Farmers » Green Acres Farm
vegetables, fruits, herbs
- Outdoor market
Green Acres, owned by Beth and Brent Eccles, has a unique history. Beth’s grandfather, a Japanese immigrant, moved to Indiana in the late 1930s and began a small truck farm, selling Asian vegetables to restaurants and stores in Chicago’s Chinatown. His son, Ben, took over the farming operation in 1969 and continued his father’s wholesale business for the next 35 years. Beth and her husband, Brent, began farming in 1996. Meeting Abby Mandel at the Best of the Midwest Market inspired the couple to bring their sustainably raised food to farmer's markets in Chicago. Expanding on the Asian vegetable niche, they also grow more than 500 varieties of Certified Naturally Grown vegetables and fruits, including many heirlooms. With two daughters, Beth and Brent are proud to continue the family tradition of farming.
How to order
Order Green Acres' CSA or order produce a la carte throug their online store.
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