The Local Beet 2014 Guide to Chicagoland Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)

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March 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Find a CSA

 

This year’s CSA guide was a combined effort of several Beet Reporters, with special contributions from Robin Schirmer, Sheila Essig and the staff at FamilyFarmed.Org.   We also relied heavily on the years of hard research done by Wendy Aeschlimann.

We have made diligent efforts to ensure all CSAs listed currently operate, and, to the extent possible, updated their prices for 2014–some CSAs have not published price schedules for 2014. Other information in our table may not be current, and we advise you to always contact the farm for current drop-off and delivery information as well as various updates.

The Guide below is completely searchable and sortable. The search box in the upper right-hand corner may be used to narrow down the farms by typing in key words. For example, by entering the name of a specific town, nearby towns, or Chicago neighborhood, the Guide will list only farms delivering to those areas.

The search box may also be used to find farms offering unique services or goods (such as, certified organic, eggs, or home delivery). Each column may be sorted alphabetically by clicking the arrows in the header of each column. Finally non-traditional CSAs are noted with an “A”, to indicate that they aggregate their products from several sources; in some instances, they augment with non-local offerings.

For more information on selecting a CSA, click here.

As always, we welcome news, additions, corrections and suggestions for our guide.  This is a living table, and if your farm is not there now, we hope to have it listed soon.  Please use the comments or email Local Beet Editor Robert Gardner at Rob @ thelocalbeet.com to help us make the best listing possible.

2014 CSA Listings

Name/Location/WebsiteType of CSAType of Farm or FarmingType of Shares & CostPickup Sites?Home Delivery?How often?Length of SeasonExtra Products/Information
Angelic Organics
Caledonia, IL
web site
Vegetable & some fruit (mostly melons)

Balanced selection of 10-14 vegetables per week & melons
Biodynamic approach to organic farming20-week Vegetable Share ($720)

Half Vegetable Share ($380)

Flex Vegetable Share ($38/week)

Peak Season 12-week Vegetable Share ($456)

Extended Season Vegetable Shares - Full ($120) / Half ($60)

10-delivery Fruit Share ($460)

6-delivery Fruit Share ($276)

Extended Fruit Share ($92)
Pickup @ farm, or in the following SUBURBS: Highland Park, Deerfield, Winnetka, Wilmette, Evanston, Oak Park, Rockford, Arlington Heights, Edison Park/Park Ridge, Elmhurst, La Grange, Downer's Grove, Wheaton, Geneva, Elgin, Crystal Lake

In CHICAGO: Ravenswood Manor, Wicker Park/Bucktown, Rogers Park, Andersonville/Edgewater, Uptown/Ravenswood, St. Benedict's, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Irving Park, Logan Square, Hyde Park, Beverly

In WISCONSIN: Beloit, Lake Geneva

Home delivery available
YesWeekly (20 or 12-week shares)

Bi-weekly (1/2 share)
Mid-June through mid-Oct. (for 20 week or 1/2 shares)

Mid-Aug. – mid-Oct. (for 12 week late start share)
Menu planning service through Local Thyme included with every share

Fruit shares extra starting with 6 deliveries for $267

Extended season share extra beginning with 2 weeks for $70
Barrington Natural Farms web siteVegetables and fruitOrganic - non-certifiedOur vegetable CSA program runs for 18 - 22 weeks, from late May/early June through the end of October. A full vegetable share contains enough food to fill a grocery bag 2/3 full. The cost for a full annual share is $600, Pickup @ farm or in NW SuburbsNoWeeklyMay - October
Beaver Creek Gardens
Poplar Grove, IL
web site
Fruits & vegetables

Eggs (year-round)
Organic; harvests own seeds, grows own inputs, and cycles according to natureFull Share (¾ bushel) - $595.00

Half Share (3/4 bushel every other week 10 wk total) - $350.00

Individual Share ( ½ bushel every other week) $240.00
Pickup @ farm or in Crystal Lake, McHenry, Woodstock, Rockton, IL NoWeekly (21-week)

Bi-weekly (10-week)
Jun-OctoberEgg CSA extra (year-round)

Flower CSA available
Big Head Farm
South Haven, MI
web site
Vegetables, herbs & flowers, FruitFormer Chicagoans growing organic produce on property previously used only for huntingFull Veggie CSA Share ($550.00 per season)

Half Veggie CSA Share ($300.00 per season)

Solo Veggie CSA Share ($175.00 per season)

Blueberry/Apple Shares - A Full Blueberry/Apple Share is $250.00 and a Half Blueberry/Apple Share is $125.00.

Egg Shares (Full Egg Share is $110.00/season and a Half Egg Share is $55.00/season)
Pickup in Chicago at Lakeview/ Wrigleyville/Southport Farmer's Market & East Chatham (87th & S. Cottage Grove) & at the farm in South Haven, MI

Home delivery available
Yes $95 per season to Chicago

3 deliveries to same address have fee waived
WeeklyJune-NovemberEgg shares from prior years have been discontinued
Black Earth Meats (A)
Black Earth, WI
website
Offers USDA Certified Organic, grass-fed beef & porkUSDA-certified processing facility with 3rd-party certification for humane handling Our buyers club is a three-month commitment which must be paid up front and is then automatically renewed monthly thereafter, until you cancel it. You may choose between a $75/mo package or a $125 package.Pickup Madison or Mt. Horeb, WIYes, shipping available.MonthlyYear-roundOffers online retail products through Red Meat Market
Bob's Fresh and Local
St. Charles, IL
website
Vegetables and herbs Produce grown using organic practices, including only organic fertilizer and pesticides20-week $665 -- feeds 4+ people

18-week $605 --feeds 4+ people

10-week (biweekly) $425 -- feeds 1-2 people

2-week holiday option (not sold separately) $75 - Available in November and December
Pickup likely to be at farm, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst, Lombard and North Aurora. Contact farm for more details.NoWeekly (20- or 18-weeks)

Biweekly (10-week)
June-OctoberHoliday shares available (2 weeks of boxes at the end of the season) $70
Bountiful Blessings
Hinckley, IL
Local Harvest page
VegetablesSubscription vegetable program delivers to your home & includes a wide variety of vegetables.20 weeks $900 (feeds family of four)

