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Pastured Products Directory – Illinois


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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 products:

All Grass Farms is a diversified organic pasture farm providing our Chicago-area customers with grass-fed, nutrient dense meats, eggs, poultry, and raw dairy products including:

  • 100% grass-fed BEEF – calves are raised on milk, pasture forages, and hay; no grains ever
  • Raw Guernsey A2 MILK – grass fed, supplemented with a small amount (one 2.5-pound scoop in the morning and one at night) of certified organic, soy-free dairy ration at milking time only
  • Pasture-raised Organic CHICKEN – pasture supplemented with certified organic feed
  • Pasture-raised/free-range EGGS – supplemented with soy-free organic feed
  • Woodland/Pastured PORK – supplemented with certified organic feed
  • Pastured Thanksgiving Organic TURKEYS – pasture supplemented with certified organic feed
  • Raw local HONEY – from hives on our farm
  • Organically Grown VEGETABLES – available through our seasonal CSA and farm store

All our livestock are raised outdoors on organic pastures, 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 regenerative agriculture and management-intensive grazing, rotating our livestock to fresh organic 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 and will be certified organic in 2019.

Visit our farm store for raw milk, eggs, meats, and vegetables in season, open weekdays from 10 AM – 6 PM weekdays, and on weekends 9 AM – 5 PM. Located inside the Brunner Family Forest Preserve. 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 LLC, Cliff McConville or Anna Lipinska, 18N681 IL Route 31, Dundee, IL 60118. Store: (847) 852-7081.
E-mail: info@allgrassfarms.com. Website: www.allgrassfarms.com.

Apsey Farms is a 4th-generation family farm located in Central Michigan. We offer a variety of nutrient-dense, pasture-raised meats you can trust, including corn-and-soy-free chicken, pork, and 100% grass-fed beef. Our products are free from added hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, and vaccines.

Apsey Farms practices regenerative agriculture and holistic management principles that go beyond organic to improve the health of the soil. Our mission is to restore the health of our planet by providing nutritious, delicious, and ethical food to eat with confidence. Conveniently delivered straight to your door, we make it easy to provide wholesome and delicious meals. View all the options on our website, from individual cuts to value bundles.

Enjoy free shipping on orders $199+. Use the code EATWILD20 to get $20 off your first order. Please visit our website to view our healthier animal products and learn more.

Apsey Farms, Kyle Apsey, 8663 170th Ave, Reed City, MI 49677.
E-mail: hello@apseyfarms.com. Website: apseyfarms.com

Hello, and welcome to Attadale Farm. We are Steve and Sandy Fahsbender. We raise 100% local grass-fed, grass-finished beef, grass-fed lamb, and honeybees on an old Amish farm near LaPlata, Missouri, just across the river from Illinois.

Our grass-fed cows are the Galloway breed. We selected Galloway because they score high on carcass evaluation tests for tenderness, juiciness, and flavor. Their big stomachs do an excellent job of converting our pasture’s seven varieties of mixed grasses and legumes into tasty, tender beef. We do not feed them anything except our pasture and/or alfalfa. We do not give them hormones, antibiotics, grain, or grain byproducts. Our cows are humanely raised. We offer our beef by the ½ and whole.

Our sheep are Horned Dorset, a wool sheep that allows us to avoid the problems associated with hair sheep flavor and texture. They are grass-fed and graze alongside our Galloway cows. There is safety in numbers. Grazing sheep and cows together also helps control harmful parasites in the pastures. We give them no hormones or antibiotics. Our sheep are humanely raised, and the great tasting lamb is available by the whole or individual cut.

Our bees help with pollinating pasture and timber flowers as well as provide us with great pure raw honey. They also encourage us to never use pesticides or herbicides.

Please visit us online, call, or better yet, stop by. You should always examine your product source to confirm that you are getting what you think you are. Hope to see you soon!

Attadale Farm, Steve and Sandy Fahsbender, 14027 Hilton Avenue, LaPlata MO 63549. (660) 651-5788.
E-mail: eatright@attadalefarm.com. Website: https://attadalefarm.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 and eastern Iowa. We do not ship and currently do not offer delivery. We raise grass-fed and finished whole and half lamb and beef seasonally.

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 237, Mineral IL 61344. (309) 288-5110.
E-mail: bauercustommeats@yahoo.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/BauerCustomMeats/.

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 a small, family-run, pastured and grass-fed loving farm dedicated to growing and providing clean food for our family and community for over 25 years. We raise a variety of Vegetables, Meat, Eggs, and Herbs on our beautiful diverse farm. Our meat includes our own 100% Grass-fed, Grass-finished Beef, Pastured Chicken, and Pastured Pork raised on our Certified Organic pastures. Livestock are also provided with Certified Organic hay during the non-grazing months.

We conveniently home deliver year-round to communities in and around Peoria and Naperville, Illinois. And, if you’re not in our home delivery area, we’re now shipping to zip codes within Illinois. Stay tuned as we plan to expand shipping to neighboring states.

We’re busy just like you. We understand the time and effort it takes to connect with local farms and eat well. Our goal is to grow incredible food, partner with farms doing the same, and conveniently bring it to your doorstep through our Home Delivery or Shipping options.

