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!
First, Second, and Fourth Saturdays of November – April
10am – 2pm
Beason, IL (217)737-4051
Products: Pork products and bacon topped cinnamon rolls
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.
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.
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.
Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5:30pm
Sunday, 11am – 5:30pm
Normal, IL (309) 452-3641
Products: Cheese, beef, pork, and poultry products.
Monday – Saturday 7am – 7pm
Fairbury, IL (815) 692 -4215
Products: Pork products
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.
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
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.