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Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment
  • Hunger
  • People with Disabilities
  • Race & Ethnicity


934 W 50TH PLCHICAGO, IL 60609 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Star Farm Chicago is an urban farm in the Back of the Yards neighborhood that seeks to increase accessibility and of locally grown organic produce through affordable farm stands, CSAs, year-round farmers markets participation, food donations, and providing local jobs, job training, and business incubation for adults with developmental disabilities and/or employment barriers, while engaging local families through our Children’s Community Garden Program, after-school program, hosting community events and workshops, and fostering a safe, green space for all.


Since 2016, Star Farms has played a major role in said transformation facilitating vocational training, horticultural therapy, and community events for over 5,000 adults and youth with disabilities, young mothers, and neighbors. By enabling the development of local food systems, Star Farm has gone on to produce an inclusive, safe haven for women and children; create an urban green space widely accessible to the public; as well as, serve as a training center for vocational skills. Further development of our current projects will continue organizational goals to help transform the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a plan done both by and for the community. By creating a stable source of food from within the neighborhood, local residents will be significantly aided in the development of their own future, and that of the city’s, the successes of which will further positively cascade.


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