Sweetcorn, eggplant, and bell peppers

Hi everyone! The shares this week usher in the peak season; sweetcorn, new potatoes, and peppers have arrived. Farmers that I’ve heard from are saying that the season is a full two weeks earlier than what is typical. Todd Nichols of Nichols Farm had this to share about harvesting corn last week: “Today we are […]

Sweetcorn, eggplant, and bell peppers

Hi everyone! The shares this week usher in the peak season; sweetcorn, new potatoes, and peppers have arrived. Farmers that I’ve heard from are saying that the season is a full two weeks earlier than what is typical. Todd Nichols of Nichols Farm had this to share about harvesting corn last week: “Today we are […]

Sweetcorn, new potatoes, and tequila peppers

Hi everyone, We hope you all had a nice holiday weekend. The fireworks here in Pilsen are as much an auditory experience as visual, so constant that it sounds like a drumroll. It’s definitely an experience. The shares this week usher in the peak season; sweetcorn, new potatoes, and peppers have arrived. Farmers that I’ve […]

Broccoli, Collard Greens, and Green Beans

Happy Fourth! We will still be doing our normal Friday pickup at tinyshop this week. I’m stealing this from Tracey of Three Sisters Garden but “try not to think too much about what we’ll be doing for the Fourth.” Although, Lisa has the day off and has offered to join Azziza and I in veggie […]

Broccoli, Collard Greens, and Green Beans

Hi everyone, This newsletter is going out a little later than normal – partly because I procrastinated, and partly because these shares took a little long. The nature of CSAs with veggies being different each week is that the work it takes to prep shares can shift considerably. There’s probably always more we could do […]

Fava Beans, Broccoli, and Fennel

Hi everyone, This newsletter is going out a little later than normal – partly because I procrastinated, and partly because these shares took a little long. The nature of CSAs with veggies being different each week is that the work it takes to prep shares can shift considerably. There’s probably always more we could do […]

Baby carrots, summer squash, and shallots

Hi everyone, It’s been a very busy week for us prepping for the Next Door Dinner earlier in the week. We were so excited to see all of you that were able to grab tickets (it sold out!!). We’ve been reflecting recently on all the relationship building it takes to make a small business like […]

Baby carrots, summer squash, and shallots

Hi everyone, It’s been a very busy week for us prepping for the Next Door Dinner tonight. We excited to see all of you that were able to grab tickets (it sold out!!). We’ve been reflecting recently on all the relationship building it takes to make a small business like Gard Mo successful. It really […]

Peas, strawberries, and June 18th Next Door Dinner

Hi everyone, Exciting news! We’re doing a collaboration dinner with Next Door Dinners and Traverse at Loft Lucia in West Loop on June 18th. The venue is gorgeous and the menu was designed by my friend and chef, Tom DiCarlo. All proceeds will go to Market Box to support their work in distributing locally sourced […]

Peas, strawberries, and June 18th Next Door Dinner

Hi everyone, We hope you all enjoyed your first share of the season. Please definitely reach out if there are any issues. The feedback is super helpful. And tag us in any photos of food you make with the shares. We love seeing what you all put together with the produce. Don’t forget to bring […]

Peas, strawberries, and greens

Hi everyone, We hope you all enjoyed your first share of the season. Please definitely reach out if there are any issues. The feedback is super helpful. And tag us in any photos of food you make with the shares. We love seeing what you all put together with the produce. Don’t forget to bring […]

Greens, radishes, and rhubarb

Share 2AW. A bounty of veggies including spring onion, radishes, rhubarb, asparagus, spinach, and more.

Hi everyone, We hope you all enjoyed your first share of the season. Please definitely reach out if there are any issues with anything. The feedback is super helpful. And tag us in any photos of food you make with the shares. We love seeing what you all put together with the produce. Don’t forget […]

First Share of the 2024 Season

Hi everyone, Thank you so much for joining us for the season! It’s going to be a summer filled with delicious produce. First, quick note on tinyshop pickup this week; tinyshop’s buildout is still in the works so the plan is to just setup outside. However the weather is looking a little questionable so, if […]

First Share of the 2024 Season

Hi everyone, Thank you so much for joining us for the season! It’s going to be a summer filled with delicious produce. This year is the second season of the CSA Club and we’re hitting the ground running. We’re grateful to have those of you returning from last year and thrilled to be welcoming many […]

First Share of the 2024 Season

Hi everyone, Thank you so much for joining us for the season! It’s going to be a summer filled with delicious produce. This year is the second season of the CSA Club and we’re hitting the ground running. We’re grateful to have those of you returning from last year and thrilled to be welcoming many […]

End of the 2023 Season

Hi everyone, We did it. We’ve made it through a summer full of delicious, locally grown produce. Spring onions, greens, melons, corn, squashes and apples; it really has been a treat. First, some quick housekeeping. We will deliver the shares Sunday morning sometime between 10 am and 12 pm. This is the last share of […]

“Baby” Rainbow Carrots

Hi everyone, Get ready – this newsletter’s a long one. Please bear with me. First, shares will be delivered on Friday. Lisa and I are heading to New York for a friend’s Wedding so there will be a bit of a shift in the schedule. We’ll be targeting to deliver the shares Friday evening, between 5pm […]

