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"You guys have been amazing role models for local food. Keep up the good work." 

- Anne Laforti  Read her blog about us

 

 

This was my first year participating in a CSA, and after much research, I decided to use Lake Breeze. I am thrilled with my choice. The produce is absolutely beautiful and delicious, and I appreciate the email sent to us on pick-up days letting us know what's coming, along with helpful recipes. The pick-up is very convenient, and they have been incredibly flexible during weeks when I have to switch my pick-up from Wednesdays to Saturdays at the Farmer's Market. I absolutely recommend this to anyone wanting to try out a CSA, and I also recommend getting an egg share, which supplies the best eggs we've ever had! 

- Liza Palubicki (shareholder)

 

I first started buying produce from Lake Breeze Organics at the Evanston Farmer's Market because they have beautiful, flavor-intensive organic products and are very enthusiastic about what they grow. They offer things that I had never seen, like tromboncino squash, San Marzano tomatoes, cucuzzi (an edible gourd), an amazing variety of delicious greens, heirloom fruits and vegetables. I love learning new vegetables! In addition to shopping at their market stand, I signed up for their CSA: weekly summer deliveries of the highest quality organic produce at a really reasonable price—with organic fruit (rhubarb, blueberries, strawberries, apples) included. Chad and Danika are always eager to tell me what's new or especially good and how to use it. Lake Breeze Organics is “know your food, know your farmer” at it's best.

-  Diane Judge (Shareholder, regular market customer and CSA host)                   

 

 

 

We support Lake Breeze Organics for many reasons.  The first is the reason we originally signed up: the feeling we get from supporting local farmers and having a much closer connection to our food.  We continue to stay because you guys offer a great variety.  Last year you had foods in our shares that we had never even seen before!  We had to go online to figure out ways to cut and cook some of the things you gave us, so we experienced the joys of experimentation and learning.  We also love that we get all this fresh, responsible food by walking just a few blocks away to our pick up location. Whenever we saw someone there they were friendly and excited about food pick-up day which created an even closer tie to our CSA.  Throughout last season we shared our food with friends and family.  We always got compliments on how delicious everything was.  In fact, my sister wanted to jump on the socially conscious and delicious CSA bandwagon, so we went from a half share to a full share this year.  We're very excited about it.  :)

 -  Robin Hill and Ryan Fellers (Shareholders)

 

Last year was our first year with Chad and Danika and we were so pleased! The fruits were amazing and I don't think the sour cherries made it home from the pick-up! The veggies were fresh and delicious--getting them every week was a great way for me to incorporate more greens into my family's diet. The recipes that went out with the weekly emails were helpful, especially when I got a product I hadn't purchased before (rainbow chard, delicious by the way!). Had a family member pick up my share when I was out of town and they were amazed! Also had neighbors drooling over the fresh garlic. Highly recommended!

- Monica Zaremba (shareholder)

 

 

Just have to tell you.....

Last night we did a Mizuna & Eggplant stir fry in olive oil, two of the Japanese eggplants with a whole bunch of the mizuna, with garlic and onions (as suggested by Danika), savory (salt/pepper/basil), and it was fantastic.  100% Lake Breeze.

Tonight, equally fantastic, I cubed the white sweet potato I bought from you guys on Saturday and oven-fried the cubes.  Served it with the haricot verts and fresh baked salmon (seasoned with olive oil, garlic salt, and dill weed, with lemon slices on the top, our favorite seasoning for salmon).  We're in heaven.  You guys are the best!


- Hank & Bobbie Scheff (Shareholders and regular market customers)

 

 

Lake Breeze is my favorite stand at Evanston Farmer's Market. I always look forward to sampling their produce - and I haven't tasted a single fruit, vegetable or green of theirs that I did not like. Their selection of heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables is remarkable. Just thinking about their amazing watermelons, apples, salad mixes, green and purple beans, makes my mouth water; their apple cider tastes sooo good too! And it's always fun to stop by their stand to chat. I am looking forward to the new season to do it all over again!

