What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a subscription package containing seasonal vegetables, herbs and flowers. CSA subscription programs like ours are an established system used by small farmers to offer unique produce directly to the consumer. Our shares are available Mid May-Mid November. 


How does it work?

CSA members purchase their share prior to the growing season and have the option to receive a weekly share (25 weeks for $600) or bi-weekly share (12 weeks for $300). CSA pick up locations are in Humboldt Park, Lawndale, Hyde Park, Bronzeville and Oak Park.  Every member will receive two signature NOF tote bags to easily and sustainably transport their produce from pick up to home.  Simply leave one of your tote bags at the pick up each week and expect it to be filled and ready to go for the following pick up.  If you are interested in becoming a member visit our shop and purchase your share today!  


What can I expect?

Our members will see a wide variety of seasonal favorites as well as some unique NOF selections.  Our farmers utilize organic fertilization involving strategic interplanting, aerobic composting, vermiculture, and beneficial fungi. Our crop planning involves an intensive succession planting schedule to guarantee a consistent yield. By utilizing these techniques, our CSA crops consistently provide a local source of microbially rich, nutrient dense produce that is far healthier than the average everyday vegetable.

Spring :

  • Mizuna

  • spinach 

  • shungiku

  • escarole 

  • endive 

  • turnips

  • french breakfast radishes

  • easter egg radishes 

  • peas

  • mustard greens 

  • heirloom lettuce mixes 

  • cooking greens mixes

  • herbs

  • kohlrabi 

  • broccoli

  • pea shoot

 

Summer :

  • zucchini

  • summer squash 

  • leeks

  • kale

  • collards

  • carrots

  • rainbow carrots

  • lettuce mixes 

  • 8 different varieties of tomatoes 

  • scallions 

  • onions 

  • potatoes 

  • beets 

  • green beans 

  • cabbage 

  • carmen peppers

  • poblano peppers

  • shishito peppers

  • anaheim peppers

  • jalapeno peppers

  • goddess banana peppers

  • mini bell peppers 

  • hot rod peppers

  • 3 varieties of cucumbers 

  • 3 varieties of eggplant 

  • herbs 


 

Fall:

  • Delicata squash 

  • winter squash 

  • kale 

  • collards

  • beets

  • leeks

  • turnips 

  • fennel

  • carrots

  • salad mix 

  • cabbage

  • pac choy 

  • potatoes 

  • herbs