Monday, April 23, 2012

Plans taking shape for first farm crawl!

Alpacas at Eden's Harvest Farm
What's a farm crawl? It's a chance for you to spend a day in the country visiting a variety of small, family farms on a single day. All of the farms are in the vicinity of Odell, Dwight, and Cornell, off I-55 about 40 minutes south of the I-80 exchange at Joliet. You'll be able to see a variety of livestock and buy locally grown products directly from the farmers who grow them!

A Shetland ewe and her lamb
at Antiquity Oaks
Come visit us from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012. Visitors to the various farms will be able to see --
  • alpacas 
  • peafowl 
  • chickens 
  • turkeys 
  • ducks 
  • geese 
  • sheep 
  • goats
  • rabbits 
  • cows 
  • pigs 
  • donkeys 
  • and even Patagonian maras!
And of course, there will be friendly barn cats and livestock guardian dogs of various breeds!

As of today, the participating farms will be selling --
  • fresh, natural produce, including heirlooms
  • eggs
  • alpaca fiber
  • llama fiber
  • wool roving and raw wool
  • yarn
  • goat milk soap
  • lambskins
  • bath and body products
  • herbal products
  • clothing made with wool or alpaca
  • handmade crafts
Participating farms will accept cash or credit cards.

Please be aware that these are real working farms, not petting zoos or parks, so children need to be supervised at all times. And as excited as we are about meeting you and your family, we ask that you leave pets at home.

An American Guinea Hog at Farmer In Odell

Check back soon for updates or sign up to receive email updates by using the widget in the right-hand column. We'll be giving you information on the various farms, their animals, and their products every week or so as the farm crawl approaches.