The Fresh Picks Farmer Alliance provides the freshest locally grown and organic foods to consumers, chefs, groceries, businesses and institutions! The Alliance is a collaborative group of local, organic & sustainable produce, meat and dairy farmers. We are growing a robust membership of farmers interested and ready to sell wholesale into the Chicagoland market. Our efforts are creating efficiencies in post-harvest handling, transportation, distribution and traceability to connect you with the best farms in the region! 

Lead farmers have enhanced their cold storage and packing facilities to serve as rural food hubs connecting harvested crops to the Chicago region. These farms are aggregating crops from surrounding farms to send to the Chicago area Fresh Picks distribution hub.

Our inaugural hub hosts and anchor farms include:

All Grass Farms   Dundee, IL

Bob's Fresh & Local Farm   Dundee, IL

Good Earth Farm   Oakfield, WI

PrairiErth Farm   Atlanta, IL

Prairie Fruits Farm  Champaign, IL

Springdale Farm   Plymouth, WI

Pleasantland Organic Farm   Washinton, IL


Fresh Picks Farmer Alliance products are available at these fine retailers:

Irv and Shelly's Fresh Picks

Carnival Foods - Lincoln Park

Carnival Grocery - Oak Park

City Press Juice - Ravenswood

City Press Juice - Lakeview

City Press Juice -Wicker Park

Hewn Bakery - Evanston

Onion Garden - Highland Park

Plum Market - Old Town

True Juice - Highland Park

True Juice - Winnetka

True Juice - Chicago Botanic Garden

River Valley Ranch Farmer's Table - Ravenswood

Sugar Beet Co-op - Oak Park

And Select Mariano's Locations:

  • Bucktown
  • Glenview
  • Lakeshore East
  • Lakeview East
  • Lawrence
  • New City
  • Northbrook
  • Vernon Hills

The Farmer Alliance is a Food to Market Challenge Finalist and grant recipient from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust and an award recipient of the USDA. Here is a link to a sampling of the local products that we offer. 

Contact us for more information on pricing and availability.

E-mail: Phone: 847-410-0591