Join Our CSA!

Come and grow with us by joining our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Are you looking to get fresh healthy greens and herbs on a regular basis? Well, the CSA is a great way to do that. We have an assortment of options to fit your budget and to help make sure you get fresh healthy greens and herbs year round. Send us a message to apply for our CSA. SeaWolfFarms@gmail.com

CSA FAQ

What is a CSA?

When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from us with the current year.  Bi-weekly your farmer will deliver that share of produce to a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood.

CSA members pay for an entire season of produce upfront (typically $450-$650). This early bulk payment enables your farmer to plan for the season, purchase new seed, make equipment repairs, and more.

What can I expect to get from the CSA?

Shares usually include a variety of vegetables and herbs, enough for a family of 2-3 people. Most CSAs also offer half shares for smaller households or busy Chicago neighbors who frequently eat out. Currently we are offering a variety of unique heirloom greens and salad mixes along with a nice selection of herbs.

I can’t afford that much money up front, is there any payment plan?

Yes! Our CSA has a variety of payment plans to enable members flexibility in paying for their shares. Some members arrange payments in installments, and when available qualified applicants can apply to get a scholarship share.

Can I help in some way?

We are interested in finding Neighbors that may want to help organize a Neighborhood CSA group run by members of the CSA. A rotating core group of volunteers take on much of the administrative management of the CSA. This can include signing up new members, collecting members payments, running the distribution site, and planning community-building or educational events. This frees up the farmers to focus on growing and delivering the vegetables.

 Why isn’t your produce labeled Organic?

We use organic hydroponic growing methods for our produce. Aquaponics (which is a form of hydroponics) by its very nature is sustainable, synthetic pesticide/fertilizer free, and for all intensive purposes organic. However, at this point aquaponically grown product cannot be certified organic because the FDA doesn’t have organic certification for aquaculture. It is important to remember that Organic designation criteria was largely influenced by industry lobbies and interests and there is a large fee to be certified as such. It is our hope that in the future the certifications will change and allow for organic aquaponic certification.

Do I need to worry about pesticides?

Our growing indoors allows us to control the growing environment including pests. While typically we have little to no use for pesticides, should the need arise we only use organic pesticides. We believe in responsible use of them and should any of our crops involve pesticides, it will be labeled for you to know along with how to safely remove the pesticide so you can consume the healthiest local food..

Additional questions?

Feel free to give us a holler or an email and ask. SeaWolfFarms@gmail.com

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