Sandhill Family Farms CSA

Sandhill Family Farms is a partnership of farms and farming families serving 475 CSA members in the Chicago area for over 15 years. We offer a variety of share options including organic Vegetable Shares, Fruit Shares, Egg Shares, Dairy Shares and Meat Shares. Our 2015 CSA registration is available and we thank you for your interest in supporting local foods, healthy communities and family scale farming!

Our organic farms are located in Grayslake, Illinois and Brodhead, Wisconsin and we offer a year round community supported agriculture (CSA) program:

  • Our Vegetable Share includes an assortment of 6-10 different organic vegetables. Produce is selected by us here at the farm based on what is fresh and ready to pick that particular week. The average amount of produce received is slightly more than half a bushel. This is equivalent to a standard grocery bag. We pay special attention to creating well-balanced boxes and to making sure our boxes are as varied as possible from week to week.
  • Our Dairy Share highlights the work of licensed Wisconsin dairy artisans located in the beautiful countryside surrounding our Brodhead farm. Your participation in the dairy share supports family-scale dairy farms and small creameries in southern Wisconsin.
  • Our Fruit Share contains an assortment of 3 to 5 different kinds of fruit. Throughout the season you will receive blueberries, peaches, plums, grapes, nectarines, raspberries, apples, pears, blackberries, apricots, and cherries. Your fruit is selected by us based on what is fresh and ready-to-pick that particular week. We pay special attention to creating well-balanced fruit boxes and to making sure our boxes are as varied as possible from week to week.
  • Our Meat Share selection varies slightly from month to month, but each meat share consists of a 10-11 lb box containing a variety of familiar and easy-to-prepare cuts. Chicken, beef and pork make up the majority of each share. Sausages and bacon are free of msg and nitrates.
  • Our Egg Share share consists of one dozen eggs per delivery. Our chickens are fed a wholesome, diverse diet of grains, vegetables and fruits. We encourage them to graze on grasses, green plants and bugs. They can move around freely with plenty of access to clean water, fresh air and sunlight.
  • Our members enjoy our online farm newsletter which includes pictures, stories and updates from the farm, cooking and storage tips, and recipes using the products from CSA shares. We also offer seasonal events to CSA members to enjoy the farm and meet our farmers.

    CSA shares may be picked up at the farm or at one of our convenient community pickup sites in the northern and western suburbs of Chicago. Signing up online is easy, and our flexible payment plans allow you to make payments over the course of the season rather than all at once.

    We invite you to join us for a season filled with high quality foods delivered fresh from our farm.


    Listing last updated on Jan 29, 2015

    New members save 5% on 2015 vegetable shares with discount code NEW. Register online by January 31st.

    Season:  Year round

    Type:  multiple farm

    Since:  2000

    # of Shares:  550

    Full Share:  We offer a variety of types of shares--vegetable, fruit, egg, dairy and meat. Please visit our website to learn more about pickup locations, times and pricing. New members who register by Jan 31st save 5% on vegetable shares with discount code NEW.

    Work Req?  No

    Schedule and Location:

    Oak Park Farmers' Market
    Parking lot of Pilgrim Congregational Church
    Corner of Lake St. and Elmwood Ave.
    Saturday mornings

    Grayslake Farmers Market
    Downtown Grayslake
    Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.

    Latest Reviews

    We have been Sandhill CSA members since they first starting offering a CSA. We love it! Joining this CSA has changed how my family eats, and helps us eat more vegetables than we would otherwise.

    Great variety. Love the recipies for the items received (since not all the produce I am familiar with). Family feel, invites to see the farm and eat together.

    We subscribed to the CSA this year and have loved it! lots of great fruits and vegetables!

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