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2017 Summer CSA

 

We invite you to join us for our tenth year of Community Supported Agriculture.  Last year we delivered our best CSA season yet and look forward to another great one this year! Our certified organic CSA produce share is comprised of a wide variety of specialty vegetables, herbs, and fruits. In your weekly share you can expect a nice mix of seasonal produce from the farm. We specialize in hard to find heirlooms that are chosen for their culinary and medicinal qualities. We go to great lengths to provide top quality produce. Our shares feature a long list of specialty greens, heirloom tomatoes, numerous European heirloom vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

 

Join us for the summer CSA season! 

 

Along with all the specialty crops you can also expect the staples such as potatoes, carrots, broccoli, onions and much more. All of our greens are perfectly washed in pure cold glacial water keeping them fresher longer. At Lake Breeze Organics we also have a state of the art salad greens spinner that helps to keep greens fresh twice as long.

 

Your CSA share will arrive in the best condition possible. All greens are hydro-cooled in our pure glacial well water. After washing they are stored overnight in our cold storage at the perfect temperature. The fruits and vegetables that require pre-chilling are stored in the cold storage prior to being packed for the CSA trip. When you arrive at your CSA pick-up you will find your produce neatly organized into a bank of heavy duty coolers. This ensures that your produce will be fresh each week. It's a lot of extra work but we know it's worth it.

CSA Share

 

Organic fruit will be included in your CSA share for no extra charge. We include fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, melons, apples, blackberries, Asian pears, cherries, and more. During the 2016 season we were able to provide organic fruit in over 90% of the weekly shares. Some CSA's charge up to $300 extra for fruit that is not even organic.

 

Listed below are a few examples of boxes that we provided in previous seasons. There are usually between 7 and 10 different items each week.

 

Week  1 – Green and Purple asparagus, strawberries, garlic, baby Swiss chard, chocolate mint, Red Russian kale, baby curly kale, rhubarb, and lettuce mix

 

Week  3 – Strawberries, Rainbow kale, Cippolini onions, broccoli, Tuscan lettuce leaf basil, fresh garlic, asparagus, and heirloom lettuce heads

 

Week 6- Cherries, Blueberries, Icicle radish, Red Russian kale, Indian cucumbers, squash blossoms, red cippolini onions, baby zucchini and basil

 

Week 9 – Heirloom tomatoes, baby collards, blueberries, pickles, squash blossoms, Dragon Tongue beans, Butterball potatoes, baby kale, Toscano kale and rosemary

 

Week 12 - Heirloom cherry tomato mix, Italian zucchini, Cantaloupe, chocolate mint, Italian purple beans, baby kale, nasturtium flowers, pickles, parsley and apples

 

Week 15 - Sweet pepper mix, potatoes, gourmet eggplant, heirloom tomatoes, mini bell peppers, pineapple tomatillos, apples, buttercup squash

 

Week 17 - Apples, Italian roasting peppers, French fingerling potatoes, rosemary, apple cider, butternut squash, sunflower heads

 

Each week members will receive an email with a description of the weekly package and recommended recipes.  All of our recipes both from the past and present are archived on our website. 

 

We strive to remain a low priced certified organic CSA so that everyone can afford to purchase a share of quality local organic produce.

 

Egg Share option  - In addition to your fruit and vegetable share you can purchase an egg share. An egg share gives you a dozen beautiful, happy hen eggs for every produce share you receive. Therefore, a full share is a dozen eggs every week, a half share is a dozen eggs every other week. Though our hens are fed our organic greens and veggies we have chosen not to certify our egg operation because of the added expense.

  Basket of fresh eggs

 

Summer CSA dates

 

New this year we will only be making one trip into town every week so shares will be available Saturdays June 3 - September 22, 2017 

 

 

Pick up locations

 

 

On farm @ 3522 Pier rd Benton Harbor MI 49022

 

Downtown Evanston Farmers Market @ Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave.  

 

South Evanston residence @ Asbury and Madison near Robert Crown

Logan Square @ Park and field

 

Pick up Hours

 

Evanston market  8 - 12 noon

 

South Evanston and Logan square - Saturday afternoons

 

On farm 12 - 2pm

 

 

Full produce share (17 deliveries) - $550 ORDER

 

Half produce share pricing - (full package delivered bi-weekly for 9 deliveries)- $300 ORDER

 

Full Egg Share -$102  ORDER

 

Half Egg Share - $54 ORDER

 

Payment Options

To pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover for no additional fee visit our market page or call 269-762-0992.

Or print the membership form and mail with a check for the appropriate amount to 3522 Pier Rd, Benton Harbor Michigan 49022.

Sorry no refunds.

 

 

Photo(s) added: Watermelon radish and Chinese broccoli, Justin helping to plant garlic, Part of our market team, Delicious Nasturtium flowers, Justin collecting duck eggs, Danika and Justin, IncrediblJanuary 4th, 2016

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New recipe: Creamy potato sorrel soupOctober 28th, 2015

2 large kennebec potatoes 1/4lb sorrel leaves 4 Cups Chicken broth or water 1/2 bunch of parcelery Salt to taste 2 chopped scallions and sour cream for garnish Wash and chop potatoes. Boil in broth or

Photo(s) added: Sorrel soup, Thanksgiving Basket, Another New Photo, Another New Photo, Fall blackberriesOctober 28th, 2015

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New Summer CSA pick up

location in Logan Square Illinois!

Saturday afternoons at the popular 

www.parkandfieldchicago.com

 

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Rick Bayless: the celebrity chef who supports local farms

https://www.theguardian.com/personal-investments/ng-interactive/2017/feb/28/rick-bayless-chef-farms-local-organic-foundation 

 How can we support local farms?

Frequent farmers markets...“That’s the best support you can do,” says Rick. Consider this: food in the US tends to have traveled hundreds of miles from its point of origin to your plate. Think of all that packaging and the fossil fuels used in transport, plus the conventional agriculture methods used in production. Food at farmers markets tends to have traveled shorter distances and has been grown using environmentally friendly methods.

Participate in CSAs...In a CSA, farms allow consumers to buy shares in exchange for select produce every week. It gives the farms a consistent revenue stream, instead of having to depend on farmers markets. “It also forces you as the consumer to get to know ingredients that you might not buy at a farmers market,” says Rick. “So you get to have some new experiences, and it gives the farm the opportunity to count on you on a long-term basis.”



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