The Summer Vegetable Share

How Long is the Summer Season?

The summer season starts on June 24th and lasts for 15 weeks.

What Kinds of Vegetables do Members Receive?

Over the course of the season you will receive all of the “classic” summer vegetables plus a few new ones that you are sure to enjoy. The list includes basil, beans, beets, broccoli,cabbage, carrots, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, melons, onions, parsley, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, scallions, spinach, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, winter squash, and zucchini.

Can Members Choose their Vegetables?

 
Your produce is selected by us here at the farm based on what is fresh and ready-to-pick that particular week. We pay special attention to creating well-balanced boxes and to making sure our boxes are as varied as possible from week to week. Each week we post 3-5 recipes on our farm blog in order to help our members make the most of the week’s bounty.  
 
How Much Produce do Members Receive?

The average amount of produce received each week is slightly more than half a bushel. This is equivalent to a standard grocery bag. A typical summer share would include the following:

  • 1 bunch of carrots
  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 bunch swiss chard
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 pound green beans
  • 3 tomatoes

How Often is Produce Delivered?

Produce is delivered once a week.
 
Where do members pick up their produce?
 
For a complete list of pickup sites, please click here.

Where are the Vegetables Grown?

On average, produce grown by us at our Grayslake and Brodhead farms makes up at least ninty percent of the produce in the weekly box. We collaborate with several other local organic farmers in order to help protect our members from crop failure and to create a box that is as varied as possible from week to week.

Are the Vegetables Certified Organic?
 
All of the summer vegetables are certified organic except the sweet corn.
 
How Much does it Cost?
 
The Summer Vegetable Share is $495. Members may pay in one lump sum or in multiple installments.