2010 CSA Guide

February 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm

2011 CSA Listings

Name/Location/WebsiteType of CSAType of Farm or FarmingType of Shares & CostDelivery or Pickup?How often?Length of SeasonExtra ProductsSold out or close to sold out
Angelic Organics
Caledonia, IL
web site
Vegetable & some fruit (Balanced selection of 12-16 vegetables per week & melons)Biodynamic approach to organic farmingFull $640
Half $410
Pickup @ 12+ locations in Chicago; 12+ locations in suburbs or pickup @ farmWeeklyMid-June through mid-Oct. (for full share); mid-Aug. – mid-Oct. (for ½ share)Fruit shares extra; Winter CSA extraClose to selling out
Big Head Farm
South Haven, MI
web site
Vegetables, herbs & flowers, *NEW FOR @)!*: Fruit shares, Egg sharesFormer Chicagoans growing organic on property previously used only for huntingFull $500 (bushel)

Half $275 (1/2 bushel)

"Flying Solo" $150 (1/4 bushel)

Pickup in Chicago & South Haven, MI

Home delivery available
Weekly24 weeks (May-end Oct)Fruit: Full share $161.50/year; Half share $81.25/year, includes 10# (full) or 5# (half) tree fruits from area growers every other week

Egg: Full share $110/yr, Half share $55/year, includes 1 doz eggs either weekly (full) or biweekly (half)
Broad Branch Farm
Wyoming, IL
web site
Separate vegetable, meat & egg sharesOrganicMain season: (Full) $528 (Half) $297
Fall $60
Pickup @ the farm or in Dunlap, Peoria, Peoria Heights & NapervilleFull share is weekly; Half-share is biweekly
Fall share is 2 deliveries in Nov
Main season is 22 weeks (Jun – Oct); Fall season is in NovemberEgg & Meat shares available Available
Bumblebee Acres Farm
Harvard, IL
web site
Vegetables, Chicken *Website not updated for 2011*No chemical pesticides or commercial fertilizers; chickens are pasture-raisedVegetable CSA $500
$160 for 10 chickens
Pickup @ Woodstock Farmer’s MarketVeggie box is weekly
Chickens are biweekly
20 weeks (Jun-Oct)Fiber (wool, fleece, roving, etc.), turkeys, eggs extraClose to selling out
Cedar Valley Farm
Ottawa, IL
web site
Meat & eggs (Various cuts of beef, pork & chicken + 2 dozen eggs)Raising animals without hormones or drugs in sustainable environment3 months $255
6 months $500
Full year $975
Pickup @ several north side locations, Naperville, Oak Park & Oak LawnMonthlyYear-roundNoneAvailable
Chicago Honey Coop
Chicago, IL
web site
Honey *Website not updated for 2011*(Provides job training opportunities for under-employed; uses sustainable agricultural practices; employee-owned.Purchase a $48 share in beginning of season, which is used like cash at their farmer's market standsProducts available at Green City Market or Logan Square farmer's marketsWeeklyFor as long as Honey Coop sells at marketBody products, beeswax candles available for purchaseAvailable
City Farm
Chicago, IL
web site
VegetablesLocated at Clybourn & Division, City Farm is an urban farm project of the Resource Center, a Chicago non-profit dedicated to resuse and recyclingFull share (feeds small family or 2-3 adults): $550

Half share (every other week): $300
Pickup at FarmWeekly (Full) or Biweekly (Half)Mid-May through end of OctoberNone, but you may volunteer at the farmAvailable
City Provisions
Chicago, IL
web site
Meat Local butcher/specialty delicatessen in Ravenswood neighborhood that works directly with local farmsTen weeks ( 5 deliveries biweekly) $1000+tax includes variety of Dietzler steaks, house-cured bacon, lamb chops, Cook's bison ribeyes, homemade sausages, pâtés, terrines and deli meatsPickup at the storeBiweeklyTen weeks beginning March 18th through May 20, 2011NoneAvailable immediately
Crème de la Crop
Porter, IN
web site
Vegetables, herbs & edible flowers *NEW: Fruit shares*Certified Organic (200 types of unique heirloom varieties);
“Standard Market” plan gets more common market vegetables
“Epicurean” gets everything they grow
Standard $615 (Full) $315 (Half)
Epicurean $770 (Full) $395 (Half)

Pickup @ Farm, or locations in Valparaiso, Hammond, Merrillville, Chesterton & Laporte , INWeekly18 weeks (end of June-Oct.)Squash/storage vegetable plan extra

Fruit CSA extra
Dea Dia Organics
Grayslake, IL
web site
Vegetables & Herbs; EggsCertified OrganicFull (1/2 bushel) $585
Biweekly $350
Pickup in Lake Bluff, Deerfield & GrayslakeWeekly or Biweekly20 weeks (Jun-Oct)Pork CSA, cut flowers extraNOT AVAILABLE FOR 2011
Earth and Skye Farm
Manhattan, IL
web site
Vegetables & herbsEnvironmentally and sustainable methods of farmingFull $620

