Where To Buy Fertilizer in Illinois

Too busy to make your own organic fertilizer from compost? Don’t worry, you can also buy organic fertilizer made from some of the most nutrient rich stuff on earth.

Fertilizer

Organic fertilizer brands you may find in Illinois or online

Acti Sol
Aggrand
Biolan
Biostar Systems
Biotabs
Black Gold
Dickers Garden
Durabloom
Ekosol
Espoma
Fertilome
Fire Belly Lawn Care
Fish Rich
Fox Farm Ferilizer
Gaia Green
Genesys Products
Green Star Fertilizer
Green Valley
Healthy Grow
Higa Organics
Husker Organics
Medina
Mighty Grow
Milorganite
Natural Origins Fertilizer
Omri
Pupuk Kaltim
Rain Grow
Scotts
Selli Vermi
Urban Farm
Whitney Farm
Wholesome Sweet
Wise Earth





Look for organic fertilizer in each of Illinois’s counties


Where to buy organic goods in Illinois

ORGANIC FOOD

Applesauce, Beer, Bourbon, Chia Seed, Chicken, Chocolate Milk, Cinnamon, Coconut Flour, Coconut Oil, Coconut Sugar, Coconut Water, Coffee Pods, Cookies, Corn Tortillas, Cranberry Sauce, Cupcakes, Donuts, Eggs, Energy Drinks, Flax Seed, Flour Tortillas, Fonio, Freekeh, Frozen Yogurt, Fudge, Gelato, Gin, Ginger Powder, Grass Fed Beef, Green Tea, Ground Coffee, Guacamole, Hemp Oil, Hemp Protein Powder, Hemp Seed, Hot Chocolate, Hot Sauce, Hummus, Ice Cream, Instant Coffee, Kamut, Liqueurs, Lupin, Macaroons, Milk, Muffins, Pies, Probiotics, Pu Erh Tea, Quinoa, Raw Honey, Red Palm Oil, Red Wine, Rum, Sake, Salsa, Smoothies, Soda, Sriracha Sauce, Teff, Tequila, Turmeric, Vodka, Wheat Bread, Whiskey, White Wine, Whole Bean Coffee

ORGANIC BODY

Acne Treatment, Anti Aging Products, Baby Clothes, Condoms, Cotton, Hair Conditioner, Lotion, Mouthwash, Onesies, Personal Lubricant, Sensitive Skin Care Products, Shampoo, Skin Cream, Socks, Toothpaste

ORGANIC HOME

All Purpose Cleaner, Bedding, Bird Foods, Birdseed, Carpet Cleaner, Cat Beds, Cat Food, Cat Litter, Cat Treats, Cotton Sheets, Dish Soap, Dishwasher Detergent, Dog Beds, Dog Food, Dog Treats, Furniture Polish, Latex Mattresses, Laundry Detergent, Lawn Care Products, Mattresses, Pet Beds, Pet Food, Pet Treats, Pillowcases, Root Stimulator

Locations throughout Illinois that may carry organic fertilizer

Whole Foods Market – Wheaton
Phone: (630) 588-1500
151 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60189

Hours:
  • Sun: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Mon: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tue: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wed: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thu: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Fri: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sat: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Whole Foods Market – Halsted and Wavela
Phone: (773) 472-0400
3640 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60613

Hours:
  • Sun: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Mon: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tue: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wed: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thu: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Fri: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sat: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Whole Foods Market – Deerfield
Phone: (847) 444-1900
760 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

Hours:
  • Sun: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Mon: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tue: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wed: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thu: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Fri: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sat: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Trader Joe's – Glenview
Phone: (847) 657-7821
1407 Waukegan Road
Glenview, Cook County, IL 60025

Hours:
  • Sun: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Mon: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tue: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wed: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Pass Health Foods
Phone: (708) 448-9114
7228 W College Dr
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Hours:
  • Sun: CLOSED
  • Mon: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tue: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Fruitful Yield – Aurora East
Phone: (630) 585-9200
4334 E Fox Valley Center Dr
Aurora, IL 60504

Hours:
  • Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Mon: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tue: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wed: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thu: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sat: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Foothills Organics
Phone: (815) 667-4700
131 E Church St
North Utica, IL 61373

Hours:
  • Sun: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Mon: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tue: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Wed: 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Thu: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Fri: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sat: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Food Fantasies
Phone: (217) 793-8009
1512 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62704

Hours:
  • Sun: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Mon: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tue: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wed: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thu: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Duck Soup Co-op
Phone: (815) 756-7044
129 E Hillcrest Dr
DeKalb, IL 60115

Hours:
  • Sun: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Mon: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tue: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wed: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thu: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sat: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Crystal Lake Health Foods
Phone: (815) 459-7942
25 E Crystal Lake Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Hours:
  • Sun: CLOSED
  • Mon: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tue: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wed: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thu: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sat: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Back to Nature – Arlington Heights
Phone: (847) 590-5667
56 S Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Hours:
  • Sun: CLOSED
  • Mon: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tue: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wed: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thu: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sat: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

A Way of Life
Phone: (847) 966-5565
9359 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL 60714

Hours:
  • Sun: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Mon: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tue: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wed: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM



About Fertilizer

To make your own organic fertilizer from worm castings, first you’re going to need a worm box. Learn what it is that keeps worms happy and healthy, and then feed them your compost each day! Worm castings are then mixed with soil or water to feed your plants.

