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Gearing up for the Rockford Youth Farm CSA

Roots & Wings, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farm, Urban Garden, Youth Leader, Angelic Organics Learning CenterAs we quickly approach the beginning of the June, I am reminded that only few weeks ago we had an accumulation snow on the ground (Brrrrr….). Over the last few months much work has been done at the Roots & Wings Youth Farm and the Blackhawk Courts Farm and Garden in preparation for the growing season.

The vegetables at the farm are grown organically (without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers). Most of the vegetables grown will go to support our Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA), and our Farm Stand at Blackhawk Courts.

This year we are offering a 10-week CSA share for sale to the public. As a CSA member we will provide you with a variety of fresh locally and organically grown fruit and vegetables. For more information please see the attached brochure. Shares are limited and will be given on a first–come, first serve basis.

Also, we will operate a Farm Stand at Blackhawk Courts Farm and Garden. The Farm Stand will be open every Tuesday afternoon from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, from June 24th -September 30th. The farm stand is located at 330 15th avenue, Rockford IL. Also, you can buy vegetables throughout the season during our special sales events.

Finally, you can join us at Blackhawk Courts Farm and Garden for “We Pick Wednesdays” from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM from June through August. It will be similar to the farm stand but you decide what you want and the youth will pick the vegetables specifically for you.

I want to thank the volunteers, staff, and supporting partners for their input & contributions.


By Tedd Snowden, Market Manager