Mike & Clare's Farm

20602 Streit Rd

Harvard, IL

773.209.3987

Vegetables

Broccoli, DeCisso

An Italian heirloom broccoli that first produces one medium sized head followed by many smaller side shoots. Shoots are tender with a sweet nutty flavor. Will produce all summer if heads are harvested before they flower. It’s a big plant that needs a lot of compost and full sun.

$3/plant

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Cabbage, Storage number four

A traditional green cabbage, good for fresh eating, or hanging out in your crisper for a few months. Large plants that need plenty of room, full sun, and plenty of compost.

$3/plant

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Cucumber, Marketmore

A standard slicing cucumber with thick skin. Needs full sun, plenty of compost and water.

$3/plant

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Cucumber, Salt and Pepper

A pickling sized cucumber with distinctive white skin and black spines. Plants spread and can be trellised upward to save space. Needs even watering, full sun and plenty of compost.

$3/plant

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Eggplant, Orient Express

A Japanese-type eggplant — long and thin with a thin skin. Produces well even in cooler weather, but needs lots of compost and full sun.

$3/plant

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Eggplant, Diamond

A traditional Italian eggplant (big, egg-shaped and purple!). Needs full sun, lots of hot weather, and plenty of compost.

$3/plant

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Kale, Black Magic

An Italian flat leaf kale, also known as dino kale, tuscano, or black cabbage. Will produce through the fall. Harvest older bottom leaves first, leaving young top leaves to continue growing. Needs full sun and plenty of compost.

$3/plant

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Kale, Winterbor

The very popular "curly" kale. Very hardy and will produce through the fall. Harvest older leaves from the bottom first, leaving young top leaves to continue growing. Needs full sun and plenty of compost.

$3/plant

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Okra, Clemson

The classic green okra. One plant will yield 2 -3 fruits a week. Fruits should be harvested 2 or 3 days after they begin to form — older fruits will be woody. Needs full sun, lots of compost and hot weather.

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Pepper, Shishito

A small Japanese pepper typically harvested when green with thin walls. Peppers are savory, although it’s said that one in every ten peppers is hot. Plant needs full sun and plenty of compost. Plants tend to sprawl and may need to be supported.

$3/plant

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Pepper, hot, El Jefe

Classic hot green chile pepper. Typically harvested when green, but can also be picked when red for fruitier flavor. Needs full sun and plenty of compost.

$3/plant

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Peppers, bell, Ace

Red bell pepper. Very prolific. Harvest when red for full, sweet flavor, or when green and the walls have thickened. Needs full sun and plenty of compost.

$3/plant

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Peppers, frying peppers, Carmen

An extra flavorful red Italian frying pepper. Harvest when red for full, sweet flavor. Needs full sun and plenty of compost.

$3/plant

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Swiss chard, Bright Lights

A Swiss chard with brightly colored stems and deep green leaves. Will produce through the fall. Harvest older leaves from the bottom first, leaving young top leaves to continue growing. Needs full sun and plenty of compost.

$3/plant

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Tomatoes, Amish Paste

A classic heirloom red paste tomato, best for sauces, but can also be eaten raw. Tomato plants are large and tend to sprawl — they will need sturdy support to remain upright. Plants need full sun and a soil rich in phosphorous.

$3/plant

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Tomatoes, Green Zebra

A medium sized heirloom that turns a greenish-orange color when ripe. Known for its excellent flavor. Tomato plants are large and tend to sprawl — they will need sturdy support to remain upright. Plants need full sun and a soil rich in phosphorous.

$3/plant

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Tomatoes, Brandywine

A very large pink heirloom known for its excellent flavor. Tomato plants are large and tend to sprawl — they will need sturdy support to remain upright. Plants need full sun and a soil rich in phosphorous.

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Tomatoes, Valencia

Medium to large orange tomatoes with great flavor. Tomato plants are large and tend to sprawl — they will need sturdy support to remain upright. Plants need full sun and a soil rich in phosphorous.

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Tomatoes, Sun Gold

Orange cherry tomato known for their excellent sweet flavor. Tomato plants are large and tend to sprawl — they will need sturdy support to remain upright. Plants need full sun and a soil rich in phosphorous.

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Tomatoes, Big Beef

Standard red slicer tomato with really good flavor. Tomato plants are large and tend to sprawl — they will need sturdy support to remain upright. Plants need full sun and a soil rich in phosphorous.

$3/plant

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Tomatoes, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye

An mid-sized open pollinated tomato with beautiful multicolored flesh (pink, red, and green). Tomato plants are large and tend to sprawl — they will need sturdy support to remain upright. Plants need full sun and a soil rich in phosphorous.

$3/plant

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Zucchini, Green, Green Machine

Like all zucchinis, a prolific grower of green fruits. Harvest when fruits are still small — around 8 inches, as larger fruits will be spongy with large, tough seeds. Plants are large and need plenty of space, full sun, and compost.

$3/plant

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Basil, Rutgers Passion

An Italian sweet basil with good disease resistance. Pinch flowers to maintain plant growth. Needs full sun and plenty of compost.

$3/plant

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Bee Balm, Common

A native flower, also known as bergamont. Attractive to pollinators and can be used in teas. Needs full sun.

$4/plant

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Chamomile, German

The flowers may be harvested, dried and used in tea. Plants will self-seed and will usually produce more plants the next year. Needs partial to full sun and average fertility.

$4/plant

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Chives, Common

Onion-y herb that is used in salads, dressings, sauces. Will overwinter. Needs partial to full sun and average fertility.

$4/plant

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Cilantro, Calypso

Tender herb. Prefers cool temperatures — will make a seed head when roots get too hot. Leaves are used in sauces and salads — seeds are used fresh or dried as corriander. Needs full to partial sun and average fertility.

$3/plant

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Dill, Bouquet

Tender herb. May self-seed and return the following year. Leaves are used in salads and sauces — seeds are used as seasoning. Needs partial to full sun and average fertility.

$3/plant

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Hyssop, Common

A medicinal member of the mint family. It can be used fresh or dried in teas or tinctures. The flavor is a spicy, slightly bitter mint. Needs partial to full sun and fertile well-drained soil.

$4/plant

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Lemon Balm, Common

Member of the mint family with a lemon-y flavor. Used in teas and salads. Will overwinter. Will spread aggressively — best grown in a pot. Needs partial to full sun and average fertility.

$4/plant

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Mint, Common

Common mint used in teas and to flavor... everything! Will spread aggressively — best grown in pot. Needs partial to full sun and average fertility.

$4/plant

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Oregano, Greek

Woody herb, used in sauces and soups. Easy to dry. Will overwinter. Needs partial to full sun and average fertility.

$4/plant

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Parsley, Giant of Italy

Large, flat Italian parsley. Don’t disturb roots when planting. Parlsey will produce through the fall. Needs partial to full sun and average fertility.

$3/plant

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Rosemary, Common

Woody herb, used with meats and sauces. Will not overwinter. Needs partial to full sun and average fertility.

$4/plant

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Sage, Common

Woody herb, used in sauces and soups. Will overwinter. Not the same variety used for smudges. Needs partial to full sun and average fertility.

$4/plant

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Thyme, German

Woody herb, used with meat, soups, and sauces. May overwinter if well mulched. Needs partial to full sun and average fertility.

$4/plant

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Thyme, Orange

A sweet, citrus-scented thyme. Used for flavoring salads and for teas. May overwinter if deeply mulched. Needs partial to full sun and average fertility.

$4/plant

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