What is CSA?

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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 we are keeping our prices 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. 

To sign up, email info@willowthorne.com

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What is included?


Your produce delivery will generally be 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 in July.

Ten spots available;

first come first served.


Anticipated dates:

August 9 - November 8 (14 weeks)


Weekly $25
4 weeks $95 (Does not have to be consecutive weeks - please let us know your preferred weeks)

Season (Produce only - 14 weeks) $325 

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. 

Pickup at Willowthorne Thursdays from 1-7 pm or The Drifter after 3pm on Fridays. 


Payments can be made through PayPal, Venmo, QuickPay or Square.

Season produce share payment due August 5. 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.

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 2018. 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 14 add-ons, for 14 weeks

              $350 + $40 + $98 = $488