Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a growing movement in America, which has provided economic support and predictability to farmers, practicing traditional family farming, that they will be able to continue to farm, and that communities will be able to enjoy fresh, local farm products.  Partnering with local farms by purchasing a “share” in the season’s harvest, consumers can know where their food is coming from and have the satisfaction of supporting local agriculture.

Participants, who purchase their shares early in the season, provide the farmer with a stable income, and in return they receive a weekly supply of fresh local farm products.  This concept of Community Supported Agriculture was introduced into the United States in 1985 by Robyn Van En, who farmed in South Egremont, Massachusetts.  She learned of the concept from a Swiss friend, Jan Vander Tuin, and within 4 years her farm’s original membership of 30 shares grew to 150.

Wilson College in Chambersberg, Pennsylvania has established the Robyn Van En Center in honor of Ms. Van En who died in 1997.  The Robyn Van En Center maintains a data base of Community Supported Agriculture farms, now numbering over 1400 farms,  which is easily searched.  CLICK HERE to search for a CSA farm convenient to your home using this directory.

Alton (Madison County)

Riverbend Roots Farm [Stacey & Kris Larson]
4625 Seminary Road

Atlanta (Logan County)

Prairierth Farm [Bishop family]
2047 2100th Street

Beach Park (Lake County)

Jory’s Harvest
12904 West Waverly Street

Caledonia (Boone County)

Anderson Organics [Anderson family]
5404 Paulson Road

Angelic Organics Farm [John Peterson]
1547 Rockton Road


Deliveries made in Chicago of CSA shares by these farms:

Growing Home, Inc. (non-profit community organization)
Mailing address: 2732 N. Clark Street #310, Chicago, Il 60614
Farms in Englewood, Back of the Yards neighborhoods & Les Brown Memorial Farm, 2539 N 30th Rd., Marseilles (La Salle County, Illinois)

Tomato Mountain Farm (Chris Covell)
N7720 Sandy Hood Road
Brooklyn (Dane County, Wisconsin)
Home deliveries to Central Chicago (bounded by Peterson [N], Laramie [W], & I-55 [S]), Edges of Chicago and near suburbs (including Hyde Park, Oak Park, most of Evanston), all surrounding suburbs of Chicago out to delivery boundaries

Nichols Farm & Orchard offers 19 pickup locations in Chicago & 15 in Chicago suburbs, see its listing below under Marengo (McHenry County)

Family maintains a Chicagoland CSA Guide.

Congerville (Woodford County)

Henry’s Farm [Henry Brockman]
432 Grimm Road

Elburn (Kane County)

Heritage Prairie Farm [Jessica Impson, General Manager]
2N308 Brundige Road

(Jersey County)

Three Rivers Community Farm CSA [Amy Cloud & Segue Lara]
22867 Chautauqua Road

Godfrey (Madison County)

La Vista CSA Farm [Crystal & Eric Stevens]
4350 Levis Lane

Grayslake (Lake County)

Midnight Sun Farm [Nick Choate-Batchelder & Becky Stark]
32400 N. Harris Road

Sandhill Family Farms [Sheaffer & Miller families]
32140 Harris Road

Libertyville (Lake County)

Radical Root Farm [Alison Parker & Alex Needham]
31330 N. Il Rt 21

Macomb (McDonough County)

Barefoot Gardens CSA [John Curtis & Karen Mauldin-Curtis]
3201 West Adams Road

Mahomet (Champaign County)

Tomahnous Farm [Haynes family]
480 CR 2500 N

Manteno (Kankakee County)

Peasants Plot CSA [Todd & Julia McDonald]
2047 W10000N Rd

Marengo (McHenry County)

Nichols Farm & Orchard [The Nichols family]
2602 Hawthorn Road
19 pickup locations in Chicago & 15 in Chicago suburbs

Naperville (DuPage County)

Green Earth Institute’s McDonald Farm [Steve Tiwald]
10S404 Knoch Knolls Road

Old Mill Creek (Lake County)

Tempel Farms Organics [Chris & Tania Cubberly]
17970 W Millburn Road

Poplar Grove (Boone County)

Beaver Creek Gardens [Cheri & Ron Doetch]
20506 Beaverton Road

Richmond (McHenry County)

Green Earth Farm [Scott & Kathy Mor]
8308 Barnard Mill Road

Sandwich (Kendall County)

Montalbano Farms [Christina Goy & Rob Montalbano]
17551 Frazier Road

St. Anne (Kankakee County)

Genesis Growers [Vicki Westerhoff & Jeff Franklin]
8373 E 3000S Road

Stelle (Ford County)

Mint Creek Farm Meat & Milk CSA [Harry & Gwen Carr]
1693 E 3800 N. Road

Wheaton (DuPage County)

Wellhausen Farms CSA [Jim Wellhausen]
27W061 St. Charles Road

Wyoming (Stark County)

Broad Branch Farm [Brian & Anita Poeppel]
15848 Twp Road 500 N

Good Earth Food Alliance (of small farmers) [Lyndon Hartz, Laurence Meyer, Kate Potter, Doug Day, Leslie Hiatt, Jeanne & Allan Sexton]
5235 Township Rd 2900 E



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