Where to Buy our Produce
Our main market is the Peoria Riverfront Market located at 212 State Street right along the Riverfront from late May until October. This is one of the best farmers markets in Central Illinois and features over 80 vendors, yoga classes, cooking competitions, cocktails from Martini's and MUCH MORE. Check it out every Saturday from 8 - noon from late May until October.
They also offer a wonderful Thanksgiving Market the happens the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This is always well-attended and gives farmers a chance to sell the last of their field-grown produce.
We also attend the Morton Farmer's Market which takes place on Tuesdays from 3:30-6:30. This is becoming a good sized market with many vendors and features food trucks, coffee trucks, and other artisan vendors. This runs from June through September.
We run numerous CSA's throughout the growing seasons and beyond. We even boast the only CSA in Peoria in the winter! But first, our main season CSA is 25 weeks long. We offer full shares where you pick up a bag of vegetables containing 7-8 items every week for 25 weeks. Or you can choose the half share option which is a pickup every other week for 13 weeks. These both run from late May until November.
Please click here for more information regarding this CSA.
Our Fall CSA is a bit different in that it begins in October (when the Peoria Riverfront Market ends and runs usually until the week before the Thanksgiving Market. So it's about 7 weeks long. It also has a partial choice option and only is offered by picking up at the farm. So you show up on Saturday at the farm, go into the barn where it is staged for members, pick up the 4 items that I choose for you, then have a selection of two or three items for your final 4 items. More information about this CSA usually is released in September.
Lastly, our WINTER CSA is our way to get fresh and stored produce to folks through the cold winter months. This program first was offered the winter of 2020 and was very successful. The share is decided by the farmer, however, customers pay week-by-week. So if you haven't gotten through your produce from the previous week, you can simply not buy a share that week. There's no commitment! This usually begins after the Thanksgiving Market, takes 2 week break for the holidays, then continues back up in January until we're out of produce!
More information will go out about this around early November through the winter.
Once COVID entered the scene in March of 2020, we decided to offer this as an option during the 2020 season. This allows customers to get access to our fresh produce WITHOUT having to go to market.
We offer an a la carte menu of seasonal, fresh produce that you choose from and pay for right on our website. Picking up from the farm is free and delivery is an added charge.
Wholesale and Restaurants
The last leg of our business is our wholesale accounts, many of which you can enjoy yourselves.
Stop over at Sous Chef in the Warehouse District of Peoria where we regularly sell to in the Spring and Fall. They offer fresh produce for sale there from many local farms as well as making ready-to-go meals for those looking for a quick meal. We love what they offer to the community and hope you'll go check them out!
For a more "country" feel, check out Heritage Farmers Market in Pekin off of Route 9. These folks sell produce, meat, cheese, milk, eggs, and preserved goods from local farms and businesses. Make sure to pick up some famous baked goods from them! We usually sell to them as long as we have items!
Ardor Bread and Provisions
While we are quite picky with the restaurants we choose to work with, we are currently only serving Ardor Bread and Provisions right off of the Riverfront in Peoria. We have learned so much by selling to Cody where our produce gets transformed into his baked goods, small plates, lunches, and preserves. We can't recommend this local bakery enough!
For those of you in Chicago, we sell to a cooperative called "Down at the Farms" operating from Spence Farm in Fairbury, IL. Here, these folks send out a list of local product to restaurants and direct customers where they choose the items they'd like and then the farmer packages them up and drops them off at Spence Farm. There, they load everything up in a big box truck and service Champaign, Bloomington, Peoria, and Chicago. This is an outlet we primarily sell through in the Spring, Fall, and Winter.