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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Latest news from Nichols Farm & Orchard

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

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:

  • beets
  • celery root
  • greens
  • parsnips
  • potatoes
  • Onions
  • Shallots
  • Amarhyllis pots
  • pumpkins
  • rutabaga
  • sunchokes
  • sweet potatoes
  • Basil
  • Sprouts
  • Lettuce
  • winter radishes
  • Apples

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Notes from the farm

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 »
Endless Winter
March 11, 2014— As you may have noticed springs seems as though it may never come.  This can be very disheartening to us on the farm as we slosh through a foot of snow to prune the orchard.  There are many positives… more »
New South Loop CSA pickup at Overflow Coffee Bar
February 26, 2014— We are happy to announce a new Chicago South Loop community supported agriculture  (CSA) pickup site at Overflow Coffee Bar.  CSAs from our farm can be picked up til 9 pm in the south loop… 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