The following farms and ranches have certified
that they meet Eatwild's
criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products.
Contact them directly for additional information or to buy their
Farms we find it is more important to know where our food comes
from than how much it costs. We take great pride in working very
hard to provide the safest and best food available.
We have a very small herd of French Alpine Dairy
Goats. In keeping our herd small we can provide individual attention
and the best care possible. We can guarantee that the RAW goat milk we
get is absolutely the safest and best available. We also keep a small
flock of Welsummer and Cuckoo Maran Chickens. These girls provide
us with the safest and prettiest eggs available. We pasture raise
chickens to guarantee the best tasting chicken you'll ever have. There
growth is supplemented by Illinois Grown Organic Feed. They are processed
at a USDA inspected facility. This guarantees a level of food safety
you can't find in your "big box store."
We know exactly what all of our animals eat from
day one so you know you are getting the safest, tastiest food available
in the area. We also have fresh, chemical-free produce available.
Our farm is small and our quantities are limited so please call for availability.
Also we love visitors so please call and we'll show you around.
Afterthought Farms, Vicki Boliard, 882
North 1700 East Road, Owaneco IL 62555. (217) 824-7833.
All Grass Farms is a diversified pasture farm providing our Chicago-area customers with grass-fed, nutrient dense meats, eggs, poultry, and dairy products including:
- 100% GRASS-FED BEEF – mama’s milk, pasture forages, and hay - no grains ever
- RAW GUERNSEY MILK – grass fed, supplemented with organic feed at milking time only
- PASTURE-RAISED CHICKEN – pasture supplemented with soy-free organic feed
- PASTURE-RAISED/FREE RANGE EGGS - with soy-free organic feed
- WOODLAND/PASTURED PORK – supplemented with certified organic feed
- PASTURED THANKSGIVING TURKEYS – with certified organic/soy-free feed
- RAW LOCAL HONEY – from hives on our farm
- ORGANICALLY GROWN VEGETABLES – available through our seasonal CSA and farm store
All of our livestock are raised outdoors on pasture, eating what nature intended – ryegrass, timothy grass, meadow fescue, clover, chicory, and alfalfa in the pastures, with the chicken and hog pasture forage diet supplemented with certified organic grains and surplus garden fruits and vegetables. All of our animal feeds are certified organic and GMO-Free.
We practice sustainable agriculture and management-intensive grazing, rotating our livestock to fresh pasture daily during the spring, summer, and fall months, and providing stockpiled forages supplemented with grass and alfalfa hay during the winter months. We don't use any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, hormones, or antibiotics on our land or in our animals. We follow organic practices but are not currently certified organic.
Visit our farm store for eggs, meats, and vegetables in season, open daily from 10 AM – 6 PM, located inside the Brunner Family Forest Preserve at 18N681 IL Route 31, Dundee, IL 60118. Visit our website to order bulk meat packages and for more information about upcoming farm tours, our farming practices, pricing info, or to sign up for our monthly newsletter.
All Grass Farms,
Cliff McConville or Konda Dees,
18N681 IL Route 31, Dundee, IL 60118.
AT THE ANDERSON FARM, we raise the most luscious, lip-smackin’ lamb you’ve ever sunk your teeth into.
Sure is tasty
Keeps you slim
In your waistie!
Our lambs are raised naturally on mother’s milk and quality, rotationally-grazed pastures. That’s why they taste so good! And no, we don’t use artificial hormones, steroids or antibiotics.
TO HELP YOU PLAN, a bundle of whole lamb typically includes:
2 legs of lamb
2 packages lamb leg steaks (4 per package)
1 rack of lamb
4 packages rib steaks (4 per package)
1 package shanks cut into 3/4 cross sections
loin chops (4 per package)
IS THE MEAT GOVERNMENT INSPECTED? Yes. Freezer lamb is USDA inspected, cut, double-wrapped, frozen and sold as a bundle.
HOW MUCH STORAGE SPACE DO I NEED? A typical refrigerator freezer compartment can store 2 or 3 lamb bundles. Each bundle requires less than 1 ½ cubic feet of space.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Freezer lamb sells for $10.99 per pound. Each bundle weighs approximately 30–45 pounds. Due to market fluctuations, prices are subject to change without notice.
WE ARE ENVIRO-FRIENDLY and just plain friendly. We love it when folks stop over for a farm tour and buy a lamb. Our farm borders Highway 61 just 30-40 minutes from Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois.
WHEN IS LAMB AVAILABLE? We try to have lamb ready all year but sometimes we sell out. It’s best to call or email before you come.
Anderson Farm, Kari Anderson, 1575 Underwood Avenue, Muscatine Iowa 52761. Call (563) 554-1397 (please leave a message).
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.grassfedrecipes.com
Angelic Organics Learning Center is the educational nonprofit partner to Angelic Organics community-supported agriculture farm, a certified organic vegetable farm that follows Biodynamic principles. In recent years, the Learning Center has expanded its pasture-based livestock program and is selling high quality meat. The Learning Center raises and sells pasture-raised Scottish Highland beef, pork, chicken, and goat.
Our pastured animals are raised outdoors with free access to pasture, sunshine, fresh air, clean water, and shelter. We raise all our own hay on farm. We use no grains for ruminants (with the exception of our dairy goats who, during lactation, receive up to one pound daily of certified organic soy-free grain), no hormones, no antibiotics, and no soy. Goats are available in July and all other cuts are available in early December.
Our pastured meats are ‘transitional’ organic (i.e., not yet certified). We are working with a certifier in 2016 to gain organic certification for our livestock.
Our goats and chickens are for on-farm pick-up only and beef and pork are available for pick-up at a family-owned meat processor in Seward, IL, that services small farms in our area. We do not ship or deliver.
Angelic Organics Learning Center, Thomas Spaulding,
1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia, IL 61011. (815) 389-8455.
Website: www.learngrowconnect.org. Pasture Meats: http://www.learngrowconnect.org/catalog/pasture-meats
Bauer Custom Meats is a family owned and
run business in northern Illinois, centrally located between Chicago,
Peoria, La Salle/Peru, Rockford, and the Quad Cities. We serve all
of northern Illinois, eastern Iowa, and even some folks in southern
Michigan, Minnesota, and Indiana. We raise grass fed and finished whole
and half lamb and beef year-round. We also offer pastured chicken (whole)
and pork (whole and half) raised on locally produced grain and
We believe in the humane treatment of animals allowed
to live similarly as they would in nature, not crowded in a feedlot and
fed unnaturally high levels of grains and concentrates. Our animals are
never treated or implanted with hormones, or fed antibiotics to unnaturally
increase rate of weight gain. We use an inspected meat processor nearby
and butcher to your specifications.
Bauer Custom Meats, Anthony or Sandy Bauer, PO Box
IL 61344. (309) 288-5110.
- Grass fed beef, $6.50 lb. hanging weight; averages 75 pounds per quarter
- Grass fed goat (kid), $175 each
- Grass fed goat (adult), $225 each
- Grass fed lamb, $270 each
- Pastured pork, $6.00 lb
- Pastured turkey, $7.00 lb
- Free-range chicken eggs, $4.00 dozen
- Free-range duck, $30 each
- Free-range Guinea fowl, $25 each
- Pastured broiler chickens, $20 each
Beef, goat, lamb and pork are cut, wrapped and frozen by Green County Locker in Monroe, WI. Poultry is processed by a local custom processor. All prices include processing. Orders taken for future delivery, no animal is slaughtered until ordered to provide the freshest meat possible.
Can arrange pick up at 136 Skyline Drive, Carpentersville, IL 60110, or at the farm near Freeport.
Boru Farms, Jeanne Raia and Jay Radke, 8225 IL Hwy 26 N, Freeport IL 61032. (815) 291-9766 or (815) 541-6662.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://naimhe8.wix.com/borufarm.
Brammeier Farms – Organic 100% Grass-Fed and Grass-Finished Beef.
Brammeier Farms is a family organization and has been in the family for nearly 100 years. We have been farming organically since 1999, and have been certified organic through OCIA since 2001.
We sell our beef by the whole, half, and quarter cow for $4.00 per pound (hanging weight + processing fees). We also sell our beef in 25-pound bundles, which contains a variety of cuts, at $9.00 per pound.
If you wish to just buy ground beef (in quantities of 20 pounds or more), the price is $7.00 per pound.
Brammeier Farms, Gerry Kerkhof, 1993 335th Street, Wilton, IA 52778. (563) 370-6415.
Brass Family Farm: 100% Grass-fed Red Devon Beef
OUR PHILOSOPHY: We believe farmers have an exceptionally important calling: To grow and raise the most healthy, nutrient-dense food possible so that current and future generations can thrive and be nourished.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES: We are not in the commodity beef business. We are in the food production business and are directly responsible for the health, intelligence, and longevity of the consumer. We refuse to compromise our convictions for the almighty dollar. Sadly, not every farmer or business shares in this philosophy.
OUR FAMILY: We are a 4th generation family farm located 5 miles Southwest of Rockford, IL. near Stillman Valley, IL.
OUR CATTLE: We raise Red Devon cattle. Red Devon cattle are one of the oldest heritage beef breeds in existence today. They are the breed that the Pilgrims chose to bring with them to America in 1623. George Washington also owned a herd of Red Devon cattle. Devon grass-fed beef has a particularly rich and robust flavor that is juicy and fine-textured.
OUR FARMING PRACTICES: Our herd is 100% grass-fed. They never receive grain. Our cattle are born on our farm and spend their entire lives on pasture. During the growing season, our herd is moved once a day to a new “salad bar” slice of pasture. During the dormant season, our herd either grazes winter cover crops or is fed grass/alfalfa hay.
Please visit our website for more information about our farm and our 100% grass-fed beef.
What we offer your family is the same meat we feed to our family. You get the very best of what our labors produce. Put another way, we won’t ever sell you something we wouldn’t happily eat ourselves.
Brass Family Farm, Stephen Brass, 9402 North Meridian Road, Stillman Valley IL. 61084. (815) 218-5076.
E-mail: Stephen@Brassfamilyfarm.com. Website: www.BrassFamilyFarm.com
Broad Branch Farm is run by Anita and Brian
Poeppel with help from our three young daughters, Lucy, Susannah, and
Laura. We are a small diversified family farm trying to grow the best,
cleanest food possible, for ourselves and for you. We are not a Certified
Organic farm, but all purchased inputs are Certified Organic, and we
never use antibiotics, growth hormones, herbicides, pesticides, or
We raise grass finished beef, pastured chickens and eggs, vegetables, and pastured pork. Cattle spend their whole lives outside
except for extreme weather events eating green growing pasture, stockpiled
dormant pasture, or Certified Organic hay, depending on the season. We
use management intensive grazing to ensure the highest quality pasture,
and also for the health and sustainability of the land. The cattle are
grown to about 26 months to ensure fully finished, juicy, flavorful meat.