Half $335
Pickup @ the farm or in Orland ParkWeeklyJune – Oct.NoneAvailable
Earth First Farms
Berrien Center, MI
web site
ApplesCertified organic farming on 60 acres encompassing 4500 fruit-bearing apple trees 10-lb. bag (1 peck) apples (Nov. share includes cider) $85Pickup @ farm or in Chicago (@ markets)Biweekly Mid-August-Halloween & one November pickup Pies available

Tree rental
Earth Harvest Farm
Lake Geneva, WI
web site
VegetablesCertified Naturally GrownFull weekly share $480

Every other week $240
Pickup @ farm or Mundelein Weekly18 weeks beginning in mid-JunePasture-raised beef and Michigan fruit extraAvailable
Edge of the Woods Farm
Three Oaks, MI
web site
Fruits & Vegetables (with egg option)Farm started selling as a roadside stand to educate grower's children; specializing in heirloom tomatoesFull Season (May-Sept) $500 (with eggs $525)

Spring (May-July) $125 (with eggs $135)

Fall (July-Sept) $300 (with eggs $310)

Pickup @ farmWeeklySpring: May-July

Fall: July-Sept

Season: May-Sept
Eggs available for $10 extraOnly 30 shares available
Edible Alchemy Foods Co-op
Chicago, IL
web site
Fruits & vegetablesFood Co-op that organizes an all-organic or sustainably-grown produce share every other weekFull share -- no commitment -- purchase the Wed. before pickupPickup in Pilsen, Lakeview, Gold Coast & Hyde Park or Delivery for $5 Bi-WeeklyShares begin in MayNoneAvailable
Erehwon Farm
Elburn, IL
web site
Vegetables (6-10 kinds)

2-week trial available
No chemical herbicides or pesticides; sustainable growing practices.Full (1/2-3/4 bushel) $600Pickup @ farm & in Wheaton, Elgin, Bartlett, Lombard & Logan SquareWeekly20 weeks (mid-June – mid-Oct.)NoneAvailable
Elizabeth & Mary's Potting Bench
Crystal Lake, IL
web site
Vegetables, small fruit, cut flowers & herbsUses intensive planting techniques, square-foot gardening & greenhouses to grow in smaller spacesFull $200

Half $100
Pickup @ Woodstock Farmer's MarketWeeklyEnd of June-early Sept.NoneAvailable
Farmer Tom's CSA
web site
Vegetables & FruitPurchases produce from several growers that use organic methods.

Operates differently than traditional CSA - you pay upfront membership fee and then order produce when you want -- no commitment
$60 membership fee at beginning of season, then $35/week for 1 bushel & $24/week for 1/2 bushel

Pickup in Edgewater, Oak Park, Lombard, Woodlawn, North Park, Logan Square, Gold Coast & Lincoln Park

Home delivery available to some areas
WeeklyYear-round (July-Oct, produce is local; from Nov-June, produce is selected from other nonlocal growers)NoneAvailable
Fat Blossom Farm
Allegan, MI
web site
VegetablesPracticing sustainable agricultureLarge $550
Small $300

Pickup @ locations in Chicago & SW MichiganWeekly20 weeks (Jun-Oct)Flower shares availableAvailable
Freedom Organix
Harvard, IL
web site
Vegetables, herbs & flowers, eggs Sustainable farm growing vegetables and raising chickens, geese and cowsSpring $180
Full $650 (w/eggs, $770)
Half $365 (w/eggs, $425)
Harvest $110 (w/eggs, $135)
Pickup in Harvard, Cary, Lake Geneva & Delavan, WI, Woodstock, Barrington, Crystal Lake, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Deerfield, Lake Forest (Tollway Oasis), Vernon Hills, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Des Plaines (Tollway Oasis), Chicago North (Elston/Central), Park Ridge, O'Hare (Tollway Oasis), Loyola, & Jefferson ParkSpring: Weekly

Full: Weekly

Half: Biweekly

Harvest: 2 deliveries
Spring share is 6 weeks beginning in May, Full share is 20 weeks beginning in JuneEggs, chickens, & heritage turkeys available; option to purchase grass-fed beefAvailable
Genesis Growers
St. Anne, IL
web site
Vegetables, eggs, fruits & herbsUses natural methods, no pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizer.
Available yearly or by season
Shares available: Medium (20% larger than paper grocery bag) & Large (60% more than paper grocery bag)
Spring $250 (medium); $425 (large)
Summer $650 (medium); $1000 (large)
Fall $225 (medium); $375 (large)
Pickup @ Green City Market or in Chicago - downtown (Chicago Farmstand), Old Irving Park, West Town, West Rogers Park, North Center, Bridgeport & Hyde Park, Forest Park, Highland Park, Mokena, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Park Forest, Arlington Heights, Skokie & WheatonWeekly9 months (Apr. – Dec.) or by season: Apr. & May (Spring); June-Oct (Summer); Oct-Dec. (Fall) Eggs available for extraAvailable
Gibbs Family Garden
Plymouth, WI
web site
Vegetable *Website not updated for 2011*“Certified Naturally Grown” organic (no synthetic pesticides or chemicals)Weekly large share (approx. 1 bushel) $700

