Enjoy a weekly or bi-weekly 3/4 bushel box of fresh vegetables and herbs delivered to over 30 Chicago and Rockford area sites from June through October. Angelic Organics is an organically certified Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) vegetable and herb farm located in north-central Illinois, just minutes from Rockford and 1.5 hours from Chicago, at 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia, IL 61011. Growing organic, biodynamic vegetables since 1990.
In addition to our vegetable shares, we also offer an optional fruit share. Enjoy organic fruit delivery of the most delicious and nutritious farm fresh fruit in season! Fruit shares provide an opportunity for you to support small, organic fruit growers and to receive fresh, tasty fruit varieties. The fruit share is delivered bi-weekly.
While every vegetable that you receive from Angelic Organics is grown on our Chicago area CSA farm, none of the fruit in the fruit share is. (Vegetable shares include our own, farm-grown melons when in season.)
Ten Reasons Why Angelic Organics is Special
Our Shareholders like us Read the many five star Yelp reviews by our shareholders. Also see shareholder reviews and many other shareholder posts on our Facebook page.
We have been raising vegetables for our CSA since 1990, one of the first CSAs in the Midwest We have soil, infrastructure, equipment, managers and crew to grow great crops, year after year. Many of our employees have been with us over 10, even 20 years. And then there's Farmer John, who's been farming since 1957, when he started taking care of the chickens here.
We are Fortified Against Drought and Heat Angelic Organics has two deep wells, powerful irrigation systems, and ample refrigeration space. Because of this and our stellar crew, we had a fabulous year in 2012, a year of record drought and heat. In 2013 and 2014 in spite of extensive spring flooding, our excellent crew and great lineup of equipment got the crops in on time, and we packed boxes full from the first week of the season through the last.
Besides being Certified Organic, we grow Biodynamically Beyond meeting the requirements of farming organically, we are committed to nurturing soils and plants to extraordinary health! In 1993, this goal led us to adopt Biodynamic farming practices, which enhance both the substance and the forces in food.
Custom Menu Planning Shares include a free custom menu planning service through our partnership with Local Thyme. The menus are designed to use every item in your box along with a weekly shopping list of all the items needed to cook your CSA produce. Omnivore, vegetarian and gluten-free menu plans are all included.
Value of the Share Eat healthy for less. Overall, based on various comparison studies we've seen and also based on analyses of our own share prices, you can expect your Angelic Organics CSA share to cost about 1/4 to 1/3 less than if you bought comparable organic vegetables from a grocery store such as Whole Foods.
Over 30 Pick-up Locations. We know that many of our shareholders have busy lives so we offer over 30 locations, for your convenience, where you can pick up your share.
Harvest from our U-Pick Garden We realize that many people, especially children, love to get out and harvest their own vegetables, herbs and flowers. Therefore we also grow a U-Pick garden here on the farm so our shareholders can experience harvesting them on their own.
Angelic Organics Learning Center The Learning Center empowers people to create sustainable communities of soils, plants, animals and people through educational, creative, and experiential programs. It's a tremendous educational resource headquartered at Angelic Organics, offering myriad programs that connect people to the earth and one another.
"The Real Dirt on Farmer John", a Feature Film about Angelic Organics "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" is a haunting odyssey which documents over 50 years of Farmer John's farm and his life. The film has been seen by millions in theaters and on television throughout the world, and has won 31 festival awards. Get to know your farm and your farmer from the comfort of your home via Netflix or Amazon.
Angelic Organics is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) family farm that has been growing organic, Biodynamic vegetables and herbs for people in the Chicago and North Central Illinois area since 1991. We work directly with households like yours, without the intermediary of stores or wholesalers. This allows us to provide the freshest quality produce and the most competitive organic prices.
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All our vegetables and herbs are grown on our farm, in North Central Illinois. With over 30 locations in and around Chicago and Rockford, we enjoy a wide range of support. See our fabulous reviews on Yelp and on our Facebook page. Our farm is featured in the award winning documentary film The Real Dirt on Farmer John.
Season: June through November
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 2500
Full Share: 20-week vegetable shares, delivered from June through October. Other share types begin later in the season, all ending in late October.
Work Req? No
I've been a shareholder since 1995. If you are looking for Community Supported Agriculture this is the place! They will get you your fresh, 100% organic vegetables to a pick-up location near your house efficiently.... [more]
My girlfriend and I tried out Angelic Organics for our first CSA last year and despite it being of the toughest years for farmers in Illinois due to the drought conditions, all of the vegetables were beautiful, delicious and as high quality organic as we have eaten.... [more]
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I've renewed my CSA share with Angelic Organics for another season. Great food, nice variety, and it sure was fun to get vegetables into late fall. There are many options for share size and number of weeks, which could be very helpful to new shareholders. Try them!