A Svigos Family Tradition Since 1979

We began in 1979 with our original location at 2626 Devon Avenue, on the corner of Devon and Talman,  in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Initially named North Water Market, the name changed and is now known as Fresh Farms International Market.

Throughout thirty plus years of Fresh Farms existence, the Rogers Park neighborhood has changed immensely to become the community it is today. As a result of this change Fresh Farms changed too. As the cultures within the neighborhood changed, so did Fresh Farms. Fresh Farms grew with the community and still operates this location today which has become a main source of the community’s unique food needs. At Fresh Farms we have built our mission and operating philosophy upon the unique customers and over three decades worth of daily experiences we have had that, when brought together, form our community.

We know that a grocery store’s success is built upon the ability to identify and cater to the specific needs of the store’s community. In order to make our customers as happy as possible we strive to provide products and services of only the most excellent quality. As a result, Fresh Farms is successful throughout Chicagoland’s diverse neighborhoods in offering unique, culturally specific products that reflect each community’s needs. As we have, and continue to, become a staple within various Chicago communities by listening to and fulfilling your community’s needs, Fresh Farms International Market is proud to be your community grocer!

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to make Fresh Farms International Market the most worthwhile shopping experience in the marketplace by identifying our customer’s preferences, and efficiently meeting their needs. We also work with our suppliers to improve our offerings, to lower costs and to create a working relationship with them that is worthy of their very best resources and continued commitment.

We take great pride in our dozens of years of superior customer service, excellent product variety and fair and affordable prices. These basic concepts are found throughout every aspect of our business, today. From the storefront to the back dock to the head office, our commitment to customer service, quality, efficiency and affordability filter through every level of the company as we strive to offer our wide customer base a rewarding shopping experience.

Operating Philosophy:

At Fresh Farms, our operations are directed toward seeking out and acquiring the highest quality products from around the world in order to bring them to our Fresh Farms locations that have been uniquely tailored to your communities needs. Our family accepts nothing but the highest level of customer service within our stores as we strive to bring our customers the most pleasurable shopping experience, of the highest value. We canvas the globe for unique products so that our customers do not have to travel far and wide searching for them; we bring the world to your table.

Our Staff:

With regard to culture and our products, our owners work hard to choose only the most knowledgeable applicants to better serve the Chicagoland area; an area that is largely dominated by people who immigrated here from different countries, as we did over 50 years ago. Although it isn’t a requirement, 95% of our work staff speaks two languages or more; this is done by design in order to better serve our equally well-cultured customers.

Good in, Good Out:

Have you ever tried to make a delicious cake with low-grade butter, sugar or flour? Our family still makes all of our home cooked meals by hand, and from scratch; we get it. With any process of production, the resulting product is only as good as the initial input. We are the only company in Chicago that maintains a separate team of buying specialists for each and every location that aren’t only produce-buying experts, but are also experts regarding what their community wants from a produce market.

Our produce buyers wake up each and every single morning before dawn to be able to touch, smell, and see the products that will be sold at our locations that very same day; only the most aromatic, delicious produce makes it through the doors of your community’s Fresh Farms. Fresh Farms is the only retail produce company in the Chicagoland area that places such a high priority on assuring that we acquire only the best produce available. The cost of impeccable produce is waking up before dawn; the reward rests in knowing that we assured only the best for your experience.

Your Community Produce Market, not Grocery Store:

Our genealogy began with a passion for high quality produce decades ago delivering produce from the back of trucks on the streets of Chicago, and that passion still lives within us today. We are not a grocery store; we are a Produce Market. It just so happens that we also strive for excellence in bringing our customers the healthiest, most culture-specific grocery products from around the world that are hand selected by our buyers to satisfy the tastes of the community that surrounds each individual Fresh Farms location.

With regard to culture and our products, we work hard to choose only the most knowledgeable applicants to better serve the Chicagoland area, an area that is largely dominated by people who immigrated here as we did over 50 years ago. Although it isn’t a requirement, 95% of our work staff speaks two languages or more; this is done by design in order to better serve our equally well-cultured customers.

