Seedling Sales

Online Seedling Pre-Sales Begin April 11th!

The Talking Farm’s Annual Seedling Sales are almost upon us. We have 35 varieties, including heirloom and heritage varieties, all locally-grown with organic seed and soil. Sale dates and times are below. 

Order your seedlings in advance online and pick up your seedlings on the designated pickup date of your choice at the Howard Street Farm. No need to specify the date — just show up and your seedlings will be ready. In the meantime, we will keep them watered and healthy until you are ready to plant.

Members of The Talking Farm, even at the base level, receive a 20% discount off online and in-person seedling sales. If you sign up, you will immediately receive an email with a discount code you can claim when you check out online.

To sign up for a membership, click here

2019 Pre-Order Pickup Dates:

Saturdays: 5/11, 5/18 & 5/19 from 9 am to 1 pm

Wednesdays: 5/15 & 5/22 from 5-7 pm

All seedlings are $4 each. All proceeds benefit The Talking Farm, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that operates an urban farm and educates the community on sustainability, horticulture, and urban farming.

Pickup Site: 

Howard Street Farm
3669 Howard St., Skokie
(behind the Tot Learning Center)
Parking in adjacent lot at Tot Learning Center

Pre-order your seedlings here

2019 seedling varieties


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)