This summer is the perfect time to try a CSA! CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. There are several CSAs around the area that provide locally grown fruits and vegetables to your family directly from local farmers. 

This year, many Farmers Markets will be starting late, or not happening at all, so buying a CSA share is a great way to support our local farming community.

Here’s a list of the local CSAs in the Stateline area.

Photo credit: Harrison Market Gardens

1. Harrison Market Gardens
Winnebago, IL

Harrison Market Gardens offers organic food directly from their fields. A share includes peas, strawberries, garlic, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, beets, kale and more. Eggs can be added to the order for $4 per dozen. They also offer shiitakes, blueberries, honey, eggs, and ground beef for sale.

Cost: $500 for 10 distributions (every other week)

Pick-up: Orders can be picked up at the farm on Wednesday and Thursday. Drop-offs are offered in Machesney Park, Rockford, and Roscoe at select locations.

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2. Angelic Organics
Caledonia, IL

Angelic Organics offers organic vegetables and herbs in their CSA shares. A share includes cucumbers, squash, beets, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, swiss chard and more. The fruit share includes apples, pears, grapes, blueberries, cherries, peaches and more. You can only sign up for a fruit share if you are buying a vegetable share too.

Cost: $40 per box for vegetables, $50 per box for fruits (~$400 – 600 per season)

Pick-up: Orders can be picked up on the farm on Wednesdays from 7 am – 9 pm and Saturdays from 7 am – 6 pm. They can be delivered to your home for an additional $12 per delivery.

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3. Troggs Hollow
Poplar Grove, IL

Troggs Hollow is offering some special deals on their CSAs. They have no year commitments and pay as you go available this year. They offer organic vegetables with no chemicals either organic or conventional. A share includes seasonal greens, radishes, beets, carrots, beans, sweet, tomatoes, and more. They have many add on items including eggs, honey, meat, chicken, coffee, German breads, and fruits. They have a lot of information about their offerings this year here.

Cost: Monthly shares for $70 – $130

Pick-up: Orders can be picked up from their farm

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4. Anderson Organics
Caledonia, IL

Anderson Organics offers CSAs that include the best of what’s in season from their 100 varieties of vegetables. Each box has 6-10 items in it.

Cost: $500 for full share, $300 for summer share

Pick-up: Orders can be picked up from the farm on Tuesdays from 3 – 7 pm

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5. The Wright Way Farm
Beloit, WI

The Wright Way Farm offers a weekly container of fresh organic produce. 

Cost: $270 for half shares, $480 for full shares

Pick-up: Orders can be picked up at the farm.

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6. Broadview Farm and Garden
Marengo, IL

Broadview Farm offers a Salad Bowl CSA from June 14 – October 3. It includes 1 lb. of salad greens, 2 lbs. of root vegetables, and 2 lbs of fruits. They also offer produce, meat and eggs. You can add 1 dozen eggs to your CSA order for $6.

Cost: $27.50 weekly or bi-weekly (~$220 – $500 for the season)

Pick-up: Orders can be picked up from the farm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm.

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7. Mighty Greens Farm
Elburn, IL

Mighty Greens Farm offers a Greens Program with weekly shares of six different greens including spinach, peashoots, micro broccoli and more. 

Cost: $100 per month

Pick-up: Orders can be picked up at the farm on Tuesdays.

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Photo credit: Wild Roots Farm

8. Wild Roots Farm
Harvard, IL

Wild Roots Farm offers half shares, full shares, and a trial CSA box. Boxes include lettuce, spinach, carrots, kale, beets, melons, onions, and more. They also offer meat and eggs.

Cost: $725 for a full share, $400 for a half share, $50 for a trial box

Pick-up: Orders can be picked up from the farm

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Will your family be getting a CSA share this year?

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