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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Our new winter Micro-greens labels! We grow year round, did you know?

Now that we've earned the right to display the "USDA Certified Organic" logo, I've updated the labels for our farm's organic micro-greens.  Here they are!

 The micro-greens are a seasonal product offered by our farm, and by seasonal I really mean "off season", or winter!  Did you know we grow year-round here at Wishful Acres Farm?  Yes, 365 days a year.  Did I mention we're located in the really cold area of the Midwestern United States, right along the Illinois / Wisconsin border, where last winter we hit a record low of -37 degrees Fahrenheit?  How do we do it?  By using passive-solar greenhouses (early spring & late fall) and indoor cultivation (winter), in combination with our outdoor fields during the "regular" growing season, we extend the season year round using sustainable methods!

You can find our micro-greens in select retail stores during the winter, or you can join our Winter Micro-greens CSA program and receive wholesale pricing on micro-greens all winter long with your share.  More information on the Winter Micro-Greens CSA program can be found on our web site:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

CSA share for September 12, 2014

In this week's member share:

New potatoes

Beets with greens

Pak Choi

Hot peppers

Asian eggplant

Orange & yellow heirloom tomatoes

Red tomatoes

Sweet peppers: green, red, orange, purple, yellow

Swiss Chard


Monday, September 8, 2014

CSA farm share for Sep 5, 2014

It's definitely tomato season here at Wishful Acres Farm!

What USDA Certified Organic vegetables did our CSA members receive in their shares this week?

- New potatoes - over 1.5 pounds 
- beets with greens - a big bunch
- sweet bell peppers, 5, choice of color
- green & purple beans, bagged
- hot peppers, mild chili & hot jalapeno
- huge Orange heirloom tomatoes
- Roma tomatoes
- medium Orange heirloom tomatoes
- whole bunch of red tomatoes
- yellow & red "stuffer" heirloom tomatoes
- Asian eggplant
- basil

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tomato heaven! This week's csa share

We've had a very slow tomato season here at the farm, but it's finally starting to come into its own.  What a beautiful share out farm members are getting this week!  Chick full of heirloom tomatoes of all colors, plus oodles of other summer vegetables.  All USDA certified organic, and what a value!  To learn more about our CSA program, visit our web site at

In this week's share:

- New potatoes
- cucumbers (Asian & regular)
- sweet peppers (several green, purple, yellow)
- green beans
- purple beans
- hot peppers
- cherry tomatoes
- Orange tomatoes, heirloom varieties
- yellow peach heirloom tomatoes
- red stuffer heirloom tomatoes
- red tomatoes, a lot!
- yellow stuffer heirloom tomato
- Roma tomatoes
- basil

Yum!!!  Super fresh, super delicious. All grown here on out family farm, all 100% USDA Certified Organic!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Introducing our new member program: Winter Micro-Greens CSA!

Starting this December, you will be able to purchase a "share" in the winter growing season here at Wishful Acres Farm!

Did you know we grow year-round, right here in Northwest Illinois at the Wisconsin border?  You bet!

Our Micro-Greens and wheatgrass are grown during winter in indoor, greenhouse-type conditions.  Supplemental light, supplemental heat, all grown in certified organic greenhouse potting soil, using only certified organic seed.  Our micro-greens & wheatgrass are USDA Certified Organic!

If you live near Freeport, IL, here is your chance to receive delicious, nutritious baby greens all winter long at wholesale prices!!!

There will be 2 options for shares, with prices starting at just $12 per share!  (However, as with any CSA program, the entire amount for the whole season is paid up front.)  A small share will consist of 4 small bags twice per month (2 spring mix, 1 sweet pea green, and 1 sunflower green), and a large share will consist of the same thing twice per month, only the bags are large sized (twice as large, actually, but not twice the price, so a large share is a better deal!).  Additionally, there will be options to add wheatgrass or additional bags to your share.

The Winter Micro-Greens CSA shares will be picked up at Your Core Being, 7 W Main Street, Freeport, IL, every other Saturday, from December through April.  The exact pickup dates, pricing information, and lots of other details can be viewed on the sign-up sheet, available on our web site.

For more information please visit our web site at, or contact Penny at  The sign-up sheet can be emailed to you at your request.

Pictures of our micro-greens & wheatgrass:






Guess who is now USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC?!!

The piles of paperwork & payment were submitted back in May.

In late July, we had our on-site inspection with our certifying agent from MOSA (Midwest Organic Services Association), which is the company I hired to perform the organic certification.

Wishful Acres Farm is now officially USDA Certified Organic!!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

March of the summer vegetables, in this week's share!

March of the summer vegetables is in full swing here at the farm! Here is this week's "share" of organic veggies, all of the farm's CSA Members will pick up their identical shares tonight! In this week's share:

 New potatoes
Asian cucumber
Regular cucumbers
Purple beans
Green beans
Hot peppers
Red tomatoes
Roma tomatoes
Heirloom tomatoes (Orange, yellow)
Red stuffer heirloom tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes, 6 colors / varieties
Green peppers
Purple sweet pepper
Yellow sweet pepper