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.
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
1 package leg of lamb,
2 packages rack of lamb,
4 packages lamb chops,
2 packages lamb ribs,
4 packages lamb cubes (stew or kabobs),
3 packages ground lamb,
2 packages lamb steaks,
2 packages lamb shanks (osso bucco),
1 package sweetmeats (tongue, heart, kidneys)
1 package lamb liver.
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 $7.99
per pound. Each bundle weighs approximately 25–35 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,
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.
WOOL AND TANNED SHEEPSKINS: We have raw wool, washed
wool, carded wool and hand spun yarn available. Call for prices.
Anderson Farm, Mark and Kari Anderson, 1575 Underwood
Avenue; Muscatine, Iowa
52761. Call (563) 264 2209 or (563) 554 1401 (cell).
Barrington Natural Farms is a diversified family farm providing our Chicago-area customers with healthy, locally-grown, drug free, humanely-raised 100% grass-fed BEEF, pasture-raised CHICKEN and PORK, free-range EGGS, and a select assortment of organic VEGETABLES.
We also offer RAW MILK from our small herd of purebred Guernsey cows. The dairy cows are fed a small supplement of soy-free certified organic dairy ration during milking, less than 6 pounds per day each. The rest of their diet is pasture forage supplemented with hay.
All of our livestock are raised outdoors on pasture, eating what nature intended—ryegrass, timothy grass, meadow fescue, clover, and alfalfa in the pasture, with the chicken and hog pasture forage diet supplemented with certified organic grains and surplus garden fruits and vegetables.
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 & 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. Our products are not certified organic, but we meet or exceed most organic certification requirements.
We offer direct sales from the farm, and will host farm-stand sales during some Saturday mornings during the growing season. Please visit our website for more information about upcoming farm-day sales, our farming practices, pricing & ordering info, or to sign up for our monthly newsletter.
Barrington Natural Farms, Cliff McConville or Konda Dees, 7 Crawling Stone Road, Barrington Hills IL 60010. (847) 387-3568.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.barrington-natural-farms.com.
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.
Boru Farms: Grass Fed Beef by the half or quarter and Goats, whole to individual purchasers only—no commercial sales.
All meat is cut, wrapped, and frozen by Green County Locker in Monroe, WI.
Orders taken for future delivery, no animal is slaughtered until ordered, to provide the freshest meat possible.
Boru Farms, Jeanne Raia and Jay Radke, 8225 IL Hwy 26 N, Freeport IL 61032. (815) 291-9766 or (815) 541-6662.
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
Cock and Bull Farms provides the St. Louis and surrounding areas with high quality free range
chicken and eggs, and we are currently exploring the possibilities of free range turkeys just in time for
Thanksgiving. For on-farm pickup, eggs are available year round, free range chicken is available from May until October.
Our chickens are on pasture from 3 weeks of age. We do our best to source GMO-free feed when
available. When it is time to take them to the market, we have all of our processing done at a USDA
Inspected plant, ran by an Amish Family in Arthur IL.
We started raising chicken (the way my grandpa used to do it) because we weren't happy with the
chicken and eggs available to us in the grocery stores. We keep the chickens on a pasture of fescue, bluegrass red clover and turnip greens. We use our Great Pyrenees guardian dog, Daisy, for predator protection in the pastures. We never feed or inject our birds with antibiotics, hormones or steroids. Our philosophy
is just to try to raise chicken that actually tastes like chicken, with the most natural approach we can.
You can also find our products at the following:
Farmers Markets: Edwardsville, IL, Saturdays 8-12am; Highland, IL, Thursdays 4-8 pm.
Grocery Stores: Maude's Market, 1206 Virginia, St. Louis MO
Restaurants: Cleveland Heath, 106 Main St. Edwardsville, IL; Yia Yias Euro Bistro Chesterfield, IL
Buying Clubs: Fair Shares CSA, St. Louis MO
Cock and Bull Farms, 12100 Hoyt-Monken Road, Highland IL 62249. (618) 972-4291.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.cockandbullfarms.com. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cockandbullfarms.
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.
BREAKING NEWS: Due to the severe drought we are experiencing we will not be able to fill any 2012 orders. We are in the process of reducing our herd size in order to survive the winter and availability for 2013 is uncertain at this point. Please check back later for updates. Thanks to all who have sent their kind thoughts and prayers this way during this tough time. [Posted 7-31-2012]
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.
Beef is generally sold by the half ($3.50/lb hanging) or quarter ($3.75/lb
hanging), however a quarter can be split again to create an eighth
($4.25/lb hanging) for customers with small freezers.
Butchering dates are usually in January, July and October, however
there is usually meat available for purchase throughout the year.
