We are selling 200 shares for 2013.
All pick-ups are weekly for 20 weeks June – October!
What is a CSA?
Becoming a CSA shareholder does NOT require work on the farm, although you are welcome to prearrange visits and/or volunteer workdays throughout the season.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is a way for people to really know where their produce is coming from and how it is grown. Participating in a CSA farm means becoming a shareholder, investing in seed and labor prior to the growing season. Your investment pays off in the form of a regular delivery of fresh vegetables straight from the farm. You the shareholder are also investing in this concept:
A real connection to your food and health is possible.
Why Peasants' Plot?
There are increasingly more and more CSA farms out there like ours and we are proud to be part of such a growing family. Peasants’ Plot may be a good choice for you because of our
- dedication to organic farming,
- drop-off location (in coolers),
- farmer presence at the pick-up locations,
- types of vegetables (see below),
- heirloom seed varieties,
- share size and cost (see below),
- worker share option (details on website),
- annual Low Down Hoe Down, or
- proximity to the Kankakee state park, just 50 miles south of downtown Chicago
What is your commitment?
Individual Share cost
Family Share cost
As a CSA member, being a part of a small farm means sharing in the inherent risks involved in farming, the occasional crop failure (ex: hail storm, drought) balanced by times of bountiful harvest. Each member pays the share cost and is commiting to picking up their vegetables within the designated hours at their chosen pick-up site. Understand that if you do not pick up your vegetables on any given week, then they will be sold or donated or worn as a hat.
Home delivery can be arranged on days you cannot make the pick-up. Please contact www.loadedbikes.com for details.
The Individual Share is very appropriate for one person with a mostly vegetarian diet. That said, many of our members are a household of two and are happy with the Individual Share. The Family Share is twice the size and would be appropriate for 3 -4 people. Example Shares:
In late September, the Individual Share may consist of:
1 bunch chard
1 yellow squash
4 – 5 tomatoes
1 bunch of carrots
1 bunch of beets
In early June, the Individual Share may consist of:
1 bunch kale
1 bag of mixed salad greens
1 bunch of radishes
1 bunch of chives
1 head of lettuce
What is our commitment?
We deliver 4-7 different types of freshly-harvested vegetables each week for 20 weeks June - October. Depending on the time of season and success of the yield, that means:
salad mixes, lettuce, radishes, arugula, spinach, chard, kale, kohlrabi, beets, broccoli, onions, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, peppers, garlic, dill, chives, cilantro and basil
In addition, we keep you updated on how your vegetables are growing in the field, share recipes and cooking/preserving hints, and we’ll answer any questions you have about the progress of each crop. We plan as best we can for contingencies such as weather and pests.
also delivering CSA shares
at The Hideout Inn:
Earth First Farms Organic Apples
at Lincoln Square:
Earth First Farms Organic Apples
All locations are sold out for 2012. The 2013 sign up starts in September 2012.
BOURBONNAIS, IL | FOSTER CHIROPRACTIC
Thursdays from 12:00PM - 6:00PM
588 William R Latham Senior Dr.
LINCOLN SQUARE | FARMERS MARKET
Tuesday mornings from 7:00AM – 12:00PM
Lincoln at Leland adjacent to the Western Brown Line
NORTH CENTER | BLUE SKY BAKERY AND CAFE
Tuesday evenings from 4:00PM – 7:00PM
3720 N. Lincoln right across from Trader Joe’s
UKRANIAN VILLAGE | SPUDNIK PRESS
Thursdays from 3:00PM- 9:00PM
1821 W. Hubbard Street in "Hubbard Street Lofts"
WICKER PARK, BUCKTOWN | HIDEOUT INN
Thursday evenings from 4:00PM – 8:00PM
1354 W.Wabansia on the outskirts of both neighborhoods and east of 90/94
WICKER PARK | THE NIGHTINGALE
Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
1084 N. Milwaukee, a block south of Division
LINCOLN SQUARE | BEANS AND BAGELS
Tuesday afternoon/evening from 2:00PM – 7:00PM
2601 W. Leland, corner of Rockwell and Leland
ON THE FARM
Thursday evenings from 2:00PM – 8:00PM
2047 W. 10000N Rd., Manteno, IL 60950
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HOW ABOUT HOME DELIVERY?
If you need home delivery, we work with Loaded Bikes.