About Us
Meet Your Farmer
Dan is commited to growing the best quality foods. He uses organic farming practices, such as crop rotation, diversified planting, and incorporating on site biomass and food waste for compost to attract beneficial organisms, as well as ward away pests. 
  1. Farmer Dan
    Farmer Dan
    Support your local farmer.
  2. Farmer's Markets
    Farmer's Markets
    We are at Palatine Farmer's Market and North Shore Artisian Farmer's Market.
  3. The Farm
    The Farm
    Rows in a suburban Palatine farm
  4. Drying herbs
    Drying herbs
Palatine, IL native Dan Pilguy is the owner and operator of Arlington Crest Farms. In 2012 he embarked on his farming career by co-founding a start-up of business in rural Iowa with a college classmate. With their combined passion and dedication to growing fresh organic produce, the business quickly grew to what is now a 10 acre operation. Now in their 5th season, Garden Oasis Farm LLC is fully operational CSA farm that also provides pasture raised chickens and eggs to restaurants and grocery stores!
In 2014 Farmer Dan established himself a Community Supported Agriculture base back home in Palatine. Making bi-weekly deliveries from the Iowa farm to 7 CSA customers, he decided to take a leap of faith and transition himself as an Illinois farmer. His time was divided between working in two states at the same time; however his determination and passion to provide food in the Chicago suburbs outweighed the burden of living a dual life.
Over the course of two years, farmer Dan, alongside the help and support of his family, friends, and neighbors, developed what is now a 1/2 acre suburban farm.  By 2016 Arlington Crest Farms was officially founded with the support of 35 CSA members.  He now operates full time in Illinois with additional land for more crops provided by Soulful Prairies of Woodstock. He also still works with Garden Oasis Farm as a produce wholesaler. 
Click here to see pictures of how the Pilguy's backyard was transformed into AC Farms!


What We Grow:

All our annual crops are started from seed from safe and reputable seed sources. They are grown using organic principals using our own homemade compost as the binding ingredient to flourish healthy biological activity. Come 2019, AC Farms will hopefully become USDA Certified Organic.

Arugula, Asian Greens, Beans, Beets, Broccoli,
Cabbage, Carrots, Collards, Cucumbers
Eggplant, Gourds, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi,
Leeks, Lettuce, Melons, Okra, Onions, Peas,
Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Shallots, Spinach,
Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips.


Basil, Borage, Calendula, Chamomile, Chives,
Cilantro, Dandelion, Dill, Fennel, Feverfew,
Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemon Grass, Mint,
Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme.

Groundcherries, Raspberries, Strawberries.