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Looking for fresh herbs near Chicago

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Hi everyone,

My family is looking to make some home made essential oils (as a hobby, not for profit) and I'm trying to find someone within driving distance of Chicago who would have some already growing that we could purchase. Ideally, we're looking for 50-100 lbs of lemon balm (preferred) or mint. We'd want to pick this up on the day of harvest.

There are some bigger sellers around but I once had a dream of starting a small farm and wanted to help out someone who is actually doing it

If I am posting in the wrong place, just let me know where this should go and my apologies!

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Hey rich,

I lived in Chicago up until this past March & worked with several farms through the food co-op I worked at. I am not aware of what they currently grow, but think they were growing some herbs. If nothing else they are very kind people who may be able to give you some other suggestions.. Montalbano farms, Radical Roots Farm, patchwork farm are the ones that come to mind.

Hope this helps!
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