Community Farm opens in suburban Chicago with no grocery stores – NBC Chicago


Three acres in the southern suburb of Sauk Village could soon impact how the community eats.

The It Takes A Village Community Farm, located on the Grace United Church of Christ property, will provide residents with access to organic fruits and vegetables.

It will be a great advantage for residents, since the nearest grocery stores are not in the village, but several kilometers in both directions.

“Not only will we be providing food to pantries, we really hope that we can branch out and bring organic fruit and vegetables to schools,” said Pastor Melody Seaton of Grace United Church of Christ.

The farm is expected to produce around 50,000 pounds of organic produce per year.

It Takes a Village Community Farm is a partnership between the church, Just Roots Chicago, an organization that works with others to open urban community farms, and Good Vibes Farm, a Chicago farm focused on spreading positivity.

“Our whole goal is not just to grow food, but to grow it with and for the community and to equip people with the skills and resources they need to be able to do it at home or wherever,” said Sean Ruane by Just Roots Chicago.

The farm is hosting an open house on Saturday May 14th from 9am to 12pm at 2500 223approx St. west of Torrence Avenue.


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