Our family supports growing practices that are good for our health and environment – organic, perennial pasture-based farming that protects and feeds soil life, fosters pollinators, treats livestock humanely, and supports vibrant ecosystems. These are the growing practices needed right now to save our health and our planet.

Broad Branch Farm, Ltd. Brian, Anita, Lucy, Susannah, and Laura Poeppel. 22000 N. Berchtold Road, Chillicothe, IL 61523. 309-231-9290.
E-mail: broadbranchfarm@gmail.com. Website: www.broadbranchfarm.com. Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/broadbranchfarm. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/broadbranchfarm/.

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 your family.

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.

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.
E-mail: cdrvalleyfarm@gmail.com. Website: www.cedarvalleysustainable.com.

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 presentation.

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 Baltimore, MD.

Coriander Fields offers chicken, turkey, eggs and more!

Raised on pasture with plenty of fresh air and sunshine, our animals never receive any GMO feeds or antibiotics. Our meats are sold as retail cuts at St. Louis area farmer’s markets, and are butchered and vacuum sealed under USDA inspection. Check our website for current pickup and delivery options.

Our environmentally friendly and humane practices have been third-party verified by Known & Grown STL.

Coriander Fields, Mindy Cory, 8448 Paddock Hills Lane, Dorsey, IL 62021. 618-960-6489.
E-mail: MindyTheChickenLady@gmail.com. Website: www.CorianderFields.com.

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 chickens.

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.

logoWe 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.
E-mail: farms@dearingdesigns.com. Website: www.dearingcountryfarms.com.

Flying S is a family farm in East Central Illinois devoted to taking care of the land AGA logoand 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.

NEW! Das Schlact Haus, our Amish butcher in Arthur IL, was so impressed with our beeves they now stock our beef as an option for their health-conscience consumers. Open 8AM–4.30PM Mon–Fri, and 8AM–3PM on Saturday.

Whole frozen pastured chickens available year-round.

NOW AVAILABLE: Home delivery! We are partnering with Hasselmann Farms who will deliver our beef each month to homes in Champaign, Bloomington, Naperville, Elgin, Fox Lake, Schaumburg, Evanston, Aurora, Downers Grove and everywhere in between.

Pricing and Order info on our 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 East 500th Avenue, Palestine IL 62451. (618) 586-9999.
E-mail: beef@flying-s.com. 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: foresthillfarm@netins.net. Website: www.foresthillfarm.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 our chickens and turkeys are raised and rotated on pasture. Our laying hens travel around the farm with an eggmobile that keeps them safe during the night and provides a place to lay their eggs. Our broilers are raised in field shelters and moved to fresh pasture daily. Every chicken has access to all the grass, bugs and sunshine they want. All our chickens and turkeys are supplemented with a custom non-GMO feed ration.

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. They are also supplemented with a non-GMO feed ration.

Check us out on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date with Fresh Pasture Farms. All of our products are available in our on-farm store, which is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 to 5:30 pm and Saturdays 9am to 3pm.

Fresh Pasture Farms, Wade Sutter, 1931 Kropp Road, Millstadt IL 62260. (618) 719-1983.
E-mail: info@freshpasturefarms.com. Website: www.freshpasturefarms.com.

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Grateful Graze began as a way to provide healthy food from healthy soil to local families. Today we offer 100% grass-fed / grass-finished beef, pasture-raised chicken and eggs, and timber-raised pork online. We offer home delivery around our region, pickup locations, and UPS delivery to select zip codes (enter your zip code on our website to find the location nearest you).

We have worked for many years to adopt soil-improving practices such as no-till, buffer strips, and cover crops on our family farm in Cambridge, Illinois. Now we are bringing livestock back to the land in the way God designed the soil-plant-animal system to work. We believe that soil health, animal health, and human health are linked together in ways we are just beginning to understand.

Our cattle are outside in fields, never eat grain, and move across the land like a herd. They never receive antibiotics, hormones, or insecticides.

The chickens are mobile pastured, moved daily. Our open-air mobile hoop house protects them from predators and gives them the shelter and daylight they naturally want. It holds 600 chickens and is pulled onto fresh grass each day, keeping the floor fresh while leaving the “fertilizer” behind. Using some ingenuity with our homemade remote-controlled winch, we move the house forward while keeping all the chickens safe from the moving building. Like the cows, the chickens never receive antibiotics, hormones, or insecticides.

Our pigs are forest-raised, allowed to forage, and root around in the trees, bushes, and open air. This offers a great life for the pigs; they enjoy a natural habitat creating an environment with no need for antibiotics, hormones, or insecticides.

We are grateful for your belief in us, our team who makes this possible, the animals in our care, and the land we steward. Thank you for choosing Grateful Graze.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for weekly updates. Contact us to set up a farm tour to learn how our animals live and how they impact your family's health!

Grateful Graze, Monte Bottens, 10740 E 1500th St., Cambridge, IL 61238. (309) 852-3276.
E-mail: monte@gratefulgraze.com. Website: https://gratefulgraze.com.

