What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Members essentially buy a share in the farm. By supporting a CSA program you help the farm by committing to buying your share before the growing season then enjoy the bounty of the farm weekly as produce and products are available.
How much does it cost?
$29.99 per week
Where are the drop off locations?
Home delivery anywhere in the Chicago Area.
What can I expect to get in my weekly box?
You will receive local seasonal heirloom vegetables along with available herbs and occasional fruit. We strive to supply members with just the right amount of fresh produce so finishing your box doesn't become a chore. You can view a likely assortment of items on our crop / variety detail page.
What is an heirloom vegetable?
Heirloom vegetables are specialty varieties where the seeds have been passed down for at least 50 years. Many of the heirloom vegetables that are still available are in danger of becoming extinct. By committing to grow these varieties we hope to help preserve these rare and delicious vegetables.
What does Certified Organic mean?
Being certified means that an independent, USDA licensed organization inspects our farm and farming practices to ensure that we are maintaining Organic Standards. Our certifying agency is MOSA (Midwest Organic Services Association), one of the oldest and most respected USDA certifying agencies. We currently farm on 25 acres of MOSA Certified Organic crop land. In addition to the 25 acres of Certified Organic land we also have 8 acres in transition, USDA organic standards require that land go through a three year transitional phase. We do use organic practices on these 8 acres and will be Certified Organic in 2014. The farm is required to keep detailed records including seed sources and input (fertilizers etc) records. The farm is reviewed at least every year; more if certain crops or products are added during the growing season.
I'm going to be getting a lot of products every week, what do I do with all of them?
You will receive a weekly newsletter with storage and handling advice along with recipes and cooking tips. We also hope to have videos on our website shortly.