Nichols Farm and Orchard is a local, sustainable, family farm specializing in variety. Founded in 1978 as a hobby farm serving a handful of chicagoland farmers markets. Today we grow over 1000 cultivars of fruits and vegetables on our 250 acre farm and serv 14 local markets and many restaurants.

Our growing practices are certified sustainable through Food alliance. Many crops we grow are certifiably organic, while we use IPM management on our more difficult crops such as apples.

We grow extensive heirloom varieties of apples, tomatoes, and more. Our products are available at Farmers markets, Restaurants, and through our Chicago and Evanston CSA

Listing last updated on Apr 10, 2014

Nichols Farm grows the most extensive variety of any farm around. We grow over 1000 cultivars with heirlooms and hybrids. Our crops are grown with care, in the fertile Kishwaukee Valley. Our products can be found at 15 chicago farmers markets, served at many restaurants, or through our Chicago CSA. We offer CSA pickups in Chicago, Evanston, Oak Park, Elmhurst, Wilmette, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Crystal lake, and Marengo.



Season:  June through October

Type:  single farm

# of Shares:  150

Full Share:  Fruit and Vegetable shares $40/week for 22 week. $880/june through Oct. $30/week for Vegetable only share or $660. $75/ week for double Large family share.

Work Req?  No


Schedule and Location:

Evanston Saturdays 7-1pm
Oak Park Saturdays 8-1pm
Chicago division st Saturdays 7-1pm
Chicago Green City Market Saturdays and Wednesdays 7-1pm
Chicago Wicker Park Sundays 7-1pm
Chicago Daley Center Thursdays 8-3pm
Chicago Federal Plaza Tuesday 7-3pm
Chicago MCA Tuesdays 7-3pm
Chicago Elis Cheesecake Factory Thursdays 7-1pm
Hinsdale mondays 7-1pm
Elmhurst Wednesdays 7-1pm
Schaumburg Fridays 7-1pm



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This is our first year doing a CSA and I did extensive research and comparisons before deciding on Nichols Farm and my husband and I have been so happy with our choice! Nichols Farm has such a great variety and every week includes something we have never tried before.... [more]

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