Receive Our Vegetables

Receive organic vegetables fresh from our farm in Northern Illinois through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. We are 75 miles NW of Chicago and 18 miles SE of Rockford. We have been serving these communities for 27 years.

Earth Day Special Extended One More Day! Sign Up Through Tuesday, April 25 and Save Up to $292!

Choose your own discount from 0% to 20% when you sign up for a CSA share through Tuesday, April 25. Save up to $292. Keep reading to learn more.

(The discount will be reduced to 15% on Wednesday, April 26.)

Transplanting onions

We Probably Deliver to a Site Near You

Click here to locate the most convenient pickup location for you. Home delivery is also available.

     “Deliveries to location near me [are] always on time and produce is beautiful.”
~ Yelp Review

Free Recipe Service

Wondering what to do with all those vegetables? Your vegetable share comes with a free recipe service called Local Thyme customized to each week’s box.

     “If you sign up for the Local Thyme recipe service and read Farm News, you will have more than enough ideas for how to cook for the week.”
~ Facebook Review

Kids Love Our Farm

Your Kids Will Know Where Their Food Comes From
Your children are young citizens of the earth. As a shareholder, you can share our farm with your kids. Watch them express joy and wonder as they explore the fields where their food grows. We host two Field Days per season where we offer full-day opportunities to explore the farm. 

     “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

Braden and Bennet pick beans in the U-Pick Garden at a Field Day

Angelic Organics CSA or Meal Kit Delivery?

Perhaps you would prefer a meal kit delivery service. I, Farmer John, understand why someone seeking convenient meal preparation would choose a meal kit service. Today, there are over 150 meal kit delivery services in the U.S. alone, feeding millions of Americans every day. Some of the larger ones, such as Hello Fresh and Marley Spoon (in partnership with Martha Stewart) are operating in several countries. Many claim to source organic when possible. Price per meal runs about $8 to $12. The larger companies have attracted major capital from investors, each vying to be the Uber to America’s kitchens. For more about meal kit services, google to find a gaggle of companies vying to bring meal kits, and even cooked meals, to your door. 

Angelic Organics Offers Many Features Unavailable with Meal Kits
In spite of the allure of meal kit services, our CSA offers many features that no meal kit delivery service provides. (Important note: we both provide a free recipe service.)

 1) A Farm in Your Heart We offer a direct relationship to our local farm. Food does not start at the customer’s door; it starts on the farm. Belonging to our farm will enrich and broaden your culinary adventure. Joining our CSA means that you will experience your meals in a deeper, more connected way with Planet Earth. 

2Your Kids Your kids will learn that food does not come from your stoop, but from a farm. 

3) 27 Years in Business No meal kit service can compare in longevity to our 27 years as a CSA farm. (Actually, I have been farming for close to 60 years—on the same farm.)

4) Certified Organic All of our vegetables and herbs are USDA certified organic—not so with most meal delivery services. 

5) Fresh & Local Because of the direct route from our farm to your kitchen, you are assured of freshness. Our vegetables and herbs are typically harvested just a day or two before they are delivered to you.

6) Sustainable Our regenerative organic and Biodynamic farm practices assure you that we are farming sustainably.

 7) Farm News Receive engaging weekly updates during the growing season from me, your farmer, highlighting weather, soil, crew, and place. 

8) Farm Visits You are invited to your farm to see your vegetables grow. 

9) On Farm Programs Our non-profit partner, Angelic Organics Learning Center, offers myriad programs which will further deepen your relationship to your farm. 

10The Movie You can watch an award winning documentary about Angelic Organics, 50 years in the making, to further connect you with your farmer, your farm and its history. 

11) Value Comparison Receive one CSA box of our vegetables and herbs – about 1 1/2 grocery bags in volume – for about the same price as 4 meals from a meal kit service.

12) Helping Those in Need Our sliding scale pricing offers optional discounts to provide easier access to our food for those in need.  

     “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

Read on to learn more about our CSA to see if it is a fit for you.

Watering Swiss chard after transplanting

How Fresh, Local, Sustainable?

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.

Eat with the Seasons

You purchase a share of our vegetable harvest in the spring before harvest season.

Starting in early June, every week or every other week, depending on your share purchase, you will receive a ¾ bushel box of vegetables and herbs. This is equivalent to about 1 ½ grocery bags in volume.

     “My kids and I love receiving our veggie box every week.”
~ Google Review

See below for examples of our boxes over the course of the season.

Early Season (Early June to late July) — Fresh and Rejuvenating with Spring Breezes

Here’s an example of what an early season box in June might contain:

Lettuce, Broccoli, Bunched Beets, Bunched Kale, Chinese Cabbage, Patty Pan and Zucchini Squash, Scallions, Kohlrabi, Garlic Scapes

     “Picked up my first box from Angelic Organics last week. Such beautiful vegetables…I’ve been thinking about joining a CSA for a couple of years but just never got around to it. I’m so glad I did. ”
~ Yelp Review

Mid-Season (Early August to Early September)— Rich and Aromatic with Summer Sun Forces

Here’s an example of what a mid-season box in early August might contain:

Sweet Corn, Watermelon, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Leeks, Zucchini/Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Baby Choi, Onion, Lettuce, Anise Hyssop

     “I would be remiss to leave out that the melons during mid-season were the best melons I’ve ever tasted.”
~ Yelp Review

     “They grow the best sweet corn and heirloom tomatoes you’ll ever eat!”
~ Google Review

Late Season (Mid September to Late October) — Earthy and Robust and with the Forces of Autumn

Here’s an example of what a late season box in September might contain:

Broccoli, Pie Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Daikon Radish, Purple Potatoes, Cabbage, Arugula, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Brussels Sprouts, Popcorn

     “I have never tasted potatoes like Farmer John’s. I used to think a potato is a potato – not any more! And the greens!”
~ Google 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.

Belonging to Angelic Organics will provide you with vegetables and herbs that are in season in this region. For example, you will not receive tomatoes in June or sweet corn in October.

More About Your Box
To learn more about your box contents throughout the season, go to What’s in The Box?

     “…recipes from Local Thyme have all been delicious and easy to follow…”
~ Facebook Review

 How CSA Works

Community Supported Agriculture is about Both the Food and the Farm
Angelic Organics does not just provide you and your family with fresh, local organic food; we also offer you a relationship to the food in its larger context—that of the farm. There are many wholesalers today that will aggregate and deliver boxes of fresh produce to your door, but the story of your food starts long before it arrives at your home; it starts on the farm.

     “Angelic strives for a sense of community as well as quality produce. It comes out in the newsletter, communication about deliveries, the farm open houses and the learning center.”
~ Google Review

How CSA Works For Our Shareholders
Our 27th season of raising organic vegetables and herbs was stellar, but don’t take our word for it: read over 250 five star reviews (4.8 average rating) on Facebook, Yelp and Google. Also, browse Instagram photos from our shareholders.

     “The past season (2016) was a great experience of being provided heaping boxes every week with awesome vegetables.”
~ Yelp Review

Go to What is CSA? to learn more about how the CSA program works.

 Pay with PayPal. Choose Your Discount.

Pay for your share through PayPal with no added fee. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay with a credit or debit card through PayPal.

Choose a discount from 0% to 20% to apply to your share purchase. We offer this option, because we want to broaden the availability of our CSA program to people with a wider range of backgrounds. Select a discount which best matches your ability to pay, your personal relationship to the farm, your support of organics, and your enthusiasm of the CSA model. You decide the discount that best suits you in the context of your relationship to your farm and also to your budget.

Learn more about our share types, current discounts and numerous perks