LOCAL IS BETTER! More nutrition with less energy consumption. Support agriculture in your community.

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.

We are now accepting membership applications for the 2015 Coop season, which begins the first week of January. Plans start out at $144.00 ($24 per week) and memberships are available on a prorated basis for those that did not have a chance to join.

We are also accepting membership applications for the 2015 CSA season.

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