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We look forward to seeing all our shareholders this summer!


2020 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Now Open for Orders 

 

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The Roots and Wings Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is officially open for business this season. The Roots & Wings network was launched in 2002 and is coordinated by Angelic Organics Learning Center. The purpose of Roots & Wings is to build authentic relationships in order to motivate, educate, and inspire the community members to: grow, get, and eat good food. The Roots & Wings CSA program is a successful socially oriented urban farm business that increases access to fresh, healthy, affordable food and provides employment opportunities. The Blackhawk Courts farm and garden is located within Blackhawk Courts, a Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) property. 

The Roots & Wings Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program provides boxes of dazzling produce to Rockford area residents. The amount and variety is comparable to other local CSAs, with offerings as dynamic as the season. This CSA is coordinated by our Youth Leader Program, an initiative that increases job skills for Rockford youth through community-based urban farming, business training and cooking. 

What’s in a share?
Each week you will receive a bountiful bag filled with seasonal vegetables, flowers & herbs - all of which are grown using organic techniques, then harvested and packed by Rockford youth! Shares are large, with volume and weight changing weekly based upon vegetable availability. Melons are available at the end of the season. You can also receive two quarts of delicious, local farm-raised honey for an add-on fee. This season we will grow:

Beans
Carrots
Collard Greens
Corn
Cucumber
Dry Beans
Eggplant
Garlic
Herbs
Kale
Lettuce
Melons 
Mustard Greens
Onions
Peppers
Potatoes
Radishes
Spinach
Squash
Sunflowers
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Turnips
Zucchini
Zinnias

 

CSA Details:
Summer CSA shares: (June 17th - Aug 19th)
A total of 16 shares will be available this summer
* Cost of full share (every week for 10 weeks) is $360.00 and half share (bi-weekly over 10 weeks) is $180.00
* We will offer Honey shares again this year @ $39.00 for two 3lb jars
* We will have the same three pick up sites (Blackhawk Courts Farm and Garden, Zion Lutheran Church and Workforce Connection)
* We will deliver to your local business if you purchase 6 shares or more
* All shares will be available for pickup on Wednesday at your respective site
Fall CSA Shares: (Sept 2nd to Oct 14th)
* A total of 8 shares will be available this Fall
* Cost for half share (bi-weekly over 8 weeks) is $160
* Pick up will be at Blackhawk Courts only
* All shares will be available for pickup on Wednesday 

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**Subsidies or payment plans available for qualifying customers. Contact us for an application. 

Where do I pick up my share?
Blackhawk Courts Farm & Garden: 15th Ave and Meadow Court, Rockford IL (Wednesdays, 12-6pm)
The Workforce Connection: 303 N. Main St. Rockford, IL (Wednesdays, 1:30-4pm / 2nd Floor)
Zion Lutheran Church: 925 5th Ave. Rockford, IL (Wednesdays, 1-5pm)

Contact Information:
Contact Tedd Snowden 815-389-8455
or using our Contact Page, choose "Rockford: Vegetable CSA & Market"

Have questions about CSAs?
Check out this great CSA FAQ page from our friends at Band of Farmers