"A group of local families helping to change the world by producing fresh foods for kitchens across Illinois."



The Kilgus Kids’ Crops




History of Our Farm

Our family farm is located in the country by the town of Strawn, Illinois.  We have been gardening for over 28 years.  When we first started, we were only producing food enough for ourselves.  As our family grew, so did our garden! 


It would seem that there were always a few products that we’d have too much in and would have to find ways to use it or give it away so it didn’t go to waste.  When becoming a part of Stewards of the Land, LLC we started planting a much bigger garden.  This is our non-hydroponic project.  We currently have two gardens.  One is for small fruits and the other for vegetables.


 Our Family Members


Our whole family, Kevin, Denise, Brooke, Stuart, Blake, Shea & Damaris are involved in our operation.


The garden planning and seed ordering are completed by Kevin & Denise.  The indoor seed starting and transplanting is done by Brooke, & Denise.  Everyone is involved with the spring ground prep and planting/transplanting.  The kids and Denise do most of the daily maintenance, watering and harvesting.  Denise usually does the bulk of the delivering of the produce.


Produce We Have Grown


We’ve grown items like:   spinach, peas, snow peas, sugar snap peas, radishes, onions, green beans, squash, potatoes, napa cabbage, cabbage, beets, kohlrabi, broccoli, brussel sprouts, turnips, Indian corn, pumpkins, garlic, tomatillos, cantaloupe, strawberries,& raspberries and a variety of lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, gourds and peppers.


Since we live in the country and have a large family, gardening has just been a way of life. We feel it is important to teach our children a good work ethic and to experience the fulfillment of a job well done. 


We enjoy working together as a family and have had numerous “good talks” in the garden patch!  The rest of our mission is to provide the healthiest and highest quality produce that we can.



The Stewards of the Land


KDK is a part of The Stewards of the Land, LLC, a group of local families helping to change the world by producing fresh foods for kitchens across Illinois. 


Enjoyed in award-winning restaurants, local food shops, and many family homes across the area, the food produced by the Stewards of the Land is fresh, chemical-free and delicious.




Kevin & Denise Kilgus

Brooke, Stuart, Blake, Shea & Damaris

29695 E 100 North Rd, Strawn, IL  61775 

(815) 688-3016