Spring Box of Hope
The Spring Box of Hope service will begin on June 11, 2021 and end July 2, 2021. Every box will be filled with fresh, delicious vegetables grown at Walnut Grove Vocational Farm and feature local farmers and their products. Each week the vegetables in your box will vary. Some items you will find in your box may include beets, broccoli, collards, kale, buttercrunch lettuce, oakleaf lettuce, box choy, kohlrabi, radishes, snap peas, green onions and other surprises. Each box is sold separately. You can purchase one or all four. The Spring Boxes of Hope will be delivered each week to your home. Deliveries are available to residents of DeKalb, Genoa, Kingston, Kirkland, Malta, Maple Park, and Sycamore.
- Week 1 - Friday, June 11 - This box will include an assortment of fresh vegetables from WGVF, 1 dozen eggs from Baeder Farms, 1 quart of strawberries from WGVF and asparagus from Klein's Quality Produce. Each box is $49.95.
- Week 2 - Friday, June 18 - This box will include an assortment of fresh vegetables from WGVF and 1 quart of strawberries from WGVF. Each box is $39.95.
- Week 3 - Friday, June 25 - This box will include an assortment of fresh vegetables from WGVF, 1 quart of strawberries from WGVF and 1 jar of jam. Each box is $42.95.
- Week 4 - Friday, July 2 - This box will include an assortment of fresh vegetables from WGVF and 1 homemade strawberry or strawberry rhubarb pie from Klein's Quality Produce just in time for the holiday weekend. Each box is $54.95.
Our Box of Hope service is comprised of several components:
- DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) trains individuals with developmental disabilities in the horticultural and agricultural fields at our Walnut Grove Vocational Farm (WGVF) located in Kirkland. The farm is where the vegetables for our Boxes of Hope are grown, prepared and packaged by WGVF participants.
- WGVF participants learn skills that will help them gain experience for employment and ensure a productive place for young adults with disabilities in the community.
Each growing season, DCCG, grows and distributes thousands of pounds of fresh produce for local individuals and families in need. Box of Hope subscribers provide revenue which goes to support DCCG's efforts to provide food in DeKalb County. To donate a Box of Hope, simply select "Please donate this box to a family in need" under the "This Box of Hope is for" field above.