Our Story

Urban Orchard was founded out of the desire to have fresh, high quality food available every day. We love farm fresh produce and homemade products from the talented and dedicated local artisans of the Midwest. Every weekend of the summer we flock to farmers markets to take advantage of the wholesome, high quality produce and products for sale. But it just wasn’t enough. What do we do when we want those same products, but the farmers market is closed?

In The News

Cafe, store with local food
planned for West Town

(Crain's) — Two Cleveland natives hope their twist on the farmers market concept will catch on in Chicago.

Eric Mazzone and Jim Machniak, the creators of boutique grocery store Urban Orchards, signed a six-year lease at 688 N. Milwaukee Ave. in West Town, where the two plan to launch their first store later in the summer, says Mr. Mazzone. They're also scouting locations in Andersonville on the North Side and Pilsen on the Southwest Side for a second store, which they hope to open within a year.

Local Sources/Products

Our products come from farms, ranches, organic aquaculture operations, and artisans from around the Midwest.