2014 CSA is open for subscriptions.
This is the size of our half share CSA box – about half a paper grocery sack. Cost $375 for 18-20 week CSA season. Our full share box is the same width but 4-6 inches taller – about the size of a paper grocery sack. Cost $600 for 18-20 week CSA season, which equates to $30 per week or $18.75 for half shares. Each size share receives 5-10 different items per week.
This is our second CSA box of the 2013 season. It is a half share. This week it is mostly baby veggies but we are excited none the less. The box contains garlic, garlic scapes, radishes, spinach/kale/lettuce from Four Friends Farm, mixed baby greens, strawberries, rhubarb and asparagus from another local farm, balsamic vinegar and our eggs.
2014 farmers markets we will be attending are:
Wauconda Green Market (once a month)
We also sell to The Exercise Coach in Lake Zurich and deliver once a month.
2014 CSA Dropsites
Our Farm – Saturday AM
Palatine/Inverness near Ela and Palatine Rd.- Wednesdays 5-7pm at a private residence. Address will be emailed upon sign up.
The Movement Colon Hygiene Center – Mondays or Thursdays (TBD), 835 Virginia Rd, Suite B, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Located across from Nick’s Pizza in Virginia Oaks Plaza.
Chicago (tentative near Harlem & Addison)
We purchased a herdshare cow in April 2013. Her name is Eclipse (aka Miss Moo). She’s an almost six year old Guernsey. Our dairymaid milks her and we all pitch in to make butter by shaking in a mason jar.
Click the image to make it larger. Private Milk Share Membership (Contact us for password) is online, as well as goat milk and goat milk soap information.
Freedom Rangers or Broilers
We now have limited supply of frozen Freedom Rangers available for sale. Please visit the “Order” tab to download our order form.
Our first batch of broilers was processed in July of 2013, our second batch September 29 and our third batch early November.
For the 2014 season, our first batch of broilers is tentatively scheduled to be ordered in March and processing sometime in May. Dates and times to be determined. We will be raising both Cornish Cross and Freedom Rangers.
2014 Heritage Turkeys
Our 2014 heritage turkeys will be ordered in April 2014 and processed the weekend before Thanksgiving. We plan to double the amount we raise, which will be close to 50 turkeys. Turkeys will be available on a first come first serve basis and reserved upon receiving a 50% deposit.
Handmade Milk Soap
Our handmade soap is available to order online, as well as on the farm and off the farm events.
Our soap is currently made with local goat milk. However, in the spring of 2014 we are looking forward to our two Oberhasli goats giving us our own fresh goat milk.
Annabeth and Hazel arrived on our farm 2/2/14 from a farm in Wisconsin. They are both bred and will hopefully give us a couple of kids come spring.
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Below is a sign featuring some of our product offerings. Honey, unfortunately will not be available until 2015-2016, if our bees and hives arrive in spring of 2014 or 2015, as it takes a year to harvest the honey.
The sign above was created by GreenChickens and the photo is used with permission.