Green Pastures Beef is a small family farm in Wauconda, 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.

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.
E-mail: hasselmannfarm@gmail.com. Website: www.hasselmannfamilyfarm.com.

At Hephzibah Farms we raise our animals with the utmost respect and loving kindness, believing that happy and healthy animals will help create happy and healthy people! We sell our beef, lamb and pork in bulk but also have a farm retail store where you can buy our farm-raised products by the cut.

All our animals enjoy sunshine, fresh air, and freedom to roam, living humanely and naturally.

We raise 100% grass-fed beef and grass-fed lamb outdoors on high quality pastures. They are never fed corn or grains and are 100% grass-fed and finished. The beef and lamb our animals produce has a higher Omega-3 ratio, is extra lean and extremely tasty. Beef is available usually in fall and is sold by the quarter, half and whole. Lamb is also available in the fall and is sold by the half and whole.

We raise range-raised pork outdoors on wooded pastures throughout the year. The pork our pigs produce is exceptionally wholesome and remarkably flavorful. Pork is available in the spring and fall in half or whole.

We produce pastured eggs from layer chickens that roam and forage all over our farm. Eggs are available year-round from the farm.

We raise whole broilers and turkeys with outdoor access to forage and supplement them with organic feed. Broilers are available year-round or until product runs out; turkeys are available from right before Thanksgiving through Christmas. We take deposits on turkeys just prior to Thanksgiving.

Beef, pork, and lamb are cut to your specifications and picked up from our butchers. Our meat is wrapped, frozen and labeled at locally owned USDA or state-inspected butcher shops. If you want to try our meat or are not interested in buying in bulk, we also have cuts available in our on-farm retail store. Store hours differ depending on the season; contact us for updates.

We are located just minutes south of the Wisconsin state line.

Hephzibah Farms, Inc., Anita Miller, 13202 Hebron Road, Hebron IL 60034, (847) 530-7373.
E-mail: Anita@hephzibahfarms.com. Website: www.hephzibahfarms.com.

Honeysuckle Farm in Morris, Illinois is a family-owned and operated, small-scale, pasture-based farm. We use organic and regenerative agriculture methods to produce delicious food with high nutrient density, integrity, and transparency.

Our family farm produces beef, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs, and honey.

Grass-fed Beef: Calves are born on our neighbor's farm and are not administered vaccines, chemical wormers, or antibiotics. Ground beef is available now, with more cuts available soon.

Pastured Pork: We breed our own Berkshire-Duroc hogs, so all our pork is born and raised on our farm. 100% pasture-raised, our sows are never confined inside buildings or small crates. Piglets can root and roam, consuming pasture forage and supplemented with locally milled non-GMO feed. Pork is processed at a certified organic, USDA-inspected facility.

Pastured Chicken: Cornish-Cross meat chickens are moved out to pasture from the brooder at three weeks of age. Supplemented with locally milled non-GMO feed, they are rotated to fresh pasture daily. Available as whole birds or individual retail cuts.

Pastured Free-Range Eggs: Available Spring-Fall, free-ranging hens can roam and scratch, consuming pasture grasses and supplemented with locally milled non-GMO feed.

Raw Honey: We keep our own honeybee hives in our small, on-farm apiary. Hive management includes chemical-free treatments and feed supplements during the non-growing season. We only harvest a portion of the honey from each hive, ensuring the bees are able to overwinter on the honey and pollen they worked hard to produce during the growing season. Harvested honey is simply strained and bottled; never heated, in order to preserve enzymes and local pollen proteins for healthy, local, raw honey.

Raw Milk: Our Guernsey cows produce A2 raw milk. Check the website for more info.

Our family is a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. We strive to emulate other regenerative farms such as Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm. We invite anyone interested in learning more to contact us and come see how our farm produces nutrient-dense food.

Honeysuckle Farm, Joe Conley, Morris, IL 60450.
Website: www.honeysucklefarm.net.

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, WI.

Irish Grove Farms, Inc., Jackie Flynn-Batista, 9027 Best Road, Pecatonia, IL 61063. (815) 239-1325.
E-mail: jackie.de.batista@gmail.com. Website: www.irishgrovefarms.com.

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Jake's Country Meats—a place where the people, animals and land work together. Since the 1870’s, we have worked with the land for seven generations in Cass County, Michigan.

Spread over our homestead plus acres of pastures and woodlands, we employ environmentally sound management practices for the fields and forest that help build the foundation for a sustainable farm. Our farm raises pastured pigs (pork), chickens, turkeys, and 100% grass-fed beef cattle following strict standards to produce the best tasting, nourishing, nutrient-dense foods. We also partner with like-minded local producers and farmers to build a resilient food system for pastured lamb, Great Lakes fish, dairy, and more.

Certifications: Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grass Fed by A GreenerWorld Organization.

Products Available: pork, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, Great Lakes fish, honey, maple syrup, butter, snack sticks, charcuterie.

How to Buy: Shop with us at the farm, our self-serve store is open everyday 10am-7pm. Home shipping is available weekly nationwide. Visit us at farmers markets or meat drops throughout the region.

