Community Supported Agriculture
What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an opportunity to invest in your local farmer. By purchasing a CSA membership, you commit to eating healthy and responsibly all season long. Because payment is made before harvest, you are supporting our farm in the lean spring months when overhead is high and income is low. Your CSA purchase enables us to purchase seeds, fix farm machinery, and pay our workers when there is little or no income coming in. Each week throughout the season you will receive a wonderful variety of certified organic produce fresh from our farm, carefully packaged and delivered to several locations in Chicago and northwest Indiana. You will experience over 100 varieties of delicious vegetables, fruits, and herbs.
How much does it cost?
May 7-May 28 : $120
The spring share is a standard size running for 4 weeks. It may contain fresh lettuce, persian cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, honey, popcorn, carrots, potatoes.
Only available in combination with a summer share.
The summer season CSA comes in three sizes during the 19 week season (June 4 through October 8). CSA members receive 15% more overall produce for their money than just shopping at the market.
Small CSA: $390
The small share is a little over half the size of the standard share, and is great for a single person or couple who cannot use as much produce each week.
Standard CSA: $585
The standard share is a weekly bag of fresh organic produce (about a grocery bag full). Easily consumed by a household that eats and cooks fresh vegetables.
Large CSA: $875
This large share is a weekly bag of fresh organic produce; approximately one and a half the quantity of the standard share. The large CSA is perfect for the family that enjoys a generous amount of vegetables, likes to preserve, or plans to share with another family.
What kinds of things will I get in my box?
Your share will vary from week to week as we pick with the season and at the peak of quality.
your share may contain asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs, leeks, lettuces, melons, onions, peas, sweet peppers, hot peppers, potatoes, pie pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes.
Where can I pick up my share?
CHICAGO, IL PICK-UP LOCATIONS
Green City Market (south end of Lincoln Park, between Clark and Stockton) Saturdays 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Wicker Park Farmers Market (Bucktown 1500 N. Damen Ave.) Sundays 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Logan Square Farmers Market (Logan Blvd. and Milwaukee Ave.) Sundays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
INDIANA PICK-UP LOCATIONS
Iron Creek Organic Farm (6022 North Old State Road 39 Laporte, Indiana) Saturdays 6:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.