Weekly small share (approx. 3/4 bushel) $600

Biweekly small share (approx. 3/4 bushel) $325

1 doz. eggs biweekly $44
Pickup @ Good Earth Greenhouse in River Forest, ILWeekly or BiweeklyLate spring through late autumnEggs available for extraAvailable
Granor Farms
Three Oaks, MI

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Vegetables and fruitContact farm for detailsSignups before Mar. 1st receive $25 credit for farmstand Dropsites in Chicagoland and Michigan. Please contact farm directly for details.Contact farm for detailsContact farm for detailsContact farm for detailsAvailable
Grass Is Greener Gardens
Beloit, WI
web site
Meat & PoultryOffering from 4 different Southwest WI producers who raise free range, grass & grain fed meatMeat & Poultry $785 (large), $625 (medium) & $495 (small)
Poultry only $390
Pickup in Lakeview, Evanston, Hyde Park & Oak ParkMonthly
Year round; enrollment twice annually preferred, but if room you will be accommodated year-round

Eggs, honey & yogurt extraAvailable
Grassroots Farm
Monroe, WI
web site
Vegetables, fruit & cut flowersMother-daughter operation using minimal machinery to farm 40 acres as it would be done 100 years ago. Organic methods & no chemical fertilizers or pesticides.Full $495 (3/4 bushel)Pickup in Andersonville or Madison, WIWeekly16 weeksNoneOnly 40 shares available
Green Earth Farm
Richmond, IL
web site
Vegetables (100 different varieties)“Certified Naturally Grown” organicFull $450
Half $275
Pickup @ farm. Contact farm for other drop-off sites.Weekly20 weeks (Jun-late Oct.)Free range eggs & poultry available for extraAvailable
Green Earth Institute
South Naperville, IL
web site
Vegetable & herbUSDA certified organic, nonprofit operated by The Conservation Foundation, promoting health & environmental sustainabilityMain Season: $671.56 (Weekly) $361.22 (Biweekly)
Spring & Late Fall $113.96
Pickup @ farm in South Naperville, IL onlyWeekly or BiweeklySpring (4 weeks), Main (20 weeks – Jun-Oct); Late Fall (4 weeks – Nov.)NoneOnly a few Late Fall shares available
Growing Home
Chicago, IL
web site
Vegetables & herbsUSDA certified organic. CSA shares of urban Chicago Farms support nonprofit transitional job programSpring $135 for Marseilles pickup, $145 for Green City Market pickup

Summer $490 for Marseilles pickup & $570 for pickup everywhere else

Fall $145 for Marseilles pickup, $155 for Green City Market Pickup

Early bird discount through Mar. 1st.
Pickup @ Green City Market, Hyde Park, Lakeview, Edgewater, Evanston, Lincoln Park, Logan Square or MarseillesWeeklySpring (4 weeks in May); Summer (early June-early Oct); Fall (3-4 weeks from mid-Oct to early Nov)NoneAvailable
Growing Power
Farm Co-op in Wisconsin
web site
Vegetables, Fruit* (*During colder months, non-local produce will be sourced from small wholesalers like Goodness Greenness)Part of a cooperative that includes farms in Milwaukee regionNo commitment; place order weekly
Regular $17
Junior $9
Sustainable $28
Fruit $17
Pickup in Beverly, Bronzeville, Englewood, Humboldt Park, West Garfield Park, Lakeview, Logan Square, Oak Park, Green City Market, and Wicker Park or coordinate own pickup by recruiting 10 ordersWeekly Spring, summer & fallSome meat available for extraAvailable
Harvest Moon Organics
West Central Wisconsin
web site
Vegetables & fruit or meat (seasonal, organic, and heirloom vegetables along with available herbs and fruit), eggsCertified OrganicRegular (2-3 people) $495
Double (3 adults or family of 5) $800

Order before March 1st for discounts
Pickup in Palatine, Hinsdale, Lake Forest, South Loop/UIC, downtown/Loop, Wicker Park, West Town, Roscoe Village, Wrigleyville, Lincoln Square & EdgewaterWeekly20 weeks (Mid-June – mid-Oct.)Meat shares (beef, chicken & combo) extra; Winter CSA extra

