The Almost Complete List of CSA Farms in Central Illinois


A CSA share from Grandma and Grandpa's Garden in Peoria, Illinois

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSAs, are a great way to support your local farmer and get your fill of farm-fresh produce. Buy a "share" in a local farm at the beginning of the season to help farmers cover the up-front cost of seeds and equipment, and get a "share" of the harvest on a set schedule throughout the season. It's win-win! And it's never too early to start thinking about signing up for a CSA for 2018. Often times openings and availability go fast. In fact, National CSA SignUp Day is February 23rd. Check out the local farms and farmers below with successful and long-running CSA's. Your grocery shopping for the year just got easier.

NOTE: Be sure to call in advance to insure the accuracy of the information listed below. CSA's often vary from year to year as farmers make adjustments to their products and pricing, and not all information below is guaranteed to be accurate.

All Seasons Farm

Jill Rendleman

jillrendleman@aol.com

618-308-0217

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, IL 62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

www.facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

All Season Farm grows restaurant quality vegetables and fruit with exceptional taste. Spring fed irrigation, select heirloom varieties, and close attention to our soils makes for produce that is densely nutritious and pleasing to the palate. Our small scale farming practices are low carbon and USDA Certified Organic by MOSA.

August Creek Farm

Andrea Sloan

andrea@augustcreekfarm.com

217-820-1414

1414 N. 2400 East Rd.

Assumption, IL 62510

www.augustcreekfarm.com

www.facebook.com/augustcreekfarm

August Creek Farm is a two acre CSA vegetable farm located outside Assumption, Illinois that services the Decatur area. We follow organic farming methods that are beneficial for both our bdoes and the environment.

Bane Family Meats

David Bane

davidpbane@aol.com

217-722-2188

1062 CR2125E

Sidney IL, 61877

www.banefarm.com

We are a Champaign County farm family with a dedication to sustainable agriculture, and the highest quality meat and poultry products. We take special care in the selection, humane rearing and processing of our chicken, turkey, beef, lamb and pork to provide a superior eating experience for you. We know you will taste the quality of our products! All of our livestock are grown on diverse forage pastures at our farm. NO pesticides or synthetic fertilizers are applied to our pastures; NO antibiotics or growth promoters are added to our animal feeds. Our livestock feeds are purchased from local feed mills, are custom blended to our specifications, and contain NO genetically modified ingredients. Our animals are transported by us to local, federally-inspected processing facilities. Fresh products processed to your specifications are available with prior arrangements.

I deliver to the Champaign county customers for free; delivery fee outside Champaign county. depending on location.Description: My CSA's are monthly deliveries of a variety of meat and poultry products (beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs and turkey).

  • 10 lbs/month for 6 months is $454.00

  • 10 lbs /month for 12 months is $875.00

  • 20 lbs/month for 6 months is $845.00

  • 20 lbs/month for 12 months is $1575.00.

  • 6 monthly deliveries of 4 lb of chicken, plus 2 lbs of ground beef, pork or turkey, plus 1 doz eggs for 6 months is $252.00; or $504 for 12 monthly deliveries

Bear Creek Farm & Ranch

Debbie Daniels

bearcreekbelgian@hughes.ner

217-899-0002

754 E 1100 N Road

Palmer, IL 62556

https://www.facebook.com/Bear-Creek-Farm-Ranch-105450492861526/

We are an all natural sustainable farm. We do not use chemicals. We raise grass fed beef, belted Galloway cattle. We raise vegetable, fruits, herbs, flowers & sell plants. We also have a certified kitchen & make prepared foods & baked goods. We currently sell at the Taylorville Farmers Market & off the farm.

