HOW TO BUY

Direct from Us

Bringing our products direct to you creates a more connected relationship between 1871 Dairy and you.  You get the freshest products, we get the freshest feedback, and the partnership allows us to build the strongest foundation possible for a rebuilt, wholesome dairy infrastructure in Chicago.

LOCAL PICKUP

Pickup up your recurring order weekly in the West Loop, Logan Square, Lincoln Park, Oak Park, and Wheaton.  Our subscribers are the bedrock of what we do.  They provide the final direct connection in a closed-loop system.  We reward your commitment with a 10% discount and first dibs on all of our products.  Start a local pickup subscription by adding products to your cart.

FARMERS MARKETS

1871 Dairy believes in the good a farmers market brings a community.  When the producers of good food are able to bring their products and connect directly with their customers deeply good interactions can happen.  Find 1871 Dairy at all Green City Market locations and at the Oak Park Farmers Market.

how does local pickup work?

A local pickup subscription is a weekly recurring order that 1871 Dairy will bring to your specified pickup location each week, during the designated pickup hours. You are in control: Add or delete products, put your order on vacation hold, add one-time additions. Start a local pickup subscription by adding products to your cart and following the prompts.

About 1871 Dairy

Farming Methodology

Regenerative Agriculture

1871 Dairy believes there is great potential in our land and the flora and fauna that thrive on our land.  We take a Whole-System approach utilizing Eco-Mimicry practices that allow great food to be produced while continuing to improve each acre of the farm.

Our Community

Serving Each Other

By offering products to a community you are a part of that community, whether you admit to it or not.  1871 Dairy wants to enable back and forth engagement up and down the process of food production. We should all be proud of what happens in each subset of our community, whether that's our block, our neighborhood, or our local food table.

Our Products

Start with Simple

1871 Dairy has a bent towards simple when it comes to making our products.  If we start with something uniquely good we want to keep it that way. We have found, often, going back to traditional methods produce better tasting and more wholesome products.  That requires us to value quality over quantity.

100% Grass-Fed

When done well, 100% Grass-Fed dairy is multi-faceted in its goodness. It enhances the farm, the cows, the farmer, the milk's nutrient qualities, and the milk's flavor.  We're committed to our Grass-Fed cows as the keystone to how we can farm regeneratively--restoring healthy soils and enhancing biodiversity while producing wholesome foods.

Local

In our community for our community. 1871 Dairy will be continuing to move our herd and Micro-Dairy within the historical dairy footprint of Chicago.  We're preparing pastures in McHenry County and the Micro-Dairy in Chicago proper.  In 1910, McHenry was the 3rd largest dairy producing county in the country and Chicago had over 200 milk bottlers spread throughtout each neighborhood.

Minimal-Processing

Bigger and more, when it makes the product less than what it can be is not what we do.  We prefer maximizing the quality of our product from a whole-system perspective.  Resultingly, we tend to produce our products simply, often replicating long-practiced, traditional techniques.  Whether you call it artisan or craft we don't care, we just want to be proud what 1871 Dairy makes from farm to your table.

1871 Dairy

1871 Dairy
159 N Carpenter St  Chicago, IL

P (630) 384-9052

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