Eggs $117/doz. per week; $59/half doz. per week
Heritage Prairie Farm
Elburn, IL
web site
VegetablesDedicated to "Four Season Farming," in which the farm produces food during all four seasons through use of hoophouses$825 for dropoff sites or $775 for farm pickupPickup @ farm or @ Green City Market, West Loop (Chicago) & EvanstonWeekly25 weeks (1st week of Jun-Oct + 2 holiday shares)Farm-produced honey & honey bee products extraAvailable
Iron Creek Farm
LaPorte, IN
web site
Vegetables & small fruits (over 100 varieties)Certified OrganicStandard $570 (one grocery bag)

Large Share $850 (box)

Winter $270
Pickup @ farm, or Green City Market (Chicago), Andersonville, Brookfield, Oak Park, Wicker Park, Evanston or St. Joseph, MIWeeklyStandard & Large shares run from Jun-Oct

Winter runs from Oct-Nov
NoneLimited shares available
Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks
Chicago, IL
web site
Vegetables, meat, dairy & eggsSources from local & organic Chicago-area farms.* (*During the winter, the box is supplemented with produce from outside the region.)Fresh Picks Box: Single ($18), Double ($25) or Family-sized ($40)Home delivery. ($5.50 shipping & handling fee.)Weekly or Bi-weeklyYear-round.Boxes contain produce but can be customized to include non-produce itemsAvailable
King’s Hill Farm
Mineral Point, WI
web site
Vegetables, Duck & Hen EggsEmbraces ideology of Permaculture. Grows without pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs. “Crops are raised from the earth, naturally, in harmony with the seasons.”Full $380
Summer $230
Winter $120
Market $50 (includes tote bag & 10% off market purchases)

Hen eggs 1 doz/10 weeks: $60

Duck eggs 1/2 doz/10 weeks: $60
Pickup @ Green City Market, Independence Park, Glencoe @ Chicago Botanic Garden, Rogers Park, Oak Park, Palatine10 deliveries bimonthly for full season; 6 biweekly for summer; 2 for Winter Jun-Oct for full season; Aug-Oct for summer season & Nov-Dec for winter seasonEggsAvailable
Lake Breeze Organics
Benton Heights, MI
web site
Vegetables & fruitCertified organic with emphasis on hard-to-find crops & Jersey blueberriesFull $500
Half $275
Pickup in Evanston & EdgewaterWeekly (full)

Biweekly (half)
June-SeptNoneLimited shares available
Liberty Family Farm
Hart, MI
web site
or Andy Wright @ (231) 873-3737
Meat including grass-fed beef, lamb and goat, pasture-raised pork & poultryHolistic, humane & environmentally sound method of raising animalsContact farm for detailsContact farm for detailsContact farm for detailsContact farm for detailsContact farm for detailsContact farm for details
Linda's Organical Farm
Union, IL
web site
Vegetables, fruit & SpicesOrganically grown.

Customizable to your needs & wants. Delivery available on weekly, biweekly or monthly basis.
Full $250

Half $125

Optional custom packages available
Pickup @ farm

Delivery options avalalbe
Weekly or BiweeklyJune-OctFruit & nut trees availableAvailable
M’s Organic Farm
Woodstock, IL
web site
Vegetables, herbs, granola, eggsOrganic veggies, free-range eggsFull $405; With eggs $435

Half $245; With eggs $275
Pickup @ farm, Logan Square MarketWeekly18 weeks (Jun-Oct)Eggs Almost sold out
Mike & Clare’s Farm
Woodstock, IL
web site
VegetablesOrganic$250 (5/9th bushel)Pickup @ farm, Logan SquareWeeklyJun-OctNoneAvailable
Mint Creek Farm
Stelle, IL
web site
Grass-fed Meat (lamb, goat, beef, rose veal and more)Organic, pasture-raisedHalf Shares (5 lbs) for 3 months at $150 or 6 months at $285 and Whole Shares (10 lbs) for 3 months at $270 or 6 months at $510 Green City Market, Logan Square Farmers Market and the Andersonville Farmers MarketMonthly

See blog for pick up schedule
6 months (May-October) or 3 months (May-July) and (August-October)Whole or Half animal purchases an optionClose to selling out
Mom's Farm
Lockport, IL
web site
Vegetable, herbs & some apples & pears *Website not updated for 2011*Small, roving farm currently working land in Lockport. Also working an orchard in Yorkville.Full (4 persons) $600

