Where To Source Local Foods

December 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm

During the colder months with fewer farmers markets to choose from, here are some ideas for locally produced products and food. Below that are resources, organizations that provide tons of events and information in regard to urban agriculture and sustainable food in Chicago.


These stores specialize in local foods:

Bang Bang Pie Shop - 2051 N. California Ave.

Butcher and Larder - 1026 North Milwaukee in Noble Square

Dark Matter Coffee Roaster and Star Lounge Coffee Bar - Western and Chicago

Dill Pickle Food Co-op – 3039 West Fullerton, Chicago

Edible Alchemy Foods Co-op - The co-op has grown to five locations in, including Hyde Park, River North, Lakeview, and Logan Square

Floriole Cafe and Bakery - 1220 West Webster

Green Grocer 1402 West Grand Ave in West Town

Katherine Anne Confections - 2745 W. Armitage

LUSH Wine & Spirits - 2232 W. Roscoe, 1257 S. Halsted, 1412 W. Chicago

Marion Street Cheese Market 100 South Marion St. Oak Park

Plum Market - 1233 N. Wells St.

Plenty Good Food Grocery and Deli - 2036 West Division – You can buy  Joe’s Frozen Organic blueberries grown in Michigan here.

Provenance Food & Wine - 2 locations Logan Square 2528 N. California Lincoln Square 2312 W. Leland Ave . Remember to checkout Holidays On The Square on Dec. 7   Lincoln Square locale wine tasting every Thur 6-8pm, Logan Square wine tasting Saturdays 3-6pm

Publican Quality Meats – 835 W. Fulton, Chicago

Sauce and Bread Kitchen - 6338-40 N. Clark, Chicago

Sharpening By Dave  - Green City Market and other locations throughout Chicagoland. If you want to eat local, you need to have sharp knives to prepare the produce!!  Let Dave know that you read about him in the Local Beet and you will get one dollar off each knife sharpened. 

Standard Market 333 West Ogden Ave. Westmont

Area resources for local food initiatives, workshop, classesAdvocates for Urban Agriculture ,Angelic Organics , Edible Evanston,  Illinois Stewardship Alliance , The Land ConnectionThe Peterson Garden Project , The Spence Farm FoundationThe Talking Farm , WeFarmAmerica