1/2 share $500 (feeds 2 people)
Home delivery to Hinckley, Big Rock, Waterman, & ShabbonaYesWeekly20 weeks (June-October)None
Broad Branch Farm
Wyoming, IL
web site
Separate vegetable, meat (some combination of pork, poultry, beef), egg and fall sharesChemical-free farm that claims to surpass USDA organic standardsFull $589

Half $318
Custom share (min. 11 weeks) -- you choose the weeks $29


Pickup @ the farm or in Peoria, Peoria Heights & NapervilleNoFull share is 22 weeks

Half-share is biweekly for 11 weeks
June-October

Egg Share

Meat Share

Wool, Angora yarn
Bumblebee Acres Farm
Harvard, IL
web site
Fruit & vegetables, Wool/Yarn 3-generation, diversified farm

No chemical pesticides or commercial fertilizers
10 weeks $200

Pickup @ Woodstock Farmer’s Market by "shopping" their booth & selecting what you'd likeNoWeekly June - AugustWood/yarn CSA extra
C&D Family Farms
Indiana
web site
Meat (Pork)

Partners with other farms for beef, poultry and eggs
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. Four options based on 3 or 6 month shares ranging in price from $210 to $1,50, depending upon the quantity & variety of meatPickup @ in CHICAGO: Lincoln Square, Gold Coast, Andersonville, Hyde Park, Beverly and North Center; SUBURBS: NorthbrookNoMonthly3 or 6 monthsContact farm for additional meat products
Cedar Valley Farm
Ottawa, IL
web site
Meat & eggs (Various cuts of beef, pork & chicken + eggs)Raising animals without hormones or drugs in sustainable environment3 months $285
6 months $550
1 year $1080

Every-other-month option for smaller households
Pickup @ in CHICAGO: Lakeview, Edgewater, Logan Square, Lincoln Square; SUBURBS: Naperville, Oak Park, Evanston, FrankfortNoMonthly Year-roundNone
Chicago Honey Co-Op
Chicago, IL
web site
HoneyNatural, chemical free$60 credit toward future purchasesPickup @ Green City Market or Logan Square Farmer's MarketNoVariesYear-roundCSA members have access to products that we make or grow which we don't sell at the farmers markets or in our online store.
Chicago Patchwork Farms
Chicago, IL
website
VegetablesUrban farm located on Chicago's west sideThe suggested cost for a share in our Spring CSA is $120-$200 plus tax.

Summer: The suggested cost is from $260-$325 plus tax

Fall, the suggested cost is $105-$140 plus tax
Pickup @ farm on 2805 W Chicago Ave.NoWeeklySpring: 9 weeks (May-July)

Summer: 13 weeks (July-end of Sept.)

Fall: 7 weeks (Oct.-Nov.)
None
Countryside Produce (Formerly My Amish CSA)
LaGrange, IN
website
Vegetables, herbs & fruit (some fruit sourced from Michigan farms)

Eggs
19.5-acre Amish farm using old-fashioned growing methods, including horses for plowing and avoiding use of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides & insecticides (except in case of emergency, in which case Farmer will notify shareholders) Angola/Lagrange area (20 weeks) 1/2 bushel share $380 if paid in full by Mar 31, 2014 $395 if paid in full by Apr. 30, 2014Pickup @ farm, in Riverside & additional sites in Indiana & Michigan,NoWeekly20 weeks (June-Oct)None
Crème de la Crop
Porter, IN
web site
Vegetables, herbs & edible flowers

Certified Organic (200 types of unique heirloom varieties);
“Standard Market” plan gets more common market vegetables
“Epicurean” gets everything they grow
Standard $720 (Full) $360 (Half)

Epicurean -- includes more "exotic" produce $910 (Full) $455 (Half)

Pickup @ Farm, or locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Schererville & Chesterton, INNoWeeklySummer Vegetable & Fruit shares 18 weeks (June-October)

Storage & Winter Fruit shares (Nov.-Dec.)
Fruit CSA:
Standard $400 (Full); $200 (Half); Epicurean $520 (Full); $260 (Half)

Storage: Standard $150 (Full); $75 (Half); Epicurean $200 (Full); $100 (Half)

Winter Fruit: Standard $180 (Full); $90 (Half); Epicurean $230 (Full); $115 (Half)
Earth and Skye Farm
Manhattan, IL
Local Harvest page
Vegetables & herbsEnvironmentally and sustainable methods of farming$375 (contains 5-10 items)Pickup @ the farm or in Orland ParkNoWeekly for 20 weeks June – Oct.Request that you volunteer 6 hours minimum to working on farm per season
Earth First Farms
Berrien Center, MI
web site
ApplesCertified organic farming on 60 acres encompassing 4500 fruit-bearing apple trees $90 annual membership subscription. Member shares are available until July 4th. In exchange for this commitment to support the farm early in the season, members receive apples, cider, and discounts worth $125 or more at regular retail prices.Pickup @ farm, plus Chicago, Various suburbs, South Bend - see web site for specifics Yes - Via Pleasant Plot CSABiweekly (7 shares)Mid-August-Halloween & one November pickup that includes cider & baking applesDiscounted rates on cider or apple butter
Edible Alchemy Foods Co-op (A)
Chicago, IL
web site
Fruits & vegetablesFood Co-op that organizes an all-organic or sustainably-grown produce share every other weekNo commitment




$33 Hive share
Pickup in Eco Collective in Pilsen, Bang Bang Pies in Logan Square, OpenProduce in Hyde Park & Nam Yoga in the West Loop NoBi-WeeklyShares begin in MayNone
Enjoy Pioneer Farm - Hampshire, IL web siteVegetables, fruit & perennials - U-Pick Small, sustainable farm$475 Full Share for 3/4 bushel or box full (1 1/2 paper grocery sacks) per Week or $325 Half Share for an every other weekPickup @ FarmNoWeekly or biweeklySummer - 20 WeeksU-Pick from farm
Esther's Place/Lamb of God Farm
Big Rock, IL
Local Harvest page
Vegetables and fruit

