We are looking for members to add to our CSA!  If you are interested, please fill out this form.

 

Here’s some information about our CSA:

We offer two distinct CSA seasons–Spring and Summer. In our CSA, members can pick up their vegetables at either our Humboldt Park plot (2825 W Chicago Ave), The Plant (1400 W 46th St), or  at our Andersonville Market market tables. The pick up days are Saturdays, Thursdays, or Wednesday. Members must commit to one day, and pick up their vegetables on that day all season.  Our shares are priced on a sliding scale so that members can pay what makes the most sense for their budget.

Our Spring season share will run for 9 weeks from mid-May through early July. That season will bring lettuces, micro greens, braising greens, salad mixes, herbs, radishes,
scallions, and some other early delights. The suggested cost for a share in our
Spring CSA is $135-$225 plus tax.

Our Summer share will run for 16 weeks starting in mid July and going through the end of October.  Since this is the bountiful season, the bags will be larger during this season. During this season we will offer everything in our garden–zucchini (and cousins), eggplants, carrots, peppers, beets, tomatoes, greens, turnips, herbs, edible flowers, corn, lettuces, winter squash, broccoli–everything we think you’ll like! The suggested cost is from $320 – $560 plus tax.

 

We now also offer a SNAP CSA membership.

The SNAP CSA runs for the entire 25 weeks, and costs $300 in SNAP payments.  The payments will be spread across 25 payments of $12.  Due to special funding, our farm will receive $600 for the share.

 

We also a number of optional add-ons with our CSA that you will pick up when you pick up your veggies:

* Flowers by Patchwork Farms – Our arrangements have a local and wild flavor that you can’t find at many floral shops.  This year you can sign up to get a bouquet every other week during the Summer season.  Each week will cost $7/bouquet. Summer (8 weeks) = $56.

* Eggs and Meat from Mint Creek Farm – Mint Creek Farm is operates on 220 certified-organic acres in Stelle, IL. Their pastures are home to sheep, cows, pigs, goats, turkeys, chickens, and ducks.  All these farm animals grazing together symbiotically on perennial pastures bring back biodiversity and fertility to the land.  

– Meat add-on: You receive 1 pound of meat every week for $14/week.  Spring = $126, Summer = $224

– Eggs add-on: One dozen eggs = $7/week, Half dozen = $4/week.  Full dozen : Spring = $63, Summer = $112.  Half dozen: Spring = $36, Summer = $64.

*Herbs by Chicago Patchwork Farms – The Herb Garden at Patchwork Farms is home to an array of powerful plants. Exotic flavors to tantalize the senses, fragrances that raise your mood and important plants allies that have the gift to heal. Sign up for a weekly subscriptions to receive a variety of both culinary and medicinal herbs. Everyother week pickup will predominantly receive culinary herbs with a smaller selection of medicinal and tea bunches. Adaptogens, Anti-Bacterials, Anti-Cancers, Anti-Depressants, Anti-inflammatories,, Anti-virals, Detoxifiers, Immune Boosts and Umami await next season with our selection of : Basil, Calendula, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Fennel, Lovage, Marigold, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Red Clover, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Sage, Shiso, Spilanthes, Vervaine, Yarrow and more!!  Herbs are available both seasons, every week or every other week, for $3/week. Spring = $27 or $15, Summer = $48 or $24

Also, many of our friends have amazing farms who are looking for more CSA members this year, check out the following sites:

 

Earnest Earth

Cedillo Produce

Lightly Farmed

Nodding Onion Farm

 

And/or, search for a new CSA with these sites:

Local Harvest

Local Beet

Family Farmed