Green Earth Institute

Our organic farm is the central focus of the Green Earth Institute, a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to nutritional health and environmental sustainability. We farm on protected land in the middle of suburbia at the 60-acre McDonald Farm in Naperville owned by The Conservation Foundation.

In 2013, our CSA's 11th year, we are growing over 40 vegetables and herbs for subscribers in the western and southwestern suburbs. The 2013 CSA Main Season harvest runs for 20 weeks from June 18 to November 1, while the Spring shares cover the 4 weeks from May 21 to June 12, and the Late Fall shares are November 5 to November 27.

At our website you may see the details and sign up for 2013 CSA shares.

Listing last updated on Oct 11, 2012

While the end of the 2012 vegetable season is approaching, we are already making plans for 2013. It will be our 11th year of growing wonderful nutritious locally-grown certified organic vegetables to our CSA participants. 2013 CSA shares are now available. Information and signup at our website,

Season:  May through November

Type:  single farm

Since:  2003

# of Shares:  500

Full Share:  Main Season: $670-690 depending on pickup site. Spring and Late Fall: $140-150 each.

1/2 Share:  Main Season: $360-370 depending on pickup site.

Work Req?  No

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I have been a CSA share holder since 2003, and love it. Farmer Steve, other CSA members, staff and volunteers are always happy share cooking tips and tricks.... [more]

This is our fourth year as members of the CSA and we have loved it! They provide great tasting organic produce, and the newsletter is very helpful. They provide a lot of recipes to help you cook with all the vegetables.

This is my second season as a member of Green Earth Institute, and I have loved every week of it. The produce is excellent, and plentiful. At pickup we get the weekly newsletter as well as an info sheet on each vegetable, and they are packed with great recipes and information about the vegetables.... [more]

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