Visit our website to learn more, shop with us, and connect with your farmer.

Jake's Country Meats, Renee Robinson, 55721 Decatur Rd, Cassopolis, MI 49031. 269-445-3020.
E-mail: info@jakescountrymeats.com. Website: https://jakescountrymeats.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jakescountrymeats. Instagram: @jakescountrymeats.

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 advance.

Johnson Buffalo Farm, Ryan Johnson, 425 N 6th Avenue, Hoopeston IL 60942. (217) 304-4965.
E-mail: johnson_farms2000@yahoo.com.

Joy-of-Illinois Farm is a small family farm that offers limited quantities of a wide variety of products including pork from American Guinea Hogs and Kunekune Hogs; Katahdin lambs, Saanen goat kids, Freedom Ranger meat chickens, free-range eggs, Muscovy ducks, and LEGAL natural, unprocessed (raw) goat milk. There are now six farms in Illinois who have earned their raw milk permits from the Illinois Department of Public Health, and we are the newest one.

Large animals can be sold live for the buyer to process himself off our farm, or we can truck the paid-for animal to our local meat locker. The customer pays the locker separately and picks up the frozen meat there.

We serve many international customers. Se habla un poquito español.

Our animals are humanely raised on pasture and are free of synthetic hormones and antibiotics.

Joy-of-Illinois Farm, Penny,1689 CR 400E, RR 3, Champaign IL 61822. Call or text: (872) 205-0801.
E-mail: joyofillinois@yahoo.com. Website: www.joyofillinois.com.

Kinnikinnick Farm is a diversified, pasture-based farm on a smallholding in Northern Illinois. Our mission is to produce exceptional meat, eggs, and in-season produce for making delicious and nutritious family meals. We also offer other high-quality products from neighboring farms. AWA logo

We sell:

  • Chicken: whole, parts, ground, sausage, bone broth
  • Brown Eggs: from old-fashioned, heritage breed, dual-purpose hens
  • Grass-Fed, Grass-Finished Whole Steer Ground Beef
  • Heirloom and Ancient Grains
  • Produce: in season. We grow organically but discontinued our certification two years ago.

Our free-range laying flock is certified by Animal Welfare Approved. We raise slow-growing meat chickens on pasture using temporary fencing and Range Coops we move daily. We buy-in grass-fed, grass-finished steers from Dietrich Ranch for whole-steer ground beef. We also sell a line of unbleached, unbromated heirloom and ancient grains grown and milled at Hazzard Free Farm in Pecatonica.

Our feed is local non-GMO grain mixed and ground to our specifications by a local, family-owned, feed mill. No hormones or antibiotics. We keep a small herd of dairy goats that provides milk and cheese for our family, helps us manage our pastures, and provides a winter bed pack which we compost in the summer and spread on the market garden in the fall.

We started out, in 1994, as certified organic produce growers. Today we are a Chicago-area, direct-to-consumer, e-commerce farm with weekly pick-up sites in Chicago, Evanston, the western Chicago suburbs, and on the farm.

Visit our website to learn more about our products, our farm, our Family Farm Stays, and/or to open an account.

Kinnikinnick Farm, David Cleverdon, 21123 Grade School Rd., Caledonia, IL 61011. 815-292-3288.
E-mail: kinnikinnickfarm@gmail.com. Website: www.kinnikinnickfarm.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/kinnkinnickfarm/.

The Log Cabin Ranch is a third-generation family farm in Southern Illinois striving to humanely raise happy, healthy animals and to regenerate our land one bite of grass at a time—all to create a better and healthier eating experience for your family and mine.

I bought my first two cows when I was 16. For the first several years I sold my calves at the sale barn, weaning them at six months old, vaccinating them, and feeding grain. In 2017 I began to look for a better way to raise our beef. In 2018 we switched to 100% grass-fed and finished beef and adopted many practices to help our animals remain healthier and happier. These practices are:

  • 100% grass fed and finished
  • Antibiotic free
  • No added hormones
  • Naturally weaned
  • All-natural minerals and sea salt
  • Rotational grazing
  • Never fed any GMO feed
  • No synthetic or chemical wormers
  • Seeking to work with nature as God created it and not against it.

Today our herd includes a mix of Red Devon, a heritage breed known for their docility and superior finishing on grass, and black Angus. We breed our cattle for traits that will help them finish on grass and naturally fight disease and parasites. They graze green pastures filled with forbs, legumes and grasses. During the winter we feed them hay raised on our farm. As we plant more pasture and cover crops our erosion has stopped and we are seeing songbirds return. We love to see the birds in our pasture; they are our pest control, eating bugs and fly larvae.

Come visit our farm, see the cattle for yourself, and pick up your grass-finished steak.

For more information on our farm and beef or to place your order, contact us through our website and please take time to sign up for our newsletter.

The Log Cabin Ranch, David, 1384 N Log Cabin Lane, Ina, IL 62846. 618-927-7711.
E-mail: david@thelogcabinranch.com. Website: www.thelogcabinranch.com.

