The 2015 Local Beet List of Community Supported Agriculture Farms (“CSAs”)

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February 26, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Find a CSA

We proudly introduce another big list of CSA farms serving the Chicago area. The list includes produce farms as well as animal farms, even a honey CSA. We take an expansive view of CSA operations, and our list includes various “aggregators”, distributors, and retail operations as well as farmer-owned enterprises. We’d rather err on choice.

As we promise every year, this is only a draft. We are always adding, amending, sadly sometimes removing, farms and information about the farms. Moreover, as in previous years, this is a crowd sourced document. Please let us know about any farms or CSA variations we missed.

This year’s CSA guide was a combined effort of several Beet Reporters, with special contributions from Robin Schirmer, Sophie Gardner, Sheila Essig and the staff at FamilyFarmed.Org.   We continue to rely heavily research done by Wendy Aeschlimann, who built the database we still use.

We have made diligent efforts to ensure all CSAs listed currently operate, and, to the extent possible, updated their prices for 2015–some CSAs have not published price schedules for 2015, and we have noted that in the listings. 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.

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.

2015 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 ($400)

Also offers various flex shares, extended season and fruit options. See web site for details.
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)

Flex share - sign up for number of weeks desired
Mid-June through mid-Oct. (for 20 week or 1/2 shares)

Mid-Aug. – mid-Oct. (for 12 week late start share)
Fruit shares extra starting with 10 deliveries for $480

Extended season shares available
Barrington Natural Farms
web site
Vegetables and fruit or "Full Diet" with eggs, milk, meat addedNatural - see web site for farming practicesFull Vegetable Share  ‐ 22 Weeks $72
Half Vegetable Share – 11 Weeks $395
Full Diet CSA Share – 22 Weeks $3,495
Full Diet CSA Half Share‐11 Weeks $1,895
Pickup @ farm NoWeeklyMay - OctoberMeat, eggs
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 @ On Farm or Poplar Grove
Crystal Lake
Woodstock
Mchenry
Roscoe
Loves Park
NoWeekly (21-week)

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

Will limit subscribers to 100
Belly Fire Farm
Mount Morris, IL
web site
Vegetables and berriesBelly Fire Farm (BFF)is a small, bio-intensive, naturally operated, family farm building just and joyful community through food, work, play, and education.

Heirloom, Open-pollinated and non-GMO produce.
A full share cost $550 and runs for 15-weeks

A half share cost $300 and is an every other week box

**2014 Prices**
full share on farm

contact for half-share pickups
Noweekly (15 weeks)

Bi-weekly
Jun - SeptemberU-Pick and market share (purchasing at the farmstand) options
Bob's Fresh and Local
St. Charles, IL
website
Vegetables and herbs Produce grown using organic practices, including only organic fertilizer and pesticides22 week $725
16 week $$525
6 week $225

11 biweekly $430
8 biweekly $325
3 biweekly $115
Pickup likely to be at farm, St. Charles, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Geneva, Elmhurst, Lombard, East DundeeNoWeekly (20- or 18-weeks)

Biweekly (10-week)
Summer and Summer/Fall
Bountiful Blessings
Hinckley, IL
Web Site
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, Shabbona and the surrounding areaYesWeekly16-20 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 $583

Half $313.50
Custom share (min. 11 weeks) -- you choose the weeks $28.50

See web site for prices on egg, meat and fall CSAs


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

Half-share is biweekly for 11 weeks
June-October

Fall season - November

Egg Share

Meat Share

Fall Share

Wool, Angora yarn
Brook Farm
Harvard, IL
web site
VegetablesVariety of mechanized and non-mechanized tools, "home-grown" inventionsFull $350

Half $200

**2014 CSA Prices**
Pickup @ the farmNoWeekly18 weeks - June - OctoberBread $105

**2014 price**
Bumblebee Acres Farm
Harvard, IL
web site
Fruit & vegetables, Wool/Yarn 3-generation, diversified farm

No chemical pesticides or commercial fertilizers
Not currently listed
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
Pork, beef, poultry, lamb, bison, eggsRaises 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. When you choose to support our farm through purchasing a CSA, we will give you a C & D gift card. This CSA shareholder gift card will have the amount you paid, plus an additional dollar amount (additional amount increases as value of CSA increases). For example, a shareholder purchasing a CSA for $310 will receive a card valued at $350.