Laying and broiler chickens are raised on the farm
from 2 day old chicks in our brooder house, and begin grazing once they
can tolerate the weather. Every chicken enjoys fresh pasture in a rotational
grazing system. All purchased chicken feed is Certified Organic. Our
pastured eggs and broilers are exceptional in flavor and nutrition.
We offer our beef, chickens, pork, eggs and vegetables
through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. This is a
subscription which customers sign up for and receive weekly, bi-weekly
or monthly deliveries. Visit our website for details.
Broad Branch Farm, Ltd., Anita and Brian Poeppel,
RR 1 Box 44, Wyoming
IL 61491. (309) 695-2051.
Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm is an old-fashioned
family farm conveniently located in north central Illinois.
Our farm is a living system that thrives on responsible
stewardship of our resources. We raise our animals in ways that nurture
and respect their natures. Chickens, pigs, and beef cattle
are fed high quality pastures and locally grown feeds; they don't need
drugs, hormones or antibiotics.
Milk & Meadow Beef ™ is unique. Our calves
are NOT weaned prematurely, are NOT altered (dehorned or castrated).
They go to the butcher at 8-10 months of age to ensure a consistently
lean, tender, delicately flavored product you can feel good about feeding
Beef can be purchased as a whole, half, or mixed
quarters. Pork is available in wholes or halves. We offer Community Supported
Agriculture (CSA) shares that include a monthly assortment beef, pork,
chicken and eggs. Shares are for a period of three, six, or twelve months
and can be renewed around the calendar. An "every other month" delivery
option is also available. From June through October you can find
our products at the Logan Square Farmers Market.
More information and share sign up is available
at our website.
Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm, Jody & Beth Osmund, 1985
North 3609th Road, Ottawa IL 61350. (815) 431-9544.
Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm is committed to
educating producers and consumers about the importance of local, healthy,
environmentally friendly foods. We offer informational programs to
local government, volunteer and civic groups, churches, and groups
concerned about health and the environment. If you have a group of
10 or more people interested in learning more about local food production
and Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm, please contact us to schedule a
Jody & Beth Osmund host field days at their
farm and offer farmer training in pastured poultry at workshops and
conferences in Illinois and Wisconsin. In 2007, Cedar Valley Sustainable
Farm received a USDA grant to develop and present materials to encourage
and teach other farmers how to sell sustainable meats directly to consumers.
In 2008 & 2009 the Frontera Farmer awarded Cedar Valley Sustainable
Farm grants to help them improve farm infrastructure to increase the
farm's food production and improve animal handling and grazing rotation.
In 2010, Jody participated on a panel discussion "Let Them
Eat Grass" at the Family Farmed Expo in Chicago; and Beth
presented at the National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference in
Dearing Country Farms is a small family
farmstead located just 3 miles west of Bloomington, IL. We have raised-from-chicks,
organically fed, cage-free, pastured laying hens that produce healthy,
great tasting top quality eggs, as well as broilers and fryer
Through earth friendly and organic farming practices
we grow and cultivate a wide variety of fruits, nuts, berries and vegetables.
We have a small shop on our property where you can purchase all of our
goods, and also sell through a variety of local grocery and specialty
stores. In addition, we sell at the Downtown Bloomington Farmer’s
Market every Saturday, June through October.
follow the USDA National Organic Program Standards, but are not NOP certified;
we are a member of Certified Naturally Grown.
Dearing Country Farms, Brad Dearing, 16410
N 800 E., Bloomington IL 61705. (309) 963-4932.
The Dickman's family farm is located 1 hour southwest of Chicago.
We have been operating our farm since 1960. During that time, we have
learned the value of knowing what goes into your food. We pride ourselves
in supplying our customers with top quality products.
Our chickens are
moved onto fresh grass every day starting at two weeks of age and are
processed at 6 weeks of age. Weights range from 3–6 pounds per
our customer's requests. All of our feed is mixed weekly on the farm
and contains no hormones, pesticides, antibiotics or animal by-products.
Our pasture has been chemical-free since 1997.
Our fresh poultry products are available
April through October and must be picked up at our farm or one of the
we attend. Fresh frozen products are available year-round. Our product
line includes whole chicken, cut up chicken, bone
in and boneless breast and various chicken sausages. We welcome visitors to inspect
our facilities at any time during the production cycle. Please e-mail
or call for specifics on hours, quantities, and availability.
Also available are fresh brown eggs with deep golden yolks.
Our laying hens are free to roam on grass and scratch for bugs. The
best tasting fresh pastured turkeys are available for Thanksgiving.
Numbers are limited, so order early.
The Dickmans, JoAnn Dickman, 6480 S. 14000 West
IL 60941. (815) 426-2154.
Dierks Farms would like to introduce you to the Dierks family: Violet, Larry, Pam, Lari, Lane and Lathan Dierks. Violet, Larry's Mother, is part of the third generation of Dierks Farms, a grass-fed Beef operation in Southern Illinois.
We are proud to have an intergenerational farm. Violet, adds history and wisdom to our farming practices. Our family is the 4th and 5th generation of Dierks to farm our family farm. Our family works everyday to improve the world around us by using farming practices that will preserve our farm for generations to come.
Dierks Farms was founded on the basis of grass-fed beef even before the health benefits were brought to light. Today, we believe in grass-fed because it benefits our family, our animals, our customers and our environment. Our farming practices are centered around the humane treatment of our animals. Our animals are raised on stress-free grass that is rotated on a regular basis both for the animals and the environment. Our cattle are never fed corn and are not given antibiotics. This creates the best quality grass-fed beef possible. Our family farm has a close relationship with the soil and water conservation service and has received Soil and Water Farm Family of the Year. This proves that our environmental farming spans all throughout our farming practices.
Don't just take our word for it, try our meat and fresh produce for yourself. You'll love the taste and your body will love the healthy benefits. We strive to be "America's Grass Fed Beef!"
Dierks Farms, Pam Dierks, 273 West Point Road, Ava IL. 62907. (618) 559-9302.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.americasgrassfedbeef.com
Eden Project Farms is a small, diverse farm providing best quality food products as well as maintaining ecological balance of the land. The main purpose of our farm is to follow principles of a natural, homemade, sustainable, small-scale, diversified, more than organic way of farming. We only feed certified organic products to our animals.
We offer variety of different products but our main items are:
Farm Fresh Eggs – Our Red Star brown egg layers follow rotation after pastured cows and are fed organic, non-GMO feed that does not contain soy. Hens have daily access to fresh pasture, fresh air and sunshine. Our eggs are sold on first come, first serve basis. Please refer to order form in the Farm Stand menu on the web site or you can always email or call us to order.
Honey – We raise Italian honeybees at the farm without using any chemicals. Honey is non-pasteurized and limited in quantity.
Pastured Meat Chickens – our meat chickens are raised similarly to laying hens. They travel around the pasture in portable shelters and are rotated on daily basis. Organic, no-soy feed completes their diet.
Lamb / Sheep – are 100% grassfed which makes their meat more tender, high in omega 3s, linoleic acid, antioxidants, even vitamins, minerals, calcium, and dietary fiber. We use managed grazing and "flerding" technique (cows and sheep together) which reduces and prevents parasites in all species by interrupting their parasite cycle.
Pastured Pork – our hogs are raised in small herds, first to make sure that we take the time to observe each individual and assess its needs for better quality product; secondly, to use pastures and wooded areas that other animals would not utilize. Hogs graze freely and have access to fresh air, sunshine, dirt and grass every day which accounts for approximately 80% of their feedstuff. Organic no-soy hog feed completes their diet.
Eden Project Farms, Anna Lipinska-Perez,
Farm Address: 3470 Spring Creek Road, Barrington Hills, IL 60010; Mailing Address: 414 S. Third Street, West Dundee, IL 60118.
Flying S is a family farm in East Central Illinois devoted to taking care of the land and animals. Intensive Grazing practices are used to produce naturally healthy grass fed beef. We are approved by the American Grass Fed Association; we’re not certified organic, but you can come inspect us anytime!
Flying S beef is dry-aged for 14-21 days and is frozen in thick clear vacuum packages. With advance notice we can cut your steaks any thickness you like.
Whole frozen pastured chickens available year-round!
Save time and gasoline by picking up beef orders in Orland Park, Glenview and Indianapolis. We deliver after each time we butcher.
Butchering dates and current pricing can be found on the website.
If you care about what you're eating call or email to order some natural grass-fed beef today. Thanks for supporting local farms.
Flying S Beef, Penny Shaw, 17594 E. 500th Avenue, Palestine IL 62451. (618) 586-2488.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.flyingsbeef.com
Forest Hill Farm raises certified organic, 100% grass fed beef from registered Red Angus cattle. The beef is dry aged for flavor and tenderness. We follow MIG grazing practices for both cattle and sheep.
Our Lamb is certified organic, 100% grass fed. Organic certification is through OCIA.
Forest Hill farm offers pasture-raised pork from our Gloucestershire Old Spots which graze certified organic pastures. Seasonal plantings of oats, buck wheat, rape seed, clover, and pumpkins add to the quality of our pork.
Pasture-raised poultry is available beginning each June. Free-range, heritage bred turkey is available beginning in November. Duck is available beginning in September.
All our livestock is raised using organic practices, however only the beef and lamb are certified organic.
We sell retail cuts of organic beef, organic lamb, and pastured pork and poultry.
Interested in buying larger quantities?
- Whole, half, quarter steers
- Whole and half lamb
- Whole and half hogs
Iowa Delivery Locations: Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque
Illinois Delivery Locations: Oak Brook, Crystal Lake, Woodstock
Wisconsin Delivery Locations: Prairie Du Chein
Forest Hill Farm, Glenda Plozay, St. Olaf, IA 52072. (563) 783-2670.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.foresthillfarm.com.
Freeman Bros. Ranching is a USDA Certified Organic Grass finished beef producer.
We are a third generation ranching family practicing Holistic Ranch Management in west central Illinois. Thisphilosophy focuses on the balance that can be achieved by incorporating all specie involvement in the decision making process. We strive to protect our pasture eco-systems with sound management goals that will ultimately improve all interacting and involved species whether they be plant, animal or insect.
We sell wholes, halves or specific cuts of meat directly to the consumer. Delivery is possible, but we encourage everyone to come for a visit and see first hand what we do and the benefits we have achieved. Visit our website for a more detailed look at our Ranch and our philosophies.
Freeman Bros. Ranching, Ron Freeman, 1861 Arcadia Road, Jacksonville IL 62650. (217) 473-7692.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.freemanbrosranching.com.
Fresh Pasture Farms is a family-owned farm that produces wholesome pasture-raised products for your family. We offer pasture-raised eggs, chicken, pork and turkeys.
All of our products are available in our on-farm store. Hours are Tuesdays 1 to 4pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm.
The broiler chickens and turkeys are rotated daily to fresh pasture. Our laying hens are in an eggmobile that goes all around the farm. The eggmobile keeps them safe during the night and provides a place to lay their eggs. They get all the grass, bugs and sunshine they want. All of our chickens and turkeys are supplemented with a non-GMO ration that is corn- and soy-free.