McCluskey Brothers put the steak in your burger! We're grassfed beef producers, and when we grind our burger, we grind all the cuts but two (ribeye, tenderloin). Think ground sirloin plus. It's a burger beyond anything you've ever tasted.

Just as important, our farm is committed to making the planet a better place. We rotationally graze our cattle, frequently moving the livestock from pasture to pasture. These frequent moves – or “rotations” – give our pastures a period of rest and regrowth between grazings. Roots grow deeper, soils recycle more carbon, plants grow stronger, there's less rain run off and less soil erosion. Biodiversity is enhanced. All with the help of cattle doing what nature has always intended: graze grass.

We choose rotational grazing for a reason. Continuous grazing – giving cattle continuous access to the same pasture for the entire season – actually damages the pasture, weakens the plants and diminishes soil health. Honored to be among the first farms in the country certified Real Organic (2018), we're also USDA certified organic (certifying agency is ICS). And 100% grassfed at Shillelagh Glen Farms means no grain. Ever.

We're the 4th generation on our family farm, a farm founded on the belief everything is connected → everything from the sunshine, soils, plants and cattle on our farm to the food on your family table to the air we all breathe and water we drink. And that's the way we farm.

We're growing wholesome, healthy, flavorful food with sunshine, grass, and the rich organic soils of Shillelagh Glen Farms. Try McCluskey Brothers' grassfed beef and cheese, and maple syrup. Inquiries about beef shares (quarters or halves) welcome.

One click brings 100% grassfed goodness direct to your door. Yes, we ship!

McCluskey Brothers Shillelagh Glen Farms, Brian and Pat McCluskey, Office: E3609A Croal Hollow Road, Hillpoint, WI 53937; Farm: S7544 Hwy G, Hillpoint, WI 53937. 608.495.2552.
E-mail: mccluskeybros@gmail.com. Website: www.McCluskeyBros.com.

McGreal Family Farm is a small farming business rooted in Clayton County, Northeast Iowa. Farming is our lifestyle, and we strive to work in harmony with nature as we raise quality products for ourselves, our friends, and neighbors. We specialize in pasture-raised, 100% grass-fed custom beef which we raise from birth to butcher on family pastures here in the driftless.

We have mostly black cattle, a mix of Angus and Hereford breeds that are well suited to this environment and have a proven record of quality. Our cattle are pastured using an intensive rotational grazing strategy that allows them to always have access to the most nutritious plants and allows the native flora to replenish. We never feed corn, we never use hormones, and we never use antibiotics as prophylaxis. Our animals are very healthy out in their natural environment and very rarely need any sort of veterinary treatment. The only dietary supplement we provide is in the form of salt and mineral licks.

We currently have beef available for purchase by the pound, either off the farm or if you meet us at our farmers’ market in Dubuque, IA on Saturday mornings. We are also currently taking reservations for quarters, halves or whole beef and we have trips to the butcher planned every month.

We also raise pastured Berkshire pork and have half and whole hogs available each fall. We will also have pork to sell by the pound while supply lasts.

Contact us at info@mcgrealfamilyfarm.com or give us a call at 563-245-1041 with any questions or to place an order.

E-mail: info@mcgrealfamilyfarm.com. Website: https://www.mcgrealfamilyfarm.com/. Find us on Facebook @mcgrealfamilyfarm.

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: jeremy@meadowhavenfarm.com. Website: https://meadowhavenfarm.com/. Facebook: Meadow Haven Farm.

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 interchange.

Muller's Lane Farm, Cyndi and Paul Muller, 9767 Hickory Hills Road, Rock Falls IL 61071. (815) 625-2607.
E-mail: mullerslanefarm@gmail.com. Website: https://www.mullerslanefarm.com/.

Nadig Family Farm is located in Rochelle, Illinois. We offer grass-fed beef, lamb, and organically fed pastured pork.

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.

Note to fiber enthusiasts: We offer prepared fibers and yarns, including merino and angora.

John and Charlotte Nadig, 9282 E Hemstock Road, Rochelle IL 61068. (815) 748-3782.
E-mail: nadigfamilyfarm@gmail.com. Website: www.nadigfamilyfarm.com.

Naomi's is a small, woman-owned farm in Bremen, Indiana—close to South Bend, Warsaw, Elkhart, Valparaiso, Peru and two hours from Indianapolis, West Lafayette and Chicago—and willing to deliver larger orders directly to you!

Naomi's offers 100% grass fed and finished Hereford beef and Katahdin lamb by the quarter, half, or whole. My beef and lamb are raised from birth at my small family farm and all have free range of the fields with their mother so that each animal is raised with the proper nutrition and love, making for the most delicious meat available.

I also have free-range whole pastured chicken and raw honey. The chicken is available each summer via pre-order. Pastured eggs and honey are available year round. My egg customers consistently tell me I have the best eggs around. I do not use antibiotics, hormones, steroids, vaccines, herbicides, or pesticides. My chickens are offered non-GMO corn to supplement their diet during the winter months.

I am not certified organic, but am applying regenerative farming practices to build soil, provide a haven for wildlife, sequester carbon and do my part to help climate change and save the world!

