CSA GUIDE

What is a CSA?  

 

A Community Supported Agriculture is a program that helps to bridge the gap between consumers and their local agriculture. This program gives an opportunity to consumers who care about what they eat, as well as supporting local agriculture to become a part of a local farm.

 

Members purchase a share of the farm prior to the beginning of the growing season and receive a weekly box of the high quality, seasonal produce for the duration of the membership. It is a win win for both the farmers and the members.  (from Geneva Lakes Produce)

 

How do I choose which CSA to join? 

 

If you've been sourcing a majority of your food from the LSqFM the past year, consider signing up for a CSA.

Take a moment to reflect on your eating habits in the last year.

 

  • What did you find yourself almost exclusively buying at the LSqFM?

  • Which farmer do you want to support more?

  • Worried you'll have too much produce? Split a share with your housemates or buy in with a friend!

 

Take a look at the list below to get an idea of the CSA offerings at the LSqFM, and reach out to the farmers directly with questions you might have!

Vegetable / Fruit / Flower CSA

Earth First Farms

A Certified organic apple orchard, fruit and vegetable farm only 100 miles from Chicago.

Produce

Fruits and vegetables

Frequency Options

Weekly

Sign-Up

Online

Earth First Farms
Geneva Lakes Produce

A unique "fill your own crate" CSA. 20-week season and additional 27 extended week season.

Produce

Vegetables

Frequency Options

Weekly

Sign-Up

Online

Geneva Lakes Produce
Growing Home

a USDA-Certified Organic non-profit urban farm and social enterprise in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago.

Produce

Vegetables and herbs

Frequency Options

Weekly and bi-weekly

Sign-Up

Online

Growing Home
Iron Creek Organic

Over 100 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs that are picked at the peak of quality for 19 weeks.

Produce

Vegetables, fruits, and herbs

Frequency Options

Weekly

Sign-Up

Online

Iron Creek Organic
Nodding Onion Farm

A worker-owned urban farm in Southside Chicago.

Produce

Produce, herbs, and flowers

Frequency Options

Weekly and bi-weekly

Sign-Up

Online

Nodding Onion Farm
Star Farm Chicago

A non-profit urban farm to increase access of local organic produce through farmers markets, pop-ups, delivery, and our local foods co-op.

Produce

Fruits & Vegetables

Frequency Options

Weekly & Bi-Weekly

Sign-Up

Online

Star Farm Chicago

Meat / Fish / Egg CSA & CSF

Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm

The first meat CSA offered in Chicago

Meat/Fish/Egg

Frequency Options

Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs

Monthly, Quarterly, Yearly

Sign-Up

Online

Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm
Frillman Farms

The farm supplying Daisies restaurant in Logan Square.

Meat/Fish/Egg

Frequency Options

Eggs

TBA

Sign-Up

TBA

Frillman Farms
Mint Creek Farm

An organic-pasture based livestock & poultry farm, that raises premium, grass-fed meats for the Chicago area.

Meat/Fish/Egg

Frequency Options

Turkey, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and more

Monthly and weekly

Sign-Up

Online

Mint Creek Farm
Sitka Salmon Shares

Community Supported Fishery (CSF). A completely integrated boat-to-doorstep seafood company

Meat/Fish/Egg

Frequency Options

Salomon and more

Monthly

Sign-Up

Online

Sitka Salmon Shares