Shareholders are then able to use this card at any of our locations throughout the year, as many or as few days per month as they would like.
At Farm or
Various markets in CHICAGO: Lincoln Square, Gold Coast, Andersonville, Hyde Park, Beverly, Pilsen and North Center; SUBURBS: Evanston
(Note this is for winter markets only. Schedule may change)
NoVaries - At any marketYear-round
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 $315
6 months $610
1 year $1200

Every-other-month option for smaller households
On Farm or
Pickup in CHICAGO: Lakeview, Edgewater, Logan Square, Lincoln Square; SUBURBS: Arlington Heights, Oak Park, Evanston, Aurora
NoMonthly Year-roundNone
Chicago Honey Co-Op
Chicago, IL
web site
HoneyNatural, chemical free$75 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 sideCSA is currently SOLD OUT - See web site to be added to their waiting listPickup @ 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
LaGrange, IN
local harvest
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) Not currently listedPickup @ farm, in Riverside & additional sites in Indiana & Michigan,NoWeeklyMay-OctNone
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 $760 (Full) $380 (Half)

Epicurean -- Epicureans receive everything we grow, the first portions of a new variety that ripens out of our fields, and a slightly larger amount $950(Full) $475 (Half)

Additional prices for fruit and storage vegetables - see web site
Pickup @ Farm, or locations in Windfield, Crown Point, Valparaiso, Merrillville, Schererville & Chesterton, INNoWeeklySummer Vegetable & Fruit shares 18 weeks (June-October)

Storage & Winter Fruit shares (Nov.-Dec.)
Fruit and storage vegetables

Winter (non-local) fruit
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 Park or FrankfortNoWeekly 20 weeks June – Oct.
Earth First Farms
Berrien Center, MI
web site
ApplesCertified organic farming on 60 acres encompassing 4500 fruit-bearing apple trees $75 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 $100 or more at regular retail prices.Pickup @ farm, plus Chicago, Various suburbs, South Bend - see web site for specifics NoBiweekly (6 shares)

CSA members receive 60 pounds of certified organic apples and a gallon of our premium apple cider throughout the season. Every two weeks, each CSA member picks up a 10-pound bag (1 Peck) of certified organic apples of the variety that is most exciting that week.
September through NovemberDiscounted rates on cider and special bulk offers on other farm produce.
East Slope Farm
Manawa, WI
web site
VegetablesPreparing to transition toward USDA organic certification. That means we adhere to organic practices in all areas of production on the farm.$450

Additional options for Wisconsin residents
Pickup at farm or Wilmette, Highland ParkNoBiweekly

(In Wisconsin weekly or biweekly)
11 weeks - June - October
Eden Place Nature Center
Chicago, IL
web site
VegetablesSustainable urban agricultureFull share - $500

Half share - $300
Pickup at the farm

Offering additional pickups to groups of 20 or more
NoWeekly20 boxes - May 31 - October 11
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 and other locations in ChicagoNoWeeklyYear-round
(Non-local produce in winter)
None
Enjoy Pioneer Farm - Hampshire, IL web siteVegetables, fruit & perennials - U-Pick Small, sustainable farmNot currently listedPickup @ 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

$30/week 1/2 bushel boxes

Pickup in Wheaton, Big Rock, Aurora, St. Charles and Batavia YesWeekly June-Oct.Wool, soaps, lotions and balms extra
Farmer's Garden
DeKalb, IL
Local Harvest page
Vegetables and berriesBiological soil management,Non GMO,No chemicals,herbicides,pesticides are ever used. Sustainable farming practices_Our way of life at The Farmers Garden.Full $600

Half $300

Individual $200
Home deliveryYesWeekly18 weeks- May - OctoberTBD
Farmer Nick's LLC
Facebook page
Meat, eggsNo antibiotics/animal byproducts.Contact farm for detailsContact farm for detailsNoN/AN/A
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).

