Illinois Specialty Growers Association Award of Excellence Presented Posthumously to Cook County Farmer
Ted Biernacki, founder, and namesake of Ted’s Greenhouse Inc. in Tinley Park was named an Illinois Specialty Growers Association Award of Excellence during Agriculture Day at the State Fair in Springfield. Biernacki passed away in January of 2021 and was a pioneer in specialty crops and the greenhouse industry. Today, Dan and Karen Biernacki own and operate Ted’s Greenhouse in Tinley Park. Visitors can find over 10,000 square feet of undercover space with warm, cool, and overwintering houses containing everything from flowering succulents to hanging baskets to cacti, all grown from seed or cuttings. Photo by Amber Selman.