Address: P.O. Box 668, Osceola WI 54020 / (612) 567-7551
About Us / Buttermilk Falls CSA & Folk School History: Buttermilk Falls CSA & Folk School Retreat is a project of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Philadelphia Community Farm, or PCF. PCF was founded in the late 1980s by co-workers Rick Hall and Verna Kragnes and was named “Philadelphia” in the spirit of ‘brotherly love’ by which we seek to live and work. The mission of the non-profit is to “restore health and vitality to people, animals, plants and the earth” and has been enlivened historically by the creation of a small biodynamic CSA farm and anthroposophically based intentional community, the conservation and restoration of diverse natural lands surrounding the farm, and the development of an enlightening folk school onsite.
Our farm is 108-acres, surrounded by an additional 300+ acres owned or managed by Standing Cedars Community Land Conservancy. The founders of PCF helped establish the Standing Cedars Farm and River Greenway, a 6-mile area along the mighty St. Croix River (in our backyard) that includes more than 1,550 acres of State Natural Area that are being restored to prairie and oak savannah.
Buttermilk Falls serves surrounding communities not only as a source for fresh, biodynamically produced food, but also as an outdoor classroom, a rural retreat space, and a great place to come to reconnect with Nature. We welcome many youth and school groups throughout the year, including local Waldorf and Montessori Schools, for educational programming and genuine farm experiences. We also host a myriad of programs and retreats for our wonderful partner organizations, including: local church communities, Voyageur Outward Bound School, Nawayee Center School (education inspired by the indigenous perspective), and the St.Croix River Association.