Full share -> $37.00

Half share -> $27.00

Quarter share -> $18.00

Fruit ->
$25.00

Pickup in Kenilworth, Berwyn and various Chicago

See web site for specifics
NoWeeklyYear-round (July-Oct, produce is local; from Nov-June, produce is selected from other nonlocal growers)
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) $400

Single (peck) $100

Community (donates to food pantry) $100

Worker share -- call for details

(**2014 Prices**)

Pickup @ farm or in Crystal Lake or Rogers Park (Chicago)NoWeekly (Jun-Oct)None
Frillman Farms
Prairie View, IL
web site
VegetablesHeirloom GMO-free cropsNot currently listed

"10 Spots for 2015"
Pickup @ farmNoWeekly or biweeklyJune through OctoberEggs, honey,
Genesis Growers
St. Anne, IL
web site
Vegetables, eggs, poultry, fruits & herbsEcocert Indiana Certified OrganicSpring $145 (medium); $270 (large)

Summer (21 weeks) $695 (medium); $1350 (large)

Fall $220 (medium); $420 (large)

Medium 3-season share $955; Medium spring & fall, large summer share $1545; Large 3-season share $1835
Pickup in numerous drop-offs in Chicago and Northern Illinois. See web site for specificsNoWeekly9 months (Apr. – Dec.) or by season: Apr. & May (Spring); June-Oct (Summer); Oct-Dec. (Fall) Egg shares starting at $34.50 biweekly for spring shares

Chickens (2/month) starting at $28 for spring shares
Geneva Lakes Produce
Burlington, WI
web site
Vegetables, some fruitSustainable farmingFull (bushel) - $645 - $660

Half (half bushel) - $395 - 410

Price based on when enrolled

Additional prices for mushrooms or bread
Pickup in numerous locations in Wisconsin, Chicago and Chicago suburbs including Oak Park, Logan Square, Grayslake, Evanston and Palatine. See web site for full listYes through Grubhub

See website for details
WeeklyJune - OctPartnering with Simple Bakery & Market of Lake Geneva and River Valley Ranch & Kitchens of Burlington
Gentleman Farmer
Barrington, IL
web site
Vegetables

Eggs
Practices organic methods (no pesticides or herbicides)Summer Share
- Full - $525. - 16 weeks - June 19th through October 2nd

- Half - $275. - 8 weeks (bi-weekly, odd or even)

Fall Share - $225. - 6 weeks - October 9th through November 13th

Full Season (Summer & Fall combined) - $700. - 22 weeks - June 19th through November 13th
Pickup in Barrington and Logan Square Farmer's MarketNoWeekly or biweekly20 weeks (Jun-Oct) for full share

10 weeks for half share
Eggs extra

"Think outside the box" - prepayment for discount at the farmer's market
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 $450, medium, $600, large, $740, poultry only $400 (Beloit and Farm pick up locations receive 10% off share cost). Pickup produce @ farm & in Beloit
Lakeview, Hyde Park, Oak Park, Beloit, Evanston, and on the farm in Monroe, WI
NoMonthly (meat) or weekly (produce)

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

Produce share are 20 weeks (June-Oct)
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 $424

Several additional options including tomatoes, eggs, dairy, and flowers
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
Grateful Plains
Grand Ridge, IL
website
Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, & FruitSmall Plot INtensive growers for CSA

No synthetic chemicals used on farm

Non-GMO from seed

Farm proceeds benefit Dirt & Duty Horticulture Therapy for Veterans and families experiencing PTSD
FULL SHARE $830 approximately 1/2 bushel weekly
HALF SHARE$560 approx. 1/4 bushel weekly–or– 1/2 bushel every other week
INDIVIDUAL SHARE $330 approx. 1/8 bushel weekly–or– 1/4 bushel every other week
TRIAL SHARE $140 four Half Share baskets to give the CSA a try!

