Online Seedling Sales

Online Seedling Sales begin April 16, 2020!

35 varieties of organic seedlings, including heirloom varieties, will be for sale for your 2019 gardens! Seedlings are grown in Skokie with organic seed and soil. Seedlings are $4 each. Proceeds from the sales support The Talking Farm, a 501(c)(3) educational not-for-profit that offers hands-on programs in the areas of urban agriculture, horticulture, and sustainability.

Buy your organic seedlings online in advance and pick them up on the pickup date and time of your choice. No need to specify the date in advance – just show up and they will be ready — no waiting necessary.

Members of The Talking Farm, even at the base level, receive a 20% discount on seedlings — both online and in-person at the sales. If you sign up for a membership, we will immediately send you an email with a discount code that can be used when you check out online and in-person at the seedling sales.

To sign up for a membership, click here.

2020 Pickup Dates: 

May 16, 17, 23, & 30 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Howard Street Farm, 3669 Howard St. in Skokie (west of McCormick behind the Tot Learning Center). Parking available in the adjacent Tot Learning Center lot.

2019 seedling varieties (2020 varieties may change slightly)


New Girl (early red)

Blondkopfchen (Sungold yellow cherry variety)

Matt’s Wild Cherry (red cherry variety)

Striped German (Bicolor yellow with red marbling)

San Marzano (plum/roma)

Brandywine (red)

Pink Berkeley (tie-dye)

Cosmonaut Volkov (Eastern European)


DeMilpa (purple)


Lunchbox Red (mini)

Red and Yellow Bell

Jalapeño (hot)

Shishito (Japanese)

Cornito Rosso (Italian red frying)



Little Finger (patio/container variety)

Diamond (Western)

Ping Tung Long (Asian)

Rosa Bianca (Sicilian)



Kale (Red Russian)

Kale (Toscano)

Swiss Chard


Basil (Genovese)

Basil (Thai)



Parsley (Italian flat-leaf)


Marketmore (standard green)

Salt & Pepper (small white)


Yellow Summer



Marigolds (Pinwheel)

Zinnia (Country Fair Blend)




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