Health & Community in Illinois

Health and Community info

Your Illinois Food Forest

Your garden can supply an abundance of food – seeds, nuts, fruits and more compromise a “food forest”.   A food forest is a multi-layered composition of food-producing plants.  It is ideally low-maintenance and produces a wealth of edibles.

Want to eat more organic food? A food forest is a great way to do that.

Permaculture design identifies seven layers in a food forest, from the tallest trees in the canopy continuing down below the soil layer.

There are many varieties of plants that are routinely available in Illinois garden centers, including a few examples below.

The green hawthorn has a Early Spring bloom period. Propogated by Bare root, Container, Seed, the fruit/seed period of the green hawthorn lasts from Spring to Fall.

Surviving in temperatures above -24°F, the green hawthorn is in the Rose family. It’s scientific name is Crataegus viridis, and it has a Low drought tolerance.

The green hawthorn requires between 36 and 60 inches of rain per annum. It is Native to IL.

While a plant may be listed as fruit-bearing in Illinois, you might not have the best growing conditions in your specific area.

Talking to your local garden supplier is a great way to learn more about the plants, shrubs and ground species that will be the perfect fit for your new food forest.

Are you growing an awesome food forest? Submit a picture and we may feature you on this site.


Fertilizer Info

Want to make sure your garden is full of nutrients? Try seaweed organic fertilizers. They’re packed full of all the good stuff!

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How To Grow Blueberries Growing The Superfruit
. . .  a few dozen eartworms and putting them under there. I doubt there is a better fertilizer for blueberries. Reply CommonSenseIdea says July 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm Worm castings are wonderful around the garden. I visited my brother, Richard, this. . . 


Backyard Farming On An Acre (More Or Less) A Homestead Doesn't Have To Be Huge
. . .  says January 11, 2013 at 10:23 am Vermicomposting- Worms provide the best natural fertilizer known to man. Reply Kelsey2784 says January 11, 2013 at 10:27 am my husband and I are have been trying for a couple of years to be more self sufficient,  . . .


Comfrey Weekly Weeder #40
. . .  am Thanks, Jennifer! My patch is small, so I haven’t used it for that yet (the fertilizer qualities). I remember reading about it a while back but forgot to mention it in the post. Reply Karen says April 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm As we are planting o  . . .


How To Organically Get Rid Of Garden Pests, Forever
. . .  . He has taught for Gaia College, was an organic landscaper and ran an organic fertilizer business before starting SmilingGardener.com to teach practical organic gardening tips to home gardeners.  You can read a review of Phil’s book here . Sh  . . .


Joy The Baker One Pot Spring Garden
. . .  Fill the pot about two thirds full with the potting soil.  Sprinkle with organic fertilizer as directed on the bag.  Water just to moisten the soil.  Fertilizer isn’t one of those things that you want to touch with your hands.  It’s just not a go. . . 


Homegrown: Easier Than You Think 100 Days Of Real Food
. . .  your pot 1 tomato cage (to support the plant as it grows) 1 small bag of organic fertilizer (our local plant supplier recommended Plant-tone or Tomato-tone to me which you can find at Lowe’s) If you are feeling motivated also consider getting a 2  . . .


Dandelion Vegan Blog: Ratatouille Lasagne
. . .  (6) ►  June (4) ►  May (5) ►  April (5) ►  March (7) ▼  February (10) Organic Vegan Fertilizer Recipes from the Blogosphere: Super Healthy Salad Radicchio, Dandelion, and Blood Oranges Ratatouille Lasagne Slaw with Collards Lemony Mustard Greens Sou  . . .


Confessions Of A Messy Gardener Common Sense Homesteading
. . .  on top of that, then a small bag of good quality growing soil with a bit of organic fertilizer in it. I have beets, carrots, peas, beans, cabbage, green onions, broccoli, radishes, lettuce, spinach, sage, thyme, oregano, 2 kids of basil, parsley,  . . .


Dandelion Vegan Blog: Silk Road Cooking…
. . .  ProfessorWit May 22, 2011 at 7:36 PM Great article – I found some vegan organic fertilizer on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051C2OZQ Enjoy. Reply Delete Christina May 22, 2011 at 8:36 PM What a sweet pup! There is a special place  . . .


How To Grow Tomatoes Organically
. . .  put it into a contain with potting mix in it. The mix can have a little organic fertilizer in it as well. Water the plant in and put it in a bright area but NOT in direct sunlight. The sucker will root within 12+ days and you will have an exact  . . .


Before You Plant Sunchokes, You Need To Read This Post
. . .  Most likely, they tried to stretch out the number of plantings between having fertilizer applied or didn’t have the soil analyzed so they could apply the proper minerals with the fertilizer they used. Soil analysis and proper fertilization h  . . .


Dandelion Vegan Blog: Tomato Time
. . .  that quickly. The kelp extract that I buy has only traces of the “big three” fertilizer elelments Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. But it is rich in minerals and plant chemicals that apparently help plants use and absorb minerals from  . . .