Departments:

ProduceSay it with us, “Produce!” With our company beginning on the back of Chicago fruit trucks in the 1960’s, it is no surprise that produce has always been the heart and soul of what we do. Unlike many other grocery stores, Fresh Farms categorizes itself as a produce Market where our customers come to find the highest quality produce at the most competitive prices. With over 200 years of combined experience, we employ the most skilled produce buyers in Chicago that wake up before dawn every morning to taste, test, and purchase the best produce in order to bring it to our markets that same day. It has been said that, “When passion and skill come together, a masterpiece is formed”; our produce is a testament to this notion and we are proud to share it with you!
DeliThe term Deli, or Delicatessen, finds its root word in the Latin adjective delicatus, meaning, “giving pleasure, delightful, pleasing”. In the United States, the Jewish Deli’s of New York City gained fame for their selections of cold cuts. One will never find a deli of European origin in Chicago, or the country, that is as vast and complete as ours!

Our delightful European Delis offer a vast selection of imported and domestic products that will intrigue your mind as it stimulates your palate. Although we define ourselves as an International Produce Market, no other retail grocery store in Chicago can match the selection, or the quality, of our European Deli.

Bulk FoodsSaving money while buying dry fruits, nuts, and anything else that has a long shelf life in bulk shouldn’t be kept to produce-retailers such as ourselves; we want to extend the savings to you too! By reducing the amount of packaging (plastic and cardboard) needed, buying from our Bulk-Foods department is both eco-friendly AND easy on your wallet. No matter what volume of product you’re looking for, be it a pound or ten pounds, you can buy the quantity of product that you need at any given time.

Feel free to search through the hundreds of products available ranging from organic grains, beans and flours, dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Looking for something savory? Search through our plethora of salted nuts. Is your sweet tooth calling your name? Look for our chocolate covered almonds, pretzels and dried fruits. Looking for something that you can’t find at any of your other local grocery stores? Call our Bulk Food specialists to make a request; we will do everything in our power to make to satisfy your cravings!

BakeryOur in-house Bakery offers only the most fresh, high quality baked goods possible. Ranging from Sourdough to Ciabatta bread, Baguettes to Croissants, Russian Hard Breads to Greek Poppy Seed Bread, Polish cookies to mouth-watering Cheese Sticks, our Bakery Artisans are capable of producing nearly any baked good imaginable. Aside from breads, we at Fresh Farms proudly carry ethnic delicacies such as Tiramisu, Russian Pastilas & Ptichie Moloko, Polish Paczki and Piernik and many, many more! Stop by and see for yourself.  Look to us for your European specialty baked goods!

 

Breads

  • Borodinski
  • Ukrainian
  • Multigrain
  • Crusty
  • Country French
Cakes

  • Lamur & Kiev Cake byKiev Bakery
  • Russian Cakes by LB
  • Tiramisu
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse
  • Rasberry Snow
  • Pastry
    • Kartoshka
    • Tulumba
    • Apple Strudle
    • Napoleon
  • Breakfast
    • Nutella Cosissant
    • Chocolate Croissant
    • Poppyseed Rolls
    • Plain Croissant
    • Almond
Bakery Cookies

  • Biscotties
  • Nandel Bread
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Oatmeal Raisin
  • Elephant Ear
  • Zefir
  • Almond
Juice BarOur Juice Bar offers a clean, quick and healthy way to get your daily vitamins and nutrients at a price that wont give you a heart attack. Taken from our own stock of fresh produce, our juices are a nutritious and delicious addition to any daily diet. Our Juice Bar operators can add any variation of fruits and vegetables you want, our juices are only limited by your imagination. Visit our Juice Bar during your next visit to Fresh Farms so that you can fill up with healthy fruits and veggies as you shop! Look below to see a list of our incredibly fresh juices and smoothies.

