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. The Farm
    The Farm
    Rows in a suburban Palatine farm
  3. Drying herbs
    Drying herbs
  4. We are at Palatine, Barrington, and Northfield Farmer's Markets
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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. They combined their passion to grow fresh organic produce.

In 2014 Farmer Dan established himself a Community Supported Agriculture base back home in Palatine. With his determination and passion to provide food in the Chicago suburbs, Dan decided to take a leap of faith and transition himself as an Illinois farmer.
 
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 along with additional land for more crops provided by neighbors. AC Farms also works with Turtle Creek 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 principles using our own homemade compost as the binding ingredient to flourish healthy biological activity. 

Vegetables:
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.

Herbs:

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

Fruits:
Groundcherries, Raspberries, Strawberries.