I picked up our first share yesterday and my hubby cooked up the collard greens tonight using one of the recipes you provided. They were delish!! The size of the radishes in my bag were amazing too.
CSA for Individuals and Families
The Mission of the Tri County Fresh Food Hub is to increase fresh food access to all and sustain our local growers.
One way we do this is by offering a CSA. A CSA allows you to buy a season (a “share”) of produce up front. Buying produce means more than a simple transaction, each purchase is meaningful to the sustainability and promotion of healthy food access to our community in need.
We invite you to invest in local growers right here in Central Illinois who bring you the freshest produce possible. Your purchase will be used to the betterment of your community, with investments in Nutrition Education, Cooking Classes, Mobile Food Van services, Green Job Training, increased fresh food access in food desert areas and nature and farm experiences for all ages. You always have the option to buy produce from us, whether you buy for the whole season or just an item or two at a time – you can visit us at a Fresh Food Stop.
Profits our Foundation makes from selling CSA Shares and produce go back into the community in areas with lack of fresh, local produce. We do this via the Mobile Fresh Food Van (obtained from a grant from the City of Peoria). We have a wonderful relationship with Bradley University College of Family and Consumer Sciences and are also a clinical preceptor site for their Dietetic Intern Program. Your purchase supports nutrition education right from the Van and cooking classes free of charge.
The CSA fresh produce program was very much appreciated in my journey of living a healthier lifestyle. Thanks to Gifts In The Moment for allowing the Well Power program to connect with community resources. The bi-weekly produce provided was fresh and it challenged me to incorporate vegetables I would normally not purchase in the grocery store, except for radishes (luckily I have a co-worker who LOVES them). This bag benefited not just our Well Power program but my family as well. My husband was eager to see what was in the bag 🙂
- What is in a bag of produce?
- The basics of buying
- How to sign up
- Where you can pick up
The following lists various produce that can make up a Box Share, depending on the season. A typical Box Share will include 5-7 items.
Spring Weekly Bag of Produce Vegetables: arugula, beets, broccoli, carrots, collards, daikon radish, green onions, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, peas, radishes, salad greens, spinach, turnips
Summer Weekly Bag of Produce Vegetables: arugula, beets, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, green beans, hot peppers, kale, okra, onions, potatoes, summer squash, sweet peppers, tomatoes, zucchini Fruits: cantaloupes, watermelons, fresh herbs
Fall Weekly Bag of Produce Vegetables: arugula, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, cucumber, daikon radish, garlic, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radishes, salad greens, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, winter-squash, zucchini, fresh herbs
We offer you a 22 week season of “Weekly Bags of Produce ”. We sell the Weekly (or every other week) Bags of Produce through subscriptions from our online system and deliver to designated stops. You pick up your bag of produce once a week (or every other week) from a pre-selected location you choose.
Anyone can pick up your bag for you – they just need to tell us your name. If your bag is not picked up, it is donated to those in need in our community.
When you buy from us
- you help your local (within 60 miles) farmer by ensuring his/her crops have a market
- you and your family eat better
- you help to make produce available to those most vulnerable in our community and support nutrition education and cooking classes
Buy your Weekly Bags of Produce right here. You choose whether you want a bag every week (22 weeks) or every other week (11 weeks). You choose your pick up location. That’s it!
Pricing for the 2017 season is 506.00 for a Weekly Bag of Produce (5-8 different items), and 253.00 for an Every Other Week Bag of Produce (the same 5-8 different items). We evaluate our pricing off of other grocers and farmers with fresh, local produce, and we feel our pricing will be better than the store. Plus, you can’t get fresher produce than produce picked the same week of delivery.
A Weekly Bag of Produce will serve 4-5 family members with pick up every week. An Every Other Week Bag of Produce is the same size as the Weekly Bag of Produce, but pick up is every other week. We have some customers ‘share’ a weekly or an every other week subscription and split the produce.
Individuals that cannot afford to purchase or those who do not desire to buy a seasons worth of produce can still purchase produce from designated stops with cash or use SNAP benefits. Some individuals can qualify for a “donated Bag of Produce”.
Our pick up locations are throughout the tri county area.