Farmers » Smits Farm
Fresh Cut and Potted Herbs
- Indoor and outdoor markets
Carl and Deb Smits started their farm over 20 years ago, in 1990 with 30 acres and one small greenhouse. Over the years, their love of farming has grown and so has their operation. With the help of their six children, Kayla, Monica, Rachel, Andrew, Matthew and Titus and other employees, the Smits grow herbs, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, melons, cucumbers and squash in greenhouses and on fields spread over 160 acres. In the spring and summer, Carl and Deb also bring bedding plants, baskets, and mixed planters to market. In the fall, they offer mums, winter squash and potted herbs. They have never used chemical fertilizers on field crops and rely on sustainable practices such as application of organic matter and compost to grow herbs and vegetables. The Smits believe that healthy crops require healthy soil and that “in order to take from the ground, you have to put back.”
How to order
Farm pick-ups available at 3437 E Sauk Trail, Chicago Heights, IL. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 708-932-0807 to place your order and get a payment link.
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