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About Us

Bluff City Gardens is a family run micro farm in Elgin, IL. Coming from service industry roots we focus heavily on creating delicious, restaurant quality, garden fresh foods for farmers markets, catered events & storefronts.

Besides fresh food, we make products out of anything & everything that comes out of our garden… from natural jewelry to fermented foods & wellness promoting herbal extracts, we do it all. Seasonal, fresh, intentional & always Elgin grown.

Alexandra + Michael grow and make all of the products you’ll find here. Michael got his culinary degree at Elgin Community College and is a constant source of inspiration and technical information for Alexandra’s wild ideas. Alexandra holds a current ANSI accredited Food Safety Certification Management Certificate, Food Handlers Certificate, BASSAT and Allergen Training certificate. She also plans to further her education in 2021 by taking a master herbalism class from Herbal Academy.

Upcoming projects for 2021 include Essential Oil production, creating a GIFT Garden in Southeast Elgin, a FREE FOOD booth on the sidewalk outside Bluff City Gardens, hosting foraging workshops, maybe moving across the country & more.. Stay tuned!