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 neighborhoods including Lincoln park at City grounds, West loop at Publican Quality Meats, South loop at Overflow Coffee, Hyde park at Z and H Marketcafe, Andersonville at Urban Orchard, Uptown at Baker and Nosh, Edgewater at Cookies and Carnitas, Logan square at Bang Bang Pies, Wicker Park at Bru Coffee House, Near North, and Streeterville.  Suburban pickups sites include Evanston, Wilmette, Crystal Lake, Schaumburg, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Glen Ellyn, Highland Park, 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:

  • Apples
  • Squash
  • onions
  • shallots
  • garlic
  • sweet potatoes
  • Potatoes of all types
  • Leeks
  • Sunchokes
  • Beets
  • Turnips
  • Winter Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Celery root
  • Cabbage
  • So much more

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Notes from the farm

CSA membership drive
February 25, 2015— Spring is right around the corner.  Traditionally we are in the field planting with a tractor by the end of march.  Hard to believe as it snows today.  We have a high tunnel full of spinach and… more »
New Chicago CSA pickups
January 14, 2015— We are excited to announce new CSA pickup sites in Wicker Park, Hyde Park, and Logan Square. … more »
New CSA pickup locations in Hyde Park and Logan Square
January 6, 2015— Nichols Farm is happy to add two new Chicago CSA pickup locations in Hyde Park and Logan Square.  We now conveniently deliver CSA shares to Hyde Park, Logan Square, Near North, South loop, West loop,… more »

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Nichols Farm & Orchard

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


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

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