Naomi's, Naomi Enamorado, 752 Dogwood Road, Bremen, IN 46506. 574-546-4587.
E-mail: naomienamorado@hotmail.com. Website: www.facebook.com/naomis.grassfed.

Nettle Creek Farm and Pantry is a very small operation where we raise wholesome food for our own family and have some to sell. We never use antibiotics, growth hormones, herbicides, pesticides, or artificial fertilizers.

We raise our beef on pasture and hay only, but our dairy cows and goats are fed a small amount of grain-based supplements (1/2 pound per goat per day while they're in milk and about 2 pounds of oats per day and some molasses for the dairy cows).

We have non-GMO corn rations for the chickens and pigs (pork), which includes some soybean meal. The broilers that we raise each spring and fall, are on grass from 3 weeks to processing at about 8 weeks.

We use management intensive grazing to ensure the highest quality pasture, and also for the health and sustainability of the land.

Aside from milk, whatever we have available is listed on our website. Milk is usually available, but not for purchase through the website.

Nettle Creek Farm and Pantry, Kyle Fisk, 8245 Nettle Creek Road, Seneca IL 61360. 815-357-6970.
E-mail: info@nettlecreekfarmandpantry.com. Website: https://www.nettlecreekfarmandpantry.com/.

Odyssey Farm, LLC produces acorn-finished, premium pastured pork and grass-fed beef on our farm outside Sun Prairie, WI.

Our farming methods focus on what is best for the animals and ecosystem. Our heritage Tamworths and Tamworth-cross pigs graze and root in pesticide- and herbicide-free pastures. Their diet includes transitional organic and organic feeds as well as windfall apples and garden leftovers of squash, melons, and brassicas. We grow almost half of the pigs’ feed on-farm in a minimum-till rotation of crops, pastures, and cover crops. We move our pigs regularly to give them the freshest pastures while previous paddocks recover. However, 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.

Our grass-fed Angus/Murray Grey-cross cattle graze our best pastures from May through October and are moved daily to fresh pasture. The animals come from an organic farm’s genetic lines that have a great reputation in the restaurant market.

All our animals are antibiotic free.

Due to consistent high demand, please contact Odyssey Farm to reserve your beef or pork as soon as possible. Our animals are butchered in October and November.

For pork we sell whole and half hogs as well as 25-pound variety boxes and individual cuts.

For grassfed beef, we sell halves, mixed quarters, and 50 or 25-pound boxes.

On-farm sales, visits or farm tours by appointment.

Odyssey Farm is a Dane County Climate Champion and a Veteran-owned business.

Odyssey Farm, LLC, Ryan Erisman, 5586 County Road N, Sun Prairie, WI 53590. (608) 616-9786.
E-mail: ryan@odyssey.farm. Website: www.odyssey.farm.


Plum River Farm is located in the rolling hills of Jo Daviess County, in the northwest section of Illinois. Our Hereford beef cattle are 100% grass fed and grass finished, eating only fresh grass and hay that we grow ourselves without pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. We do not feed our animals antibiotics or hormones, and we ensure the health and well-being of our animals by following the stringent standards developed by the American Grassfed Association.

We process our beef between May and September, when the animals are eating mainly grass from our lush pastures, thus ensuring the best quality and nutritional value possible. We begin accepting preorders in late January for pickup at the farm during our processing season. Customers may choose many aspects of how their beef is cut and packaged.

Our animals are processed at a small, family-run, USDA-inspected facility located only 15 miles from our farm, where they are dispatched quickly and humanely. The beef dry ages for 2–3 weeks before cutting and packaging to enhance texture and flavor.

Please email us with questions!

Plum River Farm, Sonia Nelson and Conrad Iandola, 5886 S Loran Road, Pearl City IL 61062.
E-mail: puregrassfedbeef@gmail.com. Website: www.plumriverfarm.com.

Providence Pastures is a family-owned non-profit farm anchored by a herd of over 100 South Poll beef cattle. Cattle are 100% Grass-fed, NEVER any grain. Pastured-raised meat, poultry (chickens), and pasture-raised eggs are available.

Poultry rations include ROASTED soybean, not bean meal exposed to hexane.

Certified Organic maple syrup available while supplies last.

Deliveries may be available, depending upon amount spent and location. We also encourage all buyers to visit the farm at least once per year to see “Where Their Food Comes From” and to “Meet Their Farmer.”

The farm pastures are certified USDA Organic since 2018AD. All farming practices EXCLUDE all toxic pesticides, and herbicides. Soil biology growth and conservation is promoted. The farm is sustainably and holistically managed with the attitude of stewardship and appreciation for the Intelligent Design intertwined in the natural ecosystems.

Providence Pastures doesn’t just want to sell you food . . . we want to be your farmer. Come and See!

Providence Pastures Co., Scott Foster, 5343 N CR 800 W, Fairbanks IN 47849. (812) 572-4293.
E-mail: scott@providencepastures.org. Website: http://pasturesofprovidence.com.

