Farmers » Mick Klug Farms
- Outdoor market
- Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays
Mick Klug grew up on a 40-acre farm his parents established in the 1930s. He took ownership in 1974, and has expanded the land to over 120 acres. For the past several years, Mick, along with his daughter, Abby Schilling and son-in-law, Mark, worked together to manage the farm, several farmers market stands, and sales to many restaurants in Chicago. This year, Mark's brother, Ben Schilling, and sister-in-law, Bae, joined the team. The families grows many varieties of fruits and vegetables, employing approximately 25 employees seasonally. The families are committed to sustainable agriculture and promoting locally grown produce. They have provided fresh produce to the Green City Market for over fifteen years and to City of Chicago Farmers Markets for over 30 years. Look for ramps, purple and green asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries in the spring and raspberries and blueberries in the summer. Peaches, their biggest seller, and shelled peas also are specialties. In the fall, you can find over 10 varieties of seedless grapes at Mick Klug Farm's stand, along with Concords and Niagara's too!