Vegified Growers is a wholesale provider of organic vegetable and herb starts to farmers and garden centers. They are certified organic by MOSA, have 7,200 s.f. of greenhouse space and grow garlic on a little over 1/2 acre of land.
Slow Food Chicago volunteers will be heading out to Vegified Growers on Sunday, July 20th to help harvest and cure garlic! We’ll meet at 10:00am at the farm (see directions to the farm below). To sign up, please click here or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to Bring
This is physical work so you’ll need to be in very good physical condition. 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. Bring work gloves, you will be using shovels and pitchforks to pry under the garlic and pulling the garlic up by the leaves.
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.
Directions to Vegified Growers
29449 N IL Route 83, 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.