Our pigs are raised outdoors on the pasture. They have access to woodlands where they can find acorns and get shade for warmer days. They are rotated regularly giving them access to fresh pasture and woods.
We also have a great selection of produce. All of our produce, just like the rest of our farm, never receives any chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. Check us out on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date with Fresh Pasture Farms.
Fresh Pasture Farms, Wade Sutter,
Kropp Road, Millstadt IL 62260. (618) 719-1983.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.freshpasturefarms.com.
The Gardner Farm is a 6th generation family farm that started in Solon Mills in 1837. Our steers are raised and finished on 80 rolling acres of pasture along the banks of the Nippersink Creek. No growth hormones or antibiotics are used and all feed hay is grown and baled by the Gardner Farm. Meat is processed locally and available by quarters or larger.
We take pride in providing grass-fed, all natural beef to our friends and family and we would love to have you visit. Please call or email for more information and pricing. We look forward to meeting you!
The Gardner Farm,
Ryan Gardner and Adam Gardner,
4219 W Solon Road, Richmond, IL 60071.
Golden Rose Livestock offers Black Angus beef and
cross-bred lamb that graze naturally on our farm located in the
Kishwaukee River Valley of northern Illinois. Our family has been raising
grass-fed livestock and selling custom meats directly to our customers
since 1971. Our
customers come as far away as central Illinois, Chicago, Rockford and
Milwaukee. References available upon request.
Black Angus beef is available in 1/4, 1/2 and
whole shares. Lamb is available in 1/2 and whole shares. All is cut
to your specifications, wrapped, frozen and labeled at two locally
owned state inspected butcher shops.
Our principles: At Golden Rose, we adhere to sustainable
management practices through rotational grazing. Our animals are not
crowded into feedlots, fed grain, antibiotics and animal byproducts,
or implanted with growth hormones. We do not spray our pastures with
herbicides and pesticides (just ask our resident honey bees!). Rather,
our animals are raised in a stress free, humane manner and are always
moving to the next pasture full of fresh grasses, native foliage and
the occasional apple tree.
Please contact us and we will send you our
newsletter that will have information about pricing, weight estimations,
freezer space needed, processing and how you can order from us.
Golden Rose Livestock, Rob McCormack, Woodstock
IL 60098. (773) 818-6627.
Green Pastures Beef is a small family farm in Waconda, in the northwest suburbs. We raise 3–5 cows on our land at any given time. We do not use any grains with our animals. They are grass fed from start to finish and receive no antibiotics or hormones.
Our cows live outdoors 12 months of the year with fresh air, sunshine, water and clean sleeping and feeding areas. They also have shelter to recline in. They graze on pesticide-free grass/alfalfa/clover mix during the growing season and pesticide-free bailed grasses during the winter. We think of them as part of our family.
We have the best prices for beef in our area. We can deliver locally and offer pick up. We do not ship.
Like us on Facebook and check out our beautiful cows!
Green Pastures Beef, Jim or Chris Brust, 27320 N Williams Park Road, Wauconda IL 60084. (847) 338-6749.
E-mail: GreenPasturesBeef@aol.com. Website: www.GreenPasturesBeef.com.
Our family at Growing N Grace Natural Farm delights to provide our patrons with
premium pasture products from our natural farm. We have a passion for sustainable farming, pasture raised and chemical free food.
Although we are not certified, all our farming is done with organic methods. We want a transparent trust relationship
with our patrons. We offer broiler chickens, turkeys, eggs, pork, real milk through a herd share, and vegetables.
We are located in Southeastern Iowa fairly near the Iowa/Illinois border.
Growing N Grace Natural Farm, Ivy Steiner or Mahlon Steiner, 23783 North Field Road, Mediapolis IA 52637. (319) 572-9761 or (319) 572-9762.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.growingngracenaturalfarm.blogspot.com.
Hasselmann Family Farm, Pasture Raised Meat and Eggs Delivered right to your door!
Hasselmann Family Farm offers all natural farm fresh eggs, Berkshire pork, chicken, lamb and 100% grassfed beef. We are a small family farm located in beautiful northern Illinois.
We firmly believe in using a pastoral approach to farming, meaning we strive to make sure all the livestock on our farm has a forage-based diet that is self harvested. Our goal is to produce healthy and happy animals that can express their true characteristics in a natural setting. They in turn provide us with delicious and nutritious meat and eggs. The proof is in the superior taste and flavor of our products.
We use NO antibiotics, growth hormones or animal by-products in any of our feed rations. On our 80-acre farm, we grow organic hay and non-GMO grains like wheat, oats, corn and barley, which we then feed to our chickens and hogs. Furthermore, we practice sustainable farming practices such as crop rotation, composting and pasture farrowing of our Berkshire sow herd.
Finally, we believe that America's small farms are one of its greatest assets and worth preserving. By providing safe, nutritious locally grown food we hope to have a positive impact on our community and the environment.
Farmers Markets & Farm Store:
You may find our products at numerous farmer's markets. Please consult our website for the current farmer's market schedule. Our farm store is open every Saturday from 9am to 2pm. (NO SUNDAY SALES)
We also offer:
- Weekly home delivery service to Chicago and suburbs. Qualifying orders may receive free home delivery! Sorry, we do not ship or deliver out of Illinois.
- Pick up your order for free at our farm in Marengo, IL (Please arrange in advance, not available on Sundays).
- Pick up your order for free at any scheduled farmer’s market
- Convenient online ordering
Hasselmann Family Farm, Scott Hasselmann, 23706 Harmony Road, Marengo IL 60152. (815) 572-4833.
At Healing Acres Farm sustainable practices, preserving heritage breeds, education and local attention are our primary focus.
We offer a large variety sustainably grown, chemical free produce, micro-greens and raise 100% grass-fed premium beef, lamb, goat, pastured pork, poultry and eggs.
The majority of our animals are on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC) endangered list. Currently we raise Scottish Highland cattle (one of the oldest heritage breeds in the U.S.), Tamworth hogs (with plans to add Large Blacks—both on ALBC's critical list), and 4–5 heritage breeds of chickens with plans to add heritage turkeys in 2015.
We do not treat our animals with hormones or antibiotics and we do not use chemicals on the land. We have approximately two and a half acres of garden area and 700 square feet under high tunnels. Our vegetables are organically grown although not certified organic. We use non-GMO seed and grow without pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers. We will soon add another 3,000 square feet of high tunnel for the 2015 season.
We are continually learning and striving to improve the quality of the land to provide better quality food for the plants and animals thus providing better quality food for you. Buy FRESH, Buy LOCAL, but most important Buy HEALTHY!
Our products are available via CSA, our Online Market (year round), at the Edwardsville Goshen Market on Saturdays (May-Oct), and the Holiday Markets at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. See our website for more information.
Healing Acres Farm, Cindy Hatton and Mark Moore, Chesterfield, IL. 62630 (217) 522-4325.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://healingacresfarm.blogspot.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HealingAcresFarm
At Hephzibah Farms we raise high quality grass-fed beef. All of our cattle are raised outdoors on high quality pastures or fed hay when pastures are not available (such as in the winter). This beef is lean and extremely tasty. We practice management-intensive grazing by rotating our cattle through different paddocks in order to keep the grass in a high quality, vegetative state.
Additionally, we raise pastured eggs from our pastured poultry. These eggs are extremely nutritious and have a deep orange yolk to prove it.
We also produce range-raised pork from our pigs which are raised outdoors on wooded pastures. The pigs are able to find an abundance of nuts and grubs to eat along with plenty of fresh forage. The pigs are rotated through different paddocks.
All products are available for pickup from the farm on a seasonal basis. We offer eggs year-round, and we offer beef and pork in the fall. We are currently taking orders for the fall of 2016.
Contact Justin Vander Ploeg at (815) 573-8476 or firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order!
Hephzibah Farms, Justin Vander Ploeg, 13202 Hebron Road, Hebron IL 60034. (815) 573-8476.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.hephzibahfarms.com
Heritage Hills Farm is a small family farm in central Illinois with beautiful, rolling hills and creeks flowing throughout, and many wooded regions for shelter and shade for our animals. We are dedicated to raising healthy animals on a 100% forage-based diet. Our cows are fed no grain, and are given no antibiotics nor hormones. We have Red Angus Cross cows with a smaller frame that are specifically bred for a grass-based diet.
We price our beef based on market price and will lock in your price when you order and a deposit is received. We sell per pound hanging weight in a mixed quarter, half, or whole. Typical hanging weights are 250–300 pounds per half. We use Magro's in Auburn, IL as our processor. They will custom-cut your order to your specifications and use vacuum wrap which provides a totally sealed see-through package. Processing costs usually run about $1.00 per pound.
Our animals are always treated humanely and are not confined or put into any stressful environment. Our cows rotationally graze on open pastures throughout the year for optimal animal wellness. Whenever high quality pasture is not available we feed our cows hay harvested from our own farm.
Coming this fall we will be offering 100% grass fed lamb! We also raise meat goats and pastured pork, call for details.
We have individual packages of meat for sale for pick up at our home or local delivery. Call for details.
Heritage Hills Farm, Jerry and Diane Pierson, RR3, Box 113, Roodhouse IL 62082. (217) 414-1381 or (618) 420-8377.
Herrmann Cattle Co. is owned and operated exclusively
by our family, Jarred, Jaime, our daughter Addison, and our dog Zip.
100% Grass-fed beef from birth. Our cattle eat what's best for them
so you can eat what's best for you.
Their diet consists of 100% lush green grass
found in our pasture during warm months, and high quality hay grown
and bailed by us during winter months. All of the beef we sell
was born here at the farm from our own cows, and is hormone, steroid,
and anti-biotic free. We
try and have our calves born in January and February so that they have
reached matured weights the following summer.
Beef is available in Whole, 3/4, 1/2, and 1/4
quantities. All the package
sizes will include Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger Patties, and Ground Beef.
(Other cuts and specialties available upon request.) We have pick-up
and local delivery options available. Please visit our website or contact
us with any questions you may have.
Herrmann Cattle Co., 3759
N Sleepy Hollow Road, Earlville IL 60518. (630) 234-1992.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.herrmanncattleco.com.
Holy Cow Farm Fresh is a small family farm located North of Monon, Indiana and owned and operated by Paul and Joanne Mosher and their 4 young children. We raise Grassfed Beef, Pastured-Pork, Pastured-Chicken, Free Range Turkeys, and Free Range Chicken Eggs (our farm also raises non-GMO Grain-Finished Beef separately from our Grassfed Beef).
Our beef is crossbred, mostly Angus/Limousin, but we are integrating heritage breeds into our farm with chickens and pork. Many of the beef and pigs are born on farm. Our meats are natural, no antibiotics and no hormones. The animals are raised outside in fresh air and sunshine, with available shelter during bad weather. Feed for the animals is grown by us right here on farm: with ALL non-GMO hay, pasture, corn, wheat, and soybeans, most is grown without chemicals, with natural fertilizers. Our motto is happy, healthy animals make the best quality of food (and taste better too).
