Slow Food Chicago mobs Vegified Growers
Vegified Growers is a wholesale provider of organic vegetable and herb starts to farmers and garden centers. We currently have 7,200 s.f. of greenhouse space and grow garlic on a little over 1/2 acre of land. We are certified organic by MOSA. We also sell plants in 4" and gallon sized pots direct to the public on weekends only during the planting season.
On Sunday, July 20th, we will be harvesting garlic and hanging it to cure inside a greenhouse. This is physical work so you'll need to be in very good physical condition. Definitely dress for the weather. If the weather has been wet recently, bring mud boots to get to the field. We will be walking on a low road that goes through a wetland area and it can be a muddy walk to the field. Definitely bring work gloves, you will be using shovels and pitchforks to pry under the garlic and pulling the garlic up by the leaves.
We'll meet at 10:00am at the farm (see directions to the farm below). Attendees should dress appropriately, for cold or warm weather, and for rainy or dry conditions. Bring boots and a sack lunch. Please bring a sack lunch.
This event is limited to 30 persons.
29449 N IL Route 83 in stunning Mundelein, Illinois
Directions to Vegified Growers in Mundelein, Illinois.
Take I-90 W/I-94 W toward Wisconsin. Keep right to continue on I-94 W, follow signs for Milwaukee/Interstate 94 W/Edens Expressway. Keep right to stay on I-94 W, follow signs for Milwaukee Toll road.
Take the Townline Road/IL-60 exit. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Vernon Hills/Mundelein. Turn left onto IL-60 W/E Townline Rd. Turn right onto IL-60 W/IL-83 N. Turn right onto IL-83 N. Vegified Growers is on the right.
Slow Food Chicago seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in our local food system to ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.
Slow Food is an educational non-profit with the goal of creating a world in which everyone can enjoy food that is good, clean and fair. Slow Food represents a growing movement of 18,000 members nationally, including over 3,000 supporters in the Chicago area. We seek fulfillment of our mission by: 1) Connecting eaters to the Chicago region's biodiverse and sustainable producers through organizational partnerships, publications, and social events. 2) Increasing public awareness around the economic, environmental, political, and cultural impact of our eating through education, garden projects, and social events.
Vegified Growers (View)
29449 N IL Route 83
Mundelein, IL 60060
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