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Leaning Shed Farm


Dave and Denise Dyrek bought their 30-acre farm in 2004 as a weekend getaway from their home in Humboldt Park. “The first year, we used it like other Chicagoans,” recalls Dave. “We hung out at the beach.” They also planted a small garden, and discovered they loved working the soil. While Denise still has her day job in the hotel industry, Dave sold his heating and air conditioning company in 2008 to focus on gardening full time. At Leaning Shed, which is named for an actual building on the property, the Dyreks  specialize in heirloom variety vegetables and fruits and use organic  methods to grow their peas, tomatoes, melons, cucumbers, apples and pears. “We are not doing this to become wealthy,” says Dave of his newfound profession. “We are doing it as a lifestyle change.”


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Leaning Shed Farm


Denise & Dave Dyrek
1845 Rocky Weed Rd.
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
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Fruits and Vegetables


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May through October
South End of Lincoln Park at the intersection of Clark and Lincoln.
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2430 N. Clark St.
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2732 North Clark Street
Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 880-1266

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