Let’s face it: nothing beats fresh, local, sustainably grown produce, and that means eating seasonally. Our weekly delivery program considers local to be about a 300 mile radius around Chicagoland. We occasionally source staples we can’t live without from other farms throughout the United States, and are always sure to let you know when something isn’t local.
The farmers and artisans that are part of our program are folks we know and trust because we think it feels good to eat and share food from people you respect. That means that, when it comes to sourcing, we’re here for the long haul. This is where we are kind of like a traditional CSA. When someone’s got too many pears or an extra pallet of chard in great shape, they give us a ring. Sometimes that means you’ve got a lot of chard. It also means you get the very best stuff and all sorts of specialty items, because we’re all in this together!
At the end of the day, farming is an inexact science, and harvests are subject to wild surprises every now and then. That being said, we look forward to these crops as the year goes on…
Our spring season lasts from April through June. We look forward to asparagus, lettuce, kale, bok choy, spinach, spring radishes, watercress, zucchini, green garlic, rhubarb, snap peas, herbs, strawberries, and all sorts of root crops and squashes we still have available.
From July through September you can expect more of the above, plus cucumbers, blueberries, all kinds of tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplant, cherries, melons, grapes, peaches, plums, fennel, all kinds of peppers, sweet corn, ground cherries and green beans, scallions, melons. Toward the end of the season, new root crops start to come in, too. We’ll also have every type of herb you can imagine!
FALL & WINTER
Still some herbs and all sorts of greens until the frost hits. Once it does, some crops will return, others will wane. It’s hard to predict, but we look forward to fresh harvests of Asian and European pears, Hakurei turnips, all kinds of apples, squash, and peppers. Micro-greens, over-wintered spinach (our specialty), chard, kale, lettuces and Asian greens, carrots, mushrooms, leeks, Brussels sprouts, all sorts of onions and potatoes, whole roasted tomatoes, beets, pie pumpkins, cranberries, parsnips, winter radishes, celery root, rutabaga, kohlrabi, and more. The colder months are hosts to more varieties of produce and ways we’ve learned to extend the seasons over the years than you’d think!
ADD TO YOUR BOX WITH YEAR-ROUND STAPLES & SPECIALTY ITEMS
There’s some things we can’t live without, and we don’t have to. We’ve got you covered year round on so many go-to groceries you might forget what your grocery store looks like. We’ve got organic grains, tortillas, hand-crafted pastas, and freshly baked sourdough, all kinds of local meats, Wisconsin cheeses, fresh milks, yogurts, butters, and tofu products. A plethora of pickles, ferments, preserves, jams, sauces, spices, condiments, maple sugar, maple syrups galore. We’ve got frozen berries for your smoothies, juices, kombuchas, coffee.We’ve got nut butters and small-batch dog treats, household and bath products, cold-pressed CBD cream, and beeswax candles – the list really goes on and on, and we add something new almost every week. Everything we bring into our store is something we originally sought out for our own homes, and everything we keep in our store is something we know our members have grown to love.
Wanna know exactly what we’ve offered? Each Friday we send an email out that let’s you know what we’ve got in store and what’s in your box, plus a few recipes, tips and tricks on what to do with your incoming producing. We also share stories about the farm, the other farmers we work with, your subscription, and the Tomato Mountain program. Got too many emails in your inbox? We also list the contents of the box each week on our website, simply click that link above you :).