Blue Moon Farm LLC

Jon Cherniss

bluemoonfarmurbana@gmail.com

217-643-2031

2184 County Road 1700 E

Urbana IL, 61802

www.bluemoonfarm.biz

https://www.facebook.com/BlueMoon-Farm-231104981039/

At Blue Moon Farm, our goal is simple: Produce the most beautiful, best tasting produce possible using only organic methods. Our 20-acre organic vegetable grows quality produce for Urbana's farmer's market, grocery stores, and local restaurants. We are committed to the collective project of implementing farming practices that promote the health and well-being of the land we grow on and the people who eat our food. Buying locally leads to more accountability between the farmer and the eater and that relationship is important to us.

Brackett Farm

Bob Brackett

Brackett-CSA@comcast.net

217-898-7638

611 W. Union St.

Champaign, IL61820

brackettfarmcsa.com

We grow almost 50 different TYPES of fruits and vegetables, and have done so using organic methods since 1985, serving the Champaign/Urbana area through our Brackett-CSA and Urbana's Market At The Square, with some sales to restaurants and grocery stores. All 4 of our sons have been involved in the business over these many years, and 2 of them are now the main workers on the farm with their father, with friends helping out whenever I can afford their help. Our goal is to grow the most diverse selection of nutritious, delicious food we possibly can. We specialize in fruit (10 different types) with a large selection of veggies on the side.

Bracket CSA

Pick-Up Location: 611 W. Union St., Champaign

Description: We grow over 40 different types of vegetables and fruits. Fruits include strawberries, rhubarb, red and black raspberries, gooseberries, black currants, blackberries, blueberries, up to 20 varieties of apples, and up to 6 varieties of pears. We "specialize" in cherry/salad tomatoes, and grow up to 32 varieties in different shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors, most of them heirlooms and a choice few modern hybrids. We also grow a few different varieties of slicing tomatoes and paste tomatoes as well as several varieties of peppers. The complete growing list can be found on our website. Our CSA runs from the last week in May to the first week in November (the "official" season). After the main season is done, we offer members a chance to continue getting goodies in a week-by-week, cash-n-carry post-season. Anyone can join the post-season which usually runs through February. Pick up is at my house in Champaign on 611 W. Union St.

Cost: $500 for a 24-week "official" season.

Brian Severson Farms/ Quality Organic

Brian Severson

brian@qualityorganic.com

815-584-1850

8430 S Dwight Rd

Dwight, IL 60420

www.qualityorganic.com

From “Seed to Store”, all done on our farm. We raise, clean and process certified organic wheat, oats, food corns, popcorn and buckwheat into organic stone ground flour, meal, rolled oats as well as the cleaned whole grains. We enjoy working with individuals, chefs, retailers, and wholesale buyers.

Choice Roots

Kyle DeWeese

krd1985@aol.com

217-546-5834

3989 Sherman Rd.

Sherman, IL 62684

www.choiceroots.com

I'm a sole proprietor one-man operation. Through hard work, a love of nature and gardening, and a mission to try to always do the right thing, I try to produce quality, unique products to share and enjoy with others. I sell my products through a small CSA, the Old Capitol Farmers Market in Springfield, and at American Harvest Eatery.

Cook Farm

Pick-Up Location: Your share is available for pick-up each Tuesday from 4-6 pm in the barn at Cook Farm, which is located about 10 minutes from downtown Bloomington and 5 minutes from the airport on Towanda Barnes Road at 10702 N. 1900 East Rd. Bloomington, IL 61705.

Description: Cook Farm is a sustainable, small-scale vegetable farm located in Bloomington. As a CSA member, you can expect to receive freshly-picked, locally grown produce that's good for you and good for the earth for the duration of the farming season. Our CSA is 25 weeks long, and each weekly share includes 6-10 different items depending on the time of year. Usually spring shares are lighter, summer harvests heavier, and fall is abundant.

Cost: A full share costs $500/season (or $20 per week) for new members and $450/season for returning members. We also offer half-shares! You can reserve your share for next season with a $100 deposit, the balance due at the first pick-up in May. Each week we strive to exceed the cost of the share and provide bountiful harvests of good variety as gratitude for your support.

