Purple Prairie Lavender Farm

With a passion for Lavender, Lisa Coleman and Steve Harlin created Purple Prairie Lavender Farm. With more than 800 plants in the ground, they practice organic farming. With their crops, Purple Prairie Lavender Farm create unique, handmade quality bath and body products and will sell them to you right from their farm. Click here to learn…

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Hickory Grove Farm

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Hickory Grove Farm is a free range chicken farm located just outside of Colchester, IL. Here, you can purchase farm fresh eggs, goat’s milk, hormone free chicken, beef, pork & lamb. They are devoted to raising fresh, healthy animals to provide their consumers with safe affordable and fresh products. At Hickory Grove Farm, there are over…

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Camels of Avon

Avon, IL‘s Bill Maloney owns Neff Co., which sells John Deere products in the village. He originally brought camels to town as a promotion for John Deere Day, after seeing some on a farm during a business trip to Missouri. Bill fell in love with the animals, and soon after decided to buy some camels of his…

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Little Creek Alpacas Farm

Little Creek Alpacas is a small family farm located in Forgottonia‘s Plymouth, IL,  less than 30 minutes southwest of Macomb, IL. They raise Suri and Huacaya alpacas, breeding mostly for appaloosa, pattern, light fawn, white, grey, and black fleece. Little Creek currently sell breeding stock, and fiber & pet Suri and Huacaya alpacas, as well as…

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Lewis Farm Barn

Just outside of Good Hope, perched on a hill surrounded by rolling, grassy meadows and fertile Midwest farm land, sits the Lewis Farm Barn. A rustic lane lazily winds it’s way past the rural scenery, through a covered wooden bridge, to the grange in which a historic, beautifully renovated barn awaits to host your next…

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Smiley’s Family Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Smiley’s Family Farm & Pumpkin Patch, located just outside of McDonough County‘s lovely village of Industry, IL, have 15 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and squashes. They plant over 7-thousand pumpkin seeds, so there’s A LOT of pumpkins for sale; A LOT! They also have pie pumpkins for baking, tractor pulled hay-rack rides, fresh eggs from their…

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Allison Organic Farm (W.I.U.)

In 1989, the Agriculture Department at Western Illinois University identified a historically pesticide-free, limited-fertilizer, 80-acre farm located near the WIU campus. The university wanted the land so it would be well-positioned to conduct research related to Low Input Sustainable Agriculture which, at the time, was the USDA’s new research initiative. Allison Organic Farm‘s 80-acre farm are located near…

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