Angelic Organics
A Community Supported Agriculture Farm feeding people in the Chicago area.

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What is Community Supported Agriculture?

This Is How It Works

We only offer our harvest to households like yours. Working directly with you, without the intermediary of stores or wholesalers, gives us the opportunity to provide the freshest quality vegetables and competitive organic prices. This system is known as Subscription Farming, Community Supported Agriculture, or, most simply, a CSA. The way a CSA works is very straightforward.  With a preseason payment, you can purchase a "share" of our summer's harvest. You then receive a weekly box of our freshest, seasonal produce during the course of our twenty-week harvest season, from mid-June to late-October. Further, you may choose to extend the season with a Winter Share - 4 additional boxes of storage vegetables to be delivered every other week in November & December.

A Shared Commitment

When you sign up, you dedicate yourself to being our customer for the year, thus providing us a secure market -- a welcome measure of certainty in the fickle world of farming! We, in turn, dedicate ourselves to being your farmers, providing you with a varied, nutritious vegetable diet.

Shared Risk; Shared Reward

We do our very best to bring you a beautiful and bountiful box each week, but since our boss, Nature, provides no guarantees -- we can't offer any either. One of the premises of a Community Supported Agriculture program is that the shareholder shares, through the veggies, the farmers' experience of nature's mischief (and blessings).

Not To Worry!

The weather woes would probably never rob you of all your veggies. Even with the flooding we experienced in 1993 (the most challenging crop year since 1974) we were able to fill our shareholders' boxes every week -- and could barely close the boxes at the height of the season! In recent years, increases in soil fertility and advances in our growing expertise have consistently produced stellar boxes.

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