Our On-Farm Store is located at 10498 N US 421, Monon, IN. (Little Red Barn just North of Whistle Stop Restaurant & Train Museum). Check website or facebook for hours. Join us at our Fall Corn Maze; on Saturdays, we cook up our Pork Burgers. Our meats are available year-round by the cut, with no minimum order size or by bulk. We have an amazing website with Online Shopping and Neighborhood Delivery currently servicing Lafayette, West Lafayette, Valparaiso, Zionsville, and other surrounding areas. We also offer beef and pork by the whole, half, and quarter.
We are just a God-fearing, Homeschool family, carrying on the God-given passion for farming that our grandfathers had. Our farm is not flashy nor showy, but we are transparent. We want you to know where your food is coming from, who is raising it, and how it is being raised. Farm tours available by appointment. God Bless!
Holy Cow Farm Fresh, Paul and Joanne Mosher, On-Farm Store Location: 10498 N US 421, Monon, IN 47959. (219) 253-8491.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.holycowfarmfresh.com
The Honored Prairie Fellowship of Family Farms represents
a local group of like-minded farmers and artisans. We are working
together to produce and market healthful pasture-raised foods that
are a direct result of sustainable farming practices that honor the
Creator's intended design of our land.
• Grass-fed Beef
• Raw Milk Cheese
• Free-Range Chicken, Pork, Turkey, Duck & More.
How & Where to Buy:
Our Farm-to-table distribution model works by taking online orders on
our website (www.honoredprairie.com).
We then deliver your order to an established Honored Prairie Buying
Club pickup location. (View our Welcome
Video to learn more about who we are and how to order.)
We are currently establishing pickup points
in Chicago, Illinois & surrounding
areas. Contact us about starting a buying club in your neighborhood!
Honored Prairie, Blaine Hitzfield, Chicago
Indian Creek Farm is a family farm located
in west central Illinois offering grass-fed beef and pastured poultry.
We are certified organic and raise 100% grass-fed Angus beef
in a non-stressed, natural environment with clean air, clean water,
plenty of sunshine and a natural diet of lush, nutritious grass.
We randomly submit beef samples for testing at Utah
State University to quantify the higher levels of CLA and Omega 3’s
in our beef. Our pastured chickens are raised in the healthiest way possible
just like our cows and are moved to lush, nutrient-rich forage daily.
We use no antibiotics or synthetic hormones. We pride ourselves on providing
our customers with high quality meat that is healthy, nutritious, lean
and rich tasting.
Indian Creek Farm, Jim and Mary Burrus, 2095
Arcadia Road, Jacksonville IL 62650. (217) 886-2552 or (217)
Indian Valley Beef is located in the beautiful
hills and valleys of Tiskilwa, Illinois. We are raising Australian
Lowlines to supply your family with natural grass finished beef.
Our pastures are herbicide and pesticide free and
animals are not given growth hormones or antibiotics. Our cattle roam
free and are never confined to feedlots.
You may place an order by contacting us by phone
or e-mail and have beef packaged to your specifications. Thanks.
Indian Valley Beef, Ron and Brenda Skaggs, 11705
IL Highway 40, Buda IL 61314. (309) 895-3581.
The Inyart Farm
All products sold for this year. Will relist next
Irish Grove Farms was established in
1910 and has been home to five generations of the Flynn family. Our products
include organically-managed hay, 100% grass-finished Murray Grey and Angus beef and pastured eggs, both of which are marketed directly
to consumers. Please email Jackie for product availability and to be added
to our product mailing list.
Irish Grove Farms is situated in beautiful north-central
Illinois, only 7 minutes south of the Wisconsin border. We are within
easy driving distance of Galena, Rockford, Freeport, Chicago, and Madison,
Irish Grove Farms, Inc., Jackie Flynn-Batista, 9027
Best Road, Pecatonia, IL 61063. (815) 239-1325.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.irishgrovefarms.com.
Jake's Country Meats is a 6th generation family farm dedicated to becoming "Your connection to Your Food." We raise antibiotic-free and pasture-raised pork, chicken, and turkey, along with 100% grass-fed beef.
Our farm is Animal Welfare Approved and we strive to preserve and better the land for future generations. We also partner with others to bring our customers responsibly-sourced Wild-Game Meats and Wild-Caught Great Lakes Fish.
We sell our products all year-round through on-farm sales, farmers markets, stores, distributors, and restaurants. We work closely with our customers to bring you high quality products every single time you buy. We offer bundle packages with bulk discounts for our CSA and we also sell products by the individual cut. Email or call us for more information.
Jake's Country Meats, Renee Robinson, 55721 Decatur Road, Cassopolis, MI 49031. (269) 445-3020.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.jakescountrymeats.com
Johnson Buffalo Farm is operated by Ryan
Johnson. The Buffalo Farm began when we got our first two buffalo
on September 11, 2001. We decided to name them the twin towers. Little
did Ryan know that a year and a half later he would be serving in the
Marine Corps in Iraq. Shortly after returning to the states he began
breeding them and selling the meat to friends and acquaintances. Parents
Dave and Suzy Johnson own the farm and help with the operation. The
farm is located in Hoopeston, IL, about 50 miles northeast of Champaign,
or 25 miles north of Danville.
Buffalo is America's original red meat. They are
high in protein, low in cholesterol, calories and fat. Our buffalo are
raised on high quality pastures and supplemented with hay in the winter.
They are never given antibiotics or steroids, or implanted with growth
hormones. No animal is confined to a building or feedlot.
The buffalo are taken off the farm to be processed
and packaged at a licensed USDA inspected facility. The meat is frozen
and sold in whole, half, quarter, or individual cuts. Please call in
Johnson Buffalo Farm, Ryan Johnson, 425
N 6th Avenue, Hoopeston IL 60942. (217) 304-4965.
Joy-of-Illinois Farm is
a small family farm that offers limited quantities of a wide variety
of products including broiler chickens, geese, turkeys, eggs, lambs,
ducks, and goat kids. Their animals are humanely raised
on pasture and are free of synthetic hormones and antibiotics.
Joy-of-Illinois Farm, 1689 CR 400E, RR 3, Champaign
(217) 863-2758. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kate's Cottage Farm raises pastured poultry
(classic broilers/fryers, heirloom chickens for slow cooking
turkeys (pre-order please) at Thanksgiving). Our
chickens and turkeys are humanely slaughtered and processed here on the
farm. We offer eggs from
pastured chickens in limited quantities. Look for soy-free chicken and
eggs by August 2011.
Home-hatched chicks and one-day-old chicks
from an Iowa hatchery are raised in "Salatin-style" pasture
pens and moved to fresh grass daily. Small natural sized groupings,
constant access to fresh, green growing pasture and fresh air and sunshine
reduce stress on chickens allowing them to mature naturally. No pesticides,
drugs or other chemicals are needed or used. All this, coupled with
exercise and greens in the diet, substantially increase the nutritional
value of our pasture poultry, particularly in Omega-3 Fatty Acids and
in Vitamin A. When
you eat one of our broilers or heirloom chickens, you'll remember what
real chicken tastes like! We think it will be the best chicken you'll
Kate's Cottage Farm sells pastured chicken and eggs
on the farm and through the Good Earth Food Alliance CSA. We will
deliver bulk orders to nearby areas.
Limited quantities of 100% grass-fed goat and beef are also available.
Kate's Cottage Farm, Kate Potter, 120
N Cramer Road, Elmwood IL 61529. (309) 338-7876.
Koukol Farms – see Momma's Eggs below
Little Bit Farm is a small farm located
in east central Illinois. Katahdin sheep roam the pasture along with
their guardian donkeys and Haflinger horses. Free range chickens dash
under fences and come and go as they please.
Fresh brown eggs are available in the cooler
at the end of the drive, come early, they sell out quickly. Lambs are
available to take to the processor of your choice in late summer and
No hormones or antibiotics are used. Pastures do
not get treated with herbicides or pesticides.
Little Bit Farm, Kathie Lawrence, 1542
W Polk, Charleston IL 61920. (217) 348-1406.
Live Springs Farm is a 610-acre biodynamic
farm dedicated to enhancing agricultural land for the future. We
strive to help revive rural landscapes and economies, produce healthy,
wholesome food, practice humane animal husbandry and care, and be innovative
and respectful in our farming practice. Currently we produce pasture-raised pork,
free-range, pastured chicken and eggs, and 100% grassfed/grass
finished beef, as well as certified organic grains, hay, and
legumes which are also grown using biodynamic practices.
pigs are raised outdoors for most of the year, grazing on pasture or
harvesting nuts and acorns in the forest. We regularly move the
pigs around the farm so that they have fresh grazing and ground. We
raise both Berkshire and Large Black breed pigs which are heritage
breeds known for their superior, flavorful pork.
Our chickens are free-range on pasture. The
broiler chickens are free to forage throughout the day with protection
from predators at night. The
laying hens travel around the farm in their "eggmobile," free
to forage throughout the day with the eggmobile housing their nest boxes
and roosts for evening protection. The chickens are all regularly
rotated on pasture. Both the pigs and chickens receive grains in
their diets which come primarily right from what we grow on the farm.
cattle herd is a mix of Southpoll and the founding breeds of the Southpoll
breed. We use management intensive grazing techniques,
moving the cattle daily to fresh, mature forage. The cattle do
not receive any grain at any stage of their life.
Where we can, we use multi-species
grazing on pastures to further aid the health of the land and the animals.
We do not use chemical dewormers, regularly administered antibiotics
or growth hormones. Our meat is available through many outlets so
contact us for the best option for you. All of our crops are certified
organic and grown using a rotational system.
Live Springs Farm, Alex Weber and Bobbi Sandwisch,
RR 3, Box 167, Carrollton
IL 62016. (217) 942-5060.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.livespringsfarm.com.
Loony Acres is a family-owned and operated farm in the far NW suburbs of Chicago. We are within a half hour of the Wisconsin border. We farm utilizing sustainable methods but are non-certified organic at this time. We offer pasture-raised poultry, free range eggs and locally grown vegetables.
Our animals are drug-free, meaning we use no growth hormones or antibiotics. Our poultry and eggs are naturally grown and treated humanely. Our pasture-raised chickens and turkeys are happy and receive lots of sunshine, fresh air and plenty of natural food they find in the pasture. They receive certified organic feed 2x per day. We use moveable chicken coops/tractors for shelter and protection. The chicken tractors are moved on a daily basis or more if needed.
Our vegetable produce is grown chemical-free - no pesticides or herbicides are used on our farm. We use certified organic and heirloom seeds and are proponents of seed-saving. We practice crop rotation within the season and for our cover crops.
Our children operate a bake stand and offer a variety of baked goods and homemade organic lemonade.
Currently, we sell our products at our on-site farm stand and through a small vegetable/meat/egg CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture). Please contact us for product availability and hours of operation.
Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@LoonyAcres)
Loony Acres, Robert and Theresa Gould, PO Box 78, Island Lake IL 60042. (815) 308-5655. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://loonyacres.com.
