Story

Our Farm + Origins:

Established in 2021, Bridge & Bloom Farms LLC is a for-profit 1/8 acre urban farm located in Legends-South, Chicago Illinois. We operate our farm through a land agreement with Windy City Harvest, a non-profit organization under the Chicago Botanic Garden. We focus on farming with sustainable environmental, business, and social practices.

We started this farm as a means to give back to Chicago, to build and strengthen our communities through food and plants. We strive to be a resource for anyone interested in growing food for local communities.

Danika Jackson - owner/operator (they/them)

Growing up in Anchorage AK, Danika's first job was working with food at the local Tastee Freez at 17 years old. From fast food, wholesale logistics, to grocery stores and catering. It took little more than a decade for them to make the conclusion that growing & preparing food go hand in hand. Ultimately, they ended up applying for Windy City Harvest's apprenticeship program and graduated in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. They believe that food can be a way to connect with people across racial, economic, and cultural lines.

Kathleen Valdez - owner/operator (she/her)

Bio coming soon!