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Friday, May 13, 2011

What's In the Box? Genesis Growers

Posted By on 05.13.11 at 05:45 PM

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Genesis Growers CSA box
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  • Genesis Growers CSA box, May 13: asparagus, Hakurei turnips, chard, leaf lettuce and ground cornmeal.
The Genesis Growers spring Community Supported Agriculture vegetable deliveries are well on their way with the help of their crop-protecting hoop houses. To fill those boxes farmer Vicki Westerhoff and her staff grow more than 250 certified organic varieties of vegetables 70 miles south of the city in Saint Anne, Illinois.

Genesis Growers harvesting kohlrabe
As if that much variety isn't enough, the Genesis Growers CSA business plan includes a cooperative agreement with farm partners to include fruit and other farm products that are delivered over a nine-month span (spring, summer, and fall options) with ten drop-offs in the city and more in the suburbs.

Not sold on the idea of a predetermined large box of veggies? The farm sells a la carte at the Green City and Oak Park farmers' markets.

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