Shire Regenerative FarmHappy soil, happy plants, happy animals, healthy food

We grow high nutrient-density pastured Eggs, highly-pastured rich and tasty American Bresse Chicken, highly-pastured Duck Meat and Eggs, savanna-pastured Lamb, high antioxidant and phytonutrient Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, Flowers, and more. Learn about our farm and schedule a visit at https://ShireRegenerative.Farm.

Our farming practices go beyond humane to happy, beyond conservation and beyond sustainable to regenerative. We orchestrate these knowledge-intensive practices to reinforce each other, to enhance the nutritional content of the food. We optimize for human health, and as a natural consequence this optimizes for environment, water, soil, plant, and animal health.

We use no soy, no GMOs, no toxic chemicals, and all organic feeds.

We serve the Quad Cities Illinois & Iowa regions; schedule a visit!

Shire Regenerative Farm, Coal Valley, IL 61240.
E-mail: See contact form on website. Website: https://ShireRegenerative.Farm.

Solar Harvest Farm is a pasture-based family farm located 25 miles SW of Milwaukee and 25 miles North of the Wisconsin/Illinois border. We offer Pastured Chicken, Eggs, Grassfed Beef and "Pig-Happy Pork." (Yes, their behavior clearly demonstrates that they are indeed "happy.")

Our poultry and pigs are provided with certified organic feed as well as forage from our pastures. The cattle are raised on their mother's milk before weaning onto a diet of hay and lush forage. Our livestock are raised in sync with the natural seasonal patterns. Poultry is offered in June and August, Grassfed beef in July and September, as well as Pork in September.

Our farming philosophy is centered around the balance and rejuvenation of soil biology and fertility so as to pass this fertility on to plant, animal and ultimately our customers. Our sustainable solar farming practices are complimented by our extensive use of sustainable solar and wind energy. So much sunshine is put into our products that sunglasses may actually be prudent at the dinner table! (Please...don't look directly at the chicken!)

Our newsletters are loaded with information. Email us, call us or go directly to www.solarharvestfarm.com to receive a copy!

Solar Harvest Farm, Steve & Michelle Heyer, 7432 Marsh Road, Waterford WI 53185. (262) 662-5278.
E-mail: solarharvestfarm@yahoo.com. Website: www.solarharvestfarm.com.

Sonrise Farms has been serving families who are seeking to improve their health for over 20 years! Located near Penfield, IL (approximately 25 miles northeast of Champaign-Urbana), the Hesterberg family has a diverse customer base covering much of central Illinois.

  • Grass-finished Beef from our herd of red angus cattle
  • Chickens fresh during the summer and fall

We are not certified organic, but our sustainable methods and rotational grazing practices put us above and beyond organic.

Chickens are sold fresh. Beef is sold frozen by the quarter, half, whole, and sample packs. Individual frozen beef cuts are available in our on-farm store.

Sonrise Farms, Dan and Diane Hesterberg, 1330 East 3000 North Road, Penfield IL 61862. (217) 595-5603.
E-mail: sonrisefarmsinfo@gmail.com. Website: www.sonrisefarms.net.

Sparrow Hill Farm is a small family farm outside of Monroe, Wisconsin. Our mission is simple: Embrace life. Using sustainable, regenerative farming practices that are better for the environment, we raise and supply:

  • Pastured Pork
  • 100% Grass Fed Lamb
  • 100% Grass Fed Beef
  • Pasture-Raised Poultry
  • Wild Caught and Harvested Seafood

In support of our mission, we:

  • Raise happy, healthy animals on healthy soil in fresh air and sunshine
  • Avoid overgrazing by rotationally grazing our cattle, sheep, and pigs
  • Don’t use pesticides and encourage biodiversity on the pastures
  • Manage the pastures in ways that help the soil sequester carbon and prevent erosion
  • Don’t use subtherapeutic antibiotics
  • Supplement the non-ruminant pigs with a ration of non-GMO grains
  • Only partner with local farmers who share our values and mission

As a result, our animals produce meat with superior flavor and nutrition.

The farm’s meats are delivered via expedited shipping in eco-friendly packaging with dry ice to most of the Midwest and some southern states.

You may also pick-up orders at the farm in Monroe, Wisconsin and the Dane County Farmer’s Market on the Capitol Square in downtown Madison, Wisconsin.

Orders placed on the website at sparrowhillfarm.net are shipped once a week.

Sparrow Hill Farm, Josiah Hertzler, N3927 County Hwy J, Monroe WI 53566. 608-588-2592.
E-mail: support@sparrowhillfarm.net. Website: sparrowhillfarm.net. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sparrowhillfarmwi.

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 and more.

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.
E-mail: ssbackwards@yahoo.com. Website: www.ssbackwardslonghorns.com.


Starry Nights Farm is a Certified Organic (beef, poultry, hay, and pasture), Certified Grassfed (beef), and Animal Welfare Approved (beef) family farm raising pastured meats in southeast Wisconsin.

We practice rotational grazing and regenerative agriculture for the health of our soil, our land, and to provide stronger, more nutritious grasses for our animals. Being organic, we never use pesticides, herbicides, hormones, GMOs, or antibiotics.

Our animals are always outside in fresh air and sunshine, with clean water and shelter from the elements always available.

