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Hyde Park Garden Fair

Our Department's goal is to promote vegetable gardening in the built environment. We welcome first time growers and are happy to help them select vegetables and varieties for small plots, containers, low light and indoor conditions. We also provide advice on non-chemical pest management, fertilization, and watering. Our space for stock is limited so popular items sell out in a hurry. It is best to come on Friday or early on Saturday morning.

As always, the vegetables at the Fair are chosen for suitability to our growing conditions, flavor, and yield. You won ’t find hollow, tasteless strawberries or bullet-proof tomatoes. Instead, look for mouth-watering strawberries that will naturalize in your garden, scrumptious tomatoes from all over the world, and colorful lettuces, peppers, and other ingredients for tasty, nutritious salads from spring ‘til frost.

Check out our stock and if we’ve overlooked something important, let us know at the Fair or send an email to protramel@aol.com. Also, please send feedback about how your vegetables have done!




George, Pam, and Anna



To learn more about which vegetables grow best in Hyde Park and how to grow them, see Betty McCarthy's helpful information materials here:


Garden Fair Sale Held at
Hyde Park Shopping Center
55th Street and South Lake Park
Chicago, IL 60615