About Our CSAs
A “CSA” is a Congregation-Supported Agriculture farm in which members purchase “shares” in the project, get to know the farmers, and regularly receive a box of fresh produce in return. Faith in Place’s partner CSAs commit to donate at least 10% of the harvest to a local food pantry.
Faith in Place has been instrumental in establishing and supporting seven CSAs across Illinois:
Little Egypt Alliance of Farmers (LEAF) in Southern IL
Sola Gratia Farm at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Urbana,IL
Mother Carr’s Farm at Vernon Park Church of God in Lynnwood, IL
Jubilee Farm (United Church of Christ) in Clinton, IL
Rehoboth Blueberry Farm in Pembroke, IL
Hungry World Farm (Willow Springs Mennonite Church) in Tiskilwa, IL
It Takes a Village Community Farm at Grace United Church of Christ in Sauk Village, IL
Connected by Faith in Place, these racially and culturally diverse congregations regularly share understanding and expertise. Together they donate tons of food to local food banks, foster community engagement, and train people with new skills.
Fresh Products from Mother Carr's Farm at Vernon Park Church of God
Sola Gratia farm is a small-scale urban vegetable farm making high-quality, locally grown produce is available to everyone, especially those at an economic disadvantage
Mother Carr's Farm
Learning About Farming at Mother Carr's Farm
Sola Gratia Farm
Faith in Place served as a competent and creative partner in developing a key ministry of St. Matthew, Sola Gratia Farm. This four-acre vegetable farm employs environmentally friendly practices to raise produce for shareholders and local restaurants, which leverages a significant contribution of fresh, natural vegetables for our hungry neighbors through the Eastern Illinois Food Bank.
-Pastor Bob Rasmus, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Urbana, IL