C H I C A G O L A N D' S L O C A L F A R M C O A L I T I O N
Fall & Winter CSA Shares
These might be separate Fall CSA shares, "deep" Winter CSA shares (January through March), one or more holiday or storage boxes, or some combination of those. A few notes on their offerings are included, but contact the individual farms for complete signup information and pickup/delivery locations. Those farms that offer Winter CSA shares (with deliveries in January through March) are identified with an asterisk (*). Check this page out often, as those with Fall and Winter shares are added and sold-out shares are noted.
*Big Rock Organics at Lamb of God Farm
Offers lots of unique options for the main season CSA and plans to have options available in Fall and Winter, too. Deliveries in Far West Suburbs, as well as Oak Park and Chicago. Stay tuned or, better yet, call Donna Lehrer at 331-254-0334 or email@example.com.
*Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm
Meat, poultry, and egg CSA available year-round at numerous pickup sites throughout the Chicago area.
*Dierks Farms Grass-Fed Beef
Our newest Band member offers grass-fed/grass-finished beef in annual subscription packages delivered monthly (see their Buyers Clubs). They also offer a wide variety of bundles as one-time or monthly options. Most packages are shipped, but they are looking for monthly pickup sites for 15 or more subscribers in the greater Chicago area where they'll have a chance to meet their subscribers.
Green Earth Institute
Check out their 4-week (Nov) Late Fall CSA. Pickup is on the farm in the heart of Naperville and at a few far West suburban locations.
Hidden Hive Flowers
No official Fall share, but Ali will always take special orders, including for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
These premium frozen blueberries are available for monthly pickups through a 3-, 6-, or 9-month CSA during Fall and Winter.
Kings Hill Farm
They're offering a share every other week for Nov and Dec (they call it Winter). Pickups in the Loop, Edgebrook, Oak Park, and Glencoe.
Midnight Sun Farm
There may still be space in their Fall CSA (5 weeks in Nov)--and ask about a turkey for the holidays. Pickups in Rogers Park, Humboldt Park, Oak Park, and more.
*Mint Creek Farm
Meat, poultry, and egg CSA available year-round at numerous pickup sites and markets throughout the Chicago area; shipping or home delivery is also available.
*Quality Organic (Brian Severson Farms)
One of our newest Band members plans to offer a Winter grain and flour CSA Jan to Apr, with a broad mix of non-GMO corn meals, wheat flours, buckwheat, oats, popping corn, and more, complete with recipes. Current plans are to offer pickup at Green City Market (winter), but contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you represent a critical mass of folks who might be interested in additional locations.
Radical Root Farm
They offer a Fall CSA, but it's not on their website, so give them a call. Pickups are at the Libertyville farm, Grayslake, and the Logan Square Farmers Market.
Main season ends in Sept, but signup is open for a 4-week Fall share through Oct. Several Chicago North Side and on-farm pickups.
*Sandhill Family Farms
Fall and Winter veggie and meat shares are still available and are delivered mid-Oct through Nov, with pickup sites in Oak Park, Far West, Northwest, and North Shore suburbs. (Dairy and Egg shares are sold out.) Their Winter share is a Frozen & Pantry share consisting of two (Jan & Feb) deliveries of the best of summer fruits and veggies frozen at their peak.
Tempel Farms Organics
The farm offers a 4-week full or half Fall share from Oct 21-Nov 11 and ask about their separate, large Thanksgiving box. Pickup on-farm, Logan Square, and Mt Prospect.
*Tomato Mountain Farm
Their separate 12-week Fall CSA begins in Oct and can be joined in progress after it starts; home delivery widely throughout Chicagoland. Their 6-week Winter CSA is delivered to your home bi-weekly mid-Jan through Mar and boasts jars of roasted tomatoes, frozen squash, carrots and other storage crops, and sweet winter spinach. An optional egg share is available to CSA members during all seasons, as are several add-ons like syrup, honey, jars of salsa, additional produce, and more.
*Tree of Life Farm
Offering a Fall/Winter CSA Nov through early Apr, with pickups in Oak Park, Wood Dale, and Rockford; includes lettuces, micro-greens, mushrooms, and storage crops (can be joined for Nov/Dec only). Email the farm if you're interested in their regular veg, fruit & mushroom CSA for pickup at Oak Park or Rockford Farmers Market through Oct.
*Walnut Acres Family Farm
Meat, poultry, and egg CSA available year-round at numerous pickup sites in the South, Southwest, and Far West suburbs.