CSA Membership – Chicago and Surrounding Area
SPECIAL NOTE FOR PREVIOUS SHAREHOLDERS: Pickup locations for the 2013 growing season are much reduced from our usual options. We apologize for this inconvenience. The Les Brown Memorial Farm is the focus of important strategic planning in 2013, and our farmers are needed to participate, necessitating a temporary scale-down of our operation. We will still have pickup options in Marseilles on Friday afternoons as well as the Green City Market and in Logan Square on Saturday mornings. Our fresh veggies and herbs will still be available for purchase at the Les Brown Farm on Friday afternoons and at the Green City Market on Saturday mornings.
Our community supported agriculture program ensures that you get the freshest produce from our farm every week, grown by members of our training program on our 100% USDA certified organic farms. Our CSA shares come in two sizes: a family size box and a smaller bag. We also have an egg share option, which has already sold out for 2013 (we’re sorry!). We still have a few spaces open for our produce shares, though, so place your order today!
In the spring, our CSA shares include USDA certified organic greens, hearty perennial herbs, asparagus, arugula, bok choy, garlic greens, baby lettuces, spinach, as well as early summer herbs like sage, chives, peppermint, and more.
Throughout the summer, CSA shares include USDA certified organic carrots, broccoli, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, onions, cabbage, garlic, swiss chard, cucumbers, eggplant, green and purple beans, peas, early winter squash, bell peppers, tomatoes (a wide variety of heirloom types), as well as a full range of herbs, including large “pesto bunches” of basil and more.
And in the Fall, our CSA shares include certified organic arugula, spinach, bok choy, green beans, hard-shelled squash like butternut and acorn, beets, turnips, lettuces, as well as late season herbs, peppers, potatoes, carrots, broccoli, kohlrabi, onions, and more.
All the above described produce is subject to weather, as is the nature of any CSA program.
Full-season discount: Members who sign up for all three seasons of shares receive $25 off of the total cost of their share. See the full season discount option on the order page.
Bike delivery: To have your share delivered directly to you please contact loaded bikes. They work with us, and several other Chicago area CSA programs, to deliver fresh food shares directly to your home–in a convenient and low impact way. The service is completely through loaded bikes so if you’re interested in this option make sure to be in touch with them directly!