Beaver Creek Gardens since 2009
Our mission is to produce locally grown healthy food for local consumption reducing our carbon footprint. We harvest our own seeds, grow our inputs and do everything possible to cycle what our partner, Mother Nature, gives us. We have been providing food locally since 1999. We use many heirloom varieties and only organically approved pest and weed management systems. Feel free to visit our farm to see how, where and who your food comes from.
We limit our subscriber base to 100 so that we are able to provide excellent quality control in our boxes. Pack out days are Wednesdays and Fridays and we use waxed returnable boxes. We grow over 50 varieties of vegetables and fruit for the season with each season just a little different from the last. We continue to add new varieties each season like our 2015 addition of Kalettes. In 2016 we added ground cherries, new tomato varieties and edamame.
We offer a 10 and 20 week subscriptions of seasonal fruits and vegetables through our CSA (Communty Supported Agriculture). We have on-farm pick-up and drop locations in Crystal Lake, McHenry, Woodstock, and Loves Park, IL. Prices range from $250 to $620 for individual to full subscriptions. We have an Egg CSA that runs year-round. Please call for information on our egg availability.
We also offer an opportunity for children that we call Kids Day. It is a 3-hour, hands-on introduction on how food is grown - chickens, horses, goats - capped with a garden lunch and hayride. Nominal fee for kids, free for parents! Contact Cheri Doetch to reserve a morning in the country for your group of Kids.
We also offer a Worker Share program where you will be able to work four hours per week for your box while learning how to grow, harvest and store vegetables. We have an excellent return ratio of workers that thoroughly enjoy spending time in the country learning to grow food, but please feel free to call and inquire as to the availability of openings for workers.