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.
Flying S is approved by the American
Grass Fed Association.
Whole Frozen Pastured Chickens available year-round! See
our website for more details.
Attention Chicago customers: Save time and
gasoline by picking up beef orders in Joliet, Orland Park and Glenview.
Sample packs available year round at Family Health
Joliet, IL or Dr.
clinic in Glenview.
If you care about what you're eating call or email to order some natural
grass-fed beef today. Thanks for supporting local farms!
We’re not certified organic, but you can come inspect us anytime!
Flying S Beef, Penny Shaw, 17594
E. 500th Avenue, Palestine IL 62451. (618) 586-2488.
Hill Farm produces 100% grass fed, pasture raised, Angus Beef.
We also offer grass fed lamb, pasture raised pork and
poultry (chicken, turkey and duck).
Our hogs are pasture raised and milk fed. Our animals
are antibiotic- and hormone-free; poultry and hogs are fed non-GMO
On Saturdays from May – October we are at
the 8th Avenue and Downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa Farmers Markets,
7:30am until noon. From November
– April we make monthly deliveries to northwest Illinois and
Chicago; northeast Iowa; and southwest Wisconsin. Call or email for
Forest Hill Farm, Glenda Plozay, 16005 Country
Olaf, IA 52072. (563) 783-2670.
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, LLC is family owned and
operated. We currently offer wholesome pasture raised foods including eggs and poultry.
Eggs are available Saturday mornings on the farm from 9 am - 1 pm, or
by setting up an appointment. Poultry is available monthly (call for
provide fresh pasture daily to every animal. If fresh pasture is not
available due to bad weather, grass hay will be given. We are not certified
organic, however we practice a holistic approach to our farm and our
animals, meaning we do not use commercial fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides,
hormones or antibiotics. If any animal is sick, we seek treatment with
essential oils or other holistic methods.
We hope to soon be adding pastured
pork as well as grass-fed beef.
Fresh Pasture Farms, Norman, Sandy & Wade Sutter,
Kropp Road, Millstadt IL 62260. (618) 719-1983.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.freshpasturefarms.com.
Gebhart Farms, Inc specializes
in organically certified pastured poultry. We have broilers from four groups finished on pasture, from late June through Labor
Day. Turkeys are available in time for Thanksgiving. A limited
supply of eggs is being sold at the present time, with more
anticipated in the future. "Replacement dairy heifers have been
on pasture for two years. Some unsuitable cows may be available for
This is a family-owned corporation located in the
center of Illinois. The area is flat corn and soybean country. However,
our farm is gently rolling and very green. It is a beautiful sight to
see among the boring fields of corn or beans. All of the land on the
Gebhart Farms has been certified organic by OCIA since 1996. Hogs are
now fed and raised organic, and the loins from five head per week go
to the famous "Chez Panisse"
restaurant in Berkeley, California. The quality of our products is excellent."
The products must be ordered ahead and picked up
at the farm or at the slaughter house.
Gebhart Farms, Paul Gebhart, 2147 N 1400 E Road, Edinburg
IL 62531. (217) 325-3250.
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.
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 offers all natural farm
fresh eggs and Berkshire pork year round, as well as chicken and lamb in
the summer and fall. We are small family farm located in beautiful
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 are certified by Animal Welfare Approved.
We use NO chemicals, antibiotics or growth hormones on our farm. 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.
You may find our products each Saturday from
9am to 1pm at the Geneva
Green Market in Geneva, IL. You
may also find our products this winter at the Emptybottle Farmers
Market (1035 N. Western Ave, Chicago) on Feb.27th from
12 to 5pm; the Portage Park Farmers Market (4100 N. Long
Ave., Chicago) Feb 27 and March 27 from 10 to 2pm. In addition we
will have an exhibit March 11–12 at the Family
Farmed Expo at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
We also have a buying club in Arlington Heights,
IL. (contact Barb at 847.228.5020 for more information) and deliver fresh
eggs and meat weekly to Chicago's NW suburbs, with a pick up location
in Arlington Heights.
Hasselmann Family Farm, Scott Hasselmann, 28883 Brookville
IL 61051. (847) 525-3590.
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: email@example.com. Website: http://www.herrmanncattleco.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.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. 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 at our website.
Meadow Haven Farm, Allan or Jeanne Sexton, 17380 575 E. St. Sheffield IL 61361. (815) 454-2320 or (815) 303-3646.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
MooGrass Farms Inc. 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!"
MooGrass Farms, Inc., 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, turkey and 100% grass-fed raw milk.