Pre-pay, Military and Farm Volunteer discounts are available as well as internship positions. Different price for Lake Geneva residents
Pickup on the farm and in MorrisNoWeekly

(bi-weekly for Wisconsin)
22 weeks - May - OctoberOther: Monthly buying club through United Natural Foods, local organic eggs at farm stand
Gray Farms
Watseka, IL
website
VegetablesAdhering to USDA Certified Organic standards while in process of becoming certifiedPayment by Check: $360 for returning members $385 for new members
Payment Online via website (includes 2.9% processing fee): $370 for returning members, $396 for new members
Pickup in CHICAGO at Lakeview, Ravenswood Manor & River West and in SUBURBS: New Lenox, Frankfort, Oak Park & KankakeeNoWeekly20 weeks (June-Oct.)None
Green Acres Farm
North Judson, IN
website
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 2014 prices**
Pickup @ Green City Market & Evanston Farmer's Market plus West Loop and Beverly

**2014 Locations**
NoWeekly22 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 or in Gurnee or Crystal Lake, ILNoWeekly16 weeks (June-Oct.)
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 FoundationMain Season weekly share - $670 if your pickup site is the farm, or $690 other pickup sites

Main Season biweekly share - $360 if your pickup site is the farm, or $370 if you choose other pick up sites

Spring weekly share - $140 if your pickup site is the farm, or $150 if you choose other pick up sites

Spring biweekly share - $75 if your pickup site is the farm, or $80 if you choose other pick up sites

Fall weekly shareis $140 if your pickup site is the farm, or $150 if you choose other pick up sites

Fall biweekly share the price is $75 if your pickup site is the farm, or $80 if you choose other pick up sites
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

$26/week for single plus 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 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
Contact the farm for detailsNoWeekly Spring, summer & fallWinter CSA

Meat, honey
Harrison Market Gardens
Winnebago, IL
website
VegetablesCertified Naturally Grown produce & U-pick farm Full Share (20 weeks) $750

Every Other Week Share (10 weeks) $400

Every Other Week Share Chicago Delivery (10 weeks) $500. Includes delivery on Thursdays.
Pickup @ farm, Chicago, Machesney Park & Arlington Heights

Delivery to downtown Chicago or Arlington Heights sites extra $100/season for biweekly delivery
Yes - We’ll deliver to your home if you have 5 or more boxes delivered to your home.Weekly or BiweeklySummer

U-Pick April - November
Monthly U-pick of favorite produce -- See web site for U-pick pricing
Harvest Moon Farms
West Central Wisconsin
website
Vegetables Certified OrganicPay-as-you-go box thru Peapod $29.99/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 $250

FULL SUMMER CSA - $625 / Wheaton pick-up $675

HALF SUMMER CSA - $350 / Wheaton pick-up $375

FALL CSA - $250
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 $30

10% off Farm Dinner tickets May-November
Hildreth Organics
web site
Vegetables, eggs, poultryOrganic18 Week - $685

Half share for $370
Pickups in Rockford, Rochelle and St. CharlesNoWeekly or BiweeklyJune through September Hopeful Future: Free range poultry meats, honey, seedlings, gardening classes, goat milk/cheese, grains
Iron Creek Farm
LaPorte, IN
website
Vegetables & small fruits (over 100 varieties)Certified Organic (over 100 varieties of produce)Standard $585 (one grocery bag)

Family Size $875 (box)

Small $390 (1/2 grocery bag)

