|What is Community Supported Agriculture?
CSA consists of a partnership between the farm and
consumers sharing in the harvest. The basic idea is this:
at the beginning of a growing season, you buy into a share
of a farm. In exchange, you receive fresh produce weekly
or biweekly. Most farms focus on fruits and vegetables, but
some also include meat, eggs, milk, and anything else that
can be harvested locally. It's a win-win for the farmer and
the consumer. Farmers get a guarantee that their produce
will be sold, so they can focus on what they do well: growing
it. As a CSA member, you get food that is fresh, safe, and
local. Some farms encourage visits and provide public education
about their farming practices. A weekly trip to the farm to pick up your share would make an excellent
family outing. Most farms, including Pregitzer Farm Market make deliveries to a mutually convenient
Origins of CSA
Community supported agriculture first came into practice in the early 1960's in Germany, Switzerland,
and Japan as a response to concerns about food safety and urbanization of agricultural land.
CSA came to the United States in 1986. Since that time, community supported farms have been
organized throughout North America.
The Social Goals of CSA
Community supported agriculture is a response to the growing social and environmental problems of
the modern food system. For farmers, CSA is designed to provide more equitable return for their labor
and investment while relieving them of the burden, uncertainty, and impersonality of conventional
agriculture. The CSA community shares both the bounty and scarcity.
CSA farms can also become focal points for education and community building. In addition to receiving
fresh produce, members usually have several opportunities to visit the farm. Many CSA farms host field
days to educate members about sustainable farming and healthy food choices. Festivals and potlucks
bring people together socially during the season. Most remarkable is that consumers gain a new voice
in how their food is grown, processed, and distributed, while choosing where the food dollars go.
|Advantages to the farmer:
| Enrollment Form
Pregitzer Farm Market CSA
6870 Territorial Rd.
Munith, MI 49259
Desired Pick Up Location: ____________________________
Share Size ______________Amount:_________________
Amount Enclosed: _______________
Remaining Amount Due: _______________
Circle Payment Option
Full Payment: Pay in full by June 1
Extended Payment: Pay half by April 1and half by June 1
Monthly Payment: Pay monthly, in full by June 1
I understand the risks/advantages of the CSA.
|Full Share: Enough for a family of 4-6 every week. Also great
for families who want to preserve extra for off season eating. Will
include a complete variety of produce we are harvesting that
week. Plus updates and recipes! $395.00
Half Share: For families of 2-3. Will include a complete variety
of produce we are harvesting that week. Plus updates and
Every-Other-Week Share: A half share of produce delivered
every other week (EOW). Good for families of 2 or less, travelers,
or people just wanting to try the CSA with less commitment. Will
include updates and recipes!. $155.00
2013 Tentative Pick-Up Locations
Lansing.............Sun., 10:00am -2:00pm at the Lansing Farm
Jackson.............Tues., 5:30pm - 6:00pm at the "duck pond" on
Chelsea.............Wed., 2:30pm - 6:00pm at Farmers Market
Ann Arbor..........Thurs., 3:00pm - 7:00pm at Zingermans
Roadhouse Farmers Market
Farm.................Fri., 8:00am - 7:00pm at our farm
(very flexible, can be anytime or date if
| We will post here when the CSA is full..
|PREGITZER FARM MARKET, LLC
"Like your own garden without the work!"
6870 Territorial Rd., Munith, MI 49259