Meadow Haven Farm, in central Illinois about two hours west of Chicago, is certified organic, and raises purely grass-fed, grass-finished beef and free-range chickens & eggs, pasture-raised pork, and free-range pastured turkeys.
Allan Sexton, a retired holistic veterinarian with a life-long interest in nutrition and health, started the farm with wife Jeanne originally to provide good healthy food for their five children and growing number of grandchildren. They searched for the best farmland they could find for their idea of an organic farm that would raise grass-fed beef, pastured chickens and eggs, as well as Allan's large garden and orchard. They found it in Bureau County, Illinois. Jeremy and Cherie House joined them a few years later. Jeremy farmed and dairied with his father and Cherie was a junior high school physical education teacher and coach. They now live on the farm and have three children to add to the population of well-nourished farmers here.
We are committed to the idea of food that is not only organic (free of chemical, pesticides, herbicides, etc.) but highly nutritious, rich in minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. We are constantly working to enhance and re-mineralize the soils that feed the plants that feed the animals that feed you, the consumer. We think of food as medicine and work toward that end.
Check our delivery locations into the Chicagoland area, central Illinois and the Quad Cities on our website.
Meadow Haven Farm, Jeremy or Cherie House, 6139 1700 North Avenue, Sheffield IL 61361. (815) 303-6223 or (815) 303-6226.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.meadowhavenfarm.com.
Meadow Oaks Farm raises grassfed angus beef.
Our cattle are grazed on pastures and fed hay in
the winter after the grazing season is over. We do not use hormones,
antibiotics or feed additives on our cattle or any chemicals or chemical
fertilizers on our pastures or hayground.
We sell, wholes, halves and split halves and also
grassfed hamburger by the pound. The meat is processed at the Brook Locker,
a small town, family-owned locker plant where individual attention is
paid to each animal processed. They do a fine job. Our meat is lean,
tender and fed right so it is flavorful and an excellent eating experience.
We also charge a reasonable price for the meat; see our website freezer
beef page for pricing details.
We also have Registered Angus grazing genetics available
for those who would like to produce their own grassfed beef. I
have been in the cattle business for over 30 years and would be happy
to provide consulting services to anyone just starting out. We are not
organically certified, but raise our cattle as if we were.
We are located almost midway between Lafayette, Indiana
and Chicago, Illinois.
Meadow Oaks Farm, Gregory Walker, 3635W
700S, Morocco IN 47963. (219) 869-0332.
located east of Chicago, in Harbor County
Michigan, was established in 1844. We purchased
the 22-acre property in 2005. In December
2007, we left the city to live on the farm
full time. Our mission has been to return
the land to the biodiversity of the past,
and to raise happy, healthy animals using
the pasture rotation method. With pregnant
cows, a bull, steers, one llama, numerous
cats and two bee hives, our lives are full.
We raise Lowline Angus for beef and breeding
stock. We believe animals should be raised entirely on their natural
diet. Our cattle graze pastures of grasses, clover and alfalfa. In winter,
they eat lots of hay!. We use no chemicals on pasture, and our animals
receive no added hormones or antibiotics.
Studies show that 100% grass-fed beef are lower in
total fat and calories. It is higher in omega-3s, CLA, vitamin E and
beta-carotene. Good things come from pasture salad mix!
Our beef is USDA inspected, processed and frozen
in individual packages. It is priced per pound. We sell direct to you
from our farm store.
We are happy to e-mail a price list. Call to pick
up beef or to visit the farm. We deliver in the Chicago area. We'd
like to introduce you to our "happy" cows!
Middlebrook Farm, Bob and Janet Schuttler, 6678
Forest Lawn Road, Three Oaks MI 49128. (269) 756-9778 or (269)
Mint Creek Farm is located 80 miles south
of Chicago, an island of grass in the midst of corn and soybean fields.
We produce grassfed lamb,
beef, veal, goat, pork, turkey, chicken, and eggs on our 230
organically certified acres.
We rotationally graze our pastures to help build
our soil, capture carbon, and prevent erosion. Grazing provides
exercise and a nutritious diet for our livestock. We also feed
kelp as a supplement to give our livestock a good balance of trace minerals.
Our pigs and poultry are raised on pasture and fed soy-free, organic
feed. We pay careful attention to the animals’ diet, and the result
is consistently high-quality meat and eggs.
Most of our products are available year-round.
We ship via UPS, and can deliver to anywhere in Chicagoland or the Kankakee
sell individual cuts of meat as well as whole and half animals. CSA
shares (5 or 10 pounds of assorted meats per month) are also available.
We go to many farmer’s markets in Chicagoland throughout the year. Visit
our website for locations and times.
Mint Creek Farm, Harry Carr, 1693
E 3800N Road, Stelle, IL 60919. (815) 256-2202.
Momma's Eggs (Koukol Farms) is a small farm focused on giving our chickens the best of the best so
they can produce great eggs for our customers.
Licensed by the state, certified organically-fed chickens, they are pasture-raised with organic feed. Our chickens receive living food every day of the year (winter or not) with our fodder system.
Supplemented with daily probiotics from our homemade Kefir and homemade Kombuchia, the chickens also get soil-based probiotics as well from the roots of the plants in the fodder system.
By fall of 2016 our giant "worm room" should be in full production so the chickens don't lose amino acids in winter when the ground is frozen.
We are currently working on becoming a level #1 processing plant so we can package our own organically-fed ground chicken, sell our own homemade organic chicken stock, kombuchia, kefir dehydrated dog treats made from the bones from our chickens, sterilized encapsulated pulverized eggshells, and sterilized encapsulated dehydrated beets.
Momma's Eggs (Koukol Farms), Melodie Koukol,
1713 Hobe Road, Woodstock, IL 60098. 815-236-3338.
E-mail: koukolsamazingpups@gmailcom. Website: none.
MooGrass Farms - See Stutzman Family Farm below
Stutzman Family Farm is
a food coop in the western suburbs of Chicago.
We have food pick-ups at 1620 Stoddard
Avenue in Wheaton between 4-7pm. Please
see our website for order deadlines and
pick up dates. We offer grass fed raw
dairy (sheeps milk and yogurt, goat
milk, cow butter and cheese), grass
fed beef, and pastured eggs.
Our website will always have the latest
We offer the highest quality grass-fed, hormone and
antibiotic-free foods available. We maintain relationships with various
farms that hold strict standards of quality. Organically raised animals
are often grain finished, however, our animals are never fed antibiotics
or hormones, and are always 100% grass fed. If MooGrass standards are
not met, we will change suppliers to assure that our clients experience
the same healthful quality they have come to expect. That's why we say "Mooove
over organic, MooGrass Farms is here!"
Stutzman Family Farm, Kevin Kosiek, 1620
Stoddard Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187. (877) 269-5789.
Moore's family farm is located
near Watseka, Illinois. Jim and Diann
Moore and their two teenage sons own
and operate their nearly 100 year old
farm. The Moore's raise seasonal grassfed beef,
lamb, goat and pasture-raised pork,
chicken, and turkeys, and
farm fresh brown eggs.
No animal is confined to a conventional building.
Jim and his sons mix all of the feed for the animals on the farm, providing
a nutritional, drug-free diet for each species. The poultry raised on
the farm is purchased and delivered as day-old birds from hatcheries.
All of the other animals are raised on the family farm from conception
to processing age.
The animals currently raised on the farm include
Bourbon Red Turkeys, Katahdin Sheep, Tamworth and Hereford Pigs, Nubian
Goats, Cornish X Broilers, Buff Orpington and Black Australorp Hens,
Broad-breasted White Turkeys, and a cross bred Angus, Hereford cow/calf
herd. The different species are all taken off the farm to be processed,
inspected, packaged, frozen and labeled in licensed facilities. You may
obtain our family-raised products directly from the farm or contact us
for other Central Illinois locations.
The Moore's, Jim and Diann Moore, 2013 N 1950 East
IL 60970. (815) 432-6238.
Muller's Lane Farm is
a unique experience in the old homestead
way of life. We are rich in tradition and
still farm our hayfield using Belgian draft
horses and steel-wheeled machinery. Our
fresh (non-certified) organic produce and
herbs are available at the Rock Falls Farmer's
Market on Saturdays and always at the farm
throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
While at the farm you can get a glimpse of the Milking
Devon ox or a wide variety of rare heritage chickens, turkeys and geese strolling
around the barnyard and acreage. The poultry is available from day-old
chicks to ready-for-your-oven. We also offer pastured-poultry eggs (both
brown and white) and honey.
Contact us to raise your grass-fed beef, pastured pork,
free-ranged poultry or rabbit for your freezer. Products can be
picked up at the farm or from the processor.
Muller's Lane Farm has fresh and dried herbs and vegetables for
sale. Many of the herbs are used in our Farm Fresh Milk Soaps & Salves made
by Cyndi. These soaps and salves are found in area stores, but can also
be bought directly from the farm or through mail order. The apple orchards
have been supplemented with cherry, plum and peach trees in addition
to the grape vines. We hope to have our first cherries, plums and peaches
in 2004! We are conveniently located just a few miles from the I-88/IL-40
Muller's Lane Farm, Cyndi and Paul Muller, 9767 Hickory
Hills Road, Rock
Falls IL 61071. (815) 625-2607.
The Nadig Family
located one hour west of Chicago and 25
minutes west of Geneva/St. Charles—only
minutes off of I-88 and only a half hour
south of Rockford. We offer pasture finished beef,
lamb, chicken, eggs, and turkey.
Our livestock and land are cared for in synergy with
natural design. Under this simple premise, the animals and pasture are
allowed to flourish, producing ideal results. The food's flavor and quality
are authentic homegrown and are not available at your local super mart.
The land is vibrant. The families that we feed are
enriched and nourished. We would like the opportunity to serve you. Please
e-mail or call for more information or pricing.
Note to fiber enthusiasts: We offer prepared fibers
and yarns, including merino and angora.
Nadig LLC, John and Charlotte Nadig, 9N Loves Road, Cortland IL 60112.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.nadigfamilyfarm.com.
Choice Farm is owned by Eric
Sexton and his wife Samantha. We pride
ourselves on raising animals naturally
and on open pasture. Our beef is completely
grass-fed and our animals are never given
hormones or antibiotics. We also sell pasture-raised
pork, chicken, eggs, and turkey.
are available as individual cuts or
bulk orders (1/4 beef, 1/2 pig) and can
be purchased on the farm or at our listed
farmers' markets. See our complete product
line on our website.
We are grant recipients
of the Frontera Farmers Foundation and
continue to grow each year. This fall we
will begin a CSA that will provide customers
with a variety of meats year round.
Nature's Choice Farm, Eric and Samantha Sexton, 9445
E 5000 N, Grant Park IL 60940. (815) 472-2934.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website:
Odyssey Farm, LLC produces premium pastured pork on our 32-acre farm outside Sun Prairie, WI.
