Weekly or bi-weekly shares of fresh naturally grown veggies (Here's an example)
Weekly newsletters with wonderful recipes and happenings on the farm
First claims to purchase any extra produce for the week
Participation in farm events such as our spring meet and greet, composting and canning demos and a shareholder harvest pot luck.
Two share sizes:
This year we will be offering two share sizes to better accommodate different appetites and budgets. Full shares will be a weekly 1/2 bushel (17.6 liters) and half shares will be a bi-weekly 1/2 bushel (17.6 liters). Full shares are set up to be enough for a family of 4 for a week, however we have several current full shareholders who are single or couples. Half shares are the same amount but would need to be stretched over two weeks. Half shares work great for anyone that wouldn't be able to get through a 1/2 bushel of fresh veggies in a week.
Just like last year there will be a pickup in Elgin, Roselle and Berwyn. And, of course, there will be a pick-up at the home farm in Poplar Grove. Other pickup sites will be in Glen Ellyn, Sugar Grove, the Forest Park Farmers Market, and the Huntley Farmers Market. Depending on if we have enough shares in that area to cover the cost we will add more. It's like this, we can create a pick-up site anywhere within reason, as long as we have a willing host with an acceptable location, and at least 5 whole shares each week (any combo of weekly and bi-weekly shares) going to that location. That being said, we have shareholders in the Hampshire, Sycamore, and Aurora areas who are interested in starting pickup sites.
Cost and payment options:
We have several options depending on your personal tastes (and finances). We prefer option #1 because it provides the most money upfront to cover our season start costs and it costs you the least. The other options are setup to assure that we have adequate cash flow throughout the season and to breakdown the costs into more easily digestible pieces. This year we will have a $25.00 early-bird discount, no matter the payment option, for those who commit before January 1, 2013.
$665.00 in one payment dated 5/1/13. ($640.00 before 1/1/13)
$675.00 in two equal payments dated 5/1/13 and 7/1/13. ($650.00 before 1/1/13)
$685.00 in four equal payments dated 1/1/13, 3/1/13, 5/1/13 and 7/1/13. ($660.00 before 1/1/13)
$360.00 in one payment dated 5/1/13. ($335.00 before 1/1/13)
$365.00 in two equal payments dated 5/1/13 and 7/1/13. ($340.00 before 1/1/13)
$370.00 in four equal payments dated 1/1/13, 3/1/13, 5/1/13 and 7/1/13. ($345.00 before 1/1/13)
This year we are accepting cash, checks or credit cards! Cash and credit card payments will have to be in person. Please note: with credit card payments there will be an additional 2.75% fee assessed by the processing company.
If you are signing up for one of the payment plans please send in all post dated checks at the same time. We will deposit these check on or after the corresponding dates.
Once we receive your application you will be notified with info on how and when to pay.
Trogg's Hollow is a family-owned and run farm doing biointensive urban farming located in Elgin and Poplar Grove, Illinois.
We have always
been passionate about growing vegetables, and in 2009 we expanded our personal growing space to start producing enough for other families. Our goal is to grow good food naturally and to live and farm as sustainably as possible.
Our family likes to be in touch with our bodies and our earth. We feel that one important way of doing this is to be aware of what we eat, and to be a part of the growing process. Healthy, natural food means a healthy body and healthy mind, which makes dealing with the rest of life’s craziness a little easier.
We are excited to offer a wide variety of vegetables and herbs, some of which you won’t see at your local grocery store. Our growing season goes from early Spring to late Fall, so it is a fun challenge to provide a nice selection of produce. In the future, we will also offer fresh cut flowers, a selection of fruit, eggs, and goat's milk.