wiseacre at home

Last Updated August, 2020

Enjoy the freshest local greens year round! All of our produce is grown locally in Glenview using specialized hydroponic growing techniques, without the use of herbicides and pesticides. We select organically grown seeds whenever available and deliver our produce to you shortly after harvesting.

Home Delivery FAQ

How can I get my hands on some delicious greens?


We’re glad you asked. You can receive our fresh harvest delivered to your door either weekly or every other week. We offer CSA shares in the form of a 10-week Subscription, and offer two varieties of shares: Lettuce Club and Farmer's Bounty. When you subscribe, you purchase a share of what our farm produces. After you apply, we will contact you to confirm that a spot is available and to discuss your first delivery date.




What does a typical weekly harvest include?


Well, that depends. We plan our harvests to include a reliable foundation of lettuce, and when you sign up for a Lettuce Club subscription, that's what you'll get. Typically we deliver six heads of lettuce to your door. Sign up for Farmer's Bounty and in addition to the lettuce, you'll receive additional greens and herbs as complements. A typical Farmer's Bountry delivery includes six heads of lettuce, one bag of greens, and one bunch of herbs. Lettuce varieties we are currently growing include romaines, leaf lettuces, and mini-head varieties. Other greens may include chard, arugula, spinach, bok choy, kale, sorrel, and others. Herbs may include cilantro, parsley, basil, chive, and others. We value your feedback and look forward to hearing what you loved (and what you didn’t).




Where do you deliver?


While we would love to be able to share our harvest with everyone, we’re focused on growing food for those in our community. At this time, we offer delivery to the ZIP codes listed below. (Shoot us an e-mail if you’d like us to consider expanding to your ZIP code.) If you move out of the area during your subscription period, we cannot offer a refund but will gladly donate the remainder of your share to the Northfield Township Food Pantry or will allow you to transfer your subscription to a friend in our service area. ZIP codes eligible for delivery: 60004, 60005, 60006, 60007, 60008, 60009, 60015, 60016, 60017, 60018, 60019, 60022, 60025, 60026, 60029, 60035, 60037, 60040, 60043, 60053, 60056, 60062, 60065, 60068, 60069, 60070, 60076, 60077, 60082, 60089, 60090, 60091, 60093, 60176, 60201, 60202, 60203, 60204, 60208, 60630, 60631, 60634, 60645, 60646, 60656, 60659, 60666, 60706, 60712, 60714




When is the harvest delivered?


At this time, we speed our harvest to your door on Fridays. We will promptly communicate with you if we find that we need to split deliveries by region or if other changes need to be made (holidays, weather, etc.).




Is there a limit to how much you can produce?


Our farm is efficient. We are housed in a small warehouse in Glenview but can produce the same amount of produce as a traditional 2-acre farm. That’s a lot of greens, but we do run out of shares. If we don’t have shares available when you apply, we’ll be glad to put you on a waitlist.




How is the harvest delivered?


Your share is delivered to your door in an insulated Wiseacre Farm tote. For maximum efficiency, please place your empty tote out prior to our delivery for us to retrieve, clean, and reuse. If you would like to keep your tote for personal use, we are happy to sell you a tote for $15. We recommend you refrigerate your harvest as soon as possible after delivery.




How does payment work?


No payment is required to apply for a subscription. Once your spot is secured, you will be invoiced for the subscription amount, and full payment will be due prior to your start date. Why? We use these funds to allow for the planning and coordination required to grow, harvest, pack, and deliver your produce. The payment is nonrefundable.




What if I need to miss a week?


If you won’t be around to enjoy your harvest, let us know at least two days ahead of time, and we will gladly add your share to our regular donations to the Northfield Township Food Pantry.




What else should I expect?


Wiseacre Farm is a new venture. We are eager to share our bounty with our community! We also expect some growing pains, and we will do our best to communicate any issues with you along the way. Please let us know anytime if you have suggestions for how we can improve. This is agriculture, and crops are susceptible to certain inherent risks (natural disaster, unexpected crop failure, etc.). We cannot guarantee exact quantities or selections, and by joining the Wiseacre Farm CSA you accept the risks involved. That said, we work very hard to mitigate risk and deliver you the highest-quality produce. Our success depends on delighting you.




How much does a subscription cost?


Cost depends on what you would like to receive, and how often. The short version (10-week subscription period): Lettuce Club subscriptions are $190 for weekly / $109 for biweekly Farmer's Bounty subscriptions are $240 for weekly / $139 for biweekly Some of our customers like a shot of fresh lettuce delivered every other week, others enjoy a weekly delivery of the breadth of Wiseacre Farm's bounty. It's up to you! Join our Lettuce Club to receive a variety of six lettuce heads per delivery. Get 10 weekly deliveries for $190, or five biweekly deliveries for $109. Enjoy the full variety of produce we grow by subscribing to Farmer's Bounty, and in addition to a variety of six lettuce heads you'll also typically receive a couple of greens and/or herbs in your tote. Get 10 weekly deliveries for $240, or five biweekly deliveries for $139.





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