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Roots & Wings CSA - 5 reasons to sign up today!

Angelic Organics Learning Center's Roots & Wings CSA is preparing for our 4th harvest season beginning June 21st! Join this Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to get a 10-week share of fresh, organically grown produce. Youth and adult apprentices grow this produce while motivating, educating, and inspiring others to be leaders and role models in their community. Need another reason to join? Here are five!

  1. THE FOOD 
    Good food comes from good soil, and we use the best! Our diverse soil system packs optimal minerals and nutrition into the food we harvest. We use organic growing practices, fertilizers, and pest control methods. Plus, fresh food from healthy soil tastes better, especially when the flavor doesn't get depleted by days (or weeks) of travel. Our veggies taste so good, that even local businesses, including the famed Abreo restaurant, have been shareholders! 

    Every Wednesday, you get a large box of veggies with fresh herbs. You can buy a premium share (every week), or a half share (every other week). You can also add honey to your share, or buy a honey only share. Plus, we offer three convenient pick-up locations throughout Rockford, or you can start your own pick-up location (6 boxes or more). You can also donate a share to provide healthy food access for a local family. 

    Our growing sites are located at Tinker Swiss Cottage & Museum and on Blackhawk Courts, a Rockford Housing Authority property. These growing sites offer places where residents can learn to grow, get and prepare healthy food. We also encourage you to come by and plant, dig and weed alongside us, which makes the work much more fun! 

    Our farmers are local! Rockford youth learn growing, business, and leadership skills. Many of these youth attend conferences and speak publicly about their work. We also offer paid job and volunteer opportunities for Blackhawk Courts residents and community members. Our highly skilled staff oversees the growing process and provides training. 

    As a Roots & Wing CSA member, you make an investment in your health and the health of your community. The money we make goes back into this program, empowering individuals to feel great about their health and themselves. Plus, buying local decreases our carbon footprint and keeps more money in Rockford! Read this most recent story in AgriNews to learn more about wat's going on at Blackhawk Courts Farm & Garden!