Wool, soaps, lotions and balms
Embraces Christian principles in the spirit, character and depth of agrarian living

Naturally grown produce; no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers

Harvest dedicated only to CSA subscribers
$795/year for a 20-week

$35/week 1/2 bushel boxes

$30/week for 1/2 bushel basket for 20 weeks

Pick your weeks and pick up locations or $6 delivery fee to your home within 5 miles of on of our drop off locations

Pickup in Wheaton, Big Rock, Aurora, St. Charles and Elgin YesWeekly June-Oct.Wool, soaps, lotions and balms extra
Fair Share
Harvard, IL
web site
VegetablesSmall, sustainable farm$395 for share (grocery bag)Pickup on farm and in Cary, Barrington, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, Lake Zurich, Deerfield, Libertyville, and Hoffman Estates/SchaumburgNoWeeklyJune-Oct.None
Farmer Tom's CSA (A)
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
$50 upfront membership fee & produce is paid for weekly (skipping weeks is permitted).

Pickup in Edgewater, Oak Park, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Woodlawn, Bucktown, Lakeview/Southport, South Loop, East Lakeview, Wicker Park, Logan Square, Kenilworth, EvanstonNoWeeklyYear-round (July-Oct, produce is local; from Nov-June, produce is selected from other nonlocal growers)Fruit share is additional $25/order
Fat Blossom Farm
Allegan, MI
web site
VegetablesCertified USDA Organic$420 - Full share

$240 - Half share
Pickup @ in CHICAGO: South Loop, Andersonville, Rogers Park & North Center; in SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN: Allegan, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids & HollandNoWeeklySpring Session (8 weeks, May-June)
Summer Session (12 weeks, June-Sept)
Fall Session (8 weeks; Sept-Nov)

Main Season: 20 weeks (Jun-Oct)

Peak Season: 12 weeks (July-Sept.)
None
Four Friends Farm
Hebron, IL
web site
VegetablesUses only organically-approved seeds, farms sustainably without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers 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, Buffalo Grove, Crystal Lake or Rogers Park (Chicago)NoWeekly20 weeks (Jun-Oct)None
Freedom Organix
Harvard, IL
web site
Vegetables, herbs & flowers, and pastured eggs, poultry, beef, veal and pork

Less expensive U-pick option available
Sustainable farm growing vegetables and raising chickens, geese and cowsFarm pickup: Summer $520 (w/eggs $610)

Dropoff delivery: Summer $575 (w/eggs $685)

Half share (includes delivery to dropoff points) $325 (w/eggs --

Harvest $110 (w/eggs, $135)

**Note these are 2013 prices**
Pickup box @ farm or in CHICAGO: Edgebrook, Old Irving Park, Rogers Park or in SUBURBS: Woodstock, Crystal Lake, Cary, Barrington, Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Deerfield or in WISCONSIN: Delavan/Lake GenevaNoFull shares -- weekly

Half shares-- Biweekly

Harvest -- 2 deliveries
Summer share is 18 weeks beginning in June

Harvest shares are in November-December
"Full diet" CSA with vegetables, eggs, meat, and milk


Meat shares:
Pastured pork beginning at $285
Grass-fed beef beginning at $350
Meadow Veal beginning at $550

"Herd" shares (w/fresh milk) available
Frillman Farms
Prairie View, IL
web site
VegetablesHeirloom GMO-free crops20-week Full Vegetable Share ($825.00) Weekly pick up ¾ Bushel box ~12 week Half Shares ($500.00) Pick up every other Week ¾ Bushel Box Pickup @ farmNoWeekly or biweeklyJune through OctoberEggs, honey,
Genesis Growers
St. Anne, IL
web site
Vegetables, eggs, poultry, 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 $140 (medium); $260 (large)

Summer (21 weeks) $675 (medium); $1300 (large)

Fall $210 (medium); $400 (large)

Medium 3-season share $920; Medium spring & fall, large summer share $1485; Large 3-season share $1760
Pickup in CHICAGO: Green City Market, Andersonville (Anteprima), West Town (Butcher & Larder), Bridgeport (Pleasant House Bakery), Lincoln Square (Browntrout), Edgewater/Rogers Park (Chicago Center of Natural Healing), Edison Park, Hyde Park, South Loop (Panozzo's), Old Irving Park or in SUBURBS: Oak Park, Beverly, Burbank, Downer's Grove, Elgin, Evanston, Forest Park, Highland Park, Homewood, Juliet, Lake Zurich, Oak Forest, Palatine/Arlington Heights, Riverside, Schaumburg, Skokie, Wheaton, Mokena, St. Anne, Orland Park Yes to pre-approved homes in Northwest Suburbs $5.00/weekWeekly9 months (Apr. – Dec.) or by season: Apr. & May (Spring); June-Oct (Summer); Oct-Dec. (Fall) Egg shares starting at $22 biweekly for spring shares

Chickens (2/month) starting at $28 for spring shares
Gentleman Farmer
Barrington, IL
web site
Vegetables

Eggs
Practices organic methods (no pesticides or herbicides)Weekly $595 (6-10 vegetables for families)

Biweekly $325
Pickup @ farm in Barrington, Norton's USA in Barrington Village, and Logan Square Farmer's MarketNoWeekly or biweekly20 weeks (Jun-Oct) for full share

10 weeks for half share
Eggs extra
Granor Farms
Three Oaks, MI
website
Vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit (up to 60 different crops throughout season)USDA Certified OrganicFull $480 (weekly)

Small $320 (biweekly)

**Note, these prices are for Chicago area only. Different prices for on farm, Michigan or Indiana pickup locations.
Pick up @ farm or in CHICAGO: Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Logan Square; in MICHIGAN: New Buffalo; and in INDIANA: Mishawaka/South BendNoWeekly or biweekly 20 weeks (June -Oct.)Flower share extra (July-Sept) $80

Stock-up share (June-Oct, bulk items for canning & preserving) 4 monthly shares $160

