Home Delivery Zones
Our home delivery zones are updated for 2018.
After careful review of costs, Tomato Mountain Farm has concluded that delivering to homes in Zone A costs almost exactly the same as delivering to homes in Zone B. Beginning in 2018, you will frequently see Zone A/B.
At this time, we will still require a surcharge of $4.00 per week for deliveries in Zone C and Prime Time deliveries.
Prime Time delivery takes place on Thursday from approximately 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Prime Time delivery is available in the following areas:
Central Chicago: bordered by Peterson on the North, Laramie on the West and I-55 on the South.
South Chicago Neighborhoods: McKinley Park, Brighton Park, Bronzeville, Kenwood, Hyde Park, Woodlawn and Bridgeport.
If you are not certain what Zone you live in, contact us at
This map outlines the delivery days and times for our home deliveries. Use the arrows and + sign to zoom in on your vicinity. Please contact us if you have any questions about where you fall on the map. Most standard deliveries will be made before 7am.
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♦ Zone A
♦ Central Chicago, bounded by Peterson (N), Laramie (W), and I-55[S]
♦ Thursday morning deliveries
♦ Option for primetime Thursday evening delivery
♦ Edges of Chicago and near suburbs, including Hyde Park, Oak Park, most of Evanston.
♦ Deliveries are on Friday morning
♦ Option for primetime Thursday evening delivery for Chicago some south side residents (McKinley Park, Bridgeport, Hyde Park.)
♦ All primetime deliveries will be on Thursday evening, even if your standard day is Friday
♦ Zone C
♦ All surrounding suburbs, out to our delivery boundaries.
♦ Friday morning deliveries only (no primetime delivery available)
Why home delivery?
We focus on direct home delivery for several reasons:
Our home delivery saves you time and effort, keeps produce in the best condition possible, and reduces the carbon footprint of produce delivery. It takes less energy and time for one person to deliver to 50 locations than it takes 50 people to drive to a pick up location. Nobody drives to pick up packages at UPS for a reason.
We deliver to all sorts of residences from houses to doorman buildings to apartments with locked gates and vestibules. Our regular delivery routes are at night, when there is less traffic, so we get your box to you most efficiently. Chicago doesn’t need more cars on the road during rush hour! Think of our delivery along the lines of the milkman of yesteryear. Upon arrival, we’ll leave your box wherever you want it, or better yet, repack your produce into a cooler you leave out for us (maintains freshness and keeps produce safe from critters). You do not need to be home for delivery. We work to sort out delivery details for any situation.
If you need or want to be home for delivery, we offer a “Prime Time” option for a small surcharge. While it does take longer to reach you during high traffic hours, some folks prefer to be home and awake when their box arrives, or they may have a situation that makes night time deliveries impractical or impossible. The bottom line is that we’re committed to delivering in a way that meets your needs, while being as practical and efficient as possible.