do I join?

If you’d like to receive our beautiful, fresh, local vegetables, (or you have some final queries that aren’t in FAQs) email

If we have immediate spaces we will send you a direct debit link and you will usually be able to start enjoying our produce the following week (or the next Crop Share if not next week).

If we are at capacity we will put you on our waiting list and contact you when memberships become available.

View the Crop Share FAQs