What Is a CSA
Community Supported Agriculture began in the mid-1980’s as a means to connect local farms and their communities. Today there are over 13,000 CSA’s in the USA.
By purchasing a share at the the beginning of the season you create a direct relationship to your local farmers.
CSA’s benefit our communities and remind us that what we eat, where we buy it, and how we grow it, are connected to the decisions that all of us make three times a day… and ultimately that nature bats last.
Blue Moon Farm is offering a weekly share of fresh, certified organic produce for 22 weeks from May 31st until November 1st. Our pick up will be on Wednesday evenings from 5-6pm with one location in Urbana and one in Champaign. You have the option of paying a deposit at signup or paying for the full share up front. If you choose to pay a deposit the remainder of the share will be paid at the first pick up.
Some things you may see in your box: Salad mix, tomatoes, beets, spinach, squash, onions, eggplant, kale, broccoli, carrots, potatoes and more! Sound good? We thought so.
Pay by check for the whole 2017 CSA share: $400.00
Pay by check a deposit for the 2017 CSA share: $100.00. Remainder is due at the first pick up.
Q: Where are the pick up locations?
A: We will have two pick up locations, one located in Champaign at the Faith Methodist Church located on Propsect Avenue and one in Urbana in the Lincoln Square Mall east parking lot located in front of the Co-op close to Vine street.
Q: What’s in a box?
A: Each week your box will contain 5-8 different types of veggies valuing around $18.oo. An example of a June spring box might be 1 bunch of kale, 2# carrots, 1/2#of salad mix, 1 bunch of napini, 1# of beets, 1/2# baby bok choy, and green onions. An example of an August summer box might be: 1# tomatoes, 1# of summer squash, an eggplant, 1 head of garlic, 1# of sweet peppers, bag of arugula, and 1# of fingerling potatoes.
Q: What if I can’t pick up my box?
A: If you can’t pick up your box please have a friend or neighbor come grab it for you. They will just need to let us know who they are picking up for. If your friends can’t help ya out, please contact us to see if we can arrange something for the following day.
Q: When is pick up?
A: Pick up is from 5-6pm on Wednesdays from May 31st to November 1st.
Q: I need more produce! How can I get my hands on more veggies?
A: You’re in luck! Order from our online store and you can get more produce with your CSA box. In addition, you can order cheese and gelato from Prairie Fruits Farm and eggs and meat from Bane’s.
Q: How do I get in touch with you?
A: Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I’m going to be on vacation one week. Can I get two shares when I get back?
A: Sorry, Mother Nature operates on her own time clock, but you can have a friend, family member or neighbor come pick up your box so they can enjoy the good eats while you are gone. If that does not work we will gladly donate your box to the Central Illinois Food Bank.