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Farm On Ogden Development

Food. Jobs. Health.


The Farm on Ogden Development will link small urban farmers, culinary training programs, healthcare providers, urban developers, distributors, and end users together through a unique ecosystem of proven partners. We will:

  • Secure urban farmland through partners like Brinshore Development and SAVOR Chicago, which now supports a large rooftop garden at McCormick Place.
  • Train and incubate the next generation of farmers and chefs through Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest and the ProStart Program—Illinois Restaurant Association.
  • Create jobs by developing urban farmers like Creciendo Farms, Return to Life Farm, Sweet Pea and Friends, and Garfield Produce Company, who can serve the region and expand distribution and consumption of local produce.
  • Distribute locally grown food through reliable and locally committed distribution partners like Midwest Foods, South Loop Farmers Market, and Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA).
  • Deliver nutrition education, as well as locally grown food, through Lawndale Christian Health Center, a Chicago community clinic.

At the center is the Farm on Ogden, an innovative food hub, jobs training center, year-round growing space, commercial kitchen, and community wellness center in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. The Farm on Ogden Development will not just distribute food but will change how communities eat. For more information and to support, contact Angela Mason, associate vice president of Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest,


Chicago Botanic Garden's Windy City Harvest

Midwest Foods

Lawndale Christian Health Center

Brinshore Development


ProStart Program—Illinois Restaurant Association

Creciendo Farms

Return to Life Farm

Sweet Pea and Friends

Garfield Produce Company

South Loop Farmers Market

Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA)