Community Supported Agriculture
The Threefold Community Farm’s CSA offers freshly harvested, biodynamically raised vegetables, herbs, and flowers from June to November. Members receive a weekly email with our list of what’s fresh from the fields, stories from the farm, and recipes. We offer sliding scale pricing to allow greater access to our fresh produce. You can also 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.
Donate a CSA Share for a Family in Need
Through our work with organizations like the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center and our collaboration with Chestnut Ridge Middle School, we are able to identify families with low incomes who would benefit from access to our fresh produce. With your support, we can offer those families the same bounty you receive throughout the season and help cover the cost of delivery to those with transportation barriers. Thanks for making a difference!
Join the CSA Waitlist
Thank you so much for your interest in supporting our CSA! Currently, we do not have any member openings, however you can join our waitlist to be notified for when we do! You can also email [email protected] with questions.