Edit Module Last call for Secret Supper tickets! Click here for more info.
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit Module

How to Create an Instant Farm in the City

Sure, pastoral living sounds appealing—but also like a lot of work. Here, four ways to make the simple life very simple for urbanites.

Photo: Allen Cunningham/Daily Southtown

Rent chickens.

It’s the agrarian version of spending time with grandkids: Enjoy fresh eggs all summer from two hens (coop included) … then give the birds back when you’re sick of them. (No, you can’t eat them.) $400 for six to eight months, rent-a-chicken.net

Hire an apiarist.

Get loads of honey without really having to do anything. The Westside Bee Boyz will set up and tend hives in your yard. From $300 for setup, then $75 a visit, westsidebeeboyz.com

Grow veggies on your windowsill.

Cramped apartment? Not a problem. Grow peppers, snap peas, and cherry tomatoes in a box hydroponically. Science! From $139 for planter, $30 for seed kit, modsprout.com

Can in the safety of a class.

At the Chopping Block’s two locations, you can learn how to pickle your haul without fear of food poisoning. (Bonus: You can finally use the 50 Mason jars left over from your wedding.) $50, thechoppingblock.com


Edit Module


Edit Module
Submit your comment

Comments are moderated. We review them in an effort to remove foul language, commercial messages, abuse, and irrelevancies.

Edit Module