Winter share extra (Nov.-Jan.) 6 deliveries $240
Grass Is Greener Gardens
Monroe, WI
website
Meat & Poultry

Aggregating 4 different producers in Southwest Wisconsin that raise free range, grass & grain fed meat & poultrySmall $180; Medium $240; Large $296, Poultry only $160Pickup produce @ farm & in Beloit

Chicago: Lakeview, Bridgeport, Pilsen, Hyde Park, South Loop

Evanston near Main/Dodge

Oak Park, third Tuesdays, 5:00

Beloit
NoMonthly (meat) or weekly (produce)

Meat shares are two 5-month cycles (Dec-Apr; Jun-Oct)

Produce share are 20 weeks (June-Oct)
Jam, pickle, egg, honey, cheese shares available
Grassroots Farm
Monroe, WI
website
Vegetables, herbs, fruit & cut flowers

Eggs
USDA Certified Organic

Mother-daughter operation using minimal machinery to farm 40 acres as it would be done 100 years ago.
Summer $400

Several additional options including tomatoes, turkey
Pickup in CHICAGO: Andersonville, Loop (LaSalle/Randolph); in SUBURBS: EvanstonNoWeeklySummer -- 18 weeks
Cut flower share extra

Tomatoes, cheese, dairy, pantry items, meat and eggs - from Grassroots and other local farms

Thanksgiving share including one turkey
Gray Farms
Watseka, IL
website
VegetablesAdhering to USDA Certified Organic standards while in process of becoming certifiedPayment Online (includes 2.9% processing fee): $360 for returning members, $386 for new members
Payment by Check: $350 for returning members $375 for new members
Pickup in CHICAGO at Ravenswood Manor & River West and in SUBURBS: Oak Park & KankakeeNoWeekly20 weeks (June-Oct.)None
Green Acres Farm
North Judson, IN
website
*2013 information not yet available*
Vegetables70-year old family farm started by Japanese immigrants in its third generation and growing Certified Naturally Grown organic vegetables2-person $550

Family $990

**Note, these are 2013 prices**
Pickup @ Green City Market & Evanston Farmer's MarketNoWeekly22 weeks (June-November)None
Green Earth Farm
Richmond, IL
website
Vegetables (100 different varieties)

Chickens, eggs, turkeys, geese & ducks
Certified Naturally Grown vegetablesFull $500 (box --feeds family of 4)

Half $300 (1/2 box --feeds 2)
Pickup @ farm ior in Gurnee or Crystal Lake, ILNoWeekly16 weeks (June-Oct.)Free range eggs extra $5/dozen

Heritage chicken $4.50/lb

Turkeys available in Nov. & Dec. $7.50/lb
Green Earth Institute
South Naperville, IL
website
Vegetable & herbUSDA certified organic, nonprofit promoting health & environmental sustainability, leasing 49 acres at the McDonald Farm, owned by The Conservation FoundationSpring: SOLD OUT!

Main Season: Weekly, $670 for farm pickup; $690 for dropoff site (3/4 bushel); Biweekly, $360 for farm pickup; $370 for dropoff site (3/4 bushel)

Late Fall - 4 boxes $140 for farm pickup; $150 for dropoff site

Late Fall - 2 boxes $75 for farm pickup; $80 for dropoff site
Pickup @ farm & in Batavia, Lombard, Western Springs & Winfield, ILNoWeekly or BiweeklySpring (4 weeks)

Main (20 weeks – Jun-Nov.)

Late Fall (4 weeks – Nov.)
None
Green Grocer (A)
Chicago, IL (West Town)
website
Vegetables and some specialty itemsSmall store specializing in local and organic food that puts together a weekly box of organic and/or local foods (not all foods are local) $18/week for single share

$32/week for double share
Pickup at store or delivery Yes -- available to a limited area $8 (boundaries are North to North Ave., South to Van Buren, East to State & West to Western)WeeklyYear-roundNone
Growing Home
Chicago, IL
website
Vegetables & herbs

Shares suited to smaller households
USDA certified organic. CSA shares of urban Chicago Farms support nonprofit transitional job programSPRING (5 wks): $175 (pickup at Green City Market, Logan Square or Morris); $150 (pickup @ Les Brown farm)

SUMMER (15 wks):
Full-size share (box): $525 (pickup at Green City Market, Logan Square or Morris); $460 (pickup at Les Brown farm)
Individual share (bag): $325 (pickup at Green City Market, Logan Square or Morris); $305 (pickup at Les Brown farm)

FALL (5 wks): $175 (pickup at Green City Market, Logan Square or Morris); $150 (pickup at Les Brown farm)

ALL SEASONS $40 discount
Pickup @ Morris, Marseilles, Green City Market, Logan Square MarketNoWeeklySpring (5 weeks May-June)

Summer (15 weeks June-Sept.)

Fall (5 weeks from mid-Sept.-Nov.)
Eggs $10 extra for Spring, Fall shares; $40 extra for Summer shares
Growing Power
Farm Co-op in Wisconsin
website
Vegetables, FruitMarket Basket Program is a "cross between a mobile grocery store & CSA." Part of a cooperative that includes farms in Milwaukee region, farms in the Midwest & South, & urban farms in ChicagoMarket Basket Program is a cross between a mobile grocery store & CSA.

Place order weekly
Regular $17
Junior $9
Sustainable $28
Fruit $17
Pickup in Beverly, Bridgeport, downtown Chicago, Englewood, West Garfield Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Oak Park, & Wicker Park NoWeekly Spring, summer & fallSome meat available for extra
Harrison Market Gardens
Winnebago, IL
website
VegetablesCertified Naturally Grown produce & U-pick farm Full (20 wks) $700 (feeds 3-4); $900 Chicago & Arlington Heights area

Biweekly (10 wks) $375 (feeds 1-2); $475 Chicago & Arlington Heights areas
Pickup @ farm, Chicago & Arlington Heights

Delivery to downtown Chicago or Arlington Heights sites extra $100/season for biweekly delivery
NoWeekly or BiweeklySummerMonthly U-pick of favorite produce
Harvest Moon Farms
West Central Wisconsin
website
Vegetables Certified OrganicPay-as-you-go box thru Peapod $30/weekHome delivery throughout most of Chicagoland via PeapodYesAs often as you'd likeJuly-Sept.No
Healthy Food Hub (A)
Chicago, IL
website
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 detailsNoContact collective for more detailsContact collective for more detailsContact collective for more details
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 hoophousesSpring (2014 sold out)

Summer (18 wks) $625 (farm pickup); $675 (Wheaton pickup)

Half (biweekly 9 wks) $350 (farm pickup); 375 (Wheaton pickup)

Fall (5 wks) $255 (farm pickup only)
Pickup @ farm or at Wheaton French Market

NoWeekly (Full) or Biweekly (Half)Spring (5 weeks starting in May)

Summer (June-Oct.)

