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2024 Seedling Sales Are Closed.

Thank you to everyone who supported us this year. We’ll see you at the pickup days on May 11, May 18, and May 25th from 9 am to 1 pm. 

The Talking Farm’s 2024 Online Seedling Sale will begin on April 11th for TTF Members! Members will have priority access to the store from April 11-14th, and the store will open to the public on April 15th. Pickup days will be held on Saturday, May 11th (*new!), May 18th, and 25th (more dates may be announced closer to the opening of the sales).

How it works:

Order seedlings online, then pick them up on your selected pick-up date. All members receive a 20% discount on seedlings and priority access to the shop.

All members, at every level, receive a 20% discount and early access to TTF’s online seedling store. If you would like to become a member, click the button below.


Key Dates 

April 11th
Online Seedling Sales Begin

April 11-14th
Members Only Shop

April 15th
Online Seedling Sales Open to the Public

May 7th
Sales End/Order fulfillment begins

May 11th 9a-1p* (*new!)
Pickup Date

May 18th 9a-1p
Pickup Date

May 25th 9a-1p
2nd Pickup Date

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


How to Become a Member

All members at all levels get a 20% discount and early access to the sale. If you’d like a 20% discount on seedlings, click here to become a member. We’ll email your discount and passcode in your email receipt. More good news: all memberships are tax-deductible as permitted under the law.

How to Access the Members-Only Sale

The online Seedling Sales begin April 11th for Members only. If you would like to sign up as a member to access the sale early and get a 20% discount code to use at checkout, click here. If you have already signed up to be a member, your exclusive store access will be emailed to you before the sales launch. 

How It Works

Pre-order your seedlings online and pick them up on the scheduled pickup dates at the Howard Street Farm (3669 Howard St. in Skokie; parking is available in the adjacent lot). At the time of checkout, you will select a pickup day. We ask that you try to adhere to your pickup day as we fill orders weekly based on the best available seedlings that are ready-to-plant. If you need to change your pickup day, please email to reschedule your pickup. Please calendar your pickup date and window or save your confirmation email at the time of purchase so you have it handy. We periodically check email and may not be able to timely respond to last-minute inquiries about pickup dates or windows. 

Which pickup date to select? 

Although you may select the pick-up date that is most convenient for you, please be aware that, depending on the pickup date you choose, seedling sizes may vary. Generally speaking, if you choose an earlier pickup date, the seedlings will be medium-sized, and if you pick them up at a later date, they will be larger. Depending upon if you prefer to plant smaller or larger seedlings, you may want to consider that before choosing your pick-up date although we caveat that Mother Nature ultimately dictates their size.

Also, the weather may be a factor. Warm-weather seedlings (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, etc.) should be planted after the last frost date (typically May 15th). You may want to consider a later pick-up date to ensure we are past the last frost date if you have ordered mostly warm-weather seedlings. For a list of warm-weather crops and planting dates, click here.

I am having technical difficulties checking out…

Fortunately, most people are able to shop online without any issues. However, if you are having issues checking out, please do the following things to resolve any issues checking out: 

  • Clear your cache and cookies on your browser.

  • Try a different web browser, as well as incognito or private windows to rule out any browser issues.

  • When using incognito, if you are still experiencing a display issue, confirm you have disabled browser extensions as these can change how the pages look.

  • Ensure the web browser is up to date on the latest version (we don’t support every browser, but we do support these ones.)

  • Try another device, like another computer or mobile phone.

  • Try another internet connection (switching to a cellular network on a phone rather than wifi, for example)

  • Ensure you do not have any firewalls or pop up blockers enabled on the device as these can interfere.

If you are still having technical issues, please report them to info@thetalkingfarm.orgPlease do not call or leave a message – our phone goes to an automatic voicemail system that is transcribed daily to email messages.

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