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Farmstead Launches Delivery in Chicago and Suburbs 

Farmstead, an online grocer offering free delivery, said Monday that its service is now live in the city of Chicago and nearby suburbs, with delivery in as little as one hour. The company opened a 30,000-square-foot warehouse in Franklin Park, IL. 

Farmstead offers a mix of fresh produce, national brands such as Kraft, and local Chicago brands such as Oberweis Dairy, Intelligentsia Coffee, Gino’s East Pizza, Vienna Beef and Hometown Bagel Chips. 

“Farmstead is different from any other grocery delivery option in Chicago,” said CEO Pradeep Elankumaran. “With Farmstead, customers get the best quality, local produce; great local Chicago brands and national brand staples all in one place, with no markups or fees. And we can deliver quickly in a broad radius, not just downtown.” 

Chicago is Farmstead’s fifth market. The company’s service originated in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it also serves Miami, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham. 


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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