• Connecting Chicago
    to the best of the Midwest

    We work directly with small local farms and vendors
    to ensure quality, freshness, and building a robust community
    that encourages the best practices and supports our local food systems.

Talk to us

Please use the form—we try to reply within 24 hours. Should you need, our department heads are listed below.

Are you a farmer or producer looking to discuss distribution of your product? Please fill out this form.

You can email us at info@localfoods.com, call the store at (312) 432-6575, or visit any day of the week (10-8 weekdays, 9-6 Saturday, 10-6 Sunday).


Director of Sales

Dan Dahir


Dan Dahir is the Director of Sales for Local Foods. A decorated sales veteran, Dan found his calling when he spent nearly a decade working in broadline food distribution. He loves working with chefs in Chicago to help them source the best possible food for their restaurants. An Iowa native who attended the University of Iowa, Dan is passionate about supporting local farmers and telling their stories. Dan and his wife, Jennifer, have 2 children.


Dave Rand


Dave Rand is a co-founder for Local Foods. He manages sales of Local Foods’ distribution arm. He cultivates relationships with the Midwest's best farmers and Chicago's best restaurants, caterers, cafeterias and grocers. Dave knows good food. His background includes work for an Illinois grass-fed cattle ranch, an organic heirloom grain farm, a salmon cannery in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and a role as the Farm Forager for Chicago's Green City Market.


Andrew Lutsey


Andrew Lutsey is founder of Local Foods. Andrew began a career in finance, but found greater calling on his family’s 1000-acre organic cattle, hog and poultry farm in Door County, WI. Working on the family farm shaped his vision for Local Foods and instilled a passion for supporting Chicago’s farm-to-fork infrastructure. Andrew started Local Foods to simplify the way Midwestern farmers’ products are brought to market, and to share the treasures available on family farms around the Midwest.