Mission

What We Do:

Produce Boxes

We offer a sliding-scale produce box, targeted at underserved communities in urban Chicago. Families can purchase a custom box with only produce they need. No commitments, no upfront costs.

  • Sliding-Scale: Families can pick the price they can afford. Every item has a high or low option, and is honor based
  • Our higher price point enables us to support families who need access to the same high quality produce. This is our way of trying to create an equitable food system that meets people where they are at financially.

Restaurants + Value-added Items

We sell to local restaurants who need specialized varieties and want the freshest product possible. We work with local chefs and restaurateurs to build relationships with the communities they operate in. We strive to promote farm to table efforts with recipes, value added items and other collaborations.

Donations

A portion of our harvest is dedicated for local donation to food pantries and organizations that focus on the South and West sides of Chicago.

Wholesale + VeggieRX

We sell a portion of our harvest to wholesale channels to keep our sliding-scale produce box financially sustainable as we scale our business and grow our direct-to-consumer produce box options.

Sustainability

As farmers in the city, we strive to be stewards of the land we work with. We use organic farming practices (although we are not certified). All cultivation and harvest is done by hand with simple tools, and we utilize drip irrigation to reduce our water waste. We do not use any chemical pesticides or non-organic methods of growing our produce, herbs and flowers. As part of our mission, we are a part of Plant Chicago's Circular Economy Leaders Network. Our goal for 2021 is to find the best reusable packaging for our farm, and keep on-farm and crop waste down.

 

Who We Serve:

Chicago Communities:

    • Bronzeville, Legends South, Back of the Yards, Pilsen, Garfield Park, Humboldt Park

Food Pantries + Organizations

We are working to build ties with food pantries and organizations on the South and West sides of Chicago. We strive to provide greater access to fresh food in the communities we operate in.

Restaurants + Wholesale