2011 CSA Guide

February 22, 2011 at 5:15 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 $650
Half $420
Pickup @ farm, or in Rockford, Elgin, Arlington Heights, Deerfield, Geneva, Wheaton, Westmont, Oak Park (2 sites), Edison Park/Park Ridge, Wilmette, Evanston (2 sites), and in Chicago, Rogers Park, Andersonville/Edgewater, Uptown/Ravenswood, Ravenswood Manor, Irving Park, St. Benedict's, Logan Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Hyde Park (2 sites), Lincoln Park & LakeviewWeeklyMid-June through mid-Oct. (for full share); mid-Aug. – mid-Oct. (for ½ share)Fruit shares extra; Winter CSA extraClose to selling out
Beaver Creek Gardens
Poplar Grove, IL
web site
Fruits & vegetables

Mission is to reduce carbon footprint; harvests own seeds, grows own inputs, and cycles according to natureFull $595

Half $350
Pickup @ farm or in Crystal LakeWeekly20 weeks (Jun-Oct)Egg CSA extra (year-round)Available
Big Head Farm
South Haven, MI
web site
Vegetables, herbs & flowers, *NEW FOR 2011: Fruit shares, Egg sharesFormer Chicagoans growing organic produce 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)
Bob's Fresh and Local
St. Charles, IL
web site
Vegetables and herbs Produce grown using organic practices, including only organic fertilizer and pesticides$625 (3/4 bushel)

$25 discount until March 1st
Pickup likely to be at farm, Wheaton, Elmhurst and North Aurora. Contact farm for more details.Weekly24 weeks (June-Oct.)Fruit share availableAvailable
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
C&D Family Farms
web site
Meat (Pork)

Partners with other farms for beef and poultry
Raises hogs in their natural environment on pasture and in wooded areas where they graze on pasture or eat leaves, weeds, berries and acorns from their large wooded pens. Hogs are very social animals and are kept in droves so they can socialize and prosper. Option 1 (pork): 3 mos. $255; 6 mos. $500; 12 mos. $975

Option 2 (partners w/nearby poultry & beef farm): 3 mos. $255; 6 mos. $500; 12 mos. $975
Pickup in Lincoln Square, Andersonville, Hyde Park, Beverly, Lincoln Park, and North CenterMonthly3, 6 or 12 monthsContact farm for additional meat productsAvailable year-round
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
Cookoo's Nest
Levis Osseo, WI
Local Harvest page
Vegetables, eggs and other "seasonal Wisconsin goodies"
*Information not updated for 2011*
Small farm producing vegetables and culling products from neighboring small producers Full share $600

Half share $360
Pickup in Arlington Heights and Lincoln ParkWeeklyJune-Oct.None40 shares available
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
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
Esther's Place/Lamb of God*
Big Rock, IL
Local Harvest page
Multiple farms provide vegetables, produce, meat, cheese, dairy, egg and fiber products *Listing not updated for 2011*Embraces Christian principles in the spirit, character and depth of agrarian living$45/weekPickup in Wheaton, Big Rock, St. Charles and Oswego Weekly 20 weeks (Jun.-Oct.)None40 shares available
Fair Share
Harvard, IL
web site
VegetablesSmall, sustainable farm$395 for share (grocery bag)Pickup in Cary, Barrington, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, and in Chicago, Elston/Central, Loyola and Jefferson Park, and Illinois Tollway Oases in Lake Forest, O'Hare, and Des PlainesWeeklyJune-Oct.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
Four Friends Farm
Hebron, IL
web site
VegetablesUses only organically-approved seeds, farms sustainably without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers (not organic)Full (1 bushel) $630

Half (2 people) $390

Single (peck) $240

Community (donates to food pantry) $100

Worker share -- call for details

Pickup @ farm, or in Batavia, or Mundelein (at Farmer's Market)Weekly20 weeks (Jun-Oct)NoneAvailable
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
Gentleman Farmer
Barrington, IL
web site

Practices organic methods (no pesitcides or herbicides)Weekly $595

Biweekly $325
Pickup @ suburban & Chicago location TBDWeekly or biweekly21 weeks (Jun-Oct)Eggs extraAvailable
Gibbs Family Garden
Plymouth, WI
web site
Vegetable“Certified Naturally Grown” organic (no synthetic pesticides or chemicals)Biweekly share (approx. 3/4 bushel) $425

1 doz. eggs biweekly $44
Pickup @ Good Earth Greenhouse in River Forest, IL *Seeking residential dropsites in River Forest, Oak Park, LaGrange, Riverside, and Elmhurst*BiweeklyJune through NovemberEggs available for extraAvailable
Granor Farms
Three Oaks, MI

Facebook Page
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 & Poultry

Offering from 4 different Southwest WI producers who raise free range, grass & grain fed meat

