About Patchwork Farms CSA:
Chicago Patchwork Farms is a collective group of farmers stewarding three farm sites across the city (Chicago Ave, City Farm and The Plant) with a mission to grow nutritionally dense produce for Chicago residents. You will notice right away that our vegetables are much tastier than anything you can get at a grocery store. We are committed to regenerative farming practices and grow especially nutrient dense and deeply flavorful varieties. With an emphasis on building soil ecosystems and local communities, Patchwork partners with multiple mutual aid organizations such as The Love Fridge, Belmont-Cragin Mutual Aid and Fight2Feed, along with Mom’s at Marz Community Brewing (free prepared meals) and Chicago Resource Center to distribute fresh produce and rescued food from local grocers.
We believe healthy food access is a right, not a privilege, however as farmers we struggle to earn an income that we can live on. For our hyper-local Chicago-grown food, we need a CSA price that translates into minimum wage for us farmworkers. We can’t even begin to compete with stores on price. “Low” prices of veggies at stores are based on the mistreatment of farmworkers and the environment, as well as government subsidies. To really be a sustainable farm, we need to sustain ourselves. Please reach out if you’re interested in work-share options for the CSA.
The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a weekly vegetable subscription to what we have fresh and in-season growing on the farm. It is through the CSA that the farm is able to sustain itself and the community work we do. Without you, our CSA community our farm would not exist, so THANK YOU!!
PATCHWORK SHARES 2022
The FULL Share:
$2185 (24 weeks May-Nov) Eat like a farmer! A well rounded seasonal array of veggies for salads and cooking! Full Share members will have unlimited access to additional veggies and some herbs from our twice-weekly Farmstands (Wed & Sat) with no additional charge! Ideal for couples and families with vegetable-based diets.
The HALF Share:
$1215 (20 weeks June-Oct) A well rounded seasonal array of veggies and some herbs for salads and cooking in a smaller portion. Additional Farmstand Veggies are not included with the price of a Half Share but are available to buy at the Farmstand (Wed & Sat) at a sliding-scale.
The TOMATO Share:
$325 (8 weeks Aug-Sept) A mix of the tomatoes we grow: cherry to beefsteak for saucing, canning, freezing and eating fresh! You can try every variety of tomato we grow! Additional Farmstand Veggies are not included with the price of a Tomato CSA but are available to buy at the Farmstand at a sliding-scale.
- Pick-Your-Own flowers at Chicago Ave
- Eggs One Dozen $8
- 1/2 Dozen Eggs $4
- Pasture Raised Meat from Mint Creek Farm (pickup weekly at Chicago Ave) see options and prices at mintcreekfarm.com/csa
- Herbs! Add this on if you want an herb every week.
- Smoking Mix (Mullen, Sage, Mugwart and with or without homegrown heirloom organic tobacco) each tin rolls 60 smokes.
You have a 3-day window each week to make it out to the farm and pickup! The Farm walk-in cooler with your share is accessible 24 hours a day for CSA pickup within your 3-day pickup window.
SATURDAY: Pick-Up beginning at 10am Saturday and ending Monday at 10pm each week
WEDNESDAY: Pick-Up beginning at 3pm Wednesdays and ending Friday at 10am each week
We will confirm your delivery day via email after you’ve submitted your form. Meat, Eggs and Tomato shares are not available for delivery.
Full Share Delivery subscribers are welcome to stop by farm stand to pickup any additional veggies you’d like at no charge through the season!
Take a YouTube tour of the farm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pti0c-8wzgY&t=65s