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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website:
Natures Pasture is a small family-owned farm located in Auburndale, WI with a pick-up location in Mokena, IL. We raise grass fed Black Angus beef cattle, pastured poultry, pork and eggs in a natural sustainable model. We are dedicated to the humane treatment of our animals. Our philosophy on the farm is to create an environmentally responsible operation that produces the best products possible.
All of our cattle, poultry, and pork are rotated on a daily basis in order to give them fresh grass to eat and graze on. We pride ourselves in giving our animals the freedom to roam and graze naturally, just as nature intended. Nature's Pasture does not believe in using any growth hormones, steroids, or antibiotics in any of our animals.
We offer grass fed Black Angus beef available for purchase by the whole, half, quarter, or individual cuts (burgers, ground steak, roasts, and filets). Pastured chicken and turkey is available frozen whole, although turkey is available only for Thanksgiving. Pork packages as well as individual cuts are also available.
We ship anywhere in the United States, but also have a pick-up option available on the website for pick-up at the farm, or at our NEW! Natures Pasture store in Mokena. Currently, hours in the store are Tuesday/Thursday 5–8p.m. and Wednesday/Saturday from 10am–2p.m. The store is located at 8509 191st. PL, Unit #35, Mokena, IL in the Blackhawk Properties/ Owners Jim and Renee Manser.
We currently attend the following farmers markets:
- Glenwood Sunday Indoor Market in Rodgers Park at The Glenwood Bar at 6962 N Glenwood, from 9-2pm on the following dates: 2012, December 2 & 16; 2013: January 13,
May 5 & 19.
- Glenwood Sunday Outdoor market, seasonally from June through October.
- Frankfort Farmers Market, seasonally from May through end of October.
Customers can also find our products at the Energy Nutrition Store on La Grange Road in Frankfort and the Park Forest Co-op Store in downtown shopping area of Park Forest. Our meats also appear on the menu at the Heartland Cafe in Rodgers Park, Eyrie (Robert Morris University's Culinary Program) in Oak Park, and Crazy Fingers Catering in Frankfort.
Natures Pasture, 11435
Poplar Drive, Auburndale WI. 54412. (715) 952-4370 - at the farm..
E-mail email@example.com.Website: http://www.naturespasture.com
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) 458-1040
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:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 animals know what it is to feel earth under their feet and fresh air blowing through their hair...and feathers. 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 either the Chenoa Locker or Bittners Eureka Locker and at a number of grocery stores (see Illinois Beyond the Farm for details).
Grocery stores include: Green Grocer in Chicago, Dave's Supermarket in Fairbury, and Naturally Yours Grocer in Normal and in Peoria.
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 certified organic milk from our grass fed cows is also available You must bring your own container and call for an appointment. Our dairy herd NEVER receives any grain.
We are home to the critically endangered Red Wattle Hog. 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: email@example.com. 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 milk, 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 raw milk (available through a herdshare).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.steinerfamilyfarm.com.
Stone Organic Pastures has
organically-raised, all grassfed Angus beef available
Stone Organic Pastures,
Tim Stone, Champaign
IL. (312) 715-7025.
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.
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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.threespringfarms.com.
The Thunder 5 Ranch is a small family owned and operated Ranch serving the Southern Illinois with our natural raised Pork, Poultry, Eggs, and Irish Dexter Beef.
We are not Organic Certified but do have and practice a strong permaculture philosophy and make every effort to follow the natural order of things. Our hogs are pasture and woodlot raised and allowed to be pigs. The Irish Dexter Cattle are 100% pasture raised, our laying hens are never caged. They are given free run of the woods and pastures and are only penned at night and through the winter. They are fed corn year round and corn and alfalfa hay through the winter season.
We have an open gate policy and encourage folks to visit the ranch and on site Thunder 5 Ranch store. We also sell pork, eggs and beef at the Marion, Illinois Farmers Market and are interested in working with buying clubs and helping to form new buying clubs.
Thunder 5 Ranch, Mike or DeeAnn Hammack, RR1, Box 223 AAA, McLeansboro IL 62859. (618) 308-0917.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.thunder5ranch.com.
Trail's End Organic Farm, certified
by Indiana Certified Organic, 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: http://www.trailsendorganicfarm.com.
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.
Farm is centrally located just outside
Springfield, IL. Products include
pastured chickens and eggs,
100% grass fed jersey milk cows,
grass fed goats, grass fed and
finished beef, acres of beyond
organic produce (vegetables and
fruit) We also make our own cheese,
butter and soaps.
All of our animals
are treated in a humane way. No antibiotics
or hormones are used. We use a rotational
grazing practice with all of our animals.
Vincent Family Farm,
Todd Vincent, 8133
Hendrickson Road, Rochester, IL. 62563.
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 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.