Community Supported Agriculture is a step up from an allotment, and Kinsale has pioneered schemes to encourage a shared self sufficiency in basics like potatoes and oats. Residents team up with a farmer, and share the investment in a crop from beginning to end. Equally dividing the costs and the harvest. Plenty of prayers have been said for the half acre of heritage grade oats that is expected to yield enough ‘ready to cook’ roasted porridge oats to see 20 families through the winter, with healthy food before school. And with good weather some of it may end up on a hotel breakfast menu downtown.