Half (2 persons) $300
Pickup in Lockport & Homer Glen. Possible home delivery based on location.WeeklyJun-OctNoneOnly 10 shares available
Montalbano Farms
Plano, IL
web site
Vegetables, herbsCertified organic; committed to socially responsible practices & transparency (visitors allowed to visit farm)3/4 bushel $640 before May 1stPickup @ Logan Square farmer's market, Lincoln Square, and farm Weekly20 weeks (Jun-Oct), with option to take off 2 weeks per season, and make them up later (great for vacations)NoneAvailable
New Era Farm
Cashton, WI
web site
Vegetables, crop berries, heirloom fruits & herbs with some bonus items such as maple syrup & teaUSDA Certified Organic growing & harvesting methodsFull (contact farm for pricing)Contact farm for pickup locationsBiweeklyMay-OctJams & jellies extraAvailable
New Traditions Farm
Beaverville, IL
web site
Heirloom Vegetables & Heritage Poultry

Organic, Pesticide & Herbicide Free
Spring Share $100 (#3 3/4 Bushel Boxes Delivered), Half Share $350 (#10 3/4 Bushel Boxes, Delivered Bi-Weekly), Full Share $600 (#20 3/4 Bushel Boxes, Delivered Weekly)
Home Delivery Avalaible for $5 / Per Box, Pick-Up Locations Available throughout Chicago & Evanston. Delivery is included in price of Spring Shares.

Please contact farm directly for more information about dropsites.
Half-share is biweekly

Full-share is weekly
Spring Share (3 Weeks, May 22 - Jun 5), Main Season Shares (June 12 - October 30)

Heritage Poultry Avalaible to CSA Subscribers at Discounted Rates

About 20 shares are going quickly
Peasant’s Plot
Manteno, IL
web site
VegetablesSustainable & organicIndividual $320

Family $640
Pickup @ farm, Lincoln Square, Wicker Park, and North CenterWeekly20 weeks, Jun-OctNoneAvailable
Sandhill Organics
Prairie Crossing, IL
web site
Vegetables, herbs & some fruit (80% from their farm; remainder from other local organic farms)Certified OrganicSpring $170 (SOLD OUT)
Summer $510
Fall $170
Fruit $230
farm or in Barrington, Glen Ellyn, Lake Forest, Glenview, Clarendon Hills, Oak Park, GrayslakeWeeklySpring Vegetable Season (early May-early June) & Summer Vegetable Season (mid-Jun – late Sept)Fruit share extraSpring Season is sold out
Radical Root Farm
Marseilles, IL
web site
VegetablesCertified organicFull $585 at Logan Square, $565 at Prairie Crossing

Half $350

Extended Season (Logan Square only) $110
Pickup in Logan Square or GrayslakeWeekly20 weeks (Jun-Oct)NoneAvailable
Ready Jam Farms
Marengo, IL
web site
Vegetables (8-14 varieties including herbs)Organically GrownFull (5/9th bushel): $625

Half (1/4 bushel): $355
Pickup in Marengo, Elgin and ElmhurstWeekly20 weeks (mid-June through Oct)NoneAvailable
Scotch Hill Farm
SW Wisconsin
web site
VegetablesOrganic. No synthetic fertilizers, chemicals or herbicidesFull $560
Large Family Double $1060
Pickup in Oak Park, Ravenswood, Old Irving Park, Logan Square, West Town (@ Green Grocer), AndersonvilleWeekly20 weeksFlower shares available for extraAvailable
Simply Wisconsin (fmrly Homegrown Wisconsin)
Farm Co-op in Southeastern & South Central Wisconsin
web site
or contact Katrina Pine (608) 333-1227
Vegetables; Fruit, fruit butters & honey, when available; (Vegetables include leafy greens, carrots, potatoes, summer squash, peppers & beans); Meat, egg, cheese and "pantry" shares (staple items)Certified Organic produce & eggs. Part of cooperative of 20+ family farms. Also offers cheese, preserves & naturally raised meats.Full $440
Basic $230
Eggs 1 doz/wk for 18 weeks $75 or 1/2 doz/wk for 18 weeks $40

Discount available ujnti March 1st
Pickup @ several locations on Chicago’s North side + Northbrook, Evanston, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Prospect Heights, Grayslake, Rochelle, Western Springs (Vie) & Orland ParkWeekly20 weeks (beginning in late June through Oct.)Cheese, meat and pantry shares availableAvailable
Sweet Earth Organic Farm
Southwestern Wisconsin
web site
Vegetables (special emphasis on heirloom tomatoes)Certified organic Full (3/4 bushel) $485
Partial (1/2 bushel) $385
Austin, Bridgeport, Old Irving Park, Pilsen, Austin, Bridgeport, Old Irving Park, Pilsen, Wicker Park, Green City Market Arlington Heights, Elgin, Northbrook & EvanstonWeekly or Biweekly20 weeks (beginning in late June)NoneAvailable
Sweet Home Organics
St. Charles, IL
web site
Vegetables and herbsCertified organicFull (5/9 bushel or grocery paper bag) weekly: $625

