The Urban Canopy is comprised of five main programs which include our IFarm (indoor farm), OFarm (outdoor farm), LUCSA (Local Unified Community Supported Agriculture), Farmers Markets, and Compost Club.
We are continuing to develop our two acre Englewood farm on the south side of Chicago, by cultivating biodiversity through the compost we create on site, herb and flower beds, bee hives and fruiting trees. We use organic methods on the farm, but are not certified. We do not use synthetic pesticides or herbicides, as we wish to bring our farm into balance through natural and time honored techniques, such as creating an environment that encourages beneficial insects to thrive.
The farm is the backbone of our CSA, however we also partner with other local Midwest farmers who share our values so that we can offer a greater variety of produce to our members, and support small farmers too. For this reason, we call our CSA "LUCSA", standing for "Local Unified" CSA. We also partner with local Good Food producers to put mushrooms, bread, eggs, and a rotating beverage (tea, coffee, kombucha, juice, etc.) in each share. We offer weekly or biweekly shares, with delivery included.
Members can also sign up for a meat or cheese share add on with your delivery.
In order to complete the food cycle, we also offer a program called Compost Club, residential and commercial composting services which allow anyone to compost their food scraps. To find more information about these services, please check out our website!
We are pioneering the local food cycle to create a more sustainable and equitable food system in Chicago. We are growers, distributors, composters, and community partners who seek to directly impact our city for the better. We strive to make local healthy produce more accessible to all, reduce the fresh food travels, and create and maintain local jobs.
Season: January through January
Type: multiple farm
# of Shares: 230
Share Prices: Full Share Upfront - $630 Full Share Pay As You Go - $672 ($48/week) Half Share Upfront - $350 Half Share Pay As You Go - $364 ($52/week)
Work Req? No
Markets on LocalHarvest
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Schedule and Location:
Up to date market listing on our website. A sample below:
61st St Market
6100 S. Blackstone Ave.
May - November Saturdays, 9am-2pm.
December - April, second Saturday of the Month
Glenwood Sunday Market
Southbound Glenwood Ave. between Morse & Lunt
June - October, Sunday, 9am-2pm
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