Tree of Life is a Certified Organic, small-family farm, cared for by Marc Millitzer, his partner Jess, and parents Jan and Roger Averkamp. This farm is built upon a foundation of hard work ethic and creative enthusiasm. Marc started Tree of Life Farm as an amateur gardener with a green thumb, and desire to serve a common good. Through several seasons, with much reading and practice, he has taught himself the ways of the organic vegetable farmer. Tree of Life supplies Sugar Beet Food Co-op with famously amazing salad greens, celery, and oyster mushrooms.
Full service grocery store open to everyone!
Sugar Beet Food Co-op is a one stop shop for organic and local foods and more. With a cafe, prepared foods selection, bulk department and full wine, beer and spirits selection- you will find everything you need at the Co-op!
Young people love our Schoolhouse Cooks! classes at River Forest Kitchen. They have the opportunity to really explore food in a professional setting with excellent tools and ingredients. Your young chef will have a great time while learning skills that last a lifetime!