local produce

A woman stands in a garden wearing a winter coat and holding an orange pumpkin.

Co-founder of Cedillo’s Produce Dulce Morales standing before the farm’s hoop house. (Astry Rodriguez)

Northwestern University
Many South and West Side neighborhoods of Chicago tragically face food insecurity. Locally growing produce has been a strategy employed in backyards, urban farms and community gardens to combat this issue and address food quality concerns.