OUR 2016 CSA SEASON HAS GREAT NEW OPTIONS--LOTS MORE CHOICES and Cheese and Gelato Share options for Chicagoland Area patrons!
What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is typically defined as subscribing to a farm to receive weekly shares of produce--mostly vegetables and fruits. We've taken this concept and applied to our farmstead dairy products: cheese and goat milk gelato.
NEW IN 2016: We're partnering with Bane Family Meats of Sidney IL to offer a meat/poultry and egg share. We're also partnering with Delight Flower Farm to offer a flower bouquet share-this is for Champaign-Urbana (farm pickup) ONLY.
For those who live in the greater Chicagoland area, we are now partnering with Mint Creek Farm, a diverse, organic and pasture-based livestock farm in Stelle, IL. They offer their own meat and egg CSA and they have graciously agreed to transport our cheese and gelato to members in the Chicagoland area.
Every two weeks, from mid May to the end of October, for a total of 13 pickups, members receive the shares of fresh and aged cheeses, pints of gelato and/or meat and flowers. How GREAT is that!?!
Why join our CSA if you can get our products at the farmers' market or local retail stores?
- We offer discounts on the retail prices of our products. The sooner you sign up, the better the discount (15% off from now through mid-January, 10% off from mid-January through the end of February, 5% off from through April 15th).
- We offer "members only" special cheeses and gelato flavors
- We offer you the chance to dine at the farm at almost half the price of our regular farm to table meals
- You help us financially at a time of year when we need it most (winter and early spring.
Our 2016 season runs mid-May through the end of October. We have three pick up locations downstate: Prairie Fruits Farm in Champaign, Bloomington (with Henry Brockman's CSA) and Bloomington (with PrairiErth Farm CSA).
For members in the Chicagoland area, Mint Creek Farm will arrange specific pick up or delivery options depending on your location.
One of the "perks" of CSA membership is a special meal on the farm, prepared EXCLUSIVELY for our CSA members. We'll be offering this special dinner at close to half the price of our normal farm dinners. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
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