Half (5/9 bushel) every other week: $350

Full+Half share: $900
Pickup in St. Charles and Villa ParkWeekly or Biweekly18 weeks beginning June 9 through OctoberNone~20 shares available -- order soon
Tempel Farms Organics (frmly Red Tail Farm)
Old Mill Creek, IL
web site
Vegetables & fruitNo herbicides, pesticides or petroleum-based fertilizersFull $585
Half $345
Fruit $275 (16 weeks of Mick Klug fruit)
Pickup @ farm or in Logan Square, Lake Forest or Vernon HillsWeekly (Full) or Biweekly (Half)Full share is 20 weeks (Jun-Oct)
Half share is 10 weeks biweekly
Fruit CSA extraAvailable
Tom's Acres
Hampshire, IL
web site
Vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers & free-range eggs *Website not updated for 2011*Sustainable practicesNo commitment - order in advance when you want a box (1/2 bushel) $15Pickup @ farm stand in Hoffman Estates, ILWeeklyContact farm for details on growing seasonNoneAvailable
Tomato Mountain Farm
Brooklyn, WI
web site
Vegetables (focusing on the basics, plus tomatoes, strawberries & some herbs)Certified Organic. Large shares are 9/10 bushel & small are 5/9 bushel.Full Season (30 weeks) $1620, large (1 1/9th bushel); $1008, small; (5/9th bushel) $612 solo (1/3 bushel)

Main Season (24 weeks) $1080 (1 1/9th bushel), large; $672, small (5/9th bushel); $408 solo (1/3 bushel)

Fall Season (12 weeks) $540, large (1 1/9th bushel); $336, small (5/9th bushel); $204 solo (1/3th bushel)

Discounts available until March 1st.
Home delivery throughout Chicago or suburbs only.WeeklyFull season is from April through Dec.

Main season is from Jun-Sept.

Fall season is from Oct-Dec.
Triple A Farm
St. Anne, IL
web site
VegetablesFamily farm operated by DeGroot brothersWeekly Vegetable Bos $23.50Pickup throughout Chicagoland, home delivery available at no extra costWeekly12 weeks (July-Sept)NoneAvailable
Turtle Creek Gardens
Delavan, WI
web site
Vegetables & some fruitBiodynamic & certified organic in collaboration with Michael Fields Institute of East Troy, WI Full $550

Half $325
Pickup in East Troy or Delavan, WIWeekly (full); every other week (half)20 weeks (Jun-Oct)Grass-fed beef available, as is pastured poultry & free-range eggs. Access to flower or bread CSA.

Winter share extra
Videnovich Farms
Bridgman, MI
web site
Vegetables & fruitThe Videnovich family has farmed for centuries in Eastern Europe. Uses old world methods such as minimal pesticides & hand weeding.“Summer Bounty” (8 weeks) $200

Full (22 weeks) $550
Pickup in Andersonville, Logan Square; Possible delivery to Ravenswood & River NorthWeekly22 weeks for Full Season
8 weeks for “Summer Bounty”
Hand-spun, natural yarns available from farm’s sheep
Fall & Winter extensions available
Village Organics
Elk Grove Village, IL
web site
VegetablesGreenhouse-grown; organic methods used, including no chemical pesicides or synthetic fertilizers.No commitment; place orders in advance for pickup.Pickup in Elk Grove Village

Free local delivery in Elk Grove Village for senior citizens.
WeeklyApril-Sept. growing seasonNoneAvailable
Walnut Acres
Walnut, IL
web site
Meat (Range-fed beef, chicken, pork, turkey, eggs)Meat is free of antibiotics, hormones & animal by-productsMin. 3 month commitment $85/month ($80 if pickup on farm)Pickup @ farm, St. Charles, Ottawa, Streator, Yorkville, NapervilleMonthly or BimonthlyYear-roundCan add-on extra products such as ground beef, sausage patties, links, etc.Available
Wellhausen Farm
Southwestern, WI
web site
Vegetables & fruit (tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, peppers & spinach)No chemical fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides$149 to join, $19/week for 15-22 weeks
Delivered to home. Delivery route includes Bloomingdale, Glen Ellyn, Roselle, West Chicago, Wheaton, Naperville, Lombard & Villa Park Weekly 22 weeks (beginning in mid-June)NoneAvailable
Zanjabil Gardens
St. Anne, IL
web site
Vegetables *Website not updated since 2011*Halaal, biointensive organic method of growing transitioning to certified organicFull $600
Half “Personal Share” $150
Pickup @ farm & in EnglewoodWeeklyApr to DecNoneAvailable


  1. Robin says:

    Tomato Mountain Farm is reinstating its CSA for 2010! Certified organic, focusing on the basics and what Tomato Mountain does best: our fabulous tomatoes and organic strawberries. Dropoffs (so far) in Evanston and Edgewater, and direct home delivery all over the greater Chicago area. Main season, 20 weeks, $600 ~ Fall season, 10 weeks, $300. Discounts for early (April 1) payment. Additional charge for home delivery. Call for details, 608-712-1585 or 708-370-8017.

