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Fresh | Local | Organic


USDA Organic-certified vegetables from Central Illinois

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Fresh | Local | Organic


USDA Organic-certified vegetables from Central Illinois

Farming to Serve

We are entering our 8th year of production, and we are proud to continue organic crop production and stewardship of our Illinois soils.

We value our generations. My family has farmed our ground for decades - we leverage from experienced farmers (our parents, friends, and neighbors) to produce high quality bounties of vegetables grown with dedication.

We value automation from recycling old machinery (our potato digger is converted from a horse-drawn implement).  While a new machine is often required to do the job, sometimes we can use a torch and a welder to create interesting, functional tools.

Our farm serves a community of customers through our CSA, Farmers’ Market, Wholesale, and Winter Ordering Programs.  It is a pleasure for us to provide Chicagoland with the best our fields can produce.

 

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CSA 2016 (Registration Closed)


20 Weeks of our seasons' best

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CSA 2016 (Registration Closed)


20 Weeks of our seasons' best

Gray Farms CSA Membership , 2016 (20 weeks, June 1st through October 12th)
from 185.00

Please note, online payment includes a 2.9% credit card processing fee.  Our online payments are secured via Stripe.

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CSA Program Overview

Beginning June 1st and concluding October 12th 2016 (20 weeks) we will be bringing our weekly harvest of fresh organic vegetables from our farm near Watseka, IL to various drop-off locations in the Chicagoland area (on-farm pick up is also available). 

Why CSA?

Did you know that the average bite of conventional food travels 1,500 miles to your plate?  I just read this recently, and it made me proud of our farm community because OUR food travels about 90 miles MAXIMUM in our box truck.  As we turn the corner into winter, I want to remind you that our returning member discount remains in place!  We value your membership and all of the positive things that a CSA provides (not just strawberries and Sun Gold tomatoes, but also the knowledge of exactly where your food comes from, support of the economic systems centered around CSAsflavorful organic produce at a cost less than brick and mortar stores, and support for our farm's ecological stewardship).  We only want to create healthy communities, and we sure have enjoyed being a part of yours.

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 2016 we will be hosting a shareholder tour at our farm in June.  CSA members have the opportunity to meet other members and establish community with people who love fresh and local food (like we do).  Crystal and I will provide video demonstrations of ways we like to use the produce that the seasons have provided.  Take a look at our videos from 2012, 2013, and 2014 here!

 

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CSA 2017 (Open for Registration!)


20 Weeks of our seasons' best

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CSA 2017 (Open for Registration!)


20 Weeks of our seasons' best

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Farmers' Markets


Look for us at these locations

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Farmers' Markets


Look for us at these locations

Kankakee Farmers' Market

Saturdays, 8 AM to 12 PM, April 25th through October 26th

We take great pride in serving local customers at the Kankakee Farmers' Market.  With music, cooking demonstrations, and friendly vendors this market is a must-attend event.

Andersonville Farmers Market

Wenesdays, 3 PM to 8 PM, May 20th through October 14th

Andersonville is a new location for us in 2015 and we are excited to bring our local and organic offerings to your table!

Frankfort Country Market

Sundays, 9 AM to 2 PM, April 26th through October 25th

We have made a lot of new friends at the Frankfort Country market and we are proud to bring our certified-organic for you to enjoy!

 
 
 


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Our Growing Principles


Expanding on a life-long love of nature

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Our Growing Principles


Expanding on a life-long love of nature

We are a USDA certified-organic farm practicing a uncompromising adherence to the NOP standards.  We learned to raise vegetables on a certified organic farm in Urbana, IL (thanks so much Blue Moon Farm) and we have been proud to extend these methods to our own farm.

A mindful approach preceeds everything we do on the farm - a practice that begin with my attention to my Dad's farming career.  We take every opportunity to reduce tillage, diversify our crop rotations (which now includes small grains), minimize our fuel usage and reduce our inputs.  If you have any questions regarding our growing principles, feel free to contact us below.

 

 

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Contact


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Contact


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