Where We Began
Ellis Family Farms is a six generation family farm with deep roots in agriculture, stemming back to the 1920’s. Rene’s maternal great grandparents were from Ukraine and northern Poland. Her paternal great grandparents were from Wales. They all immigrated to America around the 1920’s and settled in Michigan where they farmed for many years. Rene’s parents, Jerry and Anita Ellis, took over the farm from Anita’s parents. Initially, they sold their produce to brokers, but in the 1980’s decided to sell their produce at Chicago Farmers Markets.