The success of organic food markets like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods indicates the public’s ever-growing desire for healthier food and organic produce. While shopping at these organic food marts is healthy and can be fun, what about getting fresh dairy and organic produce delivery right to your door? If you live in the Elgin area in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, there are three options to receive regular delivery of fresh, frozen, canned and boxed organic food.
Peapod Organic Delivery:
You may have seen Peapod vans around your neighborhood, delivering groceries to homes in the Elgin area and other Chicago suburbs. What you may not know is that Peapod has over 50 brands of organic food and beauty products available. Peapod offers organic produce delivery as well as organic frozen foods, organic baby food, organic vegetables, and a variety of other fresh, canned, frozen, and boxed organic products.
Visit the Peapod website to sign up and browse the organic food choices. Use the search box and search “organic” to get a list of the organic food categories and brands. Search also in the general categories, because the fresh organic produce doesn’t always show up in the “organic” searches. Lettuce, apples, peppers, strawberries and more are available from Peapod organic delivery.
Expect to pay more for organic produce delivery, sometimes as much as double the price of non-organic products. Peapod prices are fair for organic food, however, and in line with other grocery stores. Shopping Peapod also tallies the cost of the organic food order as you shop, helping to avoid impulse purchases one might make in a brick and mortar store.
Peapod organic food delivery can be scheduled as early as the next day. Check the “Delivery Times” tab at the top to check the available organic delivery times in the Elgin area or other Chicago suburbs. It’s possible to have your organic food and produce delivered when you are home, or placed in a special protective box on your doorstep to pick up in the evening. The minimum food order for delivery is $50. Delivery charges begin at $9.95, but decrease the more you spend.
Visit the Peapod website for organic delivery details.
Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) Organic Produce Delivery:
To get locally grown, pesticide and chemical-free organic produce delivery, sign up for community sponsored agriculture (CSA) with an Elgin area farm. Visit the Ecovian website to find participating farms in the Chicago suburbs and Elgin area. CSA means paying for a share of the farm’s organic produce crop. The farm uses the money from subscribers to buy seeds and supplies. During the growing season, subscribers can receive from 5-20 lbs. of fresh organic produce delivery every week. Some farms also offer organic meat, organic dairy, and even herbs and flowers for delivery.
Erehwon Farm in Elburn makes weekly organic produce delivery drops for subscribers at an Elgin Farmer’s Market, as well as farmer’s markets in several other Chicago suburbs. Wellhausen Farm in Carol Stream offers organic produce delivery right to your door if you live in the DuPage County, Illinois area.
Elgin area organic food CSAs vary in price. Some charge $100 or more for a yearly fee, plus a weekly charge for organic produce delivery. Some Elgin area farms only charge a weekly fee for organic produce delivery, usually from $20-40 per week for a 20 week season.
Visit the Ecovian website for more organic produce delivery details.
Oberweis Dairy Milk, Eggs, and Ice Cream Delivery
Oberweis Dairy offers dairy delivery in the Elgin Area, leaving glass milk bottles and other dairy products in a special box on your front doorstep. A local favorite, Oberweis dairy shops offer the best-tasting ice cream in the Elgin area and surrounding Chicago suburbs. While not technically organic, Oberweis milk does not contain antibiotics or hormones. Visit the Oberweis website to see why Oberweis is in many ways superior to organic milk.
Oberweis dairy products are more expensive than regular milk, but on par with organic milk. Be aware that not all of their dairy products are from the Oberweis brand and may not have the same quality rules.
Oberweis charges $2.99 for each delivery. Visit the Oberweis Dairy website to schedule delivery in the Elgin area or other Chicago suburbs.
Schedule organic food and organic produce delivery from Peapod.
Find a CSA farm in Elgin area for organic produce delivery.
Get better than organic delivery from Oberweis Dairy.
Sign up with Erehwon Farm for Elgin area organic produce delivery
Get organic produce delivery to your door from Wellhausen Farm.