Vegetable and Egg Shares

Support sustainable agriculture with weekly Vegetable and Egg Shares

2023 Garden memberships & Egg shares are available now! Please scroll down for more information and to sign up.

The Talking Farm offers two types of weekly subscriptions focused on local, sustainably-grown products:

  • Garden Memberships – a weekly bag of vegetables grown on our 2.5-acre farm, the Howard Street Farm, in Skokie 
  • Eggs – a weekly dozen of local, farm-fresh, free-range eggs

 

Garden Memberships

With Garden memberships, our highest-level membership, your support of The Talking Farm includes receiving a weekly bag of Skokie-grown vegetables along with a host of other benefits. Bags are picked up weekly at one of our pickup sites during our designated pick-up days and times. 

2023 Membership Sessions

There are 2 separate sessions:

Garden 1 – mid-June to mid-August (10 weeks)

  • includes early-season greens, salad mixes, spinach, carrots, and turnips, then transitioning to early-summer vegetables such as summer squash, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and bush beans.

Garden 2 – mid-August to mid-October (10 weeks)

  • includes the bounty of late summer and early fall, starting with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, round, heirloom tomatoes, and melons, then transitioning to fall greens, salad mixes, winter squash, french pumpkins, and root vegetables.

Pickup Site/Days/Hours

Pickup at the Howard Street Farm (3669 Howard St. Skokie)

  • Wednesdays 5-7p
  • Thursdays 8:30a – 1 pm
Additional pickup sites may be announced as the season progresses. 

Vacation holds

Every Garden Member will now be able to claim up to 2 vacation holds by extending their shares up to 2 weeks. We will accommodate up to 2 weeks of vacation holds per each 10-week Garden 1 or Garden 2 session.

Share Sizes (new!) & Pricing

Full share – $350/10 weeks

  • Weekly box /pickup
  • Feeds 3-4 people weekly with supplemental items; Feeds 2 vegetarians/vegans weekly
  • $175 is tax-deductible

Half Share – $175/10 weeks (only 10 available!)

  • Weekly box/pickup
  • Feeds 1-2 people weekly with supplemental items; Feeds 1 vegetarian/vegan weekly
  • $87.50 is tax-deductible 

Additional Membership Benefits

All Garden memberships provide the following benefits:

  • Free Talking Farm branded market tote for your produce
  • 20% discount at our farmers’ market stands 
  • 20% discount on seedlings during our annual Spring seedling sales
  • 20% discount on event tickets

Egg Shares

We are partnering with Finn’s Ranch to offer weekly shares of farm-fresh, free-range eggs. Each egg share gives you a dozen eggs per week for 10 weeks and runs concurrently with our Garden shares. 

If you haven’t already met them at one of the local farmers’ markets, Finn’s Ranch is a family farm based in Buchanan, a small town in southwestern Michigan. Finn’s Ranch’s “Happy Chicken Eggs” are from free-range, pasture-raised chickens that feed on grubs they get from outside as well as non-GMO feed, providing tasty, sustainably-raised eggs.

Pick-up is at the same locations and times as our Garden memberships (we’ll contact you after signing up to set your pick-up location).  Egg 1 runs concurrently with Garden 1, and Egg 2 runs concurrently with Garden 2.