Joining is easy, proceed to the Join LEAF farmer membership page, you can register your application and proceed to the checkout and pay online or apply for membership online and pay by either of the following methods:
- Standing order
- BACS Payment
Structure of LEAF Charity membership and LEAF Marque certification.
LEAF Charity Memberships and LEAF Marque certificates are set on an annual basis.
A LEAF charity membership and LEAF Marque certificate will cover all enterprises / crops that are grown by the legal entity and include a defined area of land or parcels of land (this includes rented land) managed by the legal entity.
The Charity membership and legal entity is described as the “Company”.
Individual Farm Membership
Where, and in most cases, the “Company” farms an area of land in one block or locality, the LEAF Charity membership and LEAF Marque certificate is straight forward. The LEAF Charity membership fee is based on the area of land and the LEAF Marque certificate is issued for all the enterprises and crops on this land.
“Companies” with multiple production facilities and/or enterprises
This is where “Companies” are managed as an integrated business and resources (i.e. land, management expertise, labour, inputs and outputs) are exchanged on a daily basis. These production facilities must be included in the scope of a single LEAF charity membership and LEAF Marque certificate.
“Companies” with multiple production facilities (farms and land parcels) that are managed separately
This is where resources (i.e. land, management expertise, labour, inputs and outputs) are not exchanged between production facilities on a daily basis. Each production facility or farm must have a separate LEAF charity membership and LEAF Marque certificate. The “Company” Name used to describe the production must include the “Company” Name and a unique identification i.e. farm name or location. (This does not include Producer organisations that are LEAF Producer Groups and GlobalGap Option 2 groups, see description of LEAF Producer Groups)