CSA Signup (*Closed for 2013*)
2013 Vegetable Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Registration Details
Beginning June 5th and ending October 16th 2013 (20 weeks) we will be bringing our weekly harvest of fresh vegetables from our farm near Watseka, IL to the Ravenswood Manor, Oak Park, and Riverwest neighborhoods of Chicago every Wednesday (pickup in Kankakee, IL now available too!). Each week you can expect a mix of freshly picked produce packed in a wax cardboard box ready to be taken home and enjoyed (some leafy items may be in coolers for pickup to ensure freshness on hot days). We are excited to continue our CSA into its third season (our farm production’s fifth season) and to offer/discover recipes with our shareholders. Please refer to our growing calendar below (black squares represent seasonal availability) for our offerings — this schedule is always set by Nature’s decisions but we do strive to align with this calendar.
There are several reasons to become a Gray Farms CSA shareholder. We love packing
your CSA boxes each week – we put a lot of care in assembling all of the colors and textures that our fields have to offer, and we feel that the boxes are exciting to open each week! In 2013 we will be hosting a shareholder meal and tour at our farm in May and a Fall potluck in the Chicago area to celebrate the season. CSA members have the opportunity to meet other members and establish community with people who love fresh and local food (like we do). Each week Crystal and I provide video demonstrations of ways we like to use the produce that the seasons have provided. Take a look at our videos from 2012!
20 Week Vegetable Share (about 5 to 8 crops per week – for example – a bunch of carrots, a head of pac choi, two pounds of tomatoes)
$350.00, or $325.00 for returning members
We will accept payment in full at time of signup or a $150 deposit may be made to reserve your subscription (balance is due on April 15th, 2013 – this allows us to properly plan our greenhouse and field plantings for the CSA).
You may establish your membership with the 2013 Gray Farms CSA by completing the following two steps:
1. Download the 2013_GrayFarms_CSA_Contract by clicking the link, print and complete the form, and mail it to:Gray Farms Produce 2177 N 1930 E RD Watseka, IL 60970 Alternatively, you can contact us via email at email@example.com including your name, address, phone number, email address, and pickup location (important!). By emailing us, you are accepting the terms of the 2013_GrayFarms_CSA_Contract.
2. Make your payment for the share by:
Our Preferred Method – Mail a check for the full payment or deposit to:Gray Farms Produce 2177 N 1930 E RD Watseka, IL 60970
Or, you may pay the full payment or deposit via PayPal by using the “Pay Now” button below (a 2.5% surcharge is included for processing).
Any questions at all? Email Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll clear things up!
Marty and Crystal
Growing Calendar – Black rectangles indicate that crop is in season: