The Spring Vegetable Share

How Long is the Spring Season?

The spring season starts on April 29th and lasts for 8 weeks.

What Kinds of Vegetables do Members Receive?

Asparagus and rhubarb are just a few of the treats that you will receive as part of the spring share. Your box will also include tender spring delicacies grown in our greenhouses and hoophouses. These include salad mix, bok choy, endive, arugula, baby turnips, baby chard, spinach, sprouts, dandelion greens, head lettuce, radishes and more.

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 is slightly more than half a bushel. This is equivalent to a standard grocery bag. A typical spring share would include the following:

  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 bunch baby beets
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 bunch baby carrots
  • 2 heads lettuce
  • 1 bunch arugula 

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 vegetables are certified organic except the strawberries and the sweet corn.
How Much does it Cost?
The Spring Vegetable Share is $245. You may pay in one lump sum or in multiple installments.