Fall (Oct.-Nov.)
Egg shares extra starting at $22
Iron Creek Farm
LaPorte, IN
website
Vegetables & small fruits (over 100 varieties)Certified Organic (over 100 varieties of produce)Standard $570 (one grocery bag)

Large Share $850 (box)

Small $380 (1/2 grocery bag)

Fall/Winter $245
Pickup @ farm or in CHICAGO: Green City Market, Wicker Park, Logan Square or in SUBURBS: Oak Park. Also available in Indiana & southwest lower MichiganNoWeeklyStandard & Large shares run from Jun-Oct

Winter runs from Oct-Dec.
None
Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks (A)
Chicago, IL
web site
Vegetables & fruit. Website store has meat, dairy, eggs & moreSources from organic & local (the box contains produce from outside the region.)Fresh Picks Box: Single ($18), Double ($25) or Family-sized ($40)Home delivery. ($5.50 shipping & handling fee.)NoWeekly, bi-weekly or when orderedYear-round.Boxes contain produce but can be customized to include non-produce items
Joe's Blueberries/Moss Funnel Farm
Bangor, MI
website
Fruit (blueberries)Sustainably & naturally grown Jersey high bush blueberries5 lbs ea wk for 4 wks $85

10 lbs ea wk for 2 wks $85

10 lbs ea wk for 3 wks $130
Pickup at 10 sites thru Chicagoland Yes -- contact farm for detailsWeekly or biweekly 3 weeks during blueberry seasonNone
K & A Organic Roots
Fowler, IN
website
Vegetables and some fruitThe farm products are grown with natural practices, except the asparagus and strawberries which are organic certifiedFull year
Whole share - $1,600
Half share - $1,100
Single share - $700
Loop, South Side, South SuburbsYesWeekly as of April (monthly during winter)Year-roundNone
King’s Hill Farm
Mineral Point, WI
website
Vegetables (with additional cheese share available)Certified Organic 20 weeks
Full $600 (feeds 3-4 people)

Half $295 (feeds 1-2 people)

Summer $240
Pickup in CHICAGO: Green City Market, downtown Chicago; in SUBURBS: Oak Park, Palatine, Chicago Botantic Gardens; in WISCONSIN: Madison, Dodgeville, Mineral PointNoWeekly Jun-Oct for Full season

Aug-Oct for Summer season
Bread (Madison Sourdough) & cheese (Hook's)add-on available
Klug Orchards/Green Organics
Berrien Center, MI
website
Vegetables, fruit with separate meat CSAMost veggies are USDA Certified OrganicPRODUCE
$280 (12-wk March start with add'l $5/mo increase thru June) or $425 (20-wk March payment with add'l $10/mo increase thru June) (farm pickup only; add $3/week for dropsites)

More information on Local Harvest page
Pickup @ farm and in Chicagoland farmer's markets including Downtown/Loop (Daley & Federal Plaza farmers' markets), Green City Market, Old Irving Park, Lakeview & in SUBURBS: Grayslake, Wilmette & Winnetka & in INDIANA: South BendNoWeeklyJune-OctNone
Lake Breeze Organics
Benton Heights, MI
website
Vegetables & fruit (egg option)Certified organic with emphasis on hard-to-find crops & Jersey blueberriesFull $550 (IL residents); $475 (MI residents)

Half $300 (IL residents); $250 (MI residents)
Pickup in Evanston, Ravenswood & St. Joseph, MINoWeekly (full)

Biweekly (half)
June-SeptEgg share extra $85 (full); $45 (half)
Loony Acres
Woodstock, IL
website
Vegetables & fruit (egg option)Organic - non-certifiedFull Vegetable Share - $600
Half Vegetable Share - $375
Pickup @ farm, Wheeling/Palatine & Irving ParkNoWeeklyJune - OctoberEggs
Majestic Nursery & Farm
Millbrook, IL
website
Vegetables, herbs Certified Naturally Grown produce, annuals and herbsTHREE SEASON
Std. $685
Upsize $865
SPRING
Std. $125
SUMMER
Std. $460, Large $640
FALL
Std. $100
Pickup @ farm in Millbrook, IL, Green City Market, Logan Square, Plainfield, Naperville/Bolingbrook/Oswego, Millbrook. other Southwest Suburbs (contact farm for details)NoWeekly3-season: May-November

Spring: May-June

Summer: June-Oct.

Fall: Oct.-November
Also sells annuals, birdhouses and gourdcrafts
Meadow Haven Farm
Sheffield, IL
website
*2013 pricing not yet available*
Meat (Beef, poultry & optional pork), (egg option)Certified Organic - grassfed beef, pastured pork, free range chickenFull $330 (for 3 mos) includes a variety of ground beef, sausage, chicken, roast/stew meat/Soup Bones, steaks, shoulder meat, bacon, pork chops

Cross-fit (larger than full, single box) $750 ($850 with eggs)
Pickup @ farm and in Elgin, Downer's Grove, Arlington Heights, Green City Market (Chicago), Bloomington, Peoria, Quad CitiesNoMonthly with 3 month CSA seasons2 seasons:

Spring/Summer (May-Oct)

Fall/Winter (Nov-Apr)


Pet food available
Midnight Sun Farm
Grayslake, IL
website
Vegetables (egg option)USDA Certified Organic

3 acre farm in Prairie Crossing neighborhood w/pastured chickens
Single share (22 wks) $528

