Vegetables in summer. Wool in winter.
Videnovich Farms produces seasonal farm products from their small family farm in southwest Michigan that includes over 150 field-grown vegetable varieties in the summer and wool products made from their sheep flock in the winter.
The 25-acre farm was founded in 1962 by Bozin Videnovich who brought with him generations of farming techniques and experience from Eastern Serbia with a focus on growing peppers for the Chicago Serbian immigrant community. After his death in 1992 three of his five children continued running the farm.
Videnovich Farms is the small business run by his daughter, Vera, who grows vegetables, fruit, and herbs. Those crops have been sold wholesale to local Michigan business such as Local New Buffalo and Union Pier's Milda's Corner Market, Chicago restaurants such as Nightwood, Lula Cafe, Revolution Brewing, Bite Cafe, Green Zebra, and Flour Power as well as retailers such as Green Grocer Chicago, NewLeaf Natural Grocery, and Half Italian deli. She has also sold produce at the Three Oaks Farmers Market, the Logan Square Farmers Market, the Andersonville Farmers Market, the indoor 61st Street Farmers Market, the indoor Pilsen Community Market and the Empty Bottle Farmers Market. She currently focuses on wholesale seasonal deliveries and one-off CSA deliveries as crops become available. The farm is not open to the public.
As the weather cools she switches from seasonal vegetables to hand-spun yarn and handknits made from the wool shorn off the Videnovich Farms sheep flock which she sells at the Renegade Craft Fair, Handmade Market Chicago, the DIY Trunk Show, YarnCon and other craft fairs in Chicago.