Fall/Winter $245
Chicago, Indiana and southwest lower Michigan

Contact farm for specifics
NoWeeklyStandard & 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.)Various sizes and themes including veg, cleanse, and primal -- See web site for detailsHome delivery. ($5.50 shipping & handling fee.)YesWeekly, 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 blueberriesBlueberry Bush Rental: $35

$85 can be
5 pounds a week for four weeks or
10 pounds a week for two weeks

$130
10-pound box each week for three weeks
Pickup at 10 sites thru Chicagoland

Andersonville / Evanston / Lisle / Lombard / Long Grove / Naperville
Oak Park / Palatine / Park Ridge / Pilsen-South Loop / Ukrainian Village
Yes -- contact farm for detailsWeekly or biweekly 3 weeks during blueberry seasonWinter CSA of frozen blueberries also available
Kings Hill Farm
Mineral Point, WI
website
Vegetables (with additional cheese share available)Certified Organic 20 weeks
Large $600

Small $400
Pickup on Farm or in CHICAGO: downtown (several locations); in SUBURBS: Oak Park, Glencoe WISCONSIN: Madison, DodgevilleNoWeekly Jun-Oct Maple syrup $10

Weekly cheese share $100
Klug Orchards/Green Organics
Berrien Center, MI
website
Vegetables, fruit with separate meat CSAMost veggies are USDA Certified OrganicPRODUCE
$295 (12-wk March start with add'l $10/mo increase thru June) or $480 (20-wk March payment with add'l $15/mo increase thru June)

See web site for additional prices, discounts
Pickup @ farm and in Chicagoland farmer's markets including Downtown/Loop (Daley & Federal Plaza Nettlehorst, Independence Park & in SUBURBS: Wilmette, Northfield & Buffalo Grove & in INDIANA: South BendNoWeeklyJune-OctVarious meat, turkey options
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 & Stevensville, MI

See web site for specific addresses
NoWeekly (full)

Biweekly (half)
June-SeptEgg share extra $54 (9 weeks); $102 (17 weeks)
Majestic Nursery & Farm
Millbrook, IL
website
Vegetables, herbs Certified Naturally Grown produce, annuals and herbsTHREE SEASON
Std. $660
Upsize $840
SPRING & SUMMER
Std. $560, Large $740
SUMMER
Std. $460, Large $640
FALL
Std. $100
Pickup @ farm in as well as Chicago, Brookfield, and Naperville -- See web site for details and additional sitesYes
$5-$9 per week
Weekly3-season: May-November

Spring and Summer - May - October

Summer: June-Oct.

Fall: Oct.-November
Meadow Haven Farm
Sheffield, IL
website
Meat (Beef, poultry & optional pork), (egg option)Certified Organic - grassfed beef, pastured pork, free range chickenTraditional $330 (for 3 mos) includes a variety of ground beef, sausage, chicken, roast/stew meat/Soup Bones, steaks, shoulder meat, bacon, pork chops

Express $330 (for 3 mos) includes ground meat and sausage

Cross-fit (larger than full, single box) $750 ($800 with eggs)
Pickup @ farm and in Chicago, Elgin, Downer's Grove, Arlington Heights, Bloomington, Peoria, Quad CitiesNoMonthly with 3 month CSA seasons4 seasons:

February to April

May to July

August to October

November to January
Azomite available
Midnight Sun Farm
Grayslake, IL
website
Vegetables (egg option)USDA Certified Organic

3 acre farm in Prairie Crossing neighborhood w/pastured chickens
Full Vegetable Share – $528
Half Vegetable Share – $264
Pickup @ farm or in CHICAGO: Humboldt Park
SUBURBS: Oak Park
NoWeeklyMain season: 22 weeks (Jun.-Oct.)
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, Lakeview
Crystal Lake
NoWeeklySpring: 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 - 4 week share from $124!
12 week share from $372
26 week share from only $806!
Pickup in CHICAGO: At various farmer's markets, depending on season - See web site for detailsYes -- See web site for detailsMonthly & 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

