Lakeview Pickup Information

Site Host

Karen O Fort
Shareholder since: 2010
Site host since: 2011

Site Host Contact Information

Preferred Contact: Text 773-750-7835
Secondary Contact: Email

Site Address & Link to Map

872 W. Buckingham Place - Chicago, IL 60657

Pickup Day


Pickup Hours

11:30 am - 6 pm

Can I Pick Up My Box After Hours in Exceptional Circumstances?

Yes. I invite all to option in to a buddy system of shared contact info; we pick up boxes for each other, and get them later from our various houses. Joining is ongoing.

Photo of Your Site

  • The nicely shaded backyard of the Forts

How to Have the Best Shareholder Experience

Directions To Your Site

The Lakeview delivery site is located about three blocks north of Belmont on Buckingham between Halsted and Clark, on the north side of the street. Buckingham is a one-way street going west.

There is a 6-foot wooden fence in front of the house with an unlocked pedestrian gate in a rolling driveway gate, where you can park if thereÕs room.

Pass through the pedestrian gate, and you will see the rest of the driveway, the yard, a birch tree, and the house toward the back of the lot.

You can also access the boxes from the alley by arriving through the back gate, which will be unlocked on Saturdays. If you would like to access the site from the back alley, just put on your blinkers and park off to the side in the alley if you can. The back alley is just east of the address location.

Where To Find Your Box

The boxes will be on the front porch.

Where to Return Your Recycled, Flattened Vegetable Box

Return your empty, flattened box to the west end of the front porch.

Be A Good Neighbor

  • Your site host is providing a very generous contribution to your community and to the farm by making this site available. Please make an extra effort to help keep this site clean and tidy.
  • Be sure to check off your name in the vegetable share check list, and in the fruit share check list if you are also signed up for a fruit share.
  • The swap box at your delivery site serves as a trading place--you leave items in the swap box that you don’t care for and trade for something you like. Remember to give others the chance to make a make a trade, too.
  • Be sure to flatten your empty vegetable box and stack it in the designated location for recycling.
  • Please recycle fruit boxes on your own; do not return them to your pickup site.
  • Do not open and rifle through the boxes. The boxes are packed as similarly as possible with great care at the farm.

Thank you!

Site Host Profile

Karen Fort and her husband Keith have lived here for over 30 years and enjoy site hosting for Angelic Organics.

Keith is a producer and a musician.

Karen is a sometime theater actor and director of plays and most recently a video about Alzheimer’s care. She trained at Climate Reality and leads the Citizens Climate Lobby Chicago Northside chapter. She is a member of the Sierra Club, Ceres, and the Second Unitarian Church.

Karen has petitioned against nuclear waste, demonstrated and lobbied for peace, the environment, the Equal Rights Amendment and social justice.

We love nature, whether our yard, the farm or wilderness.

Site Host Profile Photos