Plant our locally-grown, organic seedlings in your garden!



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

2020 Seedling Sales Dates
Online seedling sales-
April 16th

Reserve and purchase your seedlings online and pick up at the farm during one of the below seedling sale dates. Your seedlings will be all ready for you. Check back here on that day for more purchasing information. 

On-farm Seedling Sales-
May 16th

May 17th

May 23rd 

May 30th

Place: Howard Street Farm
Address: 3669 Howard St., Skokie (west of McCormick, east of Crawford behind the Tot Learning Center)
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Parking: Parking in the adjacent Tot Learning Center lot

Members of The Talking Farm, even at the base level, receive a 20% discount off 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
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.

2019 seedling varieties (2020 seedling varieties may vary 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)