- Irina Babitsky (regular market customers)

 

 

We recognize the value of supporting libraries, theatre and music and we are also fortunate to have the opportunity to support small organic farmers who grow delicious, healthy fresh food-and deliver it to us every week!  The weekly box of fresh produce from Lake Breeze Organics has completely changed the way my family shops and eats.  We now wait to see what wonderful surprises arrive in our weekly box and plan our meals around them.  We have learned about new varieties of fruits and vegetables and tried lots of new recipes and suggestions.  Thanks to their efforts, the Evanston Farmer's markets now make fresh midwestern produce available all year long.  I am so grateful to Chad and Danika at Lake Breeze Organics for bringing us fresh, healthy, delicious food and new ideas all year round.  
 
Fresh produce every week
Delicious surprises for my tummy
Kale, blueberries, eggplant & a leek,
All so delicious and oh so yummy!
 
- Rosemary  Nielsen (Shareholder and regular market customer)

 

 

I never really thought of myself as the CSA type.  I love to eat and love to cook but I just thought it was too expensive and that I would get all cabbage and that it would be a hassle or something.  Lake Breeze Organics, though, is something else: beautiful, fresh, delicious produce all summer long, delivered to a convenient location, with the addition of great recipes!  Not only is it not all cabbage but there are blueberries, Asian pears, sour cherries!  Heirloom tomatoes!  For less than I would spend at Whole Foods, and with the satisfaction of supporting a small business run by really sweet people.  I look forward to my CSA all winter long, and it really is the best part of summer. 

 

- Michaela Haberkern (Shareholder)

 

Thank you so much for your tireless efforts to make this year's share so diverse and successful! This was my first year doing a CSA and what a terrific inaugural experience you made it. Every week my good friend would come over and we'd put our heads together to put together a tasty meal using ingredients from that week's basket - often getting creative and trying out new recipes and creations we made up! We'd take photos of our creations and post them on facebook...soon enough on the nights we'd through down in the kitchen we'd have requests to join us for dinner or for the recipe. In short, you not only infused some fresh goodness into our diets- but inspired others to cook fresh! I'm looking forward to next year! Thank you!


- Jessica Stegmaier (shareholder)

 

 

 

Photo(s) added: Watermelon radish and Chinese broccoli, Justin helping to plant garlic, Part of our market team, Delicious Nasturtium flowers, Justin collecting duck eggs, Danika and Justin, IncrediblJanuary 4th, 2016

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New recipe: Creamy potato sorrel soupOctober 28th, 2015

2 large kennebec potatoes 1/4lb sorrel leaves 4 Cups Chicken broth or water 1/2 bunch of parcelery Salt to taste 2 chopped scallions and sour cream for garnish Wash and chop potatoes. Boil in broth or

Photo(s) added: Sorrel soup, Thanksgiving Basket, Another New Photo, Another New Photo, Fall blackberriesOctober 28th, 2015

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Rick Bayless: the celebrity chef who supports local farms

https://www.theguardian.com/personal-investments/ng-interactive/2017/feb/28/rick-bayless-chef-farms-local-organic-foundation 

 How can we support local farms?

Frequent farmers markets...“That’s the best support you can do,” says Rick. Consider this: food in the US tends to have traveled hundreds of miles from its point of origin to your plate. Think of all that packaging and the fossil fuels used in transport, plus the conventional agriculture methods used in production. Food at farmers markets tends to have traveled shorter distances and has been grown using environmentally friendly methods.

Participate in CSAs...In a CSA, farms allow consumers to buy shares in exchange for select produce every week. It gives the farms a consistent revenue stream, instead of having to depend on farmers markets. “It also forces you as the consumer to get to know ingredients that you might not buy at a farmers market,” says Rick. “So you get to have some new experiences, and it gives the farm the opportunity to count on you on a long-term basis.”



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