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Urban Programs

Chicago Fresh Program Initiative

Chicago Fresh is an urban farming program in Illinois that addresses the need to:

  • Increase employment and income.
  • Stimulate community enterprise.
  • Acknowledge a growing demand for fresh and locally grown produce.
  • Improve environmental aesthetics.
  • Encourage community pride and cooperation.

The program provides educational resources including soil management, crop production, community and economic development, small business management, consumer health, and nutrition. Chicago Fresh also encourages partnerships among agencies and organizations that are interested in developing urban farming programs. It links businesses and retailers interested in locally grown produce.


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