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Saturday
Farm Stands

May through November, Urban Growers Collective runs weekly on-site farm stands: one at our South Chicago Farm and another at our Roosevelt Square Youth Farm. We sell a range of UGC-grown foods, produce and value-added products from our Incubator Farmers, herb and vegetable seedlings, and culturally-affirming staple fruits and vegetables from our partner, Midwest Foods.

Our goal is to provide fresh, healthy food to South Side communities that have historically lacked access. We accept cash, Link/SNAP, credit, debit, and Illinois Senior Farmers’ Market vouchers at all of our farm stands and markets. Check back soon for our 2021 schedule!

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Fresh Moves
Mobile Market

Our Fresh Moves Mobile Market is a bus that has been converted into a mobile farmers’ market. The “produce aisle on wheels” works toward closing the ‘food access gap’ by bringing produce to schools, community centers, churches, and health clinics — places that folks already frequent — to make good food accessible in Black and Brown neighborhoods that have been historically divested. Customers board the bus and shop for delicious local fruit, vegetables and grocery staples. The produce is priced to be affordable for all and to provide a fair return for the farmers and makers.

We accept cash, Link/SNAP, credit, and debit. Find our full spring 2021 schedule at the link below.

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Collective
Supported Agriculture

June through November, UGC runs a Collective Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Members receive weekly boxes of seasonal vegetables and culinary herbs grown on Urban Growers Collective’s farms! We offer both half shares (5-6 items per week) and full shares (10-12 items per week) as well as a mutual aid share option. For an additional $25/week, CSA members can purchase a Contributor level membership, which provides a mutual aid half share for a community member in need. Members pick up their shares each week at partner sites throughout the city. Each CSA box is stocked with vegetables and herbs from UGC farms, micro greens from Urban Eden, fruit from Seedling Farm, and occasionally produce grown by our Incubator Farmers.

What We Grow

We grow a variety of crops so that our farm stands, Fresh Moves Mobile Market, and CSA shares are stocked with a beautiful and nutritious range of fresh produce. In addition to fruits and vegetables, we grow culinary and medicinal herbs, edible flowers, and a wide array of ornamental plants for neighborhood beautification. We also raise goats, chickens, and honey bees.

Early Season

Mint
Beets
Basil
Parsley
Carrots
Cabbage
Purslane
Kohlrabi
Onions
Amaranth
Tulsi
Swiss chard
Squash blossoms

Mid Season

Bell peppers
Hot peppers
Mustard greens
Eggplants
Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Celery
Nasturtiums
Summer squash
Pole beans
Okra
Lovage
Fennel
Rosemary
Turnips
Shiso

Late Season

Pumpkins
Lettuce
Green tomatoes
Spinach
Collard greens
Marigolds
Butternut squash
Cardoons
Beet greens
Kale

2021 Harvest Tracker

  • pounds of produce harvested

Questions?

Reach out at info@urbangrowerscollective.org or (773) 376-8882.