CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. When you join, you are prepaying for your share of our farm's production. Both farmers and consumers benefit from a CSA. CSA Members are guaranteed to get their meat first at a discount--before any sales on-farm, at farmers' markets, or through delivery orders. The CSA benefits farmers by partially covering the cost of raising the animals upfront with its prepaid shares and creates a steady income year-round.
Our CSA shares provide 15 lbs of pasture-raised meats per month. We offer 3 month share for $360 (tax included) and 6 month shares for $690 (tax included). Members who purchase a 6 month share receive a 10% discount on individual purchases placed online or at our farmers markets (does not include bulk orders like 1/4 of beef or 1/2 of pigs) throughout the duration of their membership. New CSA members will be charged a one-time startup fee of $26, covering the transportation and delivery of the meat in insulated totes. Members can pick up their monthly meat supply at one of our delivery points or at the farm itself.
We offer 3 types of CSA shares:
Traditional- approx. 5 lbs beef, 5 lbs poultry, 5 lbs pork - per month
Kosher- 10 lbs poultry, 5 lbs beef, no pork (not certified, just the name of the CSA package)-per month
Fresh Cuts (Paleo Diet Friendly)- approx. 5 lbs beef, 5 lbs poultry, 5 lbs pork- NO CURED MEATS, SAUSAGES, or DELI MEATS
All of the meats come frozen.
CSA members can add a full egg share of 4 dozen eggs each month to their meat CSA ( $56 for 3 month shares, $112 for 6 month shares). CSA members may also add a 1/2 egg share of 2 dozen eggs per month ($28 for 3 month shares and $56 for 6 month shares).
CSA members who choose the Traditional option will be able to choose between two bag options each month. These options are emailed a week before delivery listing aproximate items in each bag. Members who choose specialty bags (Kosher or Fresh Cuts) do not get to choose a bag option. We will prepare your 15 pounds of meat for you, selecting from the list of products below. Each month will vary. Keep in mind that not all of our products are available through the CSA, but any items not on the list can be ordered ahead of time and paid for at your CSA pick-up time.
Smoked Deli Meat
NEW PICK UP IN MANHATTAN!!
Fall 2014 CSA Pick Up Dates:
October 7th- ChicagoOctober 11th- Frankfort , Naperville, Elmhurst, Manhattan October 25th- Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, On-FarmNovember 4th- ChicagoNovember 8th- Frankfort, Naperville, Elmhurst,Manhattan November 15th- Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, On-FarmDecember 6th- Frankfort, Naperville, Elmhurst, ManhattanDecember 20th- Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, On-Farm
To become a CSA member, contact Eric or Samantha via email or call 815-472-2934 to get started. We will provide all the information you need and answer any questions you may have. Once we have signed you up as a CSA Member, you pay via PayPal, mail a check, or pay at one of our farmers markets.
Buy CSA share
Corner of Oak and Kansas Street (Historic Downtown)Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.April 27th - Oct. 26th 2014
Promenade Mall on Boughton Road
4-9 pm June 12- August 14, 2014
4-8 pm August 21- September 18, 2014