Pickup@ farm in Michigan; Kalamazoo & Benton Harbor; South Bend, IndianaNoWeekly20 weeks (June 1 - Oct 12)

Half shares have 3 options (all options equal 10 share boxes):
1. Receive a share every-other week starting the week of June 1st.
2. Receive a share every week for the first 10 weeks of the season (6/1-8/3).
3. Receive a share every week for the last 10 weeks of the season (8/10-10/11).
Once a member, you will have the opportunity for bulk buys throughout the season. Depending on annual crop, options may include but are not limited to: strawberries, peaches, pickling cucumbers, tomatoes, pears and apples.
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)Standard - prepacked by farm
Custom - choose from web site each week

Custom CSA members have a minimum order of $22 each week

Standard Prices
Farm builder - $990
Traditional - $590
Get started - $350
Pickup @ farm in Sandwich; Multiple sites throughout Chicago as well as several Western suburbs. See web site for detailsNoWeekly24 weeks - June through November
M’s Organic Farm
Woodstock, IL
web site
Vegetable (egg option)Certified Naturally Grown veggies, free-range eggs18 weeks (Woodstock) Full $455; Half $275

Pickup @ farm NoWeekly18 weeks (Jun-Oct)Eggs - 6 dozen for season
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
New CSA members will be charged a one-time startup fee of $26, covering the transportation and delivery of the meat in insulated totes.

All shares 15 lbs of meat
3 month shares for $360
6 month share $690

Options include kosher and fresh cuts (i.e., no cured meats)
Pickup @ farm or in Frankfort, Bolingbrook, and South Side of Chicago -- See web site for detailsNoMonthlyYear-round in 3 month incrementsCSA members can add a full egg share of 4 dozen eggs each month to their meat CSA ( $60 for 3 month shares, $120 for 6 month shares). CSA members may also add a 1/2 egg share of 2 dozen eggs per month ($30 for 3 month shares and $60 for 6 month shares).
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 varietySummer - 22 weeks
Fruit & Vegetable Share: $880
Double Share: $1,650
Fruit and Vegetable Half Share: $440 - every other week

Fall - 7 Week Season
Fruit & Vegetable Share: $280
Pickup @ farm or throughout 30 Chicagoland sites -- see web site for detailsNoWeeklySummer: 22 weeks (Jun-Nov.)

Fall: 7 weeks (Nov-Dec)
All CSA members will receive preferred customer benefits. You will receive a 20% discount on anything purchased at any of our farmers markets during the CSA season.
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.Not Currently ListedNot Currently ListedNoWeekly or biweeklyNot None
Peasant’s Plot
Manteno, IL
website
Vegetables

Worker share option
Sustainable & organicIndividual Share is $390

Family Share is $780.
Pickup @ farm or at a few in CHICAGO: Lincoln Square; Manteno Farmer's MarketYesWeekly20 weeks June - OctoberFruit, honey, soap available
Pleasant Boundaries
Geneva, IL
website

Vegetables & fruitSustainableFull Share-$600-
Half Share-$300
Quarter Share-$150 a half share sized box every other week
Pickup locations:
Pushing the Envelope Farm
33W699 Averill Rd
Geneva, IL 60134

Elgin Drop site
Community Crisis Center parking lot
37 South Geneva St
Elgin IL 60120
NoWeekly or biweekly18 weeks from mid-June through October
Plow Creek Farm, Tiskilwa IL
website


Vegetables & fruitcertified naturally grown by intentional community$450 / season for Evanston pickup, $375 / season for farm pickupPickup @ the farm or EvanstonNoWeekly18 weeks, June - SeptemberPossibly honey, whole wheat flour, or nuts
Purple Leaf Farms
Chicago, 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 $300

