improving local community health through food and education

otis fresh farm grows in chicago


We are your neighbor. OTIS Fresh Farm.

OTIS Fresh Farm was founded by Steve Hughes in 2015 with the aim to help the surrounding community in Bronzeville and beyond embrace, enjoy, and be educated about local organic food. Too often we reach for a "meal" that is quick and easy, but is low in nutrient value and often brings health problems over time. OTIS Fresh Farm believes that access and knowledge can alleviate this.

We are a community garden in Chicago taking root just south of McCormick Place. Please browse our programs and if there is anything that interests you, let us know! If you want to understand more about OTIS, check out our team.



(708) 581-OTIS



Calumet Ave & 26th St
Chicago, IL



Sat & Sun 11am–3pm



ready to eat

Look below to see an updated list of what is available for harvest, sell and pick up. Contact us to find out how you can have our organic produce on your plate.


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