Our farming methods focus on what is best for the animals and ecosystem. We raise our pigs as true to their nature as we can, giving them large paddocks with room to run and a variety of feeds from which to choose. Our Tamworths and Berkshires graze and root in pesticide- and herbicide-free pastures. Their diet includes non-GMO and organic feeds as well as windfall apples and garden leftovers of squash, melons, and brassicas. They do not receive antibiotics.
We move our pigs regularly to give them the freshest pastures while previous paddocks recover. But the pigs’ natural home is in the woods. We let our animals forage woodland paddocks in the fall where they eat acorns and hickory nuts like their wild kin. Doing our best by land and livestock rewards the eater with a redder, richly flavored pork.
We sell whole and half hogs as well as 25-pound variety boxes and individual cuts. On farm sales and visits by appointment.
Odyssey Farm, LLC, Ryan Erisman, 5586 County Road N, Sun Prairie, WI 53590.
Pasture’s Delights Farm in Decatur, IN offers fresh, organically-produced (non-certified), lab-tested, unpasteurized, unhomogenized REAL (raw) MILK available through its herdshare program.
The herd of Ayrshire dairy cows are pasture-grazed year round (weather permitting) on quality forages grown in the farm’s own pesticide and herbicide free soil and they receive absolutely no grains. The cows are naturally raised receiving no hormones or antibiotics and the herd is managed so that the rich, creamy raw milk is available 52 weeks a year.
Visits to see the operation are encouraged and regular tours are offered. In addition to farm pick-up, they deliver raw milk to their herdshare owners throughout northern and central Indiana including:
- Northeast Indiana—Roanoke and 3 locations in Fort Wayne: North, Central, and South
- East central Indiana—Muncie and Yorktown/Daleville (planned)
- Central Indiana—Indianapolis (Broad Ripple), Carmel, and Pendleton
- Northwest Indiana—Munster, Knox, and Valparaiso (planned)
- North central Indiana—South Bend, Middlebury, and Warsaw
- West central Indiana—Lafayette (planned)
Pasture's Delights Farm, 4579
North Salem Road, Decatur IN 46733. (260) 366-6455.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pasturesdelights.com
Delivery location map: http://goo.gl/maps/sbaC
Plum River Farm is located in the rolling
hills of Jo Daviess County, in the northwest section of Illinois. Whole animals,
sides and quarters of 100% grassfed beef can be reserved for later
summer/fall pickup, and we try to maintain an adequate supply of individual
cuts and 20-pound sampler boxes for those who would rather purchase smaller
quantities throughout the year.
Our herefords and red angus are 100% grass fed and
grass finished and are fed no antibiotics or hormones. They eat only
grass and hay grown on our farm without pesticides, herbicides or chemical
fertilizers, though we are not certified as organic.
We ensure the health and well being of our animals
and the quality of the resulting beef by following the stringent standards
developed by Animal Welfare Approved and the American Grassfed Association,
of which we are proud members.
Our animals are processed at a small, family-run
facility located only 15 miles from our farm, where they are dispatched
quickly and humanely by practices specified by Animal Welfare Approved.
Plum River Farm, Sonia Nelson and Conrad Iandola,
S Loran Road, Pearl City IL 61062. (815) 443-9908 or (815) 291-7797.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.plumriverfarm.com.
Q7Ranch is a Chicagoland local, family owned
and operated producer of all natural grass fed beef. Located just
60 miles Northwest of downtown Chicago, our cattle graze on over 350
acres of beautiful lush native grass pastures with clear running streams
and plenty of shade.
Quarter Circle Seven Ranch clients enjoy delicious, locally produced,
hormone and antibiotic free beef delivered to their homes, businesses
or health clubs or picked up at the ranch. Major carrier shipping is
available for locations outside the Chicagoland area.
For our customers'
convenience we sell our beef in any quantity, one piece thru one beef,
with pricing that offers substantial savings versus Internet based providers.
Our all-natural production practices include free range grazing on pastures
free of herbicides, pesticides and commercial fertilizers with no hormones
or antibiotics for the cattle. We handle our steers on horseback, the
slow and easy, light contact way. Processing is done at a local USDA
inspected facility where the individual cuts are vacuum packed and flash
Our family strives to deliver sustainable food and build sustainable
relationships. We treat our animals with respect and we respect our clients
for their wish to move towards more natural foods while leaving a smaller
Visit us at www.Q7Ranch.com and
Facebook. Better yet bring the kids out for a visit.
Q7 Ranch, Katie Rogers, 22106
Anthony Road, Marengo IL 60152. (815) 219-9356.
E-mail: Q7.Ranch@gmail.com. Website:
Red Gate Farm, LLC is a small, family farm, focused on being good stewards of God's creation. Our produce is raised GMO-free, and without chemical pesticides or herbicides. In many cases, we even use heirloom and open-pollinated varieties of fruits and vegetables.
We raise our meat animals as naturally as possible, without antibiotics, hormones, or any other type of chemical or pharmaceutical. Our direct-to-consumer meat sales include heritage Red Wattle pigs raised in the forest, grass fed/finished Hereford beef cattle, meat rabbits, as well as pastured poultry including layers (eggs), cornish-cross broilers, and turkeys.
We also have Alpine Dairy Goats for milk and meat. The Dairy goats receive organic grain as a supplement to their regular hay and forest browse. The biggest milkers might receive about four pounds per day, divided over two milkings, but this is not typical and lasts only during peak season.
In addition to meats, we offer a variety of homestead and self-sufficiency classes and clinics.
Please visit our website for additional information and prices.
Red Gate Farm, LLC, Sean and Danielle Londrigan, 15276 New Salem Bluff Rd, Petersburg, IL 62675.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.redgatefarmllc.com
Roller Coaster Farm is a family-owned-and-operated farm located in the rolling hills of southwest Wisconsin’s beautiful Driftless Area. Our family has continually raised animals on the farm for over 30 years and it is currently operated by multiple generations of the family. We are firmly committed to the utilization of heritage breeds and natural farming methods that promote the health of our animals, our land, and our consumers.
At Roller Coaster Farm, we raise delicious, grass fed and grass finished Highland beef and Katahdin lambs as well as pastured Tamworth pork. We use Management Intensive Grazing techniques to rotate our cattle and sheep through lush pastures to produce lean, flavorful meat. Our Tamworth hogs enjoy grazing in the sunshine without any confinement for farrowing or feeding. None of our animals ever receive any added growth hormones, or sub-therapeutic antibiotics or animal bi-products.
To ensure the highest quality product and processing methods, we have partnered with Avon Locker Plant, a state inspected plant just 3 miles from the farm. Custom processing and packaging can be arranged after consultation with Avon. We direct market our products in quantities ranging from entire animals to 20-pound. variety packs as well as supplying select restaurants, catering, and processing facilities that share our vision and value our animals and their stories.
Farm visits are welcome upon request by email. We are located in the southwest corner of Wisconsin, just over an hour from Madison, and 50 minutes from both Dubuque, Iowa and Galena, Illinois.
For a current price list and availability, email us or give us a call.
Roller Coaster Farm, Charlotte Doherty, PO Box 153 / 12971 Roller Coaster Road, Darlington WI 53530. (608) 776-2718.
Sellebration Farm is a family-run farm in Sycamore, Illinois that raises naturally fed livestock and farm products to produce good quality foods that are healthy to eat and healthy for the land.
We offer grass fed beef and naturally raised chickens. We raise all of our animals right here on our farm. We use intensive pasture rotation to help maintain good pasture growth for the animals to graze on. We do not use any growth hormones or antibiotics.
Sellebration Farm, Brian and Kathi Sell, 27872 Moose Range Road, Sycamore, IL 60178. (815) 981-8856.
Seven Sons is a pasture-based family farm in northeast Indiana. Our mission is simple: We strive to produce nutrient-dense foods in a way that heals and nourishes our land and the people who eat of its bounty.
We offer a variety of pasture-raised meats and organic groceries. Including: 100% grass-fed beef, pastured pork, poultry, lamb, and bison. Pasture-raised eggs. Wild-caught seafood. Raw-milk cheeses. And much more!
We have pickup locations in and around these areas:
- Fort Wayne
Visit our website to see all our pickup locations and products.
Seven Sons, Blaine Hitzfield, 15718
Aboite Road, Roanoke IN 46783. (877) 620-1977.
Farms is located near Penfield,
IL (approximately 25 miles northeast
of Champaign-Urbana).The Hesterbergs
began converting cropland into a natural
pasture-based system in the 1900s. Today
they offer pasture-raised chickens,
turkeys, forage-finished Murray Grey beef and
brown eggs from free-range hens.
Broiler chickens are available May through October
and turkeys for Thanksgiving. All poultry is picked up fresh on the farm
unless arrangements are made for freezing.
Their herd of Murray Grey beef cattle is rotated
to fresh pasture every day of the growing season. No feed supplements,
hormones or antibiotics are used. All beef sold to customers is born
and raised on the farm using natural practices until going to slaughter.
Beef is sold by halves, quarters or individual frozen cuts. Please check
the farm website.
Sonrise Farms, Dan and Diane Hesterberg, 1330
East 3000 North Road, Penfield IL 61862. (217) 595-5603.
Sorensen’s Heritage Farm raises all-natural heritage breed pigs on pastures in the scenic Southern Illinois. We are located close to Interstates I-57 and I-64. Our farm is miles away from "industry" on pastures that have only been used for natural grass or woodlot for over 25 years.
We initially began raising pigs for ourselves, but found that others were also interested in healthier, highest quality, naturally raised pork that is never fed any antibiotics, hormones or animal by-products. Our pigs are Gloucester Old Spots, Large Black, Berkshire, and Red Wattle. These breeds produce excellent quality, hearty tasting pork. Our pigs are raised in the fresh air and sunshine where they have room to roam and develop naturally. Our pigs are treated with great care and love, and we make sure that they are humanely processed by a small packing facility.
Currently, we raise small groups of pigs (4-6) at a time. We can supply whole pigs, halves, or individual cuts. Please call and let us provide you with the best pork you have ever had.
Contact us today for details on how to place an order that will fill your freezer with great tasting, high quality, natural pastured pork at reasonable prices! Delivery is available in Southern Illinois for a reasonable fee.
We plan on attending area Farmer’s Markets; check our website for our schedule. Free delivery is available on orders of $25.00 within a 25 mile radius of the farm.
We also offer stone ground chemical-free, non-GMO flour, naturally raised vegetables in season, and farm fresh eggs.
Sorensen's Heritage Farm, Tom and Sandy Sorensen, 21661 Knob Prairie Road, Thompsonville IL 62890. (618) 663-5722.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.sorensensheritagefarm.com.
South Pork Ranch is a first generation small family farm located two hours south of Chicago and one hour north of Champaign. Our livestock is raised outdoors, on pasture, with shelter available as they desire. Our dairy, beef and pork is certified organic by MOSA.
Our meat is available directly off our farm through our on site farm store or by ordering half and whole carcasses which are processed at Bittners Eureka Locker in Eureka, Illinois.
