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Get With The CSA Program

By Megan Tempest in Food on Apr 29, 2010 7:30PM

2010_04_CSA.jpg Have you thought about purchasing a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share this year? Now is the perfect time. Our mouth's are watering just thinking about that tantalizing CSA box full of fresh fruits and vegetables. When you get your hands on one, it will be better than Christmas. No joke, you've got to get in on this! By purchasing a share of a farm's harvest at the start of the season, the farmer in turn delivers boxes (or "shares") containing the freshest seasonal produce. You'll reap HUGE rewards by supporting our local farmers, broadening your fruit and vegetable horizons, and improving your health by enjoying wholesome natural foods. And you'll kinda be forced into trying new foods, which is always a good thing. Don't hesitate to ask the farm if you can visit, as many of them will welcome you.

After the jump, check out a list of CSA programs that have drop-off locations in the Loop and/or North Side (for details on drop locations, visit an organization's website). For a more complete list of CSA farms serving the entire Chicagoland area go to

Angelic Organics, Caledonia, IL
Bob Bower 815-389-2746

Big Head Farm, South Haven, MI
Karen Warner 269-604-9527

Genesis Growers, St. Anne, IL
Vicki Westerhoff, 815-953-1512

Grass Roots Farm, Monroe, WI
Lindsey 512-922-4599

Green Earth Farm, Richmond, IL
Scott & Kathy Mor 815-403-7735

Growing Home, Inc.CO, Chicago, IL
Tegan Brace 773-549-1336

Growing Power, Chicago & Milwaukee
Will Allen 773-347-1374 for Market Basket Coordinator

M’s Organic Sustainable Farm, Woodstock, IL
MM Graff 815-338-8148

Mike & Clare’s Farm, Woodstock, IL
Mike & Clare Schaecher 773-209-3987

Peasant’s Plot Sustainable Farm, Manteno, IL
Todd & Julia McDonald 847.334.4278

Radical Root FarmCO, Grayslake, IL
Allison Parker 847-903-5295

Simply WisconsinCO, Madison, WI
Deb Hansen 608.630.7097

Sweet Earth Organic FarmCO, Wauzeka, WI
Renee Randall 608-875-6026

Sweet Home OrganicsCO, St Charles, IL
Kim Marsin 312-927-3726

Tempel Farms Organics, (formerly Red Tail Farm) | Old Mill Creek, IL
Chris & Tania Cubberly 847-244-5330 x125

Tomato Mountain FarmCO, Brooklyn, WI
Chris Covelli 608-712-1585

Triple A Farm, St. Anne, IL
Adam, Aaron & Andrew DeGroot 815-405-3305

Videnovich Farms, Bridgman, MI
Vera Videnovich 269-426-4556