Also offers a produce CSA with certified organic produce, wild crops and greenhouse stock (GIGG produces about 75% for their produce CSA; remainder is from partner farms that grow according to organic standards, but are not certified)
Meat & Poultry $785 (large), $625 (medium) & $495 (small)
Poultry only $390

Produce $560 (20 weeks); $290 (10 weeks); $120 (storage share)
Pickup, Meat: Lakeview, Evanston, Hyde Park & Oak Park

Pickup, Produce: Lakeview, Evanston, Hyde Park, Oak Park, Pilsen, Roscoe Village, Northbrook, North Center, Monroe & Beloit, WI,
Meat: Monthly

Produce: Weekly (20 week); Every other week (Half)
Year round; enrollment twice annually preferred, but if room you will be accommodated year-round

Eggs, honey & yogurt extra

Jam and egg shares available
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 Acres Farm
North Judson, IN
web site
Vegetables70-year old family farm started by Japanese immigrants in its third generation and growing Certified Naturally Grown organic vegetables2-person $550

Family $990
Pickup @ Green City Market & Evanston Farmer's MarketWeekly22 weeks beginning June 1stNoneAvailable
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
Green Grocer*
Chicago, IL (West Town)
web site
Vegetables and some specialty itemsSmall store specializing in local and organic food sources that puts together a weekly box of organic and/or local foods (not all foods are local) $15/week for single share

$28/week for double share
Pickup at store, home delivery available in a limited areaWeeklyYear-roundNoneAvailable
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)Eggs extraAvailable
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 Farms
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) $525
Double (3 adults or family of 5) $825
Order before March 1st for discounts
Pickup in Palatine, Lake Forest Tollway Oasis, Des Plaines Tollway Oasis, O'Hare Tollway Oasis, 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 $112.48/doz. per week; $56.24/half doz. per week
Healthy Food Hub*
Chicago, IL
web site
Vegetables"Consumer-operated," holistically-focused cooperative run through the Holistic Family Medicine Healthy Lifestyle & Prevention Chicago that uses collective buying power to purchase organic produce$25 annual membership fee, pre-pay orders for produceContact collective for more detailsContact collective for more detailsContact collective for more detailsContact collective for more detailsAvailable
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
Majestic Nursery & Farm
Millbrook, IL
web site
Vegetables, herbsSustainable and environmentally responsible homestead that grows Certified Naturally Grown produce, annuals and herbs3-season $640 (single) $928 (double)

Spring $100 (single) $145 (double)

Summer $400 (single) $580 (double)

Fall $140 (single) $203 (double)

Winter (pricing TBD)

Single share is about 3/4 of paper grocery bag

Double is 1-1/2 of paper grocery bag
Pickup @ farm, Green City Market, or YorktownWeekly3-season: May-Dec

Spring: May-June (5 wks)

Summer: June-Oct. (20 wks)

Fall: Nov.-Dec. (7 wks)

Winter: TBD
Also sell annuals, birhouses and gourdcraftsAvailable
Marr's Valley/Country Haven Farms
Mineral Point, WI
web site
Meat (angus beef, lamb, poultry, pork and eggs)Marr's Valley is a 580-acre Black Angus Beef Farm that has been in the Marr family since 1874, and works with Country Haven Farm, another family farm in Southeast WisconsinSmall (1/2 paper grocery bag) $480

Medium (3/4 paper grocery bag) $600

Large (full paper grocery bag) $780
Pickup @ farm, and in Franklin, Milwaukee West, River Hills, Shorewood, WiMonthly for 6 months

(Signup anytime-shares may be prorated)
6 months:

Winter - Nov. through April

Summer - May through Oct.
NoneAvailable year-round
Midnight Sun Organics
Grayslake, IL
web site
Vegetables3 acre farm in Prairie Crossing neighborhood that grows vegetables according to organic and sustainable practices; in the process of becoming certified organicFull $575 (5/9ths bushel)

Half $325 (1/2 paper grocery bag)
Pickup @ farm, Gurnee and Rogers ParkWeekly20 weeks (Jun.-Oct.)Eggs and poultry availableAvailable
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
Naturally Naked Foods
Sugar Grove, IL
web site
Fruits & Vegetables

Single farm Contact farm for detailsContact farm for detailsBiweeklyMay-Oct.None10 shares available
Nature's Choice
Grant Park, IL
web site
Meat Family farm that pasture-raises chicken, turkey, eggs, pork, and grass-fed beef3 month shares for $300 (15 lbs. of meat, such as whole chicken (4 lbs), 1 lb of ground chicken, a chuck roast (3-4 lbs), 1-2 lbs ground beef, 1lb of bacon, 1 lbs of Italian sausage, a pkg of pork chops, 1 to 2 lbs of ground pork)Pickup @ farm, Frankfort, and BolingbrookMonthlyYear-round in 3 month incrementsKosher option available20 shares available for June
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 Leaf Grocery*
Chicago, IL (Rogers Park)
web site
Vegetables and fruitSmall grocer that offers weekly organic produce boxes (Note: produce organic though not entirely local)Start at $15/weekPickup @ store; home delivery availableWeeklyYear-roundCall store for detailsAvailable year-round
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
Nichols Farm and Orchard
Marengo, IL
web site
Variety of vegetables & fruitFamily farm using sustainable practices and specializing in variety (they grove over 1000 cultivars)$30/week for 20 weeks of vegetables

