Green Youth Farm, a youth leadership program, give students ages 13 to 18 the chance to grow fresh food for local markets, while learning about sustainable agriculture and green entrepreneurship. A variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers are on grown on 3 agricultural sites throughout the Chicago area. The main crops, however, are the knowledge, experience, and pride gained by the participants. Students not only grow food, but they also create meals and design business plans to market their produce.
Green Youth Farm is a program of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Chicago area students work hard during the season to sustainably grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs for the community. Meet the students, tour the gardens, and enjoy the produce they grow at the Green Youth Farm markets! Green Youth Farm has four farm locations in the North Lawndale neighborhood, Washington Park neighborhood, Kenwood neighborhood, and the North Chicago/Waukegan area.
Chicago Botanic Garden Farmer's Market: The first and third Sundays of the month, June-October from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Green Youth Farm Stand in the Greenbelt Forest Preserve in North Chicago, IL. Wednesdays and Saturdays, July 11-October 6 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Washington Park Farm Stand at 51st St. and Calumet, Chicago: Wednesdays, July 11-October 3 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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