LUCSA is a local food CSA delivered to your door, throughout the city of Chicago.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) relies on community members to support a local farm through an upfront investment and commitment for the season. In exchange for this investment a member receives produce throughout the season from that farm, sharing the rewards and risks of food production. A typical CSA will support a single farm and members receive produce exclusively from that producer.
Our CSA operates a little differently - we include produce from our farm in Englewood and partner farms throughout the Midwest. Your investment in our CSA enables us to grow food on our farm and support other family farms with guaranteed purchases throughout the season. This means more diversity of produce in your share throughout the season. While our farm is great for growing cooking greens and root vegetables, our small space is not designed for an orchard or vineyard (yet). That’s why we partner with other farms to both support their work and to fill in the gaps of produce we can’t grow.
However, it's not only other local farmers that we partner with. Something that makes us unique among CSAs in Chicago is that we also collaborate with other good food businesses in Chicago to provide you with a well-rounded box of food, while supporting other local businesses and growing the local food movement in the process. Our CSA includes beverages from our neighbor-brewers at Plant Chicago, bread from local bakers, coffee from the roaster down the street and other interesting produce and products.
This makes us a Local Unified CSA - we collaborate with others in our locality to deliver to you an interesting and diverse CSA.
THAT'S A MOUTHFUL. WE CALL IT LUCSA.
How do i become a member?
Fill out the form below to add your email to our interested members list and be the first to receive information about upcoming seasons.
lUCSA member testimonials
“The UC team is a group of passionate, dedicated, and collaborative individuals, and knowing my food was produced with such love and care made it that much tastier. Also, being a part of The Urban Canopy means not having to think about what produce to buy every week and getting your groceries delivered. How convenient is that? I highly recommend anyone considering a farm share to support Urban Canopy.”
-Sarah (Summer 2016)
“The best part of participating in LUCSA is sharing the experience with our children and educating them on sustainability. Whether it was introducing them to daikon radishes for the first time, or staying up late to make fresh tomato sauce, we couldn't have been happier with our shares.”
-Peter (Summer 2017)
“When summer comes around, I always have high hopes of going to the farmer’s market every week and only cooking meals made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. But inevitably life gets in the way of these aspirations, and I end up just making do with what is easy and convenient to pick up at Whole Foods on my way home. You guys take the “work” out of eating fresh and local, and I love that the variety of items in each box stretched me out of my comfort zone and got me to try new ingredients that I wouldn’t have chosen on my own. I seriously cannot stress enough to prospective members how extraordinarily happy I was with the QUALITY of the veggies and fruits that I received…LUCSA can’t be beat!!!”
-Anne (Summer 2018)
“Not only does the produce taste great and is hand delivered to your door, it has an added benefit of supporting a food system we can be proud of. I rave about what's in my box and I'm always eager to push my cooking comfort levels.”
-Jory (Summer 2018)
“My husband and I were first time CSA members in Summer 2017. We love to cook, but being members of LUCSA taught us so much about foods we never would have reached for at the grocery store or farmers market. Each week, we were challenged to learn how to cook with at least 1 new type of produce - some weeks 4-5! Everything was absolutely delicious…The fact that the boxes were delivered consistently each week made being a LUCSA member a no brainer for us. We'll be members for life!”
-Erin (Winter 2017-18)
"I can honestly say that this 14-week experience has changed my life in ways I couldn't have imagined. My roommates saw me enjoying cooking for the first time in the years we have lived together... Before this experience, I never would have cooked for or even with someone else: I didn't trust my "skills" and worried about getting too stressed. Now I know the only "skills" I need are curiosity, creativity, and compassion -- and I've practiced all of those with LUCSA... Now I know that I have the capacity to feel joy from food. I wasn't expecting this, but I'm elated to carry it with me."
- Liz (Winter 2016)
“I brag about my CSA to everyone! It's the best! Amazing goodies, delivered straight to your door, with a smile every time. WILL BE BACK FOR YEARS TO COME!”
-May (Summer 2016)
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