Variety is our specialty.

A passion for the land and its fruits

Lloyd and Doreen Nichols planted the first seeds of what has grown into a 300 acre certified sustainable family farm in 1978. Today the three generations of the Nichols family living and working the land are committed to continuing the founding principles for generations to come.

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

CSA shares delivered weekly to a local convenient pickup site make attaining the best fresh local produce easy.  By joining our CSA you are guarenteed to broaden your culinary horizons while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Every week you will Try something new!  CSA shareholders also help our family farm by allowing us to plan for the upcoming season and insures early income.

Now is the time to join our Chicago CSA. 

CSA pickups in Chicago, Evanston, Wilmette, Crystal Lake, Schaumburg, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Glen Ellyn, Oak Park, and Marengo.  Pro rated shares are offered, so its never too late to join.  

What's at the market this week

Spring is here and so many good things are soon to arrive.  Many markets begin the 1st of May.  Check our schedule.  In the meanwhile our two winter farmers markets in Evanston and Lincoln Park are held on Saturdays.

A sampling of what's currently available:

  • Summer squash
  • Beans of all types
  • Beets
  • Winter Squash of all types
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Kohlrabi
  • turnips
  • Shallots
  • arugula
  • onions
  • garlic
  • greens
  • 25 varieties of apples
  • potatoes
  • Greens
  • Raspberries
  • radishes
  • Pumpkins
  • kale
  • fennel
  • Okra
  • brussels Sprouts
  • Sweet potatoes
  • So much more

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Notes from the farm

June is here
June 4, 2014— June is here so that means we are in full swing.  All 14 of our farmers markets are starting this week and CSA shares are being filled.  It is never too late to sign up for a pro-rated CSA share and e… more »
Markets have Begun
May 12, 2014— The markets are off to a good start and we have asparagus coming out our ears.  The warm weather makes everything grow like weeds, even the weeds.  It is good to see the orchard survived the harsh… more »
Planting begins
April 1, 2014— Like clockwork spring is showing signs of life.  A couple days without frost, a little sunshine, and a whole lot of wind and the fields start to dry out. Even if it is only 35 degrees. All of a… more »

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Nichols Farm & Orchard

Sustainably growing the widest range of fruits and vegetables for more than 30 years.

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2602 Hawthorn Road, Marengo, Illinois 60152 Tel. 815-236-1615
Farmers markets where you'll find us this summer:

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  • Federal Plaza
  • Lincoln Park
  • Near North
  • Daley Plaza
  • Streeterville
  • Lincoln Park
  • lincoln Park
  • Wicker Park
  • Norridge
  • Elmhurst
  • Evanston
  • Evanston
  • Hinsdale
  • Oak Park
  • Schaumburg