"A group of local families helping to change the world by producing fresh foods for kitchens across Illinois."
The majority of our Stewards are families with children. These young farmers are an integral part of the daily farming operations. They finally have the hope of staying “on the family farm,” with the prospects of raising livestock and growing specialty crops on smaller acreages.
Our oldest farm - one in production since the 1830’s - focuses on the wild specialty crops - wild ramps and paw paws from the lush woods, wild nettles and lambs-quarters, pure maple syrup and wild honey.
One couple and their 13-year old daughter consider their farm an eleven-year God-given dream come true. They raise a variety of vegetables - green onions, broccoli, cauliflower, herbs, tomatoes, kohlrabi, squash, and much more - naturally without synthetic chemicals or fertilizers. They put fresh produce on local tables the day after it is picked.
|The Stewards||Our Farms||Our Produce|
|Terry & Judy Bachtold||Grass-fed Beef|
|Roger, Leslie & Jake Bradford||Honey Milk Grove||Honey, Garden Vegetables, Poultry, Meat Rabbits & Goat's Milk|
|Joe & Melinda Cusak|
|Philip & Caleb Hartman||Hartman Family Farm||Garden Vegetables & Mulberries|
|Nancy Homerding||Calico Gardens||Heirloom tomatoes, leaf lettuces, beets, cucumbers|
|Larry & Shirley Ifft|
|Thomas, Janet & Sarah Jablonski||Eden's Harvest Farm||Garden Vegetables, Alpacas, Alpaca fleece and rovings|
|Brooke, Stuart, Blake, Shea & Damaris Kilgus||Kilgus Kids Crops||Variety of Garden Vegetables|
|Kelly & Cindy Kinate||Healthy Harvest||Garden Vegetables (Heirloom) and Fruits|
|Frank & Amy Lasser||Lasser SBG Farm||Honey & Berries|
|Joel & Amber Plattner||Windmill Acres||Garden Vegetables & Fruits|
|Brody Ricketts||Brody's Garden||Tomatoes, peppers, greenbeans, summer and butternut squash, and onions|
|Darren Ropp||Prairie Central School||Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, and sweet corn|
|Brian Severson||Brian Severson Farms, Inc.||Organic sweet corn & soybeans, field peas, sweet clover seed, wheat
Oats, popcorn, buckwheat and their flours.
|Derrick & Joslyn Steidinger||Silver Line Ranch
|Tomatoes, eggplant, beets, beans, potatoes, brussel sprouts, carrots|
|Derek, Kate, and Kyle Stoller||Windy Knoll Produce||Vegetables & Berries|
|Greg, Jill & Philip Stoller||Sylvan Acres
|Vegetables, fruits, lamb, chicken, eggs, and duck|
|Thadd Waldbeser||TW Farms||Melons, Popcorn Mulberries & Garden Vegetables|
|Cheryl & Keith Zacek||Farmer In Odell|
|Marty, Kris & Will Travis||Spence Farm|
|Marcus Maier||Marcus Maier Farms|
|Bryan & Lisa Aberle||Blue Sky Acres|
|Mark Edwards||Edward's Farm|
|Justin & Trent Kilgus||Pleasant Meadows|
|Kevin & Denise Kilgus and Mark & Natalie Schneider||Living Water Farms, Inc|
|Larry & Lisa McWilliams||Little Farm on the Prairie|
|Doug and Beth Rinkenberger||Garden Gate Farm||Heirloom vegetables, pastured pork & turkey, eggs (regular & duck).
Farm tours available. Children welcome.
Our large variety of farm animals, makes our tour interesting!