The 2019 Pfeiffer Center CSA

The Pfeiffer Center’s 2019 CSA offers 23 weekly pickups of our own freshly harvested, biodynamically raised vegetables, herbs and flowers on Tuesdays from June 11 through November 12. Pickup will be conveniently located at the Fellowship Community’s Duryea Farm from 3:30 to 6:00pm. Members receive a weekly produce list email, and a monthly CSA newsletter with farm news, recipes, and pictures. Share cost: $759-$989 sliding scale (about $33-$43 per week). Five percent of members’ share cost helps purchase a share for a family in need.

What Is a CSA?

Community-Supported Agriculture is a direct reciprocal relationship between farmers and consumers. Shareholders provide financial support to the farm for a season, and in return receive a weekly share of the harvest. Different forms of this concept arose independently in the 1960s in Japan (the Teikei system), Chile, and the United States, where the Tuskegee Institute’s Booker T. Whatley urged small farms to start Clientele Membership Clubs to serve their local communities. A similar impulse arose in Northern Europe, inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s concept of the Threefold Social Organism. In the late 1970s, biodynamic farmers Jan Vander Tuin (from Switzerland) and Trauger Groh (from Germany) each started biodynamic farms in the US operating under what Vander Tuin called Community-Supported Agriculture. The CSA movement has been one of the fastest-growing economic and social models used by small farmers ever since.

Purchase a Share for a Family in Need

Shares purchased under this plan will be allotted to families in need identified through our friends at Helping Hands. Five percent of every share purchase is applied to this program, and we also offer our shareholders the opportunity to purchase a share for a family in need.