*Shares Delivered This Week*

Hi everyone, Get ready – this newsletter’s a long one. Please bear with me. First, all of the shares will be delivered this week. Christine (Tinyshop) will be at The Plant’s Reuse-a-Palooza in Back of the Yards on Sunday so we will not be at our usually location for pick-ups. We’ll aim to deliver all of […]

**No pick-up at Belli’s. Delivery instead**

Hi everyone, We have some sad news to share. Alex, the owner of Belli’s, is planning to move out of the state later this month so the upcoming future for Belli’s is up in the air at the moment. Belli’s is still open and hasn’t announced an exact closing date yet while they seek potential […]

Celery root, kale, and apples

Hi everyone, Lots of tasty stuff in the shares this week. It’s always interesting how the summer is bookended with the same veggies. Similar to the spring, we’ll start to see more leafy greens, radishes, and root vegetables. Keep in mind that the root vegetables, squashes, apples will last for quite a while so don’t […]

We want your feedback!

Hi everyone, It’s really starting to feel like fall now. We’ve been having cool nights and there are winter squashes in the shares (and football is back). I want to thank everyone again for being part of the first season of the CSA Club. Its been very fulfilling for us and we hope that you […]

We want your feedback!

Hi everyone, It’s really starting to feel like fall now. We’ve been having cool nights and there are winter squashes in the shares (and football is back). I want to thank everyone again for being part of the first season of the CSA Club. Its been very fulfilling for us and we hope that you […]

Peppers, and Patty Pan

Hi everyone, I hope the last couple of weeks have been great. As we cruise through peak season, we are planning and working on a number of preservation projects to build up the Larder and take advantage of the bounty of produce. We’re also brainstorming if/what form the CSA Club might take over the winter […]

Watermelon, corn, and caulilini

Hi everyone, The few cool days between the heat waves have been little tastes of fall. But don’t worry, there is still lots of summer produce left in the season. Farmer Todd reported that cool weather crops were being seeded last week, so we have a few weeks before we start seeing those. He is […]

Summer’s Bounty

Hi everyone, We are coming up to the halfway point in the season. It’s pretty crazy to compare the photos of shares from the beginning of the season to now. The volume of greens has been replaced by a dense array of colors. The bounty of this time of year is truly unmatched. As I […]

Tomatoes, Green Beans, and Ground Cherries

Hi everyone, We are coming up to the halfway point in the season. It’s pretty crazy to compare the photos of shares from the beginning of the season to now. The volume of greens has been replaced by a dense array of colors. The bounty of this time of year is truly unmatched. As I […]

Corn, melon, and peppers

We’re fully into summer now. Corn is the poster child of summer, and you can’t find much better corn than what’s grown here in the Midwest. Right now the corn is sweet enough that you could eat it raw if you’re like me and have poor self-control. We hope you all are enjoying the season […]

Corn, melon, and peppers

We’re fully into summer now. Corn is the poster child of summer, and you can’t find much better corn than what’s grown here in the Midwest. Right now the corn is sweet enough that you could eat it raw if you’re like me and have poor self-control. We hope you all are enjoying the season […]

Eggplant, Carrots, and Coles

At a quarter of the way through the season, we’re fully into summer now. A quick reminder that your next shares won’t be for another 3 weeks, rather than the typical 2 weeks (8/6). Lisa and I will be spending some time in Michigan camping, visiting farms and of course bringing back some fruit to […]

Greens, Broccoli, and Peas

It’s week 3! I hope you’re enjoying everything so far this season. We are fully into the transition of spring to summer, and its noticeable with the shares. There are still greens, but then there’s summer squash, peas, and broccoli which are ushering in those summer flavors. Before you know it, we’ll be at the […]

Shifting into Summer

It’s week 3! I hope you’re enjoying everything so far this season. We are fully into the transition of spring to summer, and its noticeable with the shares. There are still greens, but then there’s summer squash, peas, and fennel which are ushering in those summer flavors. Before you know it, we’ll be at the […]

Greens, Garlic Scapes, and Peas

It’s week 2! I hope you enjoyed the array of veggies from your first share. There are a lot of fun things in the share this week. Quick reminder to bring-with/leave-out the totes with the containers from your previous share. If you have any in use, no problem; we can get them next time. And […]

Greens, Strawberries, and Peas

It’s week 2! I hope you enjoyed the array of veggies from your first share. There are a lot of fun things in the share this week. Quick reminder to bring-with/leave-out the totes with the containers from your previous share. If you have any in use, no problem; we can get them next time. And […]

End of the 2023 Season

Hi everyone, We did it. We’ve made it through a summer full of delicious, locally grown produce. Spring onions, greens, melons, corn, squashes and apples; it really has been a treat. First, some quick housekeeping. This is the last share of the CSA Club, but we are going to ask that you come see us […]

First share this week!

Thanks again for signing up to be part of the first season of the CSA Club. The season is starting off strong with this week’s box full of delicious produce. As we get into the flow of things, we hope to have these newsletters build on these newsletters with additional content to help give tips […]

The season starts!

Thanks again for signing up to be part of the first season of the CSA Club. The season is starting off strong with this week’s box full of delicious produce. As we get into the flow of things, we hope to have these newsletters sent out a couple a couple days earlier (quick plug: Lisa […]

Summer’s Bounty

Hi everyone, A couple of weeks ago, it felt like everyone was ready to usher in fall, but the recent heat and abundance of summer produce has us feeling like we’re still in the thick of summer. Farmer Todd reported that cool weather crops were being seeded last week, so we have a few weeks […]