The three women of Tuinderij de Stroom in the Netherlands started off their 3 hectacres CSA-type model by borrowing start up capital from friends and acquaintances. They’ve been there now for 7 years and have collaborated with a larger Dutch farmer.
The trio rent 3 hectacres of the larger 100 hectacres farm. They are on a new piece of land annually, so essentially rotate their crops around the larger farm. They also take advantage of the larger quantities of fewer crops being grown on the farm, and purchase crops like pumpkins, cauliflower and broccoli to put in their farm share bags.