CSA Membership – Chicago and Surrounding Area
2014 CSA registration is now open!
We are pleased to invite you to become a Growing Home CSA member for the 2014 season! Read below for information about the program, shares, pick-up sites, prices, and dates. When you’re ready to order, there are two ways to complete your registration:
PAYPAL: Click here
BY MAIL: Download this registration form and return it to us with a check
We’ll send you an email when your registration is received to confirm your order and information.
Our community supported agriculture program provides you with an abundance of fresh produce every week, grown on our 100% USDA certified organic farms. In addition to enjoying high-quality, diverse, and heirloom varieties, your participation in our CSA program will help fund our employment training program and community outreach in Chicago. Growing Home provides agricultural and food service training for individuals who have struggled with employment barriers and assists them in securing full time positions. Please explore our website, www.growinghomeinc.org, for more information about the program and other ways to provide your support.
Growing Home offers Spring, Summer, and Fall shares. The summer season offers a family sized “full” share (9-13 items) as well as a small “individual” bag (7-11 items). Spring and Fall shares are all “full” shares.
Spring: 5 weeks from May 9th/10th through June 6th/7th, $150-$175
Summer: 15 weeks from June 13th/14th through Sept 19th/20th, $305-$525
Fall: 5 weeks from Sept 26th/27th through Oct 24th/25th, $150-$175
You can receive a $40 discount by ordering all three seasons! See this registration form for specific prices or find them on our PayPal page. If you would like to pay in installments, contact April to discuss a plan.
If you’d like to purchase our farm fresh eggs, we’d be happy to add them to your share at $5/dozen every other week (Spring and Fall: $10 each, Summer: $40). Sorry, but you cannot purchase eggs without ordering a produce share. Order quickly because they go fast!
Here’s some of what you’ll find in your shares:
hardy perennial herbs, asparagus, arugula, bok choy, garlic greens, baby lettuces, spinach, other greens, and early summer herbs like sage, chives, and peppermint
carrots, broccoli, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, onions, cabbage, garlic, swiss chard, cucumbers, eggplant, green and purple beans, peas, early winter squash, bell peppers, a wide variety of tomatoes, and a full range of herbs
arugula, spinach, bok choy, green beans, hard-shelled squash like butternut and acorn, beets, turnips, lettuces, peppers, potatoes, carrots, broccoli, kohlrabi, onions, and late season herbs.
You’ll receive a emailed newsletter each week letting you know what’s in your box!
There are five CSA pick-up sites:
- The Les Brown Memorial Farm in Marseilles, IL on Fridays 1pm-7pm
- Rick’s Body and Soul in Morris, IL on Fridays 2pm-5pm
- Green City Market in Lincoln Park on Saturdays 8am-12pm
- 3042 N Sawyer in Logan Square on Saturdays 8am-11am
- 2431 N Sawyer in Logan Square on Saturdays 8am-11am
If you live in Chicago and would like to have your vegetables bike-delivered to your door, contact Loaded Bikes at 919-357-2308 or www.LoadedBikes.com for more details.
Please make sure to include all your contact information on the registration form. We MUST have your email to include you in the newsletter and your phone number to contact you on pick-up days. If you are splitting with someone else who would like to receive the newsletter and who may be picking up on some days, please include their information as well. If you’re ordering through PayPal, we will email you for this information.
Your Growing Home contacts:
- April Harrington: for questions about the program, registration, payment, missed pick-up days, and additional information about supporting Growing Home. email@example.com or call 773-549-1336
- Stephanie Douglass: for questions, comments, and concerns about produce, the CSA boxes, or visiting and volunteering at the farm. firstname.lastname@example.org