Our farm store, is open everyday except Sunday from 10am-6pm. Various cuts of frozen beef and pork, along with honey (from local bees on native grasses and flowers), all natural handmade soaps, and free-range eggs (in season) are available in the store. CALL FIRST to check availability if you are looking for a special cut of meat. Beef (100% grass fed) and pork (on pasture with additional organic grain and milk) can also be purchased by the whole or half carcass. Call NOW to reserve as both products sell out very quickly and are in limited supply. Really, truthfully, 'tis a fact.
Raw milk from certified organic cows is also available You may bring your own container or purchase an empty 1/2 gallon glass jar from us. You must call for an appointment if this is your first time getting milk from our farm. Our dairy herd NEVER receives any grain.
We are home to the Red Wattle Hog, a heritage breed on the Livestock Conservancy's Threatened List. With less than 2000 Red Wattles known to be in existence in the world we are proud to be raising this fine breed for consumption as well as for breeding. Red Wattle pork has a rich taste, a deep pink/red color and the perfect amount of melt-in-your-mouth fat. It is definitely NOT the other white meat. Our chefs swear by it. Our customers crave it. Some have been known to hide it from their own children.
No credit cards. Cash or check only.
South Pork Ranch LLC, Donna OShaughnessy and Keith Parrish, 32796 E 750 N Road, Chatsworth IL 60921. (815) 419-5692.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Websites: http://www.south-pork-ranch.com and http://midlifefarmwife.blogspot.com/.
SS Backwards Longhorn
Meats is a family owned and run business
registered with the Illinois Department
of Agriculture. We are located in
western Illinois, 45 miles south of Springfield.
We serve all areas of Alton, Bethalto,
Brighton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Greenfield
Beef can be purchased from our home or at Farmers Markets during the spring/summer seasons. We sell our products at the Alton and Edwardsville Farmers Markets. The Meat sticks can be shipped but we do NOT ship frozen products.
Longhorn beef is leaner than that of other breeds, it is also lower
in saturated fats. The flavorful Longhorn beef has less cholesterol
and calories than chicken. Including lean beef in a heart-healthy diet
can positively impact blood cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that
eating lean beef can help increase 'good' cholesterol and reduce 'bad'
cholesterol in people with elevated cholesterol levels. Nutritional content
of Longhorn beef (based on a 3.5oz serving): Calories–140, Protein–
25.5, Fat–3.7, and Cholesterol–61.5.
Want a healthy snack? Try our Lean Beef Snack
sticks available in
teriyaki, jalapeno and regular flavors.
SS Backwards Longhorn Meats, 34716
Sanders Road, Medora IL 62063. (618) 729-2004.
Here on the Steiner Family Farm our family delights in producing healthy, nourishing and sustaining food. We are an organic farm resisting the use of chemicals and GMO seed. Instead we are seeking biological ways of improving our soils, which in turn will boost the nutrition of the meat and eggs we produce. We do not use any antibiotics, hormones, or growth stimulants.
Our desire is to work with nature instead of against it. All of our fields and land are certified organic by MOSA (Midwest Organic Services Association). Our animals are fed the certified organic crops and are raised by organic standards, however, we have not pursued organic certification for the animals to prevent extra costs and paperwork. We rely on farmer-to-consumer trust relationships.
From our farm we offer: pastured chicken, pastured turkey, pastured brown eggs, and 100% grass-fed beef (1# packages ground beef and 1/4 & 1/2 sides of beef).
We are located approximately 25 minutes from Peoria and 30 minutes from Bloomington.
Please contact us with questions and orders!
Steiner Family Farm, Todd and Val Steiner, 12011 Miller Road, Tremont IL 61568. (309) 925-5221.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.steinerfamilyfarm.com.
Stutzman Family Farm is
a food coop in the western suburbs of Chicago.
We have food pick-ups at 1620 Stoddard
Avenue in Wheaton between 4-7pm. Please
see our website for order deadlines and
pick up dates. We offer grass fed raw
dairy (sheeps milk and yogurt, goat
milk, cow butter and cheese), grass
fed beef, and pastured eggs.
Our website will always have the latest
We offer the highest quality grass-fed, hormone and
antibiotic-free foods available. We maintain relationships with various
farms that hold strict standards of quality. Organically raised animals
are often grain finished, however, our animals are never fed antibiotics
or hormones, and are always 100% grass fed. If MooGrass standards are
not met, we will change suppliers to assure that our clients experience
the same healthful quality they have come to expect. That's why we say "Mooove
over organic, MooGrass Farms is here!"
Stutzman Family Farm, Kevin Kosiek, 1620
Stoddard Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187. (877) 269-5789.
Summerdale Farms is located in Boone County, IL. We are nestled on beautiful rolling acreage with pastures, orchards, gardens and woods. The original farm was established in 1837. The land is chemical-free, and to our knowledge, has never had herbicides or pesticides applied, ever. We raise grass fed beef and pastured, free-range chickens. We are firmly committed to the utilization of natural farming methods that promote the health of our animals, our land, and our consumers.
We use Management Intensive Grazing techniques to rotate our cattle through lush pastures. The results of these methods produce lean, flavorful meat. The animals are raised in the healthiest, most natural environment possible. All our animals enjoy the pure water from our private well. Our water is free of fluoride, bleach, and chlorine.
The cattle have unlimited access to pastures year round. We grow most of our own alfalfa and grass hay for winter feedings. We do not give them growth hormones, vaccinations, maintenance antibiotics or animal bi-products. The cattle have peaceful lives and are allowed to run together in a herd as nature intended.
Our chickens are also outside, running free in their pastures from dawn to dusk. They spend most of the time pecking and scratching at seeds, plant material and insects. We supplement their diet with Organic and Soy-Free feed. The birds grow slowly over 10 weeks and are quite large, finishing out around 6 pounds. They are processed by a local USDA-approved facility. The meat is absolutely delicious, tender, and succulent.
Summerdale Farms, Inc. Sean and Cathy Rosedale, 9957 Grange Hall Road, Belvidere IL 61008.
E-mail: Cathy100M@gmail.com Website: www.summerdalefarms.com.
Beef is a pure, natural product
of the Great American Prairie. Founded
by Bill Kurtis—journalist, rancher,
conservationist, and proud owner of The
Red Buffalo Ranch in Sedan, Kansas—Tallgrass
Beef Company is raising cattle that roam
in the open and graze on natural grasses
rich in nutrients and high in anti-oxidants.
The result is beef that's rich
in Omega-3 fatty acids, high in Vitamin
E, higher in beneficial unsaturated fat,
and lower in saturated fat and cholesterol.
You can taste the difference.
Tallgrass works with independent, family-owned farms
and ranches to raise cattle in their grass-fed, grass-finished program.
Their beef is sold in restaurants, select specialty food and grocery
stores, and through their website. Although their office is in Kansas,
they are primarily marketing and selling in Illinois.
Tallgrass Beef Company, 107
East Main, Sedan KS 67361.
Tallgrass Prairie Farms has been raising
prime Angus cattle in Central Illinois for over 30 years. We
are dedicated to providing all-natural food products with no hormones
or antibiotics and pride ourselves on having the most tender, lean,
Omega-3 hearty cuts of meat available for our customers and their
families. Our cattle are raised on
Midwestern grass pastures and are hand-picked to ensure you’ll
receive the very best quality of meat available.
Our cattle eat what mother nature provides….once you try
grass fed meat you will be an instant convert.
We sell beef in whole, half, half of half
(1/4) and individual packages and cuts. We also sell all natural salsa,
jellies, BBQ and steak seasoning. We do ship and deliver. We also sell
wholesale to retail establishments. Located in Central Illinois we are
close to Indiana, Missouri, Iowa and can have items shipped or delivered
for a fee.
Coming soon…Tallgrass Prairie “Prairie Chickens” and
Tallgrass Prairie Farms, Jeff Canterbury & Kristen
Evans, 18378 State Highway 97, Petersburg
IL 62675. (217) 632-2220.
Ted Kapper Farm sells
all-natural, grass-fed beef. Our
animals do not receive any grain.
We sell our beef in quarters or larger amounts.
When our beef is processed (at a local USDA inspected plant) it is divided
equally so every quarter has the same cuts.
Customers are welcome to tour the farm to see and
learn about our farming practices. We believe that our products should
be sold locally so we do not ship our product. It is for pick-up only
at the farm.
Ted Kapper Farm, Ted Kapper, 13147 West Eldorado, Niantic, IL 62551. (217) 620-3740.
Thankful Harvest is a grass-based, organic farm applying organic management for the benefit of the consumer, the environment, the animals and the farm. If you grew your own food, we believe you would do it like we do. We supply 100% grass-finished beef; 100% grass-finished lamb; organic, pastured, free-range poultry (chicken and turkey); and organic, non-soy farmstead eggs.
We feed our crops minerals based on detailed soil testing so that the crops are able to put more nutrition into what the animals and the consumers eat. If the minerals are not in the soil, they cannot make it to the table. We feed our chickens organic flax which is shown to increase beneficial fatty acids in the eggs. We strive to deliver maximum human nutrition to your family's table.
We deliver to homes, food coops, and buying clubs in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. We also ship nationwide via appropriate shipping options.
Thankful Harvest’s Tenderheart Beef, Tom and
Kristi German, 5139 210th St, Holstein IA
51025-8061. (712) 830-3281.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://thankfulharvest.com.
Thornpaw Lea Farm started in 2012 raising naturally grown meat and veggies for our large family. We are now offering the same to our customers. We have lamb, goose, duck, turkeys and eggs at this time. We hope to rebuild our hog herd and offer pork again in fall 2016.
See our website for more about our philosophy and raising practices.
Thornpaw Lea Farm, Therese and Robert Ortloff,
510 South Menge Road, Marengo, IL 60152. Mailing address 360 Crestwood Ct Algonquin, IL 60102.
(847) 477-4399 or (224) 587-8832 (after 4pm).
E-mail email@example.com Website: www.thornpawleafarm.com
Three Maples Farm approaches its animals with respect and dignity. We recognize that each serves a very valuable purpose in the success of our small business and the satisfaction of our customers.
Regardless of what it is—turkey, chicken, beef or pork—we only raise in small batches, allowing us the flexibility to provide the most-natural setting for them to grow and thrive. While we are not certified organic, we take an all-natural approach to feed and health care.
Our meat and poultry are processed at USDA-inspected facilities in Illinois, ensuring they are treated with the same level of humanity and respect we have made our mission. Our hams and bacon are cured without nitrites and smoked in a real smokehouse.
We sell by the cut - so, yes! you can buy one steak or one chicken at a time—and we also sell by the half or whole.
And let's not forget about the fabulous chicken and duck eggs we hand-wash, grade and sell every day—they are downright addictive!
We deliver throughout the Chicago area, and have a fully functional, SECURE e-commerce Web site. Customers are welcome at the farm any time—just text Andrea at (630) 917-1012.
Three Maples Farm, Inc., Andrea Kastor, 4703 Gilmore Road, Oswego IL 60543. (630) 917-1012.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.threemaplesfarm.com.
