Reviews for: Green Earth Institute
I love Green Earth!!!
By: Sherry Needham (Nov 15, 2011)
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. The variety is fantastic. Best of all it's local and organic.
By: Adrienne Miller (Jun 2, 2011)
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.
An excellent resouce for wonderful veggies
By: Marie Bennett (Aug 11, 2008)
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. I have tried so many new vegetables that I would not have necessarily bought if I'd seen them in a grocery store, simply due to not knowing what to do with them. My 10 and 12 year old boys love going to the farm, and we spend the ride home with them pouring over the recipes and deciding what to cook for dinner. They have several favorites now, including a "shrek smoothie" made with kale. It is bright green, and they adore it. Who would have though, my kids begging me for kale!
Head farmer Steve Tiwald is always there to talk with us, and share stories about the farm and the week's work. It is wonderful to have a connection with the people who grow so much of the food that my family eats for much of the year. Fresh through the growing season, and we can soups and tomato sauce and pickles for winter.
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Sherry Needham says: (Nov 15, 2011)
My kids love the Shrek Smoothie too! I'm following that lead and adding kale/spinach/chard to potato soup and calling Shrek Swamp Soup. I love Shrek :-)
By: Kathy Hart (May 6, 2008)
This will be our third year with the Green Earth Institute and I would recommend it to anyone interested in a CSA in Naperville and surrounding areas. It is well run and the produce is excellent and plentiful. I was nervous about joining originally because I was worried that I wouldn't know what to do with so many veggies I had never cooked before. But the website and newsletter have a lot of great information (including recipes for kids).