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The Headingley Development Trust is known and respected for its monthly, FARMA certified Farmer’s Market. Its commitment to local produce is also reflected in the Pig and Fowl Cooperatives in conjunction with award-winning and Soil Association registered, Swillington Organic Farm. These community supported agriculture (CSA) schemes aim to procure meat to the highest animal welfare standards and supports local farming by giving the farmer a secure market. They have really taken off in Headingley. The Co-ops are open to all and are periodically open to new members!
Swillington Organic Farm is situated between Swillington and Woodlesford on the edge of Leeds. It has won the award for BEST YORKSHIRE MEAT PRODUCER 2007 and is registered with the Soil Association as a certified organic farm. For more information see www.swillingtonorganicfarm.co.uk.
To join there is a one-off payment of £3 for HDT members (£6 non-members) to cover administration costs for each of the co-ops. Then there is a monthly sum to be paid and then a date set for your meat to be collected from the Market.
We are now inviting members for the next six months and are pleased to say that the price of £9 per chicken remains the same as before. If you would like the bird jointed this is an extra 50p per bird.
The cost for six months supply is £54 (or £57 if jointed) + £3 admin fee if you are member of HDT and £6 if you are not.
The chicken is fully organic and free range and slaughtered on the farm.
If you would like to be part of the scheme please visit www.headingleydevelopmenttrust.org and visit our Co-Op page which has the application form to download.
NB: you will have to wait till the next round of new members' intake.