Backyard Fresh Farms

Backyard Fresh Farms Backyard Fresh Farms is a tech-based vertical farming company.

Operating as usual



1400 W 46th Street
Chicago, IL


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Check out the Turtle Stop, our new retail shop that features products made and grown at The Plant and at Bubbly, as well as grocery and cleaning essentials, swag, and more. Hours are generally limited to Tue. and Fri. 10am-2pm while everything opens back up, though we’ll be open ‘til 5pm this Friday for early birds to Whiner Beer Company taproom as they get back in action -- bar snacks, anyone?...

Products available at the Turtle Stop include...

Kombucha by Kombucha & Kombuchade

Microgreens & shoots by Closed Loop Farms

Lettuce mix by Backyard Fresh Farms

Vegan dark chocolate by Tuanis Chocolate

Coffee beans and freshly brewed drip coffee by 4lw Caf

Vegan gelato by Sacred Serve

Frozen cookie dough by Middle Brow Bungalow. In support of Bakers Against Racism, all proceeds go directly to BYP 100 & the Peace and Education Coalition - Back of the Yards, New City.

Beeswax food wraps by Bike a Bee

Products include...
Greeting cards by

cutting boards made in collaboration between MP Custom Made and South Side Hackerspace: Chicago - SSH:C

swag printed by 48 Industries

Plus amazing vegan cookies by Tubby's Taste, vegan and vegetarian grocery items, household essentials from Zefiro and Meliora Cleaning Products

Farmers markets are back on for the 2020 season! Markets will look and feel a little different with new COVID 19 guidelines, so see the article linked below to check specific market details and find out what to expect before heading out to scoop up locally made products.

Find businesses from The Plant including Closed Loop Farms, New Magnolia Garden Center Inc., Backyard Fresh Farms, and more at the following markets:

Plant Chicago's Farmers Market :: 4459 S. Marshfield Ave.
Saturdays 11am - 3pm, through Sept.

Marz Community Brewing's Community of the Future Market :: 3630 S. Iron St.
Sundays 10am - 2pm, through July.
**The market is free to attend but you need to register in advance.**

Green City Market
1817 N. Clark St.: Saturdays 7am - 1pm, through Oct..
Mary Bartelme Park, 115 S. Sangamon St.: Saturdays 8am - 1pm, through Oct.
What’s new at The Plant?

It may seem quiet out there, but there's still a lot of activity behind the scenes at The Plant. Food production is as essential as it gets! We appreciate that so many of you are including products made and grown at The Plant on your grocery lists.

Click on "Monthly Newsletter Signup" tab in profile to get the latest updates from inside The Plant!

Services available from businesses inside The Plant & Bubbly:

Closed Loop Farms' virtual market offers home delivery of locally produced food and beverage straight to your doorstep. Look for products made at The Plant from Bike a Bee, Closed Loop Farms, Backyard Fresh Farms, Tuanis Chocolate, 4lw Caf, Kombuchade, and The Great American Cheese Collection. Click "Shop Now" button in profile to browse the latest market additions!

Whiner Beer Company now has delivery and pick up options! Hop on over to their website for delivery details, or stop by The Plant for pick-up daily from 10am-5pm.

Bicycling has always been a great way to get around the city, and it's even more practical and efficient in this time of social distancing. We always recommend our friends over at Blue City Cycles, which has a workshop presence at Bubbly and a retail shop at 3201 S. Halsted St. Call first to confirm hours of operation and for special accommodations/requests.

Seasonal CSA produce shares are now available from two of our favorite local farms, Chicago Patchwork Farms and The Urban Canopy.

Stay well!

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