Double share (22 wks) $960

Eggs (1 doz/week) $110; (1/2 doz/week) $55

*LINK accepted as payment for Rogers Park share
*military & veteran discounts available
Pickup @ farm or in CHICAGO: Rogers Park or Noble Square (Grand & Noble); in SUBURBS: Gurnee, Libertyville or Oak ParkNoWeeklyMain season: 22 weeks (Jun.-Oct.)
Spring & Fall shares extra for subscribers:
Spring (3 weeks): $66 (single); $120 (double)
Fall: $88 (single); $160 (double)
Mike & Clare’s Farm Woodstock, IL
website
VegetablesCertified Organic, small-scale intensive farming

2-season shares
Spring (4 weeks) $80

Summer: Regular $450 (feeds 2 adults who cook 4x/week); Family $630 (feeds family of 4 who cook 5x/week); Half (biweekly) $225 (feeds 1 adult who cooks 4x/week)
Pickup @ farm or in Chicago: Logan Square, Hyde Park, LakeviewNoWeeklySpring: May-June

Summer: Jun-October
None
Mint Creek Farm
Stelle, IL
website
Grass-fed Meat (lamb, goat, beef, rose veal, chicken & pork), dairy & eggsOrganic, pasture-raisedWhole shares - 10 lbs
Half shares - 5 lbs

Traditional CSA (includes pork, lamb, beef, veal, goat, poultry): 3 months $369 (whole); $198 (half); 6 months $698 (whole); $369 (half)

Pork & Poultry CSA: 3 months $263 (whole); $156 (half); 6 months $494 (whole) $263 (half)

Lamb & Goat CSA: 3 months $450 (whole) $244 (half); 6 months $838 (whole) $450 (half)

Weekly fresh meat & dairy home delivery packages from $31 - $96 per wk
Pickup in CHICAGO: At Green City Market, 61st Street Farmer's Market (Hyde Park), & Glenwood (Summer only), Logan Square (Summer only) & Hideout (Summer only)Yes -- $8/month for Chicago locations; $15/month for SuburbsMonthly & weekly

Year-round 3 months or 3 month or 6 month subscriptionsWhole or Half animal purchases an option
Molter Family Orchards
Benton Harbor, MI
website
Fruit, vegetables, herbs (6-8 vegetables+1 fruit item)Certified Organic (MOSA)20 weeks

Full $599

Half (biweekly) $375

Shares include CSA cookbook

Partial payment & proration accepted
Pickup@ farm in Michigan; Sister Lakes, Kalamazoo & Benton Harbor; South Bend, IndianaNoWeekly20 weeks (June 1 - Oct 12)Canning shares available
Montalbano Farms
Sandwich, IL
website
Vegetables, herbs grown on farm

Fruit sourced from organic farms across country (including some Midwest farms)
Uses organic methods; committed to socially responsible practices & transparency (visitors allowed to visit farm)Pre-packaged or custom selected
Gold (24 wks) (1 1/9 bushel): $1185
Silver (21 wks) (5/9 bushel): $645
Bronze (16 wks) (1/3 bushel): $325
Pickup @ farm in Sandwich; Multiple sites throughout Chicago, including Logan Square farmer's market, Glenwood Farmer's Market (Rogers Park), Lincoln Square, Yorkville, Geneva, Wheaton, & Oak ParkNoWeekly16-24 weeks50% discount at farm stand for CSA members

Worker share option
M’s Organic Farm
Woodstock, IL
web site
Vegetable (egg option)Certified Naturally Grown veggies, free-range eggs18 weeks (Woodstock) Full $455; Half $275

16 weeks (Logan Square) Full $405; Half $245

Pickup @ farm or in Logan Square (Chicago)NoWeekly18 weeks (Jun-Oct)Eggs, plant-based soaps extra
Nature's Choice
Grant Park, IL
website
Pastured-raised meat (pork, chicken, beef, turkeys) & eggs

Two-time Frontera Farmers Foundation grant winner that pasture-raises chicken, turkey, eggs, pork, and grass-fed beef;
3 CSA packages: Traditional, Kosher (not certified) & Fresh Cuts
Upfront fee of $26 (covers insulated totes & delivery costs)

3 month shares for $346 (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);
6 month share $661
Pickup @ farm or in Frankfort, Bolingbrook, and South Side of ChicagoNoMonthlyYear-round in 3 month incrementsKosher option available

Eggs extra $50/3 months

Turkeys available near Thanksgiving
Nature's Pasture
Auburndale, WI
website
Meat (Beef)Specializes in grass-fed Black Angus beef, pastured chicken & turkey & "naturally raised" porkFamily Grass-Fed Beef share $389.98 (~ 45 lbs.)

Premium Grass-Fed Beef share $439.79 (~ 45 lbs., includes premium steak cuts such as ribeyes, strips, filets)
Contact farm for detailsContact farm for detailsContact farm for detailsContact farm for detailsMaple syrup

Other meats
Newleaf Grocery (A)
Chicago, IL (Rogers Park)
website
Vegetables & fruitSmall grocer that offers weekly organic produce boxes (Note: produce organic though not necessarily local)Start at $15/week (up to $33)Pickup @ store; home delivery availableYesWeeklyYear-roundCall store for details
Nichols Farm and Orchard
Marengo, IL
website
Variety of vegetables & fruitFamily farm using sustainable practices and specializing in variety22 wk
Feeds two:
Vegetable only $660
Fruit & vegetable $880

Double share $1650 (feeds 4-5 people)

7-week Fall share $280 (fruit & vegetable-feeds 2 people)
Pickup @ farm or throughout 26 Chicagoland sitesNoWeeklySummer: 22 weeks (Jun-Nov.)

