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Crème de la Crop is the area's first full scale certified organic food production farm, located in Valparaiso, Indiana, about one hour from Chicago. This organization was founded in 2003 by Leann Landgrebe Pelzel, on her family’s 4th generation run property. Leann and husband Chef Jason Pelzel have a hands-on, educational program, where they inspire future farmers through an apprentice program. Crème de la Crop specializes in growing heirloom varieties, known for excellent flavor, and will raise a small number of heritage egg laying chickens this season. Get connected to our history by taking a tour and help preserve agricultural farmland by becoming a member of our CSA Share Program. You are welcome to walk with us in the fields, savor the taste and beauty of our produce, and be inspired by what we offer through our volunteer program.

You can still sign up for the 2014 Community Supported Agriculture Fall/Winter Program (see 2014 CSA Fall/Winter Application).

We are now accepting membership applications for the 2015 CSA season. Those that sign up by October 31st can lock into the 2014 rates and have the option to make payments without the added service charge.

We are also accepting membership applications for the 2015 Coop season. Those that sign up by November 20th can lock into the 2014 rates.

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