  2. Farmer Graff says:

    Hey that’s great. We too are re opening our CSA shares, vegie and egg at Logan Square. Details at msorganicfarm.com under the info sheet for Logan Square!

  3. DB says:

    The information on Fat Blossom is incorrect. They are no longer offering Flex Shares. I just called them to inquire and was disappointed!

    • Waeschlimann says:

      DB – Thanks for the information about Fat Blossom; sorry to hear they’ve discontinued flex shares. Try Growing Power. Their CSA is similar to flex shares in that you place your order weekly and no commitment is required. Three sizes range in price from $9-$28.

  4. We have decided to start a CSA program as well, pickup points will be at the Homer Glen and Lockport farmers market this summer for 20 weeks, $600. Half shares available for $300. Home/business delivery available based upon location. Click on our name for more details.

  5. Katie says:

    Earth Harvest Farm, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is now offering a dropsite for our Certified Naturally Grown veggie CSA in Mundelein for those of you in the NW suburbs.
    Visit our website for more information. We’re looking forward to expanding our market to the Chicago area!

  6. Janet Gamble says:

    Hello –
    Turtle Creek Gardens is growing this year at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy, with CSA farmer’s style pick-ups at Michael Fields and in Delavan. We offer CSA shares for vegetables and some fruits, with separate access to organic grass-fed beef, pastured poultry, and eggs. Our vegetables and fruits are grown using biodynamic and organic methods. Our Full shares are $550 for 20-weeks or $325 for 10 Every-Other-Week shares, beginning June 3 and ending Oct 14. We also offer a 4 week Winter Share for November-December. See our listing at http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M34583. thanks.

    • Waeschlimann says:

      Hi Janet – We’ve updated our CSA Guide to include Turtle Creek Gardens. Thanks for the information!

  7. Brad Moldofsky says:

    Joanne Wiedemann-Wolf of CRAFT is looking for a CSA that delivers to Elkhorn, Wisconsin. If somebody’s CSA does this and has CSA shares available, let her know so she can forward your information to some potential customers.

    Joanne’s number is 815 389-8455. Her e-mail is joanne@learngrowconnect.org.

  8. New CSA pickup site added!

    Tomato Mountain Farm’s certified organic CSA will be delivered for pickup at the new Norwood Park Farmers Market, Tuesdays 3:30 to 7:30pm, right at the Metra stop. Pick up on your way home, shop the market for extras . . . what could be more convenient?

    Small and large boxes available, with big early payment discount (11% off) for the full 30-week season expiring April 1. Go to http://www.tomatomountain.com for full details.

  9. Deb Hansen says:

    Hi everyone! A little clarification on the Simply Wisconsin CSA listing since it seems to be incomplete with the wrong web link. We have sites available in Chicago proper, Chicago suburbs (Evanston, Prospect Heights, Northbrook, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Grayslake, Rochelle, and western suburbs – Western Springs and Orland Park.

    We offer three different organic produce shares, organic egg shares, organic and/or rBGH free cheese shares, organic and natural meat shares, and preserve shares during our 18 week summer season and 6-week winter season.

    We are no longer connected with Home Grown Wisconsin but work with most of their farmers plus another 20-30 farms in Wisconsin. For more information, our accurate web information is http://www.simplywi.com.

    We’d love to have you join us this season, but spots are filling up fast!

    Deb Hansen
    Simply Wisconsin

  10. Deb Hansen says:

    Sorry, one more thing – Simply Wisconsin CSA offers a Wellness Rebate to our CSA members in Illinois who purchase any produce share by April 15, 2010 – $25 for individual insureds; $50 for family insureds. See our website for more details. http://www.simplywi.com.


  11. We’re delighted to be included on the Local Beet but want to make sure that readers know we have an established CSA that delivers to the Evanston/Skokie/Wilmette area and are in our 3rd year. We have shares available for fruits, vegetables and herbs, offer an egg share to all CSA members, a cut flower share is also available. We also customize our boxes for those who wish to add organic chicken or beef! Shares are still available for the 2010 season. So if you’re hungry for farm fresh organic produce, give us a call!

  12. Sydney says:

    Just a little clarification on Chicago Honey Co-op. We have dropped Oak Park from our market schedule. Thanks so much for adding us to this great resource!

  13. Becky Stark says:

    Midnight Sun Organic Farm, operating out of Grayslake, IL, will be offering a CSA program for 2010 with pickups at the Glenwood Sunday Market in Rogers Park and on-farm. Shares will start in early June and will run for 20 weeks (through mid-October), and will cost $550 for a full share, $325 for a half-share.

    We’re excited to make organic, locally grown veggies and free-range, organic eggs available to folks in the Chicago area. Please check us out at http://www.midnightsunorganics.com!

