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Local Food System

Local Food System

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Local Food System

There are many ways to get involved with the local food system here in western Chicagoland!  Here is a comprehensive list of ways to connect with local farmers and eat seasonally.  CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture) supports local, stewards the environment by reducing transportation costs, and promotes eating seasonally.

 

CSA’s in Chicagoland

 

Heritage Prairie Farm

Farm location: Elburn, Illinois

Fruits and vegetables

https://www.heritageprairiefarm.com 

(630) 443-5989

Pick up location: Wheaton French Market

 

Wellhausen Farm

Farm location: Wheaton, Illinois

Fruits and vegetables come in the CSA box; meats and cheeses can be ordered.

https://www.wellhausenfarm.com 

(630) 231-2350

Pick up location: Wellhausen Farm, P.O. Box 1602, Wheaton, Illinois

 

Nichols Farm and Orchard

Farm location: Marengo, Illinois

Fruits and vegetables

(815) 236-1615

https://www.nicholsfarm.com 

Pick up locations vary: Option of hosting a pick up location and earning a discount on the CSA, signing up for home delivery at an additional cost, or the website has a list of farmers market pick up locations in the city and the suburbs.

 

 

Windy Acres Farm

Farm location: Geneva, Illinois

Fruits and vegetables

(630) 232-6429

https://www.windyacresfarmstand.com 

Pick up location: Home delivery or at the farm: 37W446 Fabyan Parkway, Geneva, Illinois 60134

 

Mighty Greens Farm

Farm location: Elburn, Illinois

Vegetables

(630) 301-0678

www.mightygreensfarm.com 

Pick up locations: On the farm all day Tuesday and Wednesday

Arlington Heights (near the corner of Salem Avenue and Sigwalt Avenue): Tuesdays from 2:00pm-6:00pm

The Health Doctors in Warrenville, Tuesdays from 1:00pm to 6:00pm

 

Genesis Growers

Farm location: St. Anne, Illinois

Fruits and vegetables

(815) 953-1512

http://genesis-growers.com 

Pick up locations vary: Oak Park Farmers Market and various drop-off locations in the city and Chicago area suburbs. Locations listed on website.

 

Earth First Farms

Farm location: Berrien Center, Michigan

Fruits and vegetables

(269) 815-3370

http://earthfirstfarms.com/csa/ 

Pick up locations: Chicago Neighborhood Farmers Markets: Glenwood Sunday Market in Rodgers Park, Logan Square Farmers Market, and KAM Isaiah Isreal in Hyde Park. Member homes in Chicago area suburbs: Naperville, Lombard, Oak Park and Plainfield. Also at Four Winds Waldorf School in Warrenville and Trogg’s Hollow Farm in Poplar Grove.

 

Troggs Hollow Farm

Farm location: Poplar Grove, Illinois

Fresh vegetables, with access to add-on shares from other local producers: fruits, honey, eggs, meats, fish, coffee, breads, ancient grains and dried beans.

(872) 222-5584

https://sites.google.com/troggshollow.com/home/home 

Pick up locations: (DuPage County): SCARCE in Glen Ellyn. Other nearby locations: Roselle, Elgin, and St. Charles. Exact locations were not listed. Pick up is also available on the farm. 

 

Green Earth Harvest (Part of the Conservation Foundation)

Farm location: Naperville, Illinois

Vegetables

(630) 428-4500

http://www.theconservationfoundation.org/green-earth/farm-shares-csa/ 

Pick up locations: On the farm in Naperville at: 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road; Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hinsdale, Victorian Museum in Lombard, and at a private residence in Winfield near County Farm and Jewell Roads. 





 

Farmers Markets in DuPage County 

Glen Ellyn 

Glen Ellyn French Market

Sundays: Mid May through mid October, 9:00am to 1:30pm

https://business.glenellynchamber.com/events/details/french-market-in-glen-ellyn-09-29-2019-9077  

Elmhurst

Elmhurst Farmers Market

Wednesdays: June through October, 7:00am to 1:00pm

https://www.elmhursthistory.org/270/Elmhurst-Farmers-Market 

Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook Farmers Market

The Promenade, 631 E. Boughton Road

Thursdays: June through mid September, 4:00pm to 9:00pm

https://www.shoppingpromenade.com/event/Promenade-Street-Markets/2145528064/ 

Downers Grove

Downers Grove Farmers Market

Main Street Train Station South Parking Lot off Burlington Avenue

Saturdays: May through mid October, 7:00am to 12:30pm

https://www.ymcachicago.org/indianboundary/blog/entry/Farmers-Market-is-now-open 

Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village Farmers Market

901 Wellington Avenue, at the Elk Grove Clock Tower

Saturdays: June through mid October, 7:30am-1:00pm

https://www.elkgrove.org/visitors/special-events/farmer-s-market 

Hinsdale

Hinsdale Farmers Market

Chicago Avenue, in front of Burlington Park & Village Hall

Mondays: June through October, 7:00am to 1:00pm

http://www.hinsdalechamber.com/farmers-market 



Lisle 

Lisle French Market

Prairie Walk Pond, Garfield Avenue, North of Burlington

Saturdays: May through mid September 8:00am to 1:00pm

https://www.villageoflisle.org/228/French-Market-at-PrairieWalk-Pond 

Naperville (Three locations)

Naperville Farmers Market

Parking Lot off Fifth Avenue Station, 200 E. 5th Avenue

Saturdays: June through mid October, 7:00am to 12:00pm

https://www.naperville.il.us/events/event?id=city-events.rss?eventId=123615122 

Also at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 750 Aurora Avenue

Wednesdays: End of May through mid September, 3:00pm to 7:00pm

https://www.naperville.il.us/events/event?id=city-events.rss?eventId=132551117 

Also the Naperville Park District hosts a Farmers Market on 95th Street by the Naperville Public Library

Thursdays: June through end of September, 3:00pm to 7:00pm

https://www.napervilleparks.org/farmersmarket 

Wheaton

Wheaton French Market

Municipal Parking Lot #3, Liberty Drive and Main Street

Saturdays: Mid April through beginning November, 8:00am to 2:00pm

https://www.downtownwheaton.com/all-events/wheaton-french-market-b3b8d-7fxeh-nrg4e-4awnt 

Winfield

Winfield Farmers Market

Southwest corner of Geneva and County Farm Roads

Wednesdays: June through end of October, 7:00am to 1:00pm

https://winfieldfarmersmarket.com