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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Our 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!
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|
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|
|Mixed Berries||Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Blackberry|
|Pina Colata||Pinapple and Coconut|
|Pina W/Strawberry||Pineapple, Coconut and Strawberry|
|Fruit Cocktail||Pineapple, Mango, Berries|
- Strawberry and Mango
- Strawberry and Banana
- Strawberry and Watermelon
- Mango and Watermelon
- Mango and Pineapple
- Young Coconut
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!
Available 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
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