 

 

 

Fresh Made Juices

Forever Young Beets, Carrots, Pineapple
Detox Carrots, Apple, Lemon, Spinach
Immune Defender Apple, Carrot
Power Splash Orange, Celery, Pear
Renew Green Apple, Cucumber, Kale
Go Green
Great for Diabetes and Weight Loss
Kale, Spinach, Celery, Green Apple, Chinese Bitter Melon, Cucumber, Orange
ABC Apple, Beat, Carrot
Sweety Orange, Strawberry, Carrot
Just Green Spinach, Parsley, Green Apple, Celery, Cucumber, Kale
Popeye Spinach, Parsley, Carrot, Apple
Garden Special Spinach, Parsley, Beet, Carrot, Cucumber

 Smoothies

Mixed Berries Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Blackberry
Pina Colata Pinapple and Coconut
Pina W/Strawberry Pineapple, Coconut and Strawberry
Fruit Cocktail Pineapple, Mango, Berries
 Other Suggested Combos
  • Strawberry and Mango
  • Strawberry and Banana
  • Strawberry and Watermelon
  • Mango and Watermelon
  • Mango and Pineapple
  • Young Coconut
Imported FrozenOur family strives to search for and acquire products from around the globe for our well-cultured customers within each Fresh Farms location. Certain items, however, cannot be imported into the United States directly due to FDA regulations. Many of the items that would be otherwise impossible to acquire, are allowed within the US after being frozen and reviewed according to FDA standards and regulations. We are proud to bring our customers Imported Frozen goods, many of which cannot be found anywhere else! Visit a Fresh Farms location and see which unique, hard to find products we carry.
MeatChicago has a long history of being the meat capitol of the world that dates back even before the time of the Chicago Stock Yards. At Fresh Farms our in-house meat specialists have decades of experience under their aprons, making them more than capable of taking care of all your needs with a smile and an old-world respect for the art of superior grade meats. We carry only the finest quality choice meats from our suppliers. Whether you’re in need of boneless Chicken Breast, fresh cut Pork Chops, fine Filet Mignon, or even an entire pig or lamb to roast yourself at the next big party, our boys in white will satisfy any and all of yours needs according to your personal specifications. Since we are an international market, we have made the effort to carry a large variety of both Kosher and Halal meats for our practicing patrons.
SeafoodWith our families history rooted in the sea-bound, Greek culture of our homeland we have an extraordinary appreciation for seafood. At Fresh Farms we believe that just because you live in the Midwest doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t also have access to the highest quality fresh and/or saltwater seafood from around the world. We work very hard to bring in fresh seafood daily for you at our top-tier seafood department so that you can savor the flavor of nothing but the highest quality seafood ranging from Sashimi Grade Tuna and Salmon, King Salmon, Halibut, Chilean Sea Bass, Red Snapper, Swordfish, Mahi-Mahi, Oysters, Mussels, Wild Alaskan Langoster Shrimp and hundreds of others! Our beautiful seafood display will allow you to touch, see, and smell our seafood so that you know exactly what you’re buying. All fish can be cleaned, beheaded, scored, steaked and/or butterflied at your request.
Custom Party TraysMix and match any of the products we have for your next event, then
watch as we create a beautiful, custom Party Tray to your specifications. Call today and speak with our Deli Specialist about our tastefully artistic Custom Party Trays that will surely be the centerpiece of your next event and/or gathering! (Due to the varying prices of each product, our Deli Specialists will personally quote you a competitive price that is dependent on your selection of our premium products; remember that the more you order, the more our specialists will be able to work to lower the final price!

Three-Shepherds-CafeAvailable at Wheeling and Niles Locations.

  • Fresh, Handmade Sushi
  • Fresh Made Deli Sandwiches and Panini
  • Healthy Salads
  • Imported Italian Gelato
  • Pete’s Coffee brewed-to-order
  • Pastries and Baked Goods
  • Assorted Soft Drinks, Coconut waters and Juices
  • A Large Selection of made-to-order Hot and Cold Tea
FloralHere at Fresh Farms, we proudly offer custom floral arrangements using Roses, Carnations, Hydrangeas, Lily Stargazers, Iris’, Calla Lilys, Spider Mums and other seasonal flowers. Make your choice from pre-arranged flowers or let us help you mix and match from our plethora of bows, colors, cards and species of flowers to meet your specific preference! Delivered three times weekly, our Flowers are fresh and brimming with life, color and aroma. Contact our Floral Specialist for a free consultation regarding arrangements for your home, office, and event’s and/or for that special someone today!


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