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Learn about a pick-your-own style farm!
  • Sibling Takeover

    Two siblings, Tony Ndoca and Lexie Miller, decided to take over their grandfather's farm in Homer Glen, Illinois. When searching for meaning in their careers, the pair decided to take on the dawn-to-dusk job of running the farm.

    Date Published: September 19, 2016
    Date Updated: May 11, 2018
  • Apples, Apples Everywhere

    Pick. at Garden Patch Farms 6500-tree apple orchard is home to 64 varieties of apples, including Honeycrisp and Ruby Jon.

    Date Published: September 19, 2016
    Date Updated: May 11, 2018
  • Bee-utiful

    Twenty-five hives of bees keep the fruits and vegetables pollinated, and produce pure raw honey. Siblings, Tony and Lexie, developed a new product line with labeling to promote the farm's honey.

    Date Published: September 19, 2016
    Date Updated: May 11, 2018
  • The Farm Market

    In addiation to the pick-your-own, the siblings opened a farm market for visitors who are unable to make the trek to the fields.

    Date Published: September 19, 2016
    Date Updated: May 11, 2018
  • Product of Education

    Along with providing good products, Tony and Lexie want to teach others about their farm. Whether it's why their fruits and vegetables don't look as pretty as the supermarket or why they may run out of certain produce.

    Date Published: September 19, 2016
    Date Updated: May 11, 2018
  • Field Trips

    Field trips to the farm allow children from all over Chicago to learn about sustainability and the origins of food.

    "We try to show them what farmers actually do," says Lexie.

    Date Published: September 19, 2016
    Date Updated: May 11, 2018
  • All in the visitors

    Almost 40,000 people per year visit the Pick. at Garden Patch Farms market and fields to learn about and taste the variety of produce grown.

    Date Published: September 19, 2016
    Date Updated: May 11, 2018
  • Apples, Honey and Eggs; Oh My!

    From apples to honey to eggs, this farm had a variety of produce available.

    Date Published: September 19, 2016
    Date Updated: May 11, 2018

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