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Six Great Midwestern Farmers: Where to Buy Their Goods in Chicago

In the June 2010 issue of Chicago magazine, we profiled six farmers who represent the best of what local farming has to offer—small batch harvests, raised with care. Here’s a complete list of where Chicagoans can find their produce and products.

WILL ALLEN
Growing Power in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 414-527-1546

  • Growing Power has its own CSA program, called Market Basket.
  • 61st Street Farmers Market. 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., between Dorchester Ave. and Blackstone Ave. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
  • Bronzeville Farmers’ Market. Cottage Grove Ave. and 44th St., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
  • Englewood Farmer’s Market. 63rd St. and Lowe Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Green City Market. South end of Lincoln Park between Clark St. and Stockton Dr., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

TIM IFFT
TJ’s Pastured Free-Range Poultry in Piper City, Illinois; 815-848-8961

BRENDA JENSEN
Hidden Springs Creamery in Westby, Wisconsin; 608-606-3840

MICK KLUG
Mick Klug Farms in St. Joseph, Michigan; 269-208-9334

  • Green City Market. South end of Lincoln Park between Clark St. and Stockton Dr., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Chicago’s Downtown Farm Stand. 66 E. Randolph St.; 312-742-8419.
  • Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks. This service offers year-round home delivery in the Chicago area of local and organic produce, meat, dairy and eggs.
  • Lincoln Square Market. Lincoln Ave. and Leland St., 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Lincoln Park High School. Armitage Ave. and Halsted St. 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays.
  • 61st Street Farmers Market. 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., between Dorchester Ave. and Blackstone Ave. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturdays.

TRACEY VOWELL
Three Sisters Farm in Kankakee, Illinois; 312-399-5585

  • Green City Market. South end of Lincoln Park between Clark St. and Stockton Dr., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays only.

VICKI WESTERHOFF
Genesis Growers in St. Anne, Illinois; 815-953-1512

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