Flexible Choice” Membership $375 (+$3.75/month to join FarmMatch)
Day TBD: At the farm in on 87th Street in Chicago
Day TBD: At Gensler downtown Chicago office (Gensler employees only.)
Thursdays at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus (West side)
Thursdays at the Hines VA Veterans Hospital Farmers’ Market (Hines, IL)
Thursdays at Jessica’s home in Forest Park, Illinois
Saturdays at the Printer's Row farmers market in Chicago
NoWeekly15 weeks from July - OctoberFlowers
Radical Root Farm
Marseilles, IL
website
Vegetables, eggsUSDA & MOSA Certified OrganicSpring (4 wks) $145 SOLD OUT

Summer (9 wks) $360
(18 wks) $605

Fall (6 wks) $220
Pickup at the farm in Libertyville, College of Lake County, Horticulture Building or Logan Square Farmers MarketNoWeekly 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); $94.50 (summer); $31.50 (fall) Half Shares (bi-weekly) available as well
Ready Jam Farms
Marengo, IL
website
Vegetables (8-14 varieties including herbs)"Organically Grown"18 weeks

Small $450

Medium $720

Large $945
Pickup in at farm or in Crystal Lake, Elgin, Elmhurst 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
Local Harvest
Fruits & vegetablesCertified organic, naturally grown, grass-fed/pastured poultry & eggsFull $566

2-months $350
Pickup at farm or in Palatine or Palos HeightsYes -- to Michiana areaWeekly June-SeptEggs & poultry (discounts for CSA members)
Riemer Family Farm
Brodhead, WI
Web site
MeatAll of our animals are raised free of antibiotics, steroids, hormones and animal byproducts! Our animals are on grass when possible, are always treated humanely, have constant access to the outdoors and are fed rations of our non-GMO raised grains. Happy animals = tasty meat. We process our meat at local family-owned butcher shops.6 month's supply of meat

Large (20-22 lbs) $700

Small (10-11 lbs) $370
Crystal Lake, IL, Fitchburg, WI, and Wauwatosa, WI. NoMonthlyN/A
Rustic Road Farm
Elburn, IL
Other
Fruits & vegetables"Because the farm feeds our family, too, and we're also raising pigs, goats, sheep and turkey you'll never see a chemical or drug on this farm."FULL SHARE (household of 4 to 6) for 22 weeks, $700 to $825

HALF SHARE (household of 2 to 4) for 22 weeks, $405 to $450

Winter Storage Box, first & third weeks of November, $120
Pickup at farmYes
$50

Batavia, Elburn Geneva, St. Charles & Sugar Grove
WeeklyJune - OctoberEggs $120
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
Sandhill offers a wide variety of fruit, vegetable, dairy, egg and meat CSAs. Certain CSAs are currently sold out. See their web site for additional options.

Summer and Fall Vegetable - $725

Summer vegetable - $560

Fruit - $240
Pickup at farm or in Glenview, Evanston, Lake Forest, Buffalo Grove, Mundelein, Northfield, Barrington, Glen Ellyn, Clarendon Hills or Oak ParkNoWeeklyYear-roundEggs, fruit, cheese, meat - from other farms
Sandbox Organics
Grayslake, IL

VegetablesOrganicFull Share-$500

Half Share-$300

Half shares receive a box every other week
Chicago/LakeviewNoWeekly or biweekly 16 weeks - June - September
Scotch Hill Farm
Brodhead, Wisconsin
website
Vegetables & herbs; flowersCertified Organic 18 weeks
Regular $585

Large family (double) share $1125

Fall $145 (2 lg deliveries)

*Prices denote Chicago CSAs; check with farm for Wisconsin pricing
To be determined

NoWeekly18 weeks (June or July-Oct.)Flower shares available for $110 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/month + $5 for delivery locationBlue Frog Local 22 - 22 East Hubbard Street Chicago

West Town Bakery - 1916 W Chicago Ave Chicago

NoMonthlyYear-roundNone
Spring Bluff Nursery
Sugar Grove, IL
website
VegetablesHistoric FarmFull share $525