Three Spring Farms is a new venture in 2011 by Andrew Bachmann, Jacob Bachmann and Bryan Meyers. The Bachmann brothers have loads of knowledge and experience: they are 4th generation farmers in the neighborhood with recent degrees in Agriculture from Missou. Meyers is a recent convert after an inspiring farm experience a few decades ago. Together they are raising grassfed beef and taking steps to protect and heal the farmland that they are working.
The Bachmanns have added to their previous knowledge by attending a grassfed grazing school in 2011, while Meyers perpetually bugs them with ideas gleaned from The Stockman Grassfarmer and other journals. We are simultaneously building our pastures and our grassfeeding skills. Initial work includes the building of a herd around some cows and calves that the Bachmanns have moved from their family farm up the road. The first year has seen the conversion of tilled fields to pasture and the development of plans to protect the ponds and streams by providing internal fencing and managed grazing. The grazing company is off to a strong start and has a small number of grassfed steers to offer at the end of the first year of operations.
We feed grass and hay only. We offer mineral supplements but absolutely no hormones and no antibiotics. The cattle are outside all the time and have had minimal health issues.
The beef will be sold direct to the consumer with options on how and where it will be processed. Will deliver to the St. Louis area and will discuss options outside that immediate region. Our farm is just across the river from Illinois, so it is a worthy consideration for those in Southern Illinois as well.
Three Spring Farm, Bryan Meyers, 1097 Perry County Road 330, Perryville MO 63775. (314) 605-2416.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.threespringfarms.com.
Timberfeast: Woodland Meats two young farmers, Mark Brady & Katie Kennedy, passionately raising the highest-quality pastured animals in the woodlands of central Illinois.
Our farm is located 95 miles South of Chicago in Chatworth, Illinois. Our products include organic-fed pastured chicken, pastured pork, grass-fed beef (no grains), and Thanksgiving turkeys. We sell our products online and offer Chicagoland delivery and pickup as well as on-farm pickup.
Our animals spend their lives outside, breathing fresh air, eating bugs and grass as they please. We supplement our heritage breed pastured poultry and pigs with freshly milled, non-GMO, organically grown soy-free grains sourced from the Midwest Organic Farmer’s Coop.
We offer FRESH, Air-Chilled Whole Chickens for Chicagoland delivery and on-farm pickup every week, Thursday-Saturday.
Check out our online farm shop and join our mailing list to keep up on product updates, re-stocking, and news from the farm! Our website Timberfeast.com is chock full of photos of our happy animals and stories from the farmers. Email us at Farm@Timberfeast.com and call us at (708) 606-9414. We’d love to talk with you.
Timberfeast: Woodland Meats Mark Brady & Katie Kennedy, 32556 E 500 North Road, Chatsworth, Illinois 60921.
Trail's End Organic Farm, certified
by EcocertICO, is located 4 miles west of Putnam, Illinois in the
Crow Creek Valley. Our farm consists of 385 acres and has been in the
Morse family since 1921, and certified-organic since 1992. The farm is divided equally between cropland and pasture, with
oak, walnut, and hickory timber. Crops include soybeans, popcorn, wheat,
oats, and rye.
Our USDA Certified Organic grass-fed cattle are
a Scottish Highland/Aberdeen Angus cross which ensures lean and flavorful
beef. Of course, we don’t
use growth hormones or antibiotics. The cattle are not confined in a
feedlot, but spend their time out on pasture with access to clean water
and shelter. Through the winter months the cattle are fed hay.
It takes approximately 20 months to raise a calf to market weight.
The beef is sold by quarters, halves, or whole. The cattle are
taken to a USDA certified-organic locker, Bittner’s
Eureka Locker, Eureka, Illinois, for processing according to the customer’s
cutting order. The employees at Eureka are very good at talking you through
a cutting order, if you have never done one before.
Customers pick up their finished beef at the locker and pay the
processing fee, or delivery can be arranged.
Trail's End Organic Farm, Janet Morse, 20001
195th North Avenue, Putnam
IL 61560. (815) 437-2606.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: New website under construction. Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/trailsendorganicfarm.
a family farm in west central Illinois,
offers local, clean, heritage pork.
Our heritage breed hogs are raised naturally outdoors
where they root, eat grass and thrive, while enjoying humane treatment.
Yes, they actually eat grass. Our delicious pork is a result of sunshine,
fresh air and plenty of room to roam. The fact that we raise Large Black
and Duroc hogs—both Heritage breeds known for their gourmet taste
and pasturing ability—makes a big difference as well. Large Blacks
are gaining popularity with restaurant chefs and home-chefs alike because
they are a large, sweet-fleshed bacon-type pig famous for fine-grained,
Our meat is processed in a local USDA inspected butcher shop. Our meat
is available in bundles. Breeding stock is available.
Tuthill Farm meat is available online, local stores and is featured on
the menus of local restaurants.
Tuthill Farm, Jonathan Tuttle, 3540
Payson Road, Quincy IL 62305.
We are Vintage Meadows, Ryan and Katrina Schrock and our 3 children. Our statement of purpose is “To honor God and the whole of His creation by endeavoring to grow healthy foods in keeping with the Creator’s design, thereby serving our customers with integrity and blessing our community with the increase God provides.”
We raise 100% grass fed beef on our succulent, improved pastures. We pasture raise top notch pork and broiler chickens while supplementing them with our own farm-raised grains. We raise all of our own hay and barley sprouts and do not use any vaccinations or antibiotics in the products we sell. Working with other like-minded farming families, we offer 100% grass fed dairy products through a herd share program, rich green pasture eggs, 100% grass fed lamb, free-range turkey and duck, as well as chemical-free produce, honey, maple syrup, and many other wonderful, locally produced farmstead kitchen products! We have a great, small scale, inspected, cheese house producing 100% grass fed, A2, raw milk cheeses located close to us, whose cheese we market, as well as an organic berry producer, making wonderful organic jams and jellies. We also offer Organic Bread of Heaven baked goods from Gary, IN.
We are proud members of the Westin A. Price Foundation, Slow Foods USA, Goshen Farmers Market, and other small farm supporting organizations. We are blessed to be able to provide this variety of quality food choices to our family and are happy to offer it to our many customers!
Vintage Meadows, Ryan or Katrina Schrock, 14855 State Road 4, Goshen, IN 46528.
Walkup Heritage Farm & Gardens, Inc., located in Crystal Lake, IL. about about 50 miles northwest of Chicago, offers:
- Pasture raised Poulet Rouge chickens and Heritage turkeys (White Holland and Midget White breeds).
All poultry are fed certified organic feed from hatch. They are pastured on organic, (non-certified) land in moveable pens (tractors) that are moved 1 to 2 times per day. Slaughtering is done at a certified non-organic facility.
- Silver Rabbits (rare heritage breed) are available for live purchase only. Rabbits are used to help cultivate raised garden beds in Spring while confined in moveable cages with open bottoms and are given garden refuse other than Brassicas.
They are kept in larger than required cages in Winter and when not in the tractors.
- Tennessee Fainting Goats, live purchase only. Goats are pastured except in Winter. They are fed grass hay in winter, no grains. They are kept in a large
fenced area in Winter and at night with three sided shelters.
Kids are raised by mothers with supplemented real goat milk from bottles for taming purposes.
- Various Heritage Breeds of ducks and geese, live purchase only. Raised in large open
pen with water for bathing. Fed certified organic feed from hatch. Fed frequently with garden refuse from organic garden and lawn cuttings and weedings. No chemicals have ever been applied to anything they are fed.
Goats are given necessary antibiotic treatments for most common diseases only and worming medication.
Poultry and rabbits are not given antibiotics other than rarely for illnesses. No hormones of any kind are ever used.
Sales from farm only. CSAs for eggs and
poultry products. Chicken eggs by CSA membership only; there is generally a waiting list. Duck and turkey eggs available for individual sale at farm in Spring and Summer. Chicken meat by CSA only. Turkey meat
for sale individually for Thanksgiving based on advanced orders.
We also sell heirloom produce and fruit, honey, Shiitake mushrooms, heirloom vegetable starts and seeds and native plant plugs and seeds. No shipping. At farm purchase only.
Walkup Heritage Farm & Gardens, Inc., Michael J. Walkup, 5215 Walkup Road, Crystal Lake IL 60012. (815) 477-8978.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.walkupheritagefarm.com.
Wallace Farms is
the ultimate one-stop shop for conscientious
consumers who insist on only the best foods
to support their family’s health.
100% Grass-Fed Beef
were built to eat grass, not grain
• We Believe……Soil
health is pivotal to the quality grass
that our cows thrive on
should be rotated to fresh pasture daily
levels of CLA in grass-fed beef support
a strong mind and body
grass-fed beef is not only healthy, but
tender and flavorful
• We Believe……Grass-fed
• We Believe……Pigs
should have access to plenty of mud and
• We Believe……Agriculture
should be sustainable and diversified
eating gives new meaning to family life
Free-Range Chicken & Turkey
• We Believe……Poultry
need access to green pasture, bugs and
• We Believe……Small
family farms can be resurrected by producing
quality, artisanal foods
• We Believe……Animals
should remain free of antibiotics and
• We Believe……Seafood
should always be sustainably fished – not
• We Believe……Cook
Inlet waters are the best in the world
Wallace Farms utilizes
the “Buying Club” approach,
which allows our customers to pre-order
a wide variety of foods. We ship to all 50 states and currently offer
pick-ups at the following locations:
Chicago, IL (Downtown); Naperville, IL
(Western Chicagoland) – NEW WAREHOUSE!;
Wauconda, IL (NW Chicagoland).
Ankeny, IA; Ames, IA; Cedar Rapids, IA;
Clive, IA; Des Moines, IA (Downtown); Johnston,
IA; Iowa City, IA.
Wallace Farms, Inc., Naperville,
IL. (319) 442-3244.
Wholesome Harvest is a family farm located in Fort Atkinson, WI serving the large and small communities within and around Southcentral Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Along with our certified organic vegetables, we offer pasture-raised pork and broiler chickens, and our laying hens provide us with certified organic, brown eggs.
Our pastured Red Wattle hogs are free to roam and root around large pasture lands. They are fed only the highest quality organic grains and produce from our farm.
Our Freedom Ranger chickens enjoy all the goodies of the farm. Their chicken tractors allow them safety and protection from the elements while still giving them the much needed space and sunlight to help them thrive. Our chicken tractors are rotated daily to insure that our chickens get fresh greens and ground to forage about in.
We do not use any synthetic hormones, antibiotics, chemicals, etc. for our animals. All pasture land and feed is certified organic. Care is taken to make sure all of our animals and land is managed with the highest quality organic standards.
Our pasture raised turkeys, chickens, and pork can be ordered at any time of the year. Please e-mail us if you are interested in any of our offerings!
Wholesome Harvest, Chris Zastrow, W8180 County Road C, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. (920) 397-1680.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.wholesomeharvestcsa.com