Become a Member

Help support The Talking Farm's mission while receiving benefits that help you to stay closely plugged into our 2.5-acre urban farm

Membership is a unique way to support The Talking Farm with a customized donation level and incentives to join us throughout the year with discounts on events, farm dinners, and farmers’ markets. Your membership donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable under the law.

Choose from three different membership levels:

  • Sprout Membership $50
  • Blossom Membership $90
  • Garden $325 — includes a weekly box of fresh, Skokie-grown vegetables

Sprout

Our entry-level membership is an easy way to learn more about The Talking Farm while supporting it. For $50, Sprout memberships provide the following benefits:

  • 20% discount on farm dinner tickets
  • 20% discount on seedlings during our May Seedling Sales
  • Free admission to Hullabaloo fall festival

To sign up for a Sprout membership, click this link.

Blossom

Blossom is an intermediate membership that gets you more involved in the goings-on with The Talking Farm, minus the weekly farm box, but unlike Sprout, provides you with discounts at The Talking Farm farmers’ stand at the Evanston and Skokie Farmers’ Markets. Check out our calendar to find out when we are there. You will also receive a free Talking Farm-branded market tote bag as a thank-you gift. For $90, Blossom memberships provide the following benefits:

  • 20% discount at our farmers’ market stand at the Evanston and Skokie farmers’ markets
  • Talking Farm-branded market tote bag
  • 20% discount on farm dinner tickets
  • 20% discount on seedlings during our May Seedling Sales
  • Free admission to Hullabaloo fall festival

To sign up for Blossom membership, click this link.

Garden Memberships

With Garden memberships, our highest-level membership, your support of The Talking Farm includes receiving a weekly box of Skokie-grown vegetables along with a host of other benefits. 

You can pick up your weekly box at the Howard Street Farm (3669 Howard St. Skokie, IL) on either Wednesdays or Thursdays. Pick-up hours are Wednesdays 5 – 7 pm and Thursdays from 8:30 am – 12 pm.

For $325, Garden memberships provide the following benefits:

  • A box of fresh, locally-grown produce once a week for 10 weeks ($32.50/week)
  • Free Talking Farm branded market tote for your produce
  • 20% Discount at our farmers’ market stand at the Evanston and Skokie farmers’ markets
  • 20% Discount on seedlings during our May seedling sales
  • 20% Discount on farm dinner tickets
  • Free Garden membership-only BBQ at the end of the season at the Howard Street Farm
  • Free admission to the Hullabaloo fall festival
  • Free membership to LocalThyme.com, which provides you with CSA-friendly recipes and tips on how to store and use your vegetables
  • $200 of the garden membership is tax-deductible

Garden 1

All Garden1 membership farm boxes may include a selection of greens (lettuce, arugula, kale, Swiss chard, mixed salad greens), root crops (radish, beets, carrots, turnips), and summer crops (zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, garlic, tomatoes), plus beans, onions, leeks, kohlrabi, peas, tomatoes, and/or garlic scapes. All vegetables grown at the Howard Street Farm in Skokie.

Dates: begins the week of 6/2 and runs through the week of 8/4

To sign up for a Garden1 membership, click this link.

Space is limited, so sign up early!

Garden 2

Garden 2 membership farm boxes show off the bounty of the summer with colorful vegetables like yellow summer squash, red peppers, red and orange tomatoes, and purple eggplant. Towards the end of the season, farm boxes feature an abundance of greens like Swiss chard, kale, arugula, and salad mixes, along with root vegetables like carrots, onions, beets, leeks, and much more! All vegetables grown at the Howard Street Farm in Skokie.

Dates: begins the week of 8/11 and runs through the week of 10/13

To sign up for a Garden2 membership, click this link.

Space is limited, so sign up early!