Fall: 7 weeks (Nov-Dec)
None
Our Farm in Volo (in partnership with Torpland Farm)
Volo, IL
website
Vegetables4th-generation farmers who are transitioning their century-old farm back to natural, sustainable farming practices. 3 of 17 acres dedicated to sustainable production.18 weeks
Full (feeds 3-4) $600
Half (biweekly) (feeds 1-2) $335
Fall (3 wks) $100
Thanksgiving Box $40
Pickup in Chicago in Jefferson Park, Des Plaines, Fox Lake, Mundelein, farm in VoloNoWeekly or biweeklyJune 27 - Oct 24None
Paulie's Pasture
Franklin Grove, IL
website
Poultry, pork & eggsNo chemicals, unconfined spacesFull share - $600

Half share - $300
Chicago Loop and Chicago North SideNoVariesVariesNone
Peasant’s Plot
Manteno, IL
website
Tomatoes

Worker share option
Sustainable & organicNot offering full shares before 2015;
Partial shares of 3lb & 6lb for 10 wks currently available
Pickup @ farm or at a few in CHICAGO: Lincoln Square, Wicker Park or Ukrainian VillageNoWeekly10 weeksNone
Pleasant Boundaries
Geneva, IL
website

Vegetables & fruitSustainableSOLD OUTSOLD OUTSOLD OUTSOLD OUTSOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Purple Leaf Farms
Elgin, IL
website
Vegetables, herbs & flowersPurple Leaf is not certified organic, but does not use synthetic chemicals at the farm.15 weeks
Farmer's Choice” Membership $309; $386 (with delivery)

Flexible Choice” Membership $386; $463 (with delivery)
Pickup @ farm
Forest Park / Oak Park area
UIC Campus
Hines VA
Yes - Elgin and Oak Park/Forest Park/Berwyn areasWeeklyJuly - OctoberFlowers
Radical Root Farm
Marseilles, IL
website
Vegetables, eggsUSDA & MOSA Certified OrganicSpring (4 wks) $145

Summer (9 wks) $355
(18 wks) $595

Fall (6 wks) $215

3 seasons (28 wks) $915
Pickup in Chicago: Rogers Park, Logan Square or Green City Market; or in Libertyville or GrayslakeNoWeekly or biweekly (half shares)

Vacation Rescheduling program (up to 4 boxes in calendar year)
Spring (May-June)

Summer - 18 weeks (June-Oct.)

Fall (Oct.-Nov.)

CSA members receive 20% off at market

Egg shares $20 (spring); $90 (summer); $30 (fall)
Ready Jam Farms
Marengo, IL
website
Vegetables (8-14 varieties including herbs)"Organically Grown"18 weeks

Small $450 (1/4 bushel --feeds 2)(add $25 for Niles)

Medium $720 (1/2 bushel --feeds 4)(add $50 for Niles)

Large $1080 (3/4 bushel --feeds 6)(add $50 for NIles)
Pickup in at farm or in Crystal Lake, Huntley, Elgin, Elmhurst or Niles NoWeekly18 weeks (mid-June through Oct)None
R Family Farm
Poplar Grove, IL
website
EggsNo chemicals, pastured raisedEmail rfamfarm@gmail.com for detailsPickup @ farm or @ farmer's markets in Northwest suburbsNoVariesVariesNone
Richert/Phillips Farms
http://www.localharvest.org/csa/M34106"
Fruits & vegetablesCertified organic, naturally grown, grass-fed/pastured poultry & eggsFull $565

2-months $300
Pickup at farm or in Palatine or Palos HeightsYes -- to Michiana areaWeekly June-SeptEggs & poultry (discounts for CSA members)
Sandhill Family Farms
Prairie Crossing, IL & Brodhead, WI
website
Vegetables, herbs & some fruit (80% from their farm; remainder from other local organic farms), eggs, dairy, meat (sourced from Sandhill & 3 partner farms in Southern Wisconsin) & trout (sourced from Rushing Waters)Certified Organic* (composed of 2 farms -- one in Brodhead, WI & one in Grayslake, IL)

*all produce in vegetable share is certified organic except for strawberries and corn
[Spring SOLD OUT]

Summer (16 wks): vegetable $550; fruit $235

Fall $195 (6 weeks)

3-season SOLD OUT

Fruit $235
Pickup at farm or in Glenview, Evanston, Lake Forest, Buffalo Grove, Barrington, Glen Ellyn, Clarendon Hills or Oak ParkNoWeeklySpring (early May-early June)

Summer (mid-Jun – late Sept)

Fall (Oct.-Nov.)
Eggs, fruit, cheese, meat - from other farms
Scotch Hill Farm
SW Wisconsin
website
Vegetables & herbs; flowersCertified Organic 18 weeks
Regular $585

Large family (double) share $1125

Winter $145 (2 lg deliveries)

*Prices denote Chicago CSAs; check with farm for Wisconsin pricing
Pickup in SUBURBS: Oak Park or Park Ridge or in CHICAGO: Ravenswood, St. Ben's, West Town (@ Swim Cafe). Wisconsin shares available in Madison, Milwaukee & JanesvilleNoWeekly18 weeks (June or July-Oct.)Flower shares available for $100 extra
Slagel Family Farm
Fairbury, IL
website
Beef, pork, lamb & chickenHormone free. Boxes will include a variety - from chickens & beef steaks to breakfast sausage & hamburgers$60/monthBlue Frog Local 22 - 22 East Hubbard Street Chicago

West Town Bakery - 1916 W Chicago Ave Chicago

SugarToad - 2139 CityGate Lane Naperville
NoMonthlyYearlyNone
Spring Bluff Nursery
Sugar Grove, IL
website
VegetablesHistoric FarmEmail CharityH@springbluffnursery.com for detailsOn Farm (Fox Valley) and Far Western SuburbsNoWeekly16 Weeks - June - SeptemberFlowers, plants
Steele Faith Farm
Union, IL
website
Vegetables, fruit & meatSustainable and diversified farmFor information and availability call (630) 664-6789On Farm and Northwestern suburbsNoWeeklyFor information and availability call (630) 664-6789Meat, eggs, orchard fruit
Tempel Farms Organics (frmly Red Tail Farm)
Old Mill Creek, IL
website
Vegetables, fruit & flowerGrow vegetables according to the strict standards of organic certification (no petroleum based pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or fertilizers).Summer (20 wks) $615; Half (10 wks/ biweekly) $375

Fall $100 (pickup on farm only)

