PCCSA (Prescott College Community Supported Agriculture)

Prescott, Arizona

PCCSA (Prescott College Community Supported Agriculture)

PCCSA members sign up for a seasonal share, and then pick up their produce once a week. Because the PCCSA is a cooperative CSA, we get our food from more than one farm. We are able to support several farmers around the area and in turn provide a variety of produce throughout the year. This includes vegetables and fruit, and occasional nuts, honey, eggs, jam, pasta and bread, and the option to purchase meat, eggs, and other locally-produced goods in the CSA Store.

Locally-Grown All of the food in the PCCSA comes from Arizona, with an average distance of 40 miles to our farms. In contrast, food in the grocery store has traveled an average of 1,500 miles before reaching the eater.

Direct Marketing Through buying the produce directly from the farmers, our shareholders are paying less than retail prices for the freshest produce possible, and the farmers are making well over wholesale. Farmers selling through grocery chains, on the other hand, receive an average of 6-8% of the price consumers pay for packaged and processed goods.

Conservation and Stewardship The increased income received through direct marketing can go into cover crops, improving the life span of the soil, or simply enable the farmers to employ the labor necessary to grow crops organically.


Listing last updated on Jan 6, 2012

Change the world starting with dinner: Support Local Agriculture!

Local, Fresh, Naturally grown food for the Tri-Cities area of Yavapai County, Arizona. vegetables, fruit, beef, pork, cow and goat dairy, honey, eggs

Season:  November through May

Type:  3rd party CSA service

Since:  2000

# of Shares:  150

Full Share:  $600/winter, $480-$800/academic year

1/2 Share:  half shares only available to Prescott College students, faculty and staff

Work Req?  No

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