Farmer

Ackerman Certified Organic Farm & More
We are a certified organic farm, which means that our farm is annually inspected by the government to ensure that organic practices are indeed being used. We are one of the only certified organic farms at our farmers markets. You can find us at the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning from May through October and at the Winter Market November through April.
Ron Ackerman
29087 North 2850 East Road

Chenoa, Illinois 61726
(815) 945-5722
Appleridge Produce Farm
Our goal is to provide fresh, healthy produce at a reasonable price. Look for us at the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market!
Keith Kuerth
2 Miles East of Gridley, Il. on Rt 24, Gridley, Illinois 61744
(309) 533-8220
Dearing Country Farms
Dearing Country Farms
Dearing Country Farms is a small, family owned and operated farmstead, growing and harvesting an abundance of seasonal produce, trees, fruit, berries, melons, flowers, and herbs. Also specializing in raising cage-free / pastured turkeys, chickens for meat and eggs, goats for meat and milk as well as grass fed, hormone free beef cattle. Located just west of Bloomington, IL, our farm follows USDA Organic Program, Certified Naturally Grown and Humane Livestock standards and practices. We care about the environment and our livestock, so we adhere to sustainable agricultural practices and treat our animals humanely and with respect. Due to Brad’s service in the Army, we are also recognized and carry the Homegrown by Heroes label and standards. Our products can be purchased directly from off the farm, local farmers markets, and at several health food stores in the region. We offer a Summer as well as a Winter CSA Program.
Brad Dearing
16410 N 800 East Rd,

Bloomington, IL 61705
309-963-4932
Epiphany Farms
Epiphany Farms
Epiphany Farms Enterprise (EFE) is a “Farm to Fork” concept that practices sustainable, beyond organic, environmentally friendly techniques. EFE harnesses ideas from a wide range of agricultural theories, such as permaculture and intensive pasture rotation, to cultivate a multitude of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and animals. We are pioneering a new food system frontier, by blending our farm and restaurant, Station Two Twenty, to create one, self-sustaining organism. Firmly rooted within our Central Illinois community, we are actively engaged in reconnecting our neighbors to their foods’ source, while nurturing a better understanding of food, health, and wellbeing. Every day we strive to produce something not only that customers enjoy, but also believe in.
9591 N. 1540 East Rd.

Bloomington, IL 61705
(309) 828-2323
Honey DEW Acres
Honey DEW Acres
Our alpaca farm is located just west of Normal Illinois. Our onsite gift shop is full of alpaca yarns and items made of 100% alpaca. Ellie also handcrafts goat milk soaps made from a variety of essential oils and special moisturizing ingredients . Our shop is also home to many unique handcrafted items made by local artists in the area. Come and see us and meet the alpacas that produce this truly wonderful fiber … a unique shopping experience!
David & Ellie Wertz
3413 W Northtown Road
Normal, IL 61761
309-310-3997
Jubilee Farms
Jubilee Farms
Jubilee Farms, located several miles south of Clinton, is a diverse, small family farm. We are home to alpacas and chickens, which always makes a farm visit fun for the kids. We have an expanding fruit orchard, with multiple varieties of peach, apple, pear and cherry trees. We grow a wide variety of produce, from asparagus to zucchini. All of this is done sustainably, without the use of chemicals or artificial fertilizers. Our goal is to leave the water, air and soil better than when we started, recognizing that what we do today will impact generations to come. Jubilee Farms recognizes its part in the community and our responsibility to provide food to all, both to those with financial resources and without. It is in this spirit that we donate 1/7th of our proceeds to local food pantries. We are a proud member of the Legacy of the Land group, a small coalition of Central Illinois farmers who are capable of supplying a larger quantity and greater variety of produce to customers. We are proud to do our part to contribute to the shifting food landscape, and we thank you for doing yours!
10% discount to Green Top Owners
Cyndy Ash
9116 Texas Church Road, Clinton, IL 61727
(217) 621-4068
Nunnery Farms
Nunnery Farms
Located in the heart of central Illinois, we offer some of the finest local, pasture raised Berkshire pork, poultry, and eggs. Nunnery Farms is a small, family-owned farm that believes in raising unconfined, free-ranging animals with feed milled on the farm and without antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-products. We currently offer: Berkshire pork: whole hog, half hog, or individual cuts Chicken: whole or cut chickens Eggs: by the dozen We have a variety of frozen meats in stock throughout the year. Because we are a farm, our product availability will vary. Please contact us to learn more about the product cycles. We sell meat and eggs on the rural Clinton farm, or through scheduled deliveries to the Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, and Bloomington-Normal areas.
Mark Nunnery
9811 Burr Oak Rd.

Clinton, IL 61727
217-519-3630
O’Rourke Family Farms
Small family farm in rural McLean County – sustainably raising fresh produce, herbs, seedlings, and more.
Carrie O’Rourke
Downs IL 61736
309-531-9068
PrairiErth Farm
PrairiErth Farm
The Bishop Family has been farming our 300 acres for about 30 years. Located in the center of Illinois, we operate a diversified farm and raise a bit of about everything. Having farmed conventionally, we’ve seen first hand the detrimental effects on the soil and to the farm and rural communities. It’s our goal to play a part in limiting our ecological footprint by caring for the earth, not just for us, but for future generations as well. Organic farming is very special to us, we enjoy working with the land and sharing our products with customers, with whom we develop a very special relationship with. Together, we believe organic is more than just a practice, it’s a way to influence a healthy life in our community and provide a sustainable way of producing food.



Dave, his son Hans and Hans’ wife Katie share the work by helping with chores and production. PrairiErth crops include corn, soybeans, oats, alfalfa and grass hay. We also grow a large assortment of vegetables, fruit and flowers. Our livestock operation includes 40 pasture-raised beef cattle and free-range chicken for meat and eggs. Plus we’ve recently added pigs! We find the bond between the land and those who live and work on it to be very important. PrairiErth farm also has an acre of of restored native prairie!
Katie Bishop
Atlanta, IL
Sunny Lane Farm/Teresa’s Fruit & Herbs
We are a very small but very diverse farm in Eureka, IL. We grow almost every fruit that can be grown in zone 5 and have a Fruit CSA with pick ups in Bloomington, Peoria, Morton, and Eureka. We also grow more than 30 varieties of fresh herbs and over 200 varieties of plant starts for your garden. All farming practices meet or exceed organic standards.
Teresa Brockman
302 W. Sunny Lane
Eureka
309-231-4484