Investing Shares

By paying in advance and making a long term commitment to the farm you provide us with working capital we need and help us plan for the future.

Shares are offered in 3, 6 and 12 month increments, with a bit of a price break to reward your longer commitment. We know there are other places you can invest your money and we appreciate the support of the farm.

Share Options

Small Share

Regular Share

Large Share

3 Months - $198

6 Months - $395

12 Months - $770 (best value!)

3 Months - $390

6 Months - $765

12 Months - $1500 (best value!)

3 Months - $595

6 Months - $1180

12 Months - $2350 (best value!)

What's Included

Small shares include 2 lbs ground beef/pork, 2 lbs other beef/pork value cuts (i.e. shoulder roast, stew meat), a small chicken and eggs (in season). Shares average about 7.5 lbs per month.

What's Included

Regular shares include 2-3 cuts of each type of meat (beef, pork, and chicken) and eggs (in season). Shares average about 14 lbs per month.

What's Included

Large shares include 2-3 varieties of beef and pork including larger amounts of some cuts (i.e. 4 pork chops or 4# of roast), 8-10 lbs chicken and eggs (in season). Shares average about 23 lbs per month.

Sample Share

Small Chicken (3 lbs)

1 lbs Ground Beef

1 lb Ground Pork

Beef Chuck Roast (2 lbs)

1 Dz. Eggs

Sample Share

Italian Sausage (1 lb)

Pork Chops (2/pkg)

Ground Pork (1lb)

Ground Beef (1 lbs)

Beef Sirloin Steak (1.5 lbs)

2 Sm Chickens (7.5 lbs)

1 Dz. Eggs

Sample Share

Italian Sausage (1 lb)

Pork Chops (4/pkg)

Ground Pork (2 lb)

Ground Beef (2 lbs)

Beef Chuck Roast (4 lbs)

Beef Stew Meat (1 lb)

2 Lg Chickens (10 lbs)

2 Dz. Eggs

Payment Options

Because of the fees we pay for credit card processing we appreciate if memberships are paid for with check or cash. We're also happy to accept electronic payment from the services/banks below.

If you use Zelle, PopMoney, or GPay please direct payments to Our Venmo username is @cdrvalleyfarm. If you use a different service that you would like us to look into let me know. (Unfortunately, Apple Pay doesn't work with our credit card processor).

If you use one of the banks pictured below, you can set up a monthly reoccurring payment through your online account. Please direct payments to


Where can I pick up my share?


  • Blue Island
  • Evanston
  • Naperville
  • Oak Park
  • Ottawa (On farm, by appointment)
  • Chicago
    • Lincoln Square
    • Logan Square
    • Ravenswood
    • West Loop

To see a schedule and map of Cedar Valley CSA Pick-ups click here .

What if I don’t eat ____?

You can choose to exclude a type of meat (i.e. no chicken). The cost is the same and the value is made up of additional amounts of the other two types.

What if I don't want to get a share every month?

You can select an Every Other Month pick up schedule to spread your meat out over a longer period of time.

What I can't make it to my pick up?

We pride ourselves on customer service and flexibility. If you can't pick up your share at your regularly scheduled spot, just let us know. You can have a friend pick up, go to a different location/day for that month, you can pick up two share the month before or after, or you can skip the share and carry it over to the next month. We ask that you tell us ahead of time if you know you're going to miss, but you'll never be charged for a share you don't get.