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Hurray for Leeds Community Bakery 18 July 2012

Posted by cooperatoby in cooperative, Leeds.
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I’m sensing a rebirth of the co-op scene that bloomed in Leeds in the 1980s!

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Leeds Bread Co-op

We’re a small group of bakers planning to set up Leeds’ first Community Supported Bakery.

What is a Community Supported Bakery (CSB)?

A CSB is a bakery which is set up with the support and involvement of the local community. This helps to create a more direct relationship between the bakers and customers.

The idea for Community Supported Baking comes from Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), which The Soil Association describes as: “A partnership between farmers and the local community, providing mutual benefits and reconnecting people to the land where their food is grown”.

There are currently only a handful of CSB in the UK: The Handmade Bakery in Slaithwaite; Breadshare Bakery in the Scottish Borders. There are more examples of successful CSBs across the pond: Columbia City Bakery.

How would a CSB work?

There are different CSB models around. Some are subscription based (like a veg box) and…

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