Stewards of the Land
The majority of our Stewards are families with children.  These young farmers are an integral part of the daily farming operations.  They finally have the hope of staying “on the family farm,” with the prospects of raising livestock and growing specialty crops on smaller acreages.
 
Our oldest farm - one in production since the 1830’s - focuses on the wild specialty crops - wild ramps and paw paws from the lush woods, wild nettles and lambs-quarters, pure maple syrup and wild honey.
 
One couple and their 13-year old daughter consider their farm an eleven-year God-given dream come true.  They raise a variety of vegetables - green onions, broccoli, cauliflower, herbs, tomatoes, kohlrabi, squash, and much more - naturally without synthetic chemicals or fertilizers.  They put fresh produce on local tables the day after it is picked.

Contact Stewards of the Land


2959 N 2100 E Rd
Fairbury, Illinois  61739

 

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Livingston County, Illinois


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