- CSA Club -

A Prep Cook for your CSA

Nichol's Farm. Every other week.

Prepared just for you.

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What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA) is basically a subscription to a farm. The idea behind it is that the you (the eater) purchases a share of a farmer’s crop. Then during the growing season, periodically (usually weekly) you receive a box full of whatever was recently harvested. 

CSAs are the best way to eat the most fresh seasonal produce (the sort of veggies that Chefs dream of). In addition to being a culinary treat, CSAs also are great for supporting local farms. By assuring the farmer you will buy what they plant, farmers are better able to plan out their season, in addition to having the risk of seasonal ups-and-downs reduced (think bad weather on a market day). 

Introducing the CSA Club

CSAs are amazing. But they can also be a lot of work. Cleaning, and prepping raw veggies can take hours before they are even ready for the fridge, let alone cooking with. And sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with so many veggies, especially when its a lot of one in particular or something you’ve never cooked with. The CSA Club makes it easy.

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Nichol's Farm; Marengo, IL

Just 70 miles northwest of Chicago, Nichol’s Farm is one of the most ubiquitous market farms in the area. This season’s CSA Club will follow their Standard CSA share. Boasting more than 1,000 cultivars of produce across the 250 acres they farm, each CSA Club sharewill contain over 75 different varieties of produce throughout the season.

Straight to the Cooking

As part of the CSA Club, we will wash, prep, and pack all veggies for you. You’ll have fresh seasonal produce to cook with, minus the extra work. Spend more time enjoying cooking with delicious produce, and less time cleaning and prepping it.

Better Together

As a club, we’re able to take advantage of (still small) scaling of the scraps and abundances experienced throughout the season. You can expect things like pickled abundance items, or stock, sauces and seasonings made from what might have otherwise been compost.

All your veggies. One local farm. Made easy.

Ideally, your share is all of the veggies you need for the season and trips to the grocery store are only for non-produce items, or to bridge the gap between pick-ups.

Each share is enough veggies for 1-2 people that cook at home most days.

Shares are bi-weekly with the intentional goal of minimizing waste. All items should last ~ 2 weeks refrigerated, but hopefully you will use up everything perishable prior to picking up your next ‘box’.

Shares are best utilized when supplemented with your preferred veggie vehicle (think bread, rice, or tortillas), and protein source.

Not sure about a box of farm fresh veggies?

The Premium Share is perfect for you

Get inspired

Premium shares include a guided chef-curated recipe with each ‘box’. Recipes will utilize produce in your CSA Club share, highlighting the more unique items. Draw inspiration from these recipes to cook like a chef with the remaining veggies in each share! 

more items from the Larder

Items from the Larder complete each recipe (think sauces, seasonings, garnishes, and condiments). You’ll get to try Gard Mo Larder staples that will become go-to dish enhancers when you cook.

all seasons. all local.

See what’s possible when eating entirely local. Some types of recipes you can expect include Blistered Shisitos w/ Corn Relish, Panzanella w/ Carrot-top Chimicurri, or Smoked Eggplant Smorrebrod.

CSA Club Premium

Gard Mo
$ 60-72 per Box
  • 'Box' full of produce every other week​
  • ~10 Seasonal Items fresh from the farm
  • Items prepped and ready for use
  • Chef-curated seasonal recipe
  • Additional items from the Larder

CSA Club

Gard Mo
$ 50-60 per Box
  • 'Box' full of produce every other week​
  • ~10 Seasonal Items fresh from the farm
  • Items prepped and ready for use
  • Chef-curated seasonal recipe
  • Additional items from the Larder

Standard CSA

Nichol's Farm
$ 45 per Box
  • Weekly 'box' full of produce
  • ~10 Seasonal items fresh from the farm
  • Items prepped and ready for use
  • Chef-curated seasonal recipe
  • Additional items from the Larder

June - November

Box of Veggies

Eat with the seasons

Beginning June 4th (or 11th), each share includes 11 biweekly ‘boxes’ that come in a Gard Mo insulated tote bag.

Each ‘box’ includes about 10 seasonal items harvested that week, typically mostly veggies with some fruit and herbs. You can expect things like:

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Globe artichokes
  • Lettuces & greens
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli & cauliflower
  • Cabbage & kohlrabi
  • Brussels sprouts, kale & collards
  • Celery and celery root
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Mirai sweet corn
  • English, sugar snap & snow peas
  • Snap, dried & shelling beans
  • Carrots, beets & radishes
  • Parsnips, rutabaga & salsify
  • Okra & crowder peas
  • Garlic, onions, shallots & leek
  • Squash & pumpkins
  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Melons

Free pickup on Sundays
@ Tinyshop (2659 w Armitage Ave, Logan Square) or
@ Belli’s (1250 s Blue Island Ave)

Delivery is also available for a fee for select Chicago zip codes.

CSA Club

The CSA Club is a pilot program. Before signing up, please make sure you are a fit.

Flexibility and engagement are critical to help us learn and grow.