What is a CSA?
A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a program that helps to bridge the gap between consumers and their local agriculture. This program gives an opportunity to consumers who care about maintaining a quality diet as well as supporting local agriculture to become a part of a local farm (while saving money on produce). Generally, members purchase a share of the farm prior to the beginning of the growing season and receive a weekly box of the high quality, seasonal produce for the duration of the membership. It is a win win for both the farmers and the members.
What makes our CSA unique?
At Geneva Lakes Produce Farm & CSA, the objective of our CSA is to make more people part of our farm. A traditional CSA will provide you with a prefilled box of seasonal produce each week for the season. Our CSA allows members to fill their own box by choosing from our full selection of fresh, high quality, homegrown produce. Doing it this way allows for members to get all of the produce they want, while not being required to take something they might not enjoy. Although we do provide a weekly recipe for our more unique items. Another benefit to filling your own box is that it gives members the opportunity to fill their box with produce to be jarred, canned or frozen if they require a high quantity of those items. If a CSA member wishes to split a share with a friend, or pickup twice in one week, we offer an option for an extra box. This all takes place over a 20 week season that begins on the week of June 12th. In addition to our 20 week season we offer an option for a 27 week extended season. You get 7 extra weeks to be used whenever you choose. The extra weeks can be used for plants in the spring, extra produce in the summer, or for produce all of the way through November, after our regular season has ended. There is even the option to split up the extra 7 weeks to take advantage of all three of these options throughout the year. Our CSA is designed with our customers in mind. We do our best to make our program the highest quality, and most convenient for each of our amazing customers.
How does the pricing work?
Becoming a member of the Geneva Lakes Produce CSA means that the money you pay into your membership will be used, by us, to put crops into the field and maintain them until the point of ripeness, which is when we will bring them to you. For this reason, the CSA payment is most valuable to us early in the season, so the price is lowest at that time. As the season progresses and our costs pass, the cost of the CSA also rises. So becoming a member early pays off. Although, regardless of when the membership is purchased, it is still a considerable savings compared to normal retail prices.
2019 Share Sales Prices
HALF PRODUCE SHARE PRICES ($25+ worth of produce/week)
Standard 20 week season - $430 if purchased by Dec. 31st
Standard 20 week season - $450 if purchased by Jan. 31st
Extended 27 week season - $580 if purchased by Dec. 31st
Extended 27 week season - $600 if purchased by Jan 31st
FULL PRODUCE SHARE PRICES ($50+ worth of produce/week)
Standard 20 week season - $710 if purchased by Dec. 31st
Standard 20 week season - $730 if purchased by Jan. 31st
Extended 27 week season - $950 if purchased by Dec. 31st
Extended 27 week season - $970 if purchased by Jan 31st
We accept cash, check or charge. You can mail your payment to 1223 Clausen Rd., Burlington WI 53105 or see us at one of our winter markets. There is an additional 2.75% service fee for credit payments. Look for it to appear under "shipping and handling".
What are the pick-up location options?
Geneva Lakes Produce Greenhouse & CSA participates in a select number of Illinois and Wisconsin Farmers' Markets. Upon purchasing a CSA share you will need to pick out one location to pick up your own personal CSA box for the first week. After the first week, you will be allowed to bring that box to any of the following locations that you choose week to week (feel free to try a different locations), without needing to inform us on which location/day you plan to attend.
Pick up your share at any of these locations throughout the season.
Monday-Sunday - Farm Stands
• Spring Prairie, WI (10:00 am-4:30 pm) Hwy 120 and 11 Spring Prairie, WI
Wednesday - Farmers Markets
• Grayslake, IL (3:30 pm-6:30 pm) 201 Center St, Grayslake IL 60030
Thursday - Farmers Markets
• Burlington, WI (3:30 pm-6:30 pm) 355 N. Pine Street
Saturday - Farmers Markets
• Palatine IL (8:00 am-12:00 pm) 137 W. Wood St. Palatine, IL
• Oak Park, IL (8:00 am-12:00 pm) 460 Lake St. Oak Park, IL
• Evanston, IL (8:00 am-12:00 pm) University Place & Oak Ave. Evanston, IL
• Glenview, IL (8:00 am-12:00 pm) 1510 Wagner Rd. Glenview, IL
Sunday - Farmers Markets
• Logan Square Chicago, IL (10:30 am-2:30 pm) Milwaukee & Logan Blvd., Chicago, IL
• Buffalo Grove, IL (8:30 am-12:00 pm) 951 McHenry Rd. Buffalo Grove, IL
To purchase a CSA share, please fill out our Member Agreement below and send it to the listed address or email along with a form of payment, or use the link below to pay online (there is a tax added when paying online).
With any questions, please call us at 262-206-1271
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New CSA Members Purchase here - Extended 27 week season
Submit payment below and fill out our membership aggreement at the bottom of the page