8 On-Farm Stores Where You Can Shop Local This Winter

The weather outside is a tad bit chilly, and many outdoor farmers markets are closed for the season, but don't let that stop you from buying local all winter long! Check out these on-farm store locations and plan a trip this winter to stock up on farm-fresh products and get a little taste of farm life.

Also stay tuned for a list of farms offering online ordering and CSAs, as well as a list of retail stores carrying local products. And until then, don't forget to check out this great list of winter farmers markets going on throughout central Illinois!

Huelskoetter Pork

First, Second, and Fourth Saturdays of November – April

10am – 2pm

Beason, IL (217)737-4051

Products: Pork products and bacon topped cinnamon rolls

Parks Family Produce

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3pm - 6pm

Saturday, 9am – 4pm

Pleasant Plains, IL (217) 331-369

Products: Chicken eggs, duck eggs, pork, beef, poulty, produce and poducts from neighboring farms including Amish baked goods, caramels, and BBQ sauce.

Kilgus Farmstead

Monday- Saturday, 8am – 6pm

Fairbury, IL (815) 692-6080

Products: Milk products, Ice cream, Jersey Beef, Berkshire Pork, Goat Meat, wide variety of other farm products from neighboring sustainable farms.

Ready Farm Market

Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Franklin, IL (217) 370-7456

Products: Hand crafted quality wren and blue bird houses as well as a variety of wild bird feeders. Wide selection of farm fresh grown produce, jar and comb honey, homemade jams and jellies along with fresh made breads and baked goodies. Call for availability.

Ropp Jersey Cheese

Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5:30pm

Sunday, 11am – 5:30pm

Normal, IL (309) 452-3641

Products: Cheese, beef, pork, and poultry products.

Twin Oak Meats

Monday – Saturday 7am – 7pm

Fairbury, IL (815) 692 -4215

Products: Pork products

Yordy Turkey Farm

November – December, 8am-5pm, walk-ins welcome but pre-orders online encouraged.

January – October: By appointment only. Call to order ahead and pick up at 2000 S. Main St. retail store location.

Christmas Hours

Saturday, December 17

8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday, December 18, Closed

Christmas Eve, December 24

8:00am - 12:00pm

Christmas Day, Closed

Products: Turkey products

Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, 10am-5pm

Champaign, IL (217) 643-2314

Products: Goat cheese, yogurt, gelato, crackers, jams, as well as meats, eggs, vegetables, and sausages from neighboring farms who share our mission of sustainable and accountable agriculture. NEW! We are now offering our very own pasture-raised goat meat in several cuts: ground, stew, shoulder and leg roasts and half-goat.

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