TheSmart Farm is a 501©3 non-profit educational farm with a mission to improve the overall health and wellness of children and families throughout the Chicagoland area. We connect children and families to nutritious food through:
1. hands-on farm-based education and
2. access to healthy local food. Our goal for our new property is to create a Food Forest for children and families to enjoy for many generations.
The Smart Farm cultivates 3 acres of mixed vegetables and perennial fruit on our 10-acre permaculture farm in Barrington, IL, on a hospital campus. Currently 90% of our produce is donated or used in educational programs. In addition, Smart Farm partners with our local hospital and conservation organizations.