Contact: Dylan Cook at cookfarmil@gmail.com

Dearing Country Farms

Brad Dearing

farms@dearingdesigns.com

309-963-4932

16410 N 800 East Rd

Bloomington, IL 61705

www.dearingcountryfarms.com

https://www.facebook.com/Dearing-Country-Farms-133894456680841

We are a small family owned/operated farmstead, growing and harvesting an abundant of healthy foods. We raise chickens for meat and eggs, beef cattle, goats for milk and meat and grow a full variety of seasonal produce, trees, fruit, berries, melons, flowers, grasses, nuts and herbs. Products can be purchased directly from off the farm, local farmers markets, and at several health food stores. We offer a year round CSA opportunity as well as a monthly seafood pickup from our farm as we travel to the Florida panhandle to gather fresh gulf seafood!

Our CSA runs from May – October. Pickup is on Wednesdays at our farm just 3 miles west of Bloomington, IL or at the Downtown Bloomington Farmer’s Market Saturday mornings. We are a family farmstead using all natural methods of growing including USDA Organic standards, Humane Animal Welfare treatment and Certified Naturally Grown practices (not certified). We offer a produce option, which typically includes herbs, fruit and berries, as well as meat and eggs.

Cost: Our options are:

  • Produce - $416.00 /26 pickups. This share will consist of 5 to 6 seasonally available produce items, like herbs, radishes, onions, sugar snap peas, lettuce, bok choi, swiss chard, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, okra, squash, zucchini, melons, pumpkins, sweet corn, apples, pears, cherries, blackberries, strawberries, etc.

  • Chicken & Eggs - $520.00 /26 pickups. A whole or cut up chicken averaging 3 pounds and a dozen eggs for 26 weeks.

  • Beef & Eggs – $520.00 /26 pickups. Two (2) pounds of ground beef and a dozen eggs for 26 weeks.Chicken, Beef & Eggs - $910.00 /26 pickups. A whole or cut up chicken averaging 3 pounds and 2 pounds of ground beef and a dozen eggs for 26 weeks.

  • FRESH FLORIDA SEAFOOD CSA. We travel to Florida once a month and pickup fresh seafood as an option for monthly pickup on our farm as well. Shrimp, fish, oysters, scallops, and more!

Grandma & Grandpa's Farm LLC

Ginger & Tony Malek

maleks@grandmagrandpasfarm.com

309-213-0242

476 County Road 950 North

Sparland, Illinois 61565

www.grandmagrandpasfarm.com/

Grandma & Grandpa's Farm is a 4th generation farm which sustainably raises vegetables, fruit & herbs as well as pasture raised chickens for both meat & eggs using organic methods. We sell only what we raise ourselves and are located about 30 minutes North of Peoria, IL.

Grani's Acres

Amy Randazzo

granisacres@aol.com

309-825-9687 21232 E. 735 N. Road

Fairbury, IL 61739

granisacres.com

www.facebook.com/GranisAcresLLC

We started farming in 2012, wanting to do something that people could appreciate. People appreciate good food! We are committed to farming practices that result in quality over quantity.

Harvest and Blooms Farm

Pick-Up Location: Rochester Description: CSA members will receive twenty-five (25) weeks of fresh produce, ready for on-farm pick-up every Tuesday evening from 5 - 6 pm, May 17th through November 1st, 2016. CSA members also receive a weekly email with notes from the farm, tips and delicious recipes featuring the produce you receive that week.One full weekly share generally satisfies the needs of two people on a vegetarian diet or four people with a mixed diet.

Cost:The cost of a full share is $ 550.00. The cost of an individually prepared 1/2 share is $330.00. Friends or family may share a full share and then divide it on your own.

Contact: hello@harvestandblooms.com

Healing Acres Farm

Cindy Hatton

Mark Moore

healingacresfarm@gmail.com

217-361-6826

124 E. State Street

Waggoner, IL 62572

http://healingacresfarm.blogspot.com/