Save up to $219 When You Sign Up for a CSA Share by Monday, March 26
We have ordered the seed for our 2018 Community Supported Agriculture vegetable shares. We ordered a bit extra for those who haven’t signed up yet, but who still want to join our CSA for the upcoming season. We started seedlings in the greenhouse on March 5, and we appreciate knowing for whom we are growing the seedlings.
See the slide show below to view all 24 weeks of our 2017 season.
Our CSA has over 290 5-star reviews, with an average rating of 4.8 stars.
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Your children are young citizens of the earth. As a shareholder, you can share our farm with your kids.
We’ve been shareholders for over 20 years and I can’t imagine summer without the weekly CSA box from Angelic Organics. When our kids were young they ran home from school on “veggie day” eager to see what was in the box and, because it was grown on THEIR farm, they all ate every kind of vegetable. Now, as young adults, they continue to cook and eat fresh vegetables and have a robust understanding of what it takes to get fresh, healthy food from farm to table. Becoming Angelic Organics shareholders when our oldest was 3 was one of the best child-rearing decisions we made!
~ Yelp Review
John Peterson, known to many as Farmer John, has been farming since he started milking cows in the family dairy barn in 1958 at age nine. He has been growing organic vegetables for his Community Supported Agriculture shareholders on the same family farm since 1990. Farmer John considers farming to be as much of an art as it is a craft.
Wondering what to do with all those vegetables? Most of the vegetables we grow are common to the Midwest, such as tomatoes, sweet corn, potatoes, and broccoli, and a few are not so common, such as kohlrabi, arugula and celeriac. Many shareholders report that they enjoy the culinary challenge presented by the diversity of vegetables, including the occasional unusual vegetable.
Your vegetable share comes with the popular CSA menu planning service, Local Thyme, with recipes customized to each week’s box, plus storage and handling tips.
The recipes from Local Thyme have all been delicious and easy to follow.
~ Facebook Review
Any company can claim that their food is fresh, local and sustainable. There are no legal standards for these terms. (Of course, all food is local where it is harvested.) Because of the direct route from our farm to your kitchen (less than a two hour drive to Chicago), you are assured of local and fresh, since our vegetables and herbs are typically harvested just a day or two before they are delivered to you.
Since we are certified organic and we use Biodynamic methods you can be assured that our farm is sustainable and that our food is brimming with vitality.
You purchase a share of our vegetable harvest in advance of the growing season. Starting in early June, every week or every other week, you will receive a ¾ bushel box of farm fresh, certified organic vegetables and herbs, equivalent to about 1 ½ grocery bags in volume.
We’ve loved learning what vegetables are in season when and are so excited to see what’s in our upcoming box.
~ Facebook Review
At the height of the season, your box may contain over 20 lbs of produce. A full 20-week vegetable share generally satisfies the needs of two people with a vegetarian diet or four people with a mixed diet.
Eggplant Seedlings, Spring
Transplanting Choi, Spring
Beet Transplants, Spring
Scallions, Early Season
Lettuce, Early Season
Spinach, Early Season
Baby Greens Harvest, Early Season
Heirloom Tomatoes, Mid-Season
Young Sweet Corn, Mid-Season
Sweet Corn Harvest, Mid-Season
Ready to Eat, Mid-Season
Garlic, Mid Season
Carrots, Late Season
Washing Carrots, Late Season
Cabbage, Late Season
Potato Harvest, Late Season
Spaghetti Squash Harvest, Late Season
Beets, Late Season
Winter Squash Harvest, Late Season
Field Day, Late Season
See You Next Year
Belonging to Angelic Organics will provide you with vegetables and herbs that are in season in this region.
To learn more about your vegetable share throughout the season, go to What’s in The Box?
Your box come with Farm News, an entertaining and informative newsletter written by Farmer John.
Farm News that John composes with each delivery is always heartfelt, insightful and educational…
~ Facebook Review
For a unique farm experience, watch The Real Dirt on Farmer John to learn about your farm and your farmer from the comfort of your home. Fifty years in the making, the feature documentary garnered 31 film festival awards and has been seen by over 20 million people worldwide.
What makes our CSA even more special is the fact that our farmer is also gifted in the arts. He [was the subject of] a film, depicting the history and struggles of what it means to be a farmer.
~ Facebook Review
Attend a Field Day
Join us for Field Days. We host two Field Days per season where we offer full-day opportunities to visit the farm.
