Chicago Farms and Projects
Power’s Chicago Projects Office officially opened in
February of 2002 to manage resource development and the technical
assistance needed to assist emerging Community Food Centers and urban
and small farm projects in the metropolitan Chicago area. The
Chicago office has established projects that have received national
recognition and exemplify the mission of the organization. In Chicago,
we are currently farming over 12 acres of land within the city!
Urban Farm Sites in Chicago:
Did you know?In 2013, Growing Power trained and employed over 300 at-risk youth in urban agriculture and community food system development. Through their work in urban gardens and greenhouses, they learned how to grow soil, vegetables, herbs, flowers and launched a unique line of hand-crafted beauty products.
For more information and to order products, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or order products from our Etsy page by CLICKING HERE!
You can now get our products at 10 Walgreens locations!Growing Power Chicago is excited to be selling our produce at 10 different Walgreens locations throughout the Chicagoland area! To see if there is a store near you, CLICK HERE for the listing of locations.
To highlight our fresh greens, Chicago Public Schools culinary students, under the direction of Head Chef David Blackmon, created this recipe that's not only simple and delicious, it's a great way to get more greens into your diet!
Winter Green Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
2 TB firmly packed dark brown sugar
4 TB apple cider vinegar
1 TB Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. olive oil
Directions: In a very large bowl, use wire whisk or fork to combine sugar, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in olive oil until blended.
Then combine the following ingredients and toss with the vinaigrette:
1/4 c. bleu cheese, crumbled
1/2 c. toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 c. dried cranberries
3 c. Growing Power Winter Green Salad Blend
Market Basket Program:Offers a year-round supply of fresh, healthy, affordable produce. Orders are placed weekly and pickup locations are available throughout Chicago. Or, you can organize your own pickup location in your community! For more information, email: email@example.com
Tours of Iron Street Farm:Come learn how we've converted an abandoned industrial building into a working urban farm! See our in-vessel composting, vermicompost, year-round hoop house production, mushroom chandeliers, aquaponics, goats, bees and more. There is a $10/person fee for tours. Tours take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm and Saturdays at 10 am an 1 pm. To RSVP, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer:We can always use more help at Iron Street Farm! Volunteers help sift worm castings, move woodchips, build our compost system and expand our farm. Volunteer Orientation is held Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm and Saturday at 10am. Please bring a water bottle and dress for the weather, hot or cold, and wear close-toed shoes. To RSVP or to schedule a volunteer group, email: email@example.com
Milwaukee Headquarters: 5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53218
Tel. 414.527.1546 / Fax 414.527.1908
Chicago Projects Office: 3333 S. Iron Street, Chicago, IL 60608