FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

Join us on the evening of October 15th for our first virtual fundraising event! Tune in to see restaurateurs, chefs, bakers and mixologists display their culinary and mixology skills by using organically grown produce from Just Roots to make fresh, delicious dishes and drinks.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE  JOIN OUR CSA

OUR MISSION

Just Roots empowers communities to develop access to local, sustainably grown food. 
WE CARRY OUT OUR MISSION THROUGH:

EDUCATION

We facilitate on-site educational programming for individuals and groups interested in sustainable urban agriculture and local food systems.

We are not offering any classes this year due to COVID-19. Be on the lookout next year for information about our 2021 classes.

Fill out this form to sign up for information about Just Roots program and volunteer opportunities

SUSTAINABLE
FARMING

We operate a 1/4 acre farm on Chicago’s south side and use organic practices to grow culturally relevant fruits and vegetables for the local community. In 2019, we produced over 10,000 pounds of produce, with 50% going to local food pantries and the other 50% sold to Chicagoans through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and weekly farm stand. Interested in learning more about our CSA program? Click here

COMMUNITY
Building

Each farm that we operate builds community through shared gathering space, community events, and good food! 

EDUCATION

We facilitate on-site educational programming for individuals and groups interested in sustainable urban agriculture and local food systems.

We are not offering any classes this year due to COVID-19. Be on the lookout next year for information about our 2021 classes.

Fill out this form to sign up for information about Just Roots program and volunteer opportunities

SUSTAINABLE

FARMING

We operate a 1/4 acre farm on Chicago’s south side and use organic practices to grow culturally relevant fruits and vegetables for the local community. In 2019, we produced over 10,000 pounds of produce, with 50% going to local food pantries and the other 50% sold to Chicagoans through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and weekly farm stand. Interested in learning more about our CSA program? Click here

COMMUNITY
BUILDING

Each farm that we operate builds community through shared gathering space, community events, and good food!

OUR STORY

Just Roots Chicago began its journey in the Fall of 2017. Co-founders Sabrina and Sean began to think critically about ways they could work together to empower communities to develop access to local, sustainably grown food. After three years of operation, Just Roots has worked with the community to grow over 20,000 lbs of culturally relevant produce and provide educational programming to over 1,000 student and adult learners at their Legends South Fam in Bronzeville (45th and Federal). 

In 2020, Just Roots partnered with Saint James Church & Food Pantry to build out a new community farm at 29th and Wabash. 

OUR TEAM

Project MANAGeMENT/Landscape Design

Ellen Moderhack

email:ellen@justrootschicago.org

FARM OPERATIONS

Lawrence Riley

email:lawrence@justrootschicago.org

Development

Sean Ruane

email:sean@justrootschicago.org

Board of Directors

President

Laura Wilmarth Tyna

Secretary

Nayshon Mosley

Treasurer

Renee Defour
Alison Orbin
Eileen Paliakas
Rob Jackson
Kendall Marsden Grant
Esmirna Garcia
William Riley
Tamara Reed Tran

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Community Sponsor - See It Differently
Community Sponsor - Lewis University
Community Sponsor - DePaul University
Community Sponsor - De La Salle High School
Community Sponsor - Saint James Catholic Church
Community Sponsor San Miguel School