November (3 wks) $100

Thanksgiving (1 delivery) $45

Fruit $350 (18 weeks)

Flower $90

Summer & Nov $685

Full summer, Nov & fruit shares $1005 (not available in Logan Square)
Pickup @ farm, Waukegan/Wadsworth, Lake Bluff, Mt. Prospect or Logan Square NoWeekly or biweekly (half)Summer: 20 weeks (Jun-Oct)

Fall: 3 weeks (Oct-Nov)







Fruit share: 18 weeks (June-Oct)
None
Three Plaid Farmers
Winfield, IL
Web page
VegetablesNo chemicals, minimal impact on land$680/seasonPickup at farm (Winfield), in Aurora, Lincoln Park, Wilmette, Arlington Heights & BataviaNoWeekly June-Oct.Herbs, herbal teas, fruit, and flowers
Tomato Mountain Farm
Brooklyn, WI
website
Vegetables, herbs and some fruit

Optional add ons include eggs (certified organic) from New Century Farm & other various products such as maple syrup, honey, flour, oil & cheese from small local farms
Certified Organic

4 distinct share seasons covering 12 months (including winter share)
4 DISTINCT SEASONS, 4 DIFFERENT SIZES:

Spring, Summer & Fall shares per wk:
Solo $14; Small $20; Medium $30; Large $45

Winter (6 wks):
Solo N/A; Small $120; Medium $180; Large $270

Solo (feeds 1-2 people; not available in winter)
Small (feeds 1-3 people)
Medium (feeds 3-5 people)
Large (feeds 4-6 people)

Winter (biweekly)

Discounts available for signing up for multiple, non-consecutive seasons. Proration accepted.
Home delivery throughout the greater Chicago area. No pickup sites.Yes (throughout Chicagoland). Delivery fees vary by zone.Weekly (except for biweekly Winter)Spring (12 weeks, Apr-July)

Summer (12 weeks, July-Sept)

Fall (12 weeks) Oct - Dec

Winter (6 weeks/ biweekly) Jan - Mar
Fall 12 weeks, Oct-Dec)

Winter (6 weeks, Jan-March)
Tomato Mountain's bottled products and extra produce (as available) can be added to weekly delivery.

Egg shares available beginning at $55
Trail's End
Putnam, IL
website
MeatUSDA Certified Organic meat that raises grass-fed Scottish Highland/Black Angus cross cattle; beef sold by halves and quarters. $2375/ 2 shares (whole beef)
$1200 full share (1/2 beef)
$625 half share (1/4 beef)

Every month over the course of a year, each shareholder receives equivalent of 1/2 cow, i.e., about 10-14-1/2 lbs. of beef per month
Pickup in Evanston with potential for more sites Wheaton, Peoria Heights, & Pekin, ILNoMonthlyYear-roundNone
Trogg's Hollow
Elgin, IL
website
Vegetables & herbsFamily-owned practicing bio-intensive urban farmingFull (weekly) $680-700
Half (biweekly) $375-385

Shares are 1/2 bushel
Pickup @ farm & multiple pickup sites in the Chicagoland area (add'l sites continually added)NoWeekly or biweekly (half)18 weeks with possibility of bonus week or two (June-Oct.)None
Urban Canopy/Local Unified CSA
Chicago, IL
website
Vegetables & local productsSustainable20 Weeks - Email poltorak.alex@gmail.com for current pricingDelivery to Chicago YesWeekly20 Weeks (June - Oct)Kombucha, bread, granola, coffee
Vernon Park/Mother Carr's Organic Farm
Lynwood, IL
website
VegetablesOrganicBiweekly for 22 weeks (11 boxes)
Full Share - $300

Half Share - $150
Chicago - South SideNoBiweekly22 Weeks ("Harvest Season")None
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.Full (22 weeks) $700

Autumn Bounty (8 weeks) $250
Pickup in Hyde ParkNoWeeklyFull Season (June-Oct)

Autumn Bounty (Aug-Oct)
Hand-spun, natural yarns available from farm’s sheep
Fall & Winter extensions available
Walkup Heritage Farm & Gardens
Crystal Lake, IL
website
*2013 CSA details not yet available*
Poultry & eggs Raises heritage Poulet Rouge chickens fed on organic feed and ranged in chicken tractorsFor info contact Michael Walkup (815) 477-8978 Pickup @ farm in Crystal Lake, ILNo Egg shares available - contact farm for details

Flowers extra

Tennessee fainting goats & rabbits for sale as pets
Walnut Acres
Walnut, IL
web site
Meat (Range-fed beef, chicken, pork, turkey, eggs)Meat is free of antibiotics, hormones & animal by-products$95 each month with a minimum 3 month commitment

Each month's share is about 18 pounds of beef, chicken, pork & eggs
Pickup @ farm in Walnut, IL, Aurora, South Elgin, Plano, Ottawa, Lombard, Naperville, or Quad Cities/MolineNo3, 6 or 12 months Year-roundCan add-on extra products such as ground beef, sausage patties, links, etc.
Wellhausen Farms
Wheaton, IL
website
Vegetables & fruit (tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, peppers & spinach)No chemical fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides$593 for 22 weeks; $384 for biweekly deliveries
Home delivery. Delivery route includes Bloomingdale, Glen Ellyn, Roselle, West Chicago, Wheaton, Naperville, Lombard, Villa Park, Streamwood, Schaumburg & BartlettYesWeekly 22 weeks (June-Nov)None
Willow Ridge Organic Farm (Formerly Sweet Earth Organic Farm)
Wauzeka, WI
website
Vegetables (special emphasis on heirloom tomatoes)Certified organic in 1974 Details unavailable as of 3/14Details unavailable as of 3/14NoWeekly Undetermined by farmNone
Wright Way Farm
Monroe, WI
Local Harvest page
Vegetables & herbs

Work shares available
Certifed Organic & use only heirloom seed varietiesFull $440

Half $240
Pickup in ILLINOIS: Rockford, Park Ridge, Morton Grove & Northfield; in WISCONSIN: Beloit & MonroeNoWeeklyJune - OctNone
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