On-the-Fly Farms  and Community Supported Agriculture

February 7, 2011

Feed the people, 

feed the revolution. 

On-the-Fly Farm

The Chicory Center's On-the-Fly Farm is an organic farming project with the values and practice of solidarity and liberation at its core. The Chicory Center works towards creating a more just food system, and with a subscription to  On-the-Fly Farm's community-supported agriculture project, you support an organic farmer, contribute to the growth of sustainable farming, get weekly deliveries of fresh produce, and also support grassroots organizing in Chicago and in Southwest Michigan. On-the-Fly is now looking for new subscribers for the 2011 growing season.

On-the-Fly Farm grows a variety of vegetables (kale, potatoes, tomatoes, several different beans, strawberries, winter squashes, zucchinis, cucumbers, pac choi, salad mixes, radishes, turnips, garlic, eggplant, peppers, onions, sugar and snow peas, dill, oregano, basil).  We’re also committed to developing relationships with other small farmers nearby, so from time to time we add free-range eggs, fruit, pickles, or other produce we don’t grow ourselves to your weekly bags.  We are also continuing our partnership with Earth First Farm to bring you organic apples near the end of the season. Our fairly traded, organic Resistance Coffee, grown by the women of La FEM cooperative in Nicaragua, will also be part your weekly bag several times throughout the summer. Subscriptions cost $400.  For this you'll receive at least 15 deliveries of fresh produce over a period of 18 weeks beginning in the middle to end of June. Current drop-offs include Humboldt Park, Rogers Park, Evanston, and Logan Square, with other area drop-offs possible as well.  Home delivery is available for an extra $50.

This year, On-the-Fly Farm will be growing veggies for New Leaf Natural Grocery in Chicago; and perhaps participating in the new DIY McKinley Park market that our fellow farmers with Foxglove Farm started two years ago.