Half share (every
other week pick up)
- $265
On Farm NoWeekly16 weeks - June - SeptemberFlowers, eggs, Christmas tree, honey, pumpkin
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) $625; Half (10 wks/ biweekly) $380

Fall $130 (pickup on farm only)

Fruit $360

See web site for additional options
Pickup @ farm, or Gurnee/Waukegan
Grayslake
Lake Bluff
Mt. Prospect
Chicago/Logan Square
NoWeekly or biweekly (half)Summer: 20 weeks (Jun-Oct)

Fall: 3 weeks (Oct-Nov)

Thanksgiving







Fruit share: 18 weeks (June-Oct)
Flower $95
Three Plaid Farmers
Winfield, IL
Website
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)
Tomato Mountain offers two forms of membership, Sustaining and Seasonal. For each form of membership, they offer four box sizes from solo to large.

See their web site for all options.
Home delivery throughout the greater Chicago area. No pickup sites.Yes (throughout Chicagoland). Delivery fees vary by zone.Weekly (except for biweekly Winter)Year-roundTomato Mountain's jarred salsas, juice, soup, jam and other products as well as extra produce (as available) can be added to weekly delivery.

Egg shares available

Online store features products from other local farms including honey, sunflower oil
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. 1/2 Share $625 (1/4 Beef)

1 share $1200 (1/2 Beef)

2 shares $2375
For one share, Trail’s End Organic Farm will provide a side of certified-organic grass-fed beef over 12 months, with the cuts varying from
month to 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) $700-720
Half (biweekly) $385-395

Price based on how many payments requested

Additional fee for credit card payments

Shares are 1/2 bushel
Pickup @ farm & Elgin, Hampshire, Streamwood, Roselle, Wheaton, Berwyn, Logan Square, Sycamore, Dekalb-NIU, Huntley, Arlington Heights, West Dundee, Rockford 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 products such as bread, mushrooms, coffee, and kombuchaSustainableSee web site for current pricingDelivery to Chicago YesWeeklyYear-foundKombucha, bread, granola, coffee
Vernon Park/Mother Carr's Organic Farm
Lynwood, IL
website
VegetablesOrganicNot currently listed for 2015Chicago - South SideNoBiweekly22 Weeks ("Harvest Season")None
Walnut Acres
Walnut, IL
web site
Meat (Range-fed beef, chicken, pork, turkey, eggs)Meat is free of antibiotics, hormones & animal by-products$100 each month with a minimum 3 month commitment

$5 one time freezer bag fee.

Each month's share is about 18 pounds of beef, chicken, pork & eggs. Members can opt for "no beef", "no pork" or "no chicken" and receive different mixes
Pickup @ farm in Walnut, IL or
Ottawa, Yorkville, Oswego,
Quad_Cities (Bettendorf, IA), Batavia, Aurora, South Elgin, Naperville, Lombard
No3, 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 herbicidesAnnual membership $175 then $19 per weekHome 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 Full Share - $550

Partial Share - $400

Mini Share - $250
Arlington Heights, Elgin, Chicago--North Center, Old Irving, Logan Square, Portage ParkNoWeekly 18 to 20 weeks depending on the weather Partnering with neighboring farms for add-ons, which may include additional fruit, eggs, honey, maple syrup, and more
Wright Way Farm
Monroe, WI
Local Harvest page
Vegetables & herbs

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

Half $240

A full share is a bushel. The half share is half of a bushel basket.
Pickup in ILLINOIS: Rockford, Park Ridge, Morton Grove & Northfield; in WISCONSIN: Beloit & KenoshaNoWeeklyJune - OctNone
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One Comment

  1. Peasants’ Plot is growing their full array of Vegetables this year–not just Tomatoes!! Twenty weeks from mid June – mid October for pickup or delivery in Lincoln Square and surrounding neighborhoods.

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