  14. Megan Bhatia says:

    Thanks for all of the great info! I am so excited…I just signed up for my first CSA with Fat Blossom. I will definitely update with another posting mid-summer with my thoughts.

    Thanks again for putting all of this helpful info together!


  15. Lori says:

    just wondering if any of the csa’s servicing chicago also have organic milk as an option thanks

    • Waeschlimann says:

      Lori – Unfortunately, I don’t recall coming across a CSA that includes milk as an option. If anyone else knows of one, please post here for Lori!

  16. Christine says:

    I am new to CSA and in need of some helpful tips. I am looking for a program that offers smaller shares (feeding household of 1-2 most of the time) of fruits and vegetables. I live in the Chicago downtown south loop area however if need be can go to pick up at Green City easily. Does anyone have any particular CSA they would recommend for my needs? Any similar recs for meats/poultry? Thanks!

    • Waeschlimann says:


      Delivery to the South Loop seems to be a problem, for some unknown reason. But, if you’re willing to pickup @ the Green City Market, or even downtown, there are some options for smaller households such as yours.

      You can do a weekly medium share (2-3 ppl/20% larger than grocery bag) with Genesis Growers if you pick up at either the Downtown Farmstand or the Green City Market.

      For pickup only at the Green City Market, you can subscribe to Iron Creek, which has a standard share (about 1 grocery bag), or Sweet Earth, which has a “Partial” share (1/2 bushel, smaller than a produce box). For meat, I suggest Mint Creek for pickup at the Green City Market, which offers a monthly 5 lb. share that might suit a smaller household.

      Please check with the farms directly for share availability (some may have sold out) or for more details, as their CSA plans may have changed slightly since our last printing.

    • Robin says:

      Tomato Mountain Farm will deliver to your home and offers a small share. We just had our 4th and final week of organic strawberries, but this week also included our candy-sweet sun gold tomatoes, which will make a generous appearance nearly every week for the rest of the summer. We’ll have watermelon later in the summer and hope to include raspberries in the fall.

  17. Paul Soule says:

    If anyone is looking for any pastured poultry or there is a market that is not being served I have some very nice chickens available. I only raise 100 per week so place your orders, convenient drop-off/pick-up. You can twitter me at PauliesPasture or email me at ptsoule461@sbcglobal.net or give me a phone call 630.877.7372

  18. Christopher Ivanovich says:

    Hi, my name is Chris. I’m 25, I have a college degree (for whatever that’s worth), and I have sustainable and organic farming experience abroad. I’m looking to get my hands dirty working with or for any CSA or organic food coop or store looking for help. I have years of customer service experience, and unmatched enthusiasm when it comes to sustainable living and bringing people back in touch with their agricultural roots (as far as puns go, far too easy to pass up:). I’d be happy to forward a resume and a cover letter. Feel free to contact me at ct.ivanovich@gmail.com

    Thank you!


  19. Our company – Brew & Grow – Alternative Garden Supply http://www.altgarden.com and http://www.brewandgrow.com Holds several retail store locations where we would like to host a CSA DROP OFF OR PICK UP spot for any CSA interested

    Please do not hesitate to contact us – we want to be apart of your CSA in offering a location to drop off or pick up your boxs.

    Brew & Grow Retail stores are located in Illinois and Wisconsin at the listed locations:

    Illinois Locations-

    Brew & Grow- Chicago
    3625 N Kedzie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60618

    Brew & Grow-Roselle
    359 W Irving Park Rd.
    Roselle, IL 60172

    Brew & Grow -Rockford
    3224 S Alpine Rd
    Rockford, IL 61109

    Brew & Grow- Bolingbrook
    181 W Crossroads Pkwy
    Bolingbrook, IL 60440

    Brew & Grow- Crystal Lake
    176 W Terra Cotta Ave
    Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    800-444-2837 Opening Spring 2011

    Wisconsin locations-

    Brew & Grow -Waukesha
    2246 Bluemound Rd
    Waukesha, WI 53186

    Brew & Grow- Madison
    3317 Agriculture Dr
    Madison, WI 53716

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions. David at 800-444-2837

    Thank you for your time.

  20. Jackie says:

    Grass Is Greener Gardens also offers a Produce CSA, details can be found on our website. We are in Chicago at five locations – Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Hyde Park, Bridgeport & Pilsen. Also Oak Park, Evanston & Northbrook. our info can be found at http://www.grassisgrenergardens.com

  21. Katy says:

    Growing Home does offer Egg shares for an extra fee.

  22. Radical Root Farm has added a new drop-off! We will now be selling and doing CSA drop-offs at Logan Square market, on-farm in Grayslake, and at the Green City Market. Shares and half-shares still available!! Thanks!

  23. david says:

    I have just ordered from MeadowHavenfarm. They have a meat CSA.


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