Earth First Farms is a family-owned certified organic fruit and vegetable farm in Southwest Michigan. Located 100 miles from Chicago, we sell our products in the fall at Chicago farmers markets. We are happy to provide opportunities for certified organic U-Pick for apples. Our varieties include Red and Golden Delicious, Jonathon, Paula Red, Empire, and Rome. We also offer fresh Apple Cider and other apple products. We offer a tree rental - you can rent a tree of your choice, and we will either harvest and deliver all apples from your tree to you in Chicago or you can come and harvest your own. We also offer a 3-month Apple CSA for Chicago and Michiana customers. Annual harvest festival in late September includes live music, apples, apple products, hay rides, food and drink.
You can sign up now for our 2014 Organic Apple CSA and Rent A Tree programs. Check our website for details.
Season: August through November
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 100
Full Share: Rent An Organic Apple Tree: $60 for total yield of one apple tree--- Organic Apple CSA: $90/season, with 7 deliveries between August 15 and Thanksgiving.
Work Req? No
Chicago (Edgewater) Saturdays 8-1
Chicago (Green City) Saturdays 7-1
Chicago (Logan Square) Sundays 10-3
Chicago (Rogers Park - Glenwood) Sundays 9-2
Closed for 2013.
Please see our web site for directions.
We wholesale Certified Organic Apples, apple butter, and our award-winning apple cider. We also wholesale other produce in the fall - squash, pumpkins, melons, and more. Email us to hear about our weekly offerings.
Despite what other apple farmers in the area will tell you, Earth First Farms is proving that it is possible to grow certified organic apples in the Midwest.... [more]
See All Reviews
My family spent an afternoon at Earth Farms picking apples last fall. They were so good, we decided to pick extras for our neighbors in Chicago. They were a huge hit and now our friends seek out Earth First Farms at the Edgewater Farmer's Market.... [more]