What is included?
Your produce delivery will generally be a large shoe-box size box plus a large paper grocery bag. Volumes may be slightly less at the beginning and end of the season, and more at the height. Think about trying to spend just $25 at a Chicago farmer's market and come away with that much produce! Plus, as one happy customer put it, you don't have dodge all the strollers and hipsters!
Possible produce: Kale, Swiss Chard, Corn, Pumpkins, Assorted Tomatoes, Assorted Sweet Peppers, Assorted Hot Peppers, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Celery, Rhubarb, Zucchini, Eggplant, Okra, Green Beans. Assorted Herbs, Tomatillo,
Acorn Squash, Turnips, Beets, Carrots, Potatoes
Possible add-ons: Jams, BBQ sauces, herb salts, delicious pickled things, salsa verde and jars of our summer and fall honey.
Sign ups begin May 1.
Fifteen spots available;
first come first served.
July 11 through Oct 24 (16 weeks)
4 weeks $95 (Does not have to be consecutive weeks - please let us know your preferred weeks)
Season (Produce only - 16 weeks) $375
If you will be on vacation for part of the season, let us know and we can adjust for you.
Add dozen eggs $5/week
Weekly add-on $7 – Possible item: berries, jams, pickles, herb salts, baked goods, honey, etc. Add-ons can be added any time, with any package.
Drop off on Tuesdays. Pick up locations include Willowthorne (Tuesdays from 11-5) Farmhouse Chicago (Tuesdays), Arbor Restaurant in the Green Exchange Building (Tuesdays), and The Drifter (pick up at the Drifter by appointment). You must pick up between 12-3 pm Tuesdays (unless picking up at Drifter; make an appointment to do so). If you cannot pick up at these times, they will not hold your bag for you.
Payments can be made through PayPal or Square.
Season produce share payment due July 11. Weekly egg and weekly add-ons can also be pre-paid seasonally or monthly.
4 week payment due by noon the Monday before first delivery.
Weekly payment due by noon the Monday before delivery day.
Add-on payment due by noon the Monday before delivery day.
Egg payment due by noon the Monday before delivery day.
NO EXCEPTIONS. Late payments will be filled the following week.
This year, we are also offering a work exchange program. Two hours of work equals a week’s share of produce. We will need help - at various times during the season - with plowing, weeding, planting, berry picking, trimming, chopping trees, sheet mulching, building beds, mending fencing, shoveling out the chicken coops, building animal enclosures, etc. Work days available beginning in May 2017. Please call at least one week ahead. You provide your own transport. Any able-bodied worker over 21 welcome. Lunch and beer provided!
CALCULATE YOUR PAYMENT:
Example: 4 weeks with 2 dozen eggs and 3 add-ons for 4 weeks.
$95 + $10 + $21 = $126
Example: Season with 8 dozen eggs and 16 add-ons, for 16 weeks
$375 + $40 + $112 = $527
What is CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Simply put, an individual can purchase a "share" of the season's crops, which is harvested and delivered weekly. The fun of a CSA is that whatever ripens that week, is what you get. Your box of produce will be made up of different things week to week.
Shares at many other farms average $35-$45 per week. Because we are a small farm and this is only our second year offering CSA shares, we are keeping our prices very low. We also recognize that it might be difficult for people to come up with a large payment up front for the whole season so we, unlike many other CSAs, have a more frequent pay structure.