We work with our beekeepers & one local orchard to offer our Members more value.
FOR OUR CSA MEMBERS ONLY
In addition to our CSA Shares, we offer our Members a number of different "Add on" Shares! We help provide convenient connections with other local farmers and producers, along with a great value!!
To purchase any "Add-ons" you must be a CSA Member.
Any additional purchases (options all listed below) will be delivered alongside your CSA Share. We will notify you via email prior to your additional delivery. Please note, if you are not a CSA Member and you purchase Add-Ons we will refund you immediately minus the service charge.
FALL STORAGE SHARE
Our Share Members have requested additional storage produce in the fall to help get them into the beginning of winter with locally sourced fresh produce. Our Storage Share, consisting of produce that will keep for weeks or even months into the winter if stored correctly is available for any of our CSA Members.
The Fall Storage Share costs $115 and is a delivery of a 1 1/9th Bushel Box for 2 consecutive weeks (the same size box as the Jumbo Share).
It will include:
~45 pounds Variety of Winter Squashes
~10 pounds Russet Potatoes
~10 pounds Dried Onions
~10 pounds Carrots
~7 pounds Beets
~10 pounds Red Potatoes
Each Storage Share will also come with a handy guide to the produce that will be included. Many CSA Members store produce throughout the season as well. We provide instructions throughout the season for blanching and freezing produce, and drying herbs in our weekly blog newsletter & also the Farm to Table Storage Guide.
Fall Storage Shares will be delivered during the last 2 weeks of the season alongside your CSA.
The weeks of Sept 25th & October 2nd.
If for some reason we have a crop failure in one variety, we will substitute with more of another variety that's already on the list. This hasn't happened in all the years we've been offering the Fall Shares though.
The Apple Share is a heck of a deal for fresh from the orchard apples. And better even, they're delivered alongside your CSA Share so you don't need to do anything special to get your Apple Share!
2023: Apple Shares will be delivered during the week of Sept 18th alongside your normal CSA share. Just like everything else on the farm, these are weather dependent. We will
Don't worry about forgetting about your Apple Share because we will send you an email reminder prior to their delivery.
The Apple Share is $60 for the 5/9th bushel box full of Honey Crisp Apples (about 20 pounds). Every CSA Member will receive a handful Honey Crisps in their normal CSA, but the Apple Shares come in handy if you want more!
100% natural raw honey!
We are working with Red Hive Honey (Foley, MN) to bring their high-quality tasty products to you in the form of an Add-on package through our CSA!
Ben & I don't personally keep bees, but we're happy to support the endeavors of our neighbors and we end up with the best tasting, local, FRESH honey possible!!
We have two add-on packages available.
NEW-FALL SURPLUS SALE
We grow a lot of extra produce so we can offer you with bulk quantities to go into the winter with! Again, this is only for CSA Members.
Some people choose to buy the Fall Share (shown above). The nice thing about the Fall Share is that it's smaller quantities of more varieties of produce.
Below we have some other options for you. We started offering this last season (2022) because we had folks requesting larger quantities of singular varieties. For example, instead of the 10 pounds of red potatoes that come with the Fall Share, we also sell an entire box full of just red potatoes. That's appx 26 pounds per box (I know, because I weighed everything)!
**This is the only Add-On sale that won't be available to purchase until later this season when we see what surpluses we have available.
When the time comes, we will send out a link to an online store where our CSA Members can select which bulk quantities they'd like. We'll accept orders for a week or two and then deliver all of your bulk produce orders alongside your normally scheduled CSA.
I will add the store we had available last fall for our 2022 CSA Members below in case you want to see what kinds of produce we offer in bulk and about how much the boxes weigh, etc.
You'll notice that these are "out of stock". When the time comes and we assess the amount of surpluses that we have, we'll update this page and send out details to everyone in our CSA program! We will also be adding more varieties to this list!!
FALL SALE ANNOUNCEMENT
If you've made it this far you understand that we have options to connect you with the best and most appropriate amount of fall harvest crops for your household!
First, we offer the Fall Share. It's two bushels boxes of fall crops and it's got more varieties but smaller quantities.
Second, if you want large quantities- the Fall Surplus Sale that I explained above will be a great option for you. Just select online which varieties you want, and it'll come with your normally scheduled CSA Share!
Third, we have one last option for you. The Farm Sale! That's exactly what it sounds like. We open up the farm here (at our house) for one weekend a season. It's usually the second weekend in October and we go out into the field and harvest the last of everything; gleaning the fields.
I created a whole separate webpage for this event because it is available to the public as well. It's the only time we sell produce to folks who aren't in our CSA and it's also the only time we sell produce from the farm like this too!
Some folks in our CSA want to wait until the Farm Sale to get their extra veggies, which is totally fine, but we can't reserve anything because of the logistics of it. We will have the sale here for 2 days and during that time we will have everything we've got out for sale! That's produce of course, homemade canned salsas and jams, honey and apples in bulk, eggs, and shhhhh, but this year we're going to have PORK FOR SALE BY THE CUT.
To read more about the Farm Sale here in Oak Park, visit the link below.