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Thanksgiving Turkey Collaboration!

Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm announces collaboration with Gunthorp Farms!

The first and best meat CSA in Chicago is teaming up with the premier provider of pasture-raised turkeys to top restaurant and retail outlets.

October 9, 2017 (Chicago, IL)—

CVSF is excited to announce they will again partner with Gunthorp Farms to bring drug-free, GMO free turkey to their customers and CSA members just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 18th delivery sites include:
Ravenswood  – Begyle Brewery
Logan Square – TBA
 Edgewater – Heartland Café
Evanston – Temperance Tap
Oak Park – Kinslahger Brewing Co. 
Naperville – Solemn Oath Brewery

This collaboration pairs the Greg Gunthorp a pioneer farmer in the farm to table restaurant movement with Beth and Jody Osmund who brought the first direct to consumer, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) meat and egg share to Chicago.

“Over the past decade, we’ve fed hundreds and hundreds of families the best sustainable beef, chicken, eggs  and pork; but we’ve struggled to fit holiday turkeys into our busy farm schedule, “ says Jody. “Now, with the help of Gunthorp Farms, we’re able to supply our members and individual consumers with delicious, sustainable turkeys that they can feel good about serving to their families.”

Details and ordering information is available at the CVSF website.
Questions or inquiries can be sent to cdrvalleyfarm@gmail.com

About Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm: Jody and Beth Osmund left corporate jobs to 2002 to start Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm. It has evolved from a vegetable CSA to the 1st and best meat CSA in all of Chicago-land. Jody and Beth are food policy advocates and have both held board positions at Slow Food Chicago. Jody helped found Band of Farmers the Chicago-land CSA Coalition. Beth is the co-director of the Ottawa Community Food Basket. They are, also, the parents of three wonderful boys.

About Gunthorp Farms: Greg Gunthorp’s family has been farming for generations. Gunthorp animals are raised on pasture without antibiotics and are processed on-farm in a small scale USDA inspected plant. It is a family operation where everyone has a role. In addition to family, Greg employs 20 full time and 15 part time employees.

* Jody and Beth Osmund are available for interviews. They can be reached at cdrvalleyfarm@gmail.com for scheduling.

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