How it Works

Upon completion of the CSA Sign Up Form and payment, a member will receive a Down River Farm canvas bag full of vegetables at the first pickup. The next week you bring your empty bag back to us and we give you a full bag of produce in exchange. These two bags are yours to keep at the end of the season but it is expected that you return your empty as a sort of "payment" for your next share. If you pick up at market you have the option to exchange one item with one of your choice among the other market items. The CSA shares will begin May 23 and end November 7. 

Full CSA Share: $500 for 25 weeks of delicious vegetables that can feed from 3-4 people a week depending on how much you cook.

Payment Plan: $250 now and $250 at the first pick-up

Half CSA Share: $300 for a full CSA share biweekly (same growing season, half as many pickups. This option is good for folks who don't cook as much, are experimenting with the CSA, or who want local food but don't have time to pick up every week.

Down River Farm offers a Vegetable CSA to the Peoria area communities for only $20/week

Pickup Locations

West Peoria: Address Given Upon Sign-Up

Tuesday or Wednesday Evening TBD Pickup 

First Pick Up: Late May

East Peoria: On Farm Pick-Up

3404 Springfield Road

East Peoria, IL 61611

Tuesday or Wednesday Evening TBD Pickup

First Pick-Up: May 26 

On Farm Pick-Up includes opportunities to purchase eggs

 at our self-service egg porch

Downtown Peoria: Peoria Riverfront Market

Saturdays from 8 AM - Noon

First Pick-Up: May 22

How Much Food is in a Full CSA Share?
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Sample Weekly CSA in May:
  • One Bunch Arugula
  • One Bunch Radishes
  • One Bunch Spinach
  • One Bag Salad Mix
  • Two Heads Lettuce
  • One Bunch Salad Turnips
  • One Bunch Parsley
  • One Bunch Bok Choys
Sample Weekly CSA in September:
  • One Pound Heirloom Tomatoes
  • One Pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • One Spaghetti Squash
  • Two Heads Garlic
  • One Pint Shishito Peppers
  • One Pint Red Beets
  • One Pound Italian Flat Green Beans
  • One Bunch Thai Basil
  • Five Medium Mixed Onions
Sample Weekly CSA in September:
  • One Pound Heirloom Tomatoes
  • One Pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • One Spaghetti Squash
  • Two Heads Garlic
  • One Pint Shishito Peppers
  • One Pint Red Beets
  • One Pound Italian Flat Green Beans
  • One Bunch Thai Basil
  • Five Medium Mixed Onions
Sample Weekly CSA in September:
  • One Pound Heirloom Tomatoes
  • One Pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • One Spaghetti Squash
  • Two Heads Garlic
  • One Pint Shishito Peppers
  • One Pint Red Beets
  • One Pound Italian Flat Green Beans
  • One Bunch Thai Basil
  • Five Medium Mixed Onions
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Sample Weekly CSA in November:
  • One Bunch Swiss Chard
  • One Bunch Black Spanish Radishes
  • One Bunch Spring Radishes
  • One Bag Salad Mix
  • Two Honeynut Winter Squash
  • One Pint Brussel Sprouts
  • One Quart Green Salad Peppers
  • One Bunch Mongolian Chives
How We Arrange a Weekly CSA Share: 

Generally speaking, one per category is included, but this is by no means a comprehensive list. Members will receive 7-8 items per week.

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