Little City’s Harvest Stand is OPEN!

Our Harvest Stand is GROWN and run by our participants – providing them with the opportunities to learn new skills and strengthen their abilities through horticulture for future community-based employment. Shop the stand and help individuals with disabilities grow! The Little City Harvest Stand is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am – 5pm and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm at 1740 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine (Large A-frame building).


Classes are led by Little City’s Horticulture Manager with assistance of master gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension Program. Classes are held in two greenhouses, as well as on Little City’s campus. Indoor and outdoor season classes include: introduction to horticulture (skill-based learning); outdoor gardening of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers; succulents and cacti; horticulture therapy; herbs; growing vegetables indoors; and raised bed and container gardening.

2023 Harvest Stand

When you shop our Little City Harvest Stand, you’re creating a lifetime of growth and possibilities for people with developmental & intellectual disabilities! Our participants have worked hard planting, growing, caring for, and harvesting an abundance of fresh, homegrown vegetables to sell at their own Harvest Stand – a pop-up farmers market – that also provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to grow their customer service skills and strengthen their abilities for future community-based employment. 

Proceeds from the Harvest Stand go right back into our Horticulture program which helps plant the seeds for growth. We can’t wait to see you there!​


  • NOW OPEN through October (end date is TBD).
  • Open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am – 5pm and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm
  • 1740 W. Algonquin Rd. in Palatine (A-Frame building)


The Dorothy Rose Horticulture Center enables individuals to develop numerous skills through four main teaching aspects: general horticulture skills, the life cycle of plants, care, and maintenance of indoor plants and outdoor gardening. The program includes workshops and classes for instruction in planting, maintenance, and safety. The program also provides employment opportunities through its annual Plant Sale and Harvest Stand.