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Smits Farm

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Carl Smits
708 758-3838
3437 E. Sauk Trail
Chicago Hts., IL 60411
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Specialties

vegetables, herbs, potted plants

Participation

  • Indoor market
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays

Bio

Carl and Debbie Smits started their farm over 20 years ago, in 1990 with 30 acres and one small greenhouse. Over the years, their love of farming has grown and so has their operation. With the help of their six children, Kayla, Monica, Rachel, Andrew, Matthew and Titus and other employees, the Smits grow herbs, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, melons, cucumbers and squash in greenhouses and on fields spread over 160 acres. In the spring and summer, Carl and Debbie also bring bedding plants, baskets, and mixed planters to Market. In the fall, they offer mums, winter squash and potted herbs. They have never used chemical fertilizers on field crops and rely on sustainable practices such as application of organic matter and compost to grow herbs and vegetables. The Smits believe that healthy crops require healthy soil and that “in order to take from the ground you have to put back.”


Certifications

  • Food Alliance Certified

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May through October (Outdoors)
Lincoln Park
N. Clark St & N. Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7am–1pm
June through October (Outdoors)
The Park at Wrigley
3637 N. Clark, adjacent to Wrigley Field
Thursdays, 4pm–8pm
June through October (Outdoors)
West Loop, Mary Bartelme Park
115 S. Sangamon St
Saturdays, 8am–1pm
November through April (Indoors)
Peggy Notebaert Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Saturdays, 8am–1pm

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2613 W. Lawrence Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 880-1266

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