What is a CSA? CSA = Community-Supported Agriculture. It’s like buying a share of a farm’s bounty for the season; your investment helps the farm cover costs at the beginning of the season, and that investment pays off throughout the harvest season. Some will deliver, but most have one or more locations and weekly or monthly days/times where shares can be picked up.
Buying Clubs are a bit like a co-op grocery store without the store; it’s a membership that can be in an individual farm, or in a group of farms that bring their products to the membership.
This list of local CSAs and Buying Clubs is certainly not exhaustive; it’s what we know about right now, and we wanted to get the list out sooner rather than perfect. Please do let us know if you’re aware of any that we should add! Eventually, we’d like to add more information such as pickup cities and products offered.
Note that many of the farms below partner with others for their pickups, so you may be able to pick up your share from more than one farm in one location/day.
4 Peanuts Produce – produce and eggs, limited maple syrup. Flexible schedule/length.
Cook Farm CSA, 10702 N. 1900 East Rd. Bloomington, IL 61705. Large array of produce, 25 weeks.
Dearing Country Farms, 16410 N 800 E., Bloomington, IL. Offers produce, chicken, eggs, beef, and a winter CSA for meat and eggs.
Epiphany Farms – 220 E. Front St. (restaurant) or farm at 23676 East 800 North Road, Downs, IL. Produce, eggs, and bread, 22 weeks.
Henry’s Farm – Pickups in Bloomington, Eureka, Morton, and Peoria, and on-Farm in Congerville. Large array of produce, 26 weeks.
Kira’s Flowers, Flowers. Pickups in Bloomington, Eureka, Pekin and Peoria. 5, 15, or 25 weeks.
Organic Pastures Meat CSA
Prairie Erth Farm, Atlanta, IL. Large array of produce, with options for beef and more. 24 weeks.
Prairie Fruits Farm, 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., Champaign, IL. Goat farm and cheesery; CSA for goat cheese and goat milk gelato. 13 pickups over 26 weeks.
Sola Gratia Farm, 2200 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL. Pickup at farm, plus Champaign and Urbana farmer’s markets. Produce for 20 weeks, plus a 4-wk vegetable option.
Teresa’s Fruit CSA – fruit (Teresa Brockman). Pickup in Bloomington, delivery to Morton and Eureka.
Tomahnous Farm – produce
Wettstein Organic Farm – meat