Pick a Bouquet of Flowers in our U-Pick Garden
Harvest beans, peas and a bouquet of flowers from our U-Pick Garden, open from late June through September.
Enjoy Use of our Renovated Barn
You are welcome to come visit our farm and use our re-purposed barn for a birthday party, anniversary celebration, holiday, or just a fun farm outing. Learn about the guidelines on the Enjoy Our Renovated Barn page.
Create a Vacation Hold
Log in to your membership account to put your box on vacation hold at least two weeks in advance of its scheduled arrival, and re-schedule its delivery for a later date or donate it to a food bank.
Receive Pickup Reminder Emails
You will receive a pickup reminder email the evening before your box is delivered.
Schedule a Temporary Pickup Location Change
Log in to your membership account to schedule a temporary pickup location change at least two weeks in advance. You can even change your pickup location to “Farm on Wednesday Free Choice”, and pack your own box at the farm. This is a great way to have a close-up experience of the farm, the crew and the pack.
Perhaps you would prefer a meal kit delivery service. In spite of the allure of meal kit services, our CSA offers many features that no meal kit delivery service provides. If you are deciding between Angelic Organics CSA and a meal kit delivery service, Angelic Organics offers many features unavailable with meal kits. Learn more about these features at Angelic Organics CSA or a Meal Kit Service?
We have had great success filling our CSA boxes to the brim with vibrant produce for the past many seasons. Don’t take our word for it: read over 290 five star reviews (4.8 average rating) on Facebook, Yelp and Google. Also, browse Instagram photos from our shareholders.
We love love love this CSA! We’ve been members of many before, including in the Central Valley of California, and Angelic is the best.
~ Google Review
To learn more about how CSA works, go to What is CSA?
Both full and half vegetable shares are the same size 3/4 bushel box. The full vegetable share is delivered every week for 20 weeks starting in early June. The half vegetable share is 10 every-other-week deliveries made over the course of the 20-week main season.
Full Vegetable Share — 20 Deliveries Starting in Early June
Secure a weekly share of fresh, seasonal organic vegetables and herbs for $740 (comes out to $37 per box).
Half Vegetable Share — 10 Deliveries Starting in Early June
Secure an every-other-week share of fresh, seasonal organic vegetables and herbs for $400 (comes out to $40 per box).
Fruit Share — 10 Deliveries Starting in Early June
Secure an every-other-week share of organic, seasonal fruit for $500 (comes out to $50 per box). The fruit share is only available as an add-on to a vegetable share. Visit our fruit share page for more information.
I have lost weight without trying over the summer since I am eating the best quality food…
~ Yelp Review
Extended season shares are an add-on to a main season share. Extended season shares are delivered after the main 20-week season has ended. Extended season shares start in late October or early November, and end before Thanksgiving. The full extended season share is a weekly share, and the half extended season share is an every-other-week share.
Extended season vegetable shares consist primarily of storage vegetables such as winter squash, onions, potatoes, garlic, carrots, Brussels sprouts and cabbage.
Full Extended Season Vegetable Share — 4 Deliveries After the Main 20-Week Season Ends
Secure a 4-week extended season vegetable share for $120 (comes out to $30 per box).
Half Extended Season Vegetable Share — 2 Deliveries after the Main 20-Week Season Ends
Secure a 2-week extended season vegetable share for $60 (comes out to $30 per box).
Extended Season Fruit Share — 2 Deliveries After the Main 20-Week Season Ends
Secure a 2-week extended season fruit share for $100 (comes out to $50 per box).
Choose a discount from 0% to 15% to apply to your share purchase when you sign up by Monday, March 26.
If you choose a discount of 15% and sign up for main season vegetable and fruit shares and extended season vegetable and fruit shares, you will save $219.
If everyone chooses the biggest discount, it will be more difficult for the farm to flourish. Remember, the farm needs to repair and upgrade equipment, maintain and upgrade buildings, buy seed, pay labor, pay taxes, buy fuel, maintain the grounds, pay for utilities, distribution, organic certification, insurance. And the farm wants for people who have less ability to pay, to pay according to their budget.
We anticipate that those who have more financial resources will choose the smaller discounts, offsetting the higher discounts which will be chosen by others.
…the subscription price is so reasonable, especially compared to what you’d pay for the same sub-par, tasteless produce that traveled 1,000s of miles at the grocery store.
~ Google Review
We hope you will join our farm for a culinary adventure, a cultural experience, and a rich connection to the land.