$40/week for 20 weeks of vegetables & berries

Pickup @ farm & in locations in Chicago & several suburbs (contact farm for details)Weekly20 weeks (Jun-Oct)NoneAvailable
Peasant’s Plot
Manteno, IL
web site
VegetablesSustainable & organicIndividual $320

Family $640
Pickup @ farm, Lincoln Square, Wicker Park, and North CenterWeekly20 weeks, Jun-OctNoneAvailable
Plow Creek
Tiskilwa, IL
web site
Vegetables and berriesMennonite farmers that practice a shalom lifestyle (promoting overall well-being) and farm by being good stewards of the soil through sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry, reducing detrimental use of chemicals and machinery, and by
being economically sustainable
$480/season (Chicago-area pickup)

$430/season (Princeton, IL-area pickup)

Discounts available until Mar. 15th
Pickup in Chicago & PrincetonWeeklyMay-Oct.Eggs shares available50 shares available
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 on farm, or at Logan Square Farmer's Market or Green City MarketWeekly20 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
Richert/Phillips Farms
North Liberty, IN
Local Harvest page
Fruits & vegetablesSmall farm with new CSA that sells wholesale at farmer's markets and to restaurantsFull $525

Half $300
Pickup at farm, in Palatine, Granger, IN, or Indianapolis, INWeekly June-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
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 herbsOrganically grown (no synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides -and- GMO free seeds)
Full (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, herbs and strawberriesCertified Organic. 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 the greater Chicago area. No pickup sites.WeeklyFull season is from April through Dec.

Main season is from Jun-Sept.

Fall season is from Oct-Dec.
Tomato Mountain's bottled products and extra produce (as available) can be added to weekly delivery.
Ongoing availability; shares will be prorated throughout the season.
Torpland Farm
Grayslate, IL
Local Harvest listing
VegetablesDesigned crop plan according to "five basic color groups in our daily diets: Red, Green, Orange/Yellow, Blue/Purple and White"$550 full season sharePickup in Lisle/Warrenville, Chicago-North, Mundelein, Prairie CrossingWeekly20 weeks (June-Oct.)None50 shares available
Trail's End
Putnam, IL
Local Harvest listing
MeatUSDA-Certified Organic meat that raises grass-fed Scottish Highland/Black Angus cross cattle; beef sold by halves and quarters. $1030/year (1/2 beef)

$2060/year (full beef)

Will receive about 10-12 lbs. of beef per month for 1/2 cow, and 20-24 lobs for full cow.
Pickup in Wheaton, Evanston & Pekin, ILMonthlyYear-roundNoneAvailable year-round
Triple A Farm
St. Anne, IL
web site
VegetablesFamily farm operated by DeGroot brothersWeekly Vegetable Box $23.50Pickup throughout Chicagoland, home delivery available at no extra costWeekly12 weeks (July-Sept)NoneAvailable
Trogg's Hollow
Elgin, IL
web site
Vegetables & herbsFamily-owned and run farm practicing biointesive farming1/2 bushel shares $625Pickup @ farm & other locations TBDWeekly18 weeksNoneSOLD OUT FOR 2011
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
Walkup Heritage Farm & Gardens
Crystal Lake, IL
web site

Local Harvest page
Meat & eggs *website not updated for 2011*Raises heritage Poulet Rouge chickens fed on organic feed and ranged in chicken tractors20 weeks poultry at $4/lb

Eggs (year-round) $150 or 10 weeks for $40
Pickup @ farmVaries depending upon arrangement with farmYear-round (eggs) or 6 months (poultry)Flowers extra

Tennessee fainting goats & rabbits for pets for sale
10 shares available
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



*CSAs denoted with an asterisk are aggregators, meaning that they are non-traditional CSAs in that they do not grow or produce the meat or produce offered, rather, they cull the items from preferred sources.

 We are pleased to have produced the 2011 CSA Guide in conjunction with our friends at FamilyFarmed.org




  1. Jacky says:

    Gibbs Family Farm is changing for the 2011. They have communicated that the price for the season will be $425 for one box delivered every other week from early June until early November. Certified organic eggs bi-weekly also at the cost-$44 for the season. They are also looking for residential drop-sites in in River Forest, Oak Park, LaGrange, Riverside, and Elmhurst.

  2. Peasants’ Plot now has a new pick-up location for CTA riders in Wicker Park. The share price for 2012 is $330 for an Individual Share. Installment plans are offered on our website, if you need to spread out the payments.

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