We sell 100% grass fed and finished beef, lamb, and pastured pork by the whole, half, or quarter, as well as pastured chicken, honey, and other specials and products. See website store for details. We also offer Farm Stays in our new, net zero, solar powered, private apartment below our house!

Contact us with questions, request a farm visit, or subscribe to our email list. We’d love to hear from you!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Starry Nights Farm, Paul Maggio, 7500 352nd Avenue, Burlington, WI 53105. (312) 286-1075.
E-mail: info@starrynightsfarm.com. Website: https://www.starrynightsfarm.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starrynightsfarm. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/starrynightsfarm/.

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 email us for order deadlines, drop off locations 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.

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 our standards are not met, we will change suppliers to assure that our clients experience the same healthful quality they have come to expect.

Stutzman Family Farm, Nathaniel Stutzman, 15863 North County Road 300, East Humboldt IL 61931. (217) 254-0042.
E-mail: stutzmanfamilyfarm@gmail.com.

Tallgrass 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. (877) 822-8283.
E-mail: info@tallgrassbeef.com. Website: www.tallgrassbeef.com.

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. (712) 830-3281.
E-mail: tom@thankfulharvest.com. Website: http://thankfulharvest.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: info@threespringfarms.com. Website: www.threespringfarms.com.

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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: trailsend56@yahoo.com. Website: www.trailsendorganicbeef.com. Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/trailsendorganicfarm.

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

  • We Believe……Cows were built to eat grass, not grain
  • We Believe……Soil health is pivotal to the quality grass that our cows thrive on
  • We Believe……Cattle should be rotated to fresh pasture daily
  • We Believe……High levels of CLA in grass-fed beef support a strong mind and body
  • We Believe……Our grass-fed beef is not only healthy, but tender and flavorful
  • We Believe……Grass-fed is Best

Fresh-Air Pork

  • We Believe……Pigs should have access to plenty of mud and sunshine
  • We Believe……Agriculture should be sustainable and diversified
  • We Believe……Healthy eating gives new meaning to family life

Free-Range Chicken & Turkey

  • We Believe……Poultry need access to green pasture, bugs and sun
  • We Believe……Small family farms can be resurrected by producing quality, artisanal foods
  • We Believe……Animals should remain free of antibiotics and growth hormones

Wild-Caught Seafood

  • We Believe……Seafood should always be sustainably fished – not farm-raised
  • 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:

ILLINOIS LOCATIONS: Chicago, IL (Downtown); Naperville, IL (Western Chicagoland); Wauconda, IL (NW Chicagoland).

IOWA LOCATIONS: 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.
E-mail: info@wallacefarms.com Website: www.wallacefarms.com.

Wanda Farms is a 1st generation family farm where we produce grass-fed, pasture-raised meats and eggs that conveniently nourish your family's health.

As a health conscious young family, we also value our health and produce all our products with your health in mind. We focus on regenerative practices where we NEVER use antibiotics, hormones, chemicals, GMOs, mRNA technology, or any other pharmaceutical products that may compromise the quality of food that we consume.

We produce:

  • Pasture-raised Eggs
  • Grass-fed/finished Beef
  • Pasture-raised Pork
  • Pasture-raised Chicken
  • Thanksgiving Turkeys

As a busy young family, we also understand you don't have time to travel hours to pick up your meat order. We offer EASY ordering online and HOME DELIVERY throughout the Chicagoland and whole midwest. You can also pick up your order at the FARM or shop at our small farm store anytime.

Purchase our products a la carte, in small bundles, or buy in bulk to save! We sell 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, or whole Beef and Hog available for home delivery.

Come visit us on a FARM TOUR this coming summer and shake the hand of your farmer! We are only 1.5 hours northwest of Chicago!

Thanks for reading our listing. We can't wait to MEAT you! Ha ha!

Wanda Farms, Joe and Hannah Wanda, 17419 Hebron Road, Harvard, IL 60033. (815) 354-8700.
Email: info@wandafarms.com. Website: https://wandafarms.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandafarmfamily. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wandafarmfamily. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@wandafarmfamily.

Winding Creek Farm & Stock is a small central Illinois farm. All our animals—pigs (pork), chickens and turkeys—are pastured and humanely raised. We also focus on critically endangered heritage livestock breeds and we don’t use broad spectrum antibiotics or hormones in our meats.

Our pigs are fed locally milled feed, as are our chickens and turkeys, along with extra garden veggies, ample pasture, eggs, and excess milk.

Our meat birds are raised on pasture in a chicken tractor with livestock guardian dogs for protection. In the winter we provide organic hay and various veggies.

We offer pork cuts, wholes/halves, and various cuts of poultry. All our meat is USDA inspected from a small family local butcher.

Our motto is happy pigs make the best bacon!

We offer delivery to our local area and on-farm pick-up by appointment only.

Winding Creek Farm & Stock, Maggie Ray, Argenta, IL near I-72 exit 62501. 217-620-2443.
E-mail:info@winding-creek-farm.com. Website: https://www.winding-creek-farm.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/windingcreekfarmandstock?mibextid=LQQJ4d

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