Food Resource List

DAIRY

Fresh From the Farm Cooperative
Sheri Giachetto
(630) 257-9092
E-mail: smg9@comcast.net
Provide local, organic, farm-sourced dairy, meats, and produce.

MooGrass Farms Inc.
(877) 269-5789.
E-mail: mail@moograssfarms.com
http://www.moograssfarms.com

Richard and Kelly Boge and Family
Glen Ellyn, IL.
608-449-3504(cell)
630-790-0061 (home)

Starting cow share/co-op. High quality dairy products available. Cow on site. Will deliver no rBST, all natural high quality dairy products to local areas or can pick up at our house. Please have own containers. Call or email with any questions or to start ordering. kellyboge@gmail.com

LOCAL PRODUCE DELIVERY

Natural Direct
http://www.naturaldirect.com/
Now you can have farmers’ market fresh fruits and vegetables delivered right to your home, thanks to Natural Direct. We’ve made arrangements with the best organic and natural farms in the area to bring their harvest directly to you. It’s so simple that you might forget that you’re feeding your family the healthiest food possible while supporting family farmers and the local economy.

Each week we will let you know what produce is available. You can choose your own individual items, a mixed box or setup a standing order for a box customized to your preferences. We will pick up your order from the farms and deliver it to your door.

Natural direct also offers grass fed meats, pasture butter, cheeses, local eggs and various grocery items.

GRASS FED MEAT

Flying S Beef
Web site:
http://www.flying-s.com
E-mail:
beef@flying-s.com

Flying S is a family farm in East Central Illinois devoted to taking care of the land and animals. Management Intensive Grazing practices are used to produce naturally healthy grass fed beef.

Beef is generally sold by the half ($3.50/lb hanging) or quarter ($3.75/lb hanging), however a quarter can be split again to create an eighth ($4.25/lb hanging) for customers with small freezers.

Flying S beef is dry-aged for 14-21 days. With advance notice we can cut your steaks any thickness you like.

NEW: Whole Frozen Pastured Chickens available mid-June! See our website for more details.

Attention Chicago customers: Save time and gasoline by picking up beef orders in Wheaton, IL via Moo Grass Farms Co-op. Call us for details.

If you care about what you’re eating call (618) 586-2488 or email beef@flying-s.com to order some natural grass-fed beef. Thanks for supporting local business.

Flying S Beef, Penny Shaw, 17594 East 500th Avenue, Palestine IL 62451. (618) 586-2488.

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MooGrass Farms Inc.
Web site:
http://www.moograssfarms.com
E-mail:
mail@moograssfarms.com

MooGrass Farms Inc. is a food coop in the western suburbs of Chicago. We have food pick-ups at 1620 Stoddard Avenue in Wheaton between 4-7pm. Please see our website for order deadlines and pick up dates. We offer grass fed dairy (sheep’s milk and yogurt, goat milk, cow butter and cheese), grass fed beef, and pastured eggs. Our website will always have the latest product list.

We offer the highest quality grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free foods available. We maintain relationships with various farms that hold strict standards of quality. Organically raised animals are often grain finished, however, our animals are never fed antibiotics or hormones, and are always 100% grass fed. If MooGrass standards are not met, we will change suppliers to assure that our clients experience the same healthful quality they have come to expect. That’s why we say “Mooove over organic, MooGrass Farms is here!”

MooGrass Farms, Inc., Kevin Kosiek, 1620 Stoddard Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187. (877) 269-5789.

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Wallace Farms, Inc., Sugar Grove IL 60554
Website:
http://www.wallacefarms.com
E-mail:
info@wallacefarms.com

Wallace Farms’ grassfed beef combines the superior health benefits of forage-raised animals with a rare promise of consistency in two critical areas: taste and tenderness.

Wallace Farms cattle are currently raised on lush pastures in the Upper Midwest by experienced family farmers. Our quality beef is the result of better soil quality, balanced fertility of that soil, high quality grass, preferred genetics, healthy animals and state-of-the-art processing.

Shipping available. Visit us at our website to learn more about us and our products and buying clubs. If you would like to start a Buying Club in your city please email us and we can discuss the options available to you. Current buying clubs include:

Iowa City, IA (once a month)
Cedar Falls, IA (once a month)
Cedar Rapids, IA (once a month)
Des Moines, IA (once a month)
Dubuque, IA (once a month)
Ames, IA (once a month)
Chicago, Wauconda (every other month)
Chicago, Aurora (every other month)

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Timber Creek Farms
http://www.tcforganics.net/

…delivering fresh, tasty organic food to your home. Tony and Debbie have been delivering fresh organic produce, Black Angus organic beef, free-range organic chicken, deep ocean fish, organic dairy, bakery, and other grocery items to homes, offices, restaurants, and hotels in a 100-mile radius of Chicago for 17 wonderful years.

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Dietzler Farm’s Natural Beef
http://www.dietzlerbeef.com/
W4222 County Road A
Elkhorn Wisconsin
Michelle Dietzler
312-656-6997

Dietzler Farms is a 750-acre farm on the southern edge of scenic Kettle Morraine State Forest in Walworth County, Wisconsin.

We pride ourselves in raising premium All-Natural Angus and Hereford cattle using All-Natural feed and handling processes. The Hereford and Angus breeds are known for producing meat with excellent marbling and outstanding taste.

Our cattle are fed the way nature intended, healthy and free of antibiotics and hormones. Our animals are fed non-GMO (not genetically modified) grain and hay we grow on our farms. We control the diet of each animal completely- from birth to harvest and can be sure what each animal has been fed. We do not have a feed lot and our animals always have access to pasture.

Dietzler Farms delivers to many local restaurants as well as at the Lombard and Glen Ellyn Farmers Markets. Contact them for deliveries.

LOCAL FARMS AND CSA

Green Earth Institute
http://www.greenearthinstitute.org/
10S404 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville IL 60565-5447
Phone:630-664-5681

Fresh, organic, locally-grown vegetables. Good for you and grown in a way that is good for the earth!

Produce from June thru October. Members pick up their shares at the farm, either on Tuesday evenings or Friday afternoons.

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Rebel Food Company
Nathan Sumner
630-212-8479
Fox Valley

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Wellhausen Farm
http://www.wellhausengroup.com/
27W061 St.Charles Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60188

Jamie Wellhausen
630-231-2350

We deliver to homes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Lomard, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, West Chicago, Wheaton, Villa Park, Lisle and more. We deliver our produce from the farm weekly to homes in Du Page County. Not in our delivery area, not a problem. Arrangements can be made for pick-up locations, or at our office in Wheaton… Please contact us with any questions.

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Erehwon Farm
http://erehwonfarm.com/
2N208 Brundige Rd.
Elburn, IL 60119
Beth Propst
630-485-9964

Those of you who are wondering what you will do for fresh produce once the regular season is over—here is your answer.

Seven weeks of wonderful fall produce such as winter squash, pie pumpkins, carrots, radishes, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, spinach, Swiss chard, lettuce, parsnips, tatsoi, leeks, rutabaga, beets, spicy mix, and various Asian greens. Share sizes will be comparable to what you were receiving in June. Also, new in the fall season will be fresh eggs. Twice during the season you will receive a dozen farm fresh eggs from Grandma’s Eggs in Sugar Grove. If you’ve never had farm fresh eggs, you are in for a treat—wonderful fluffy texture with dark yellow or orange yolks and shells in shades of brown, white, and even green.

Starts the week of October 27, every week excepting the week of Thanksgiving, through the week of December 15. (Sorry—no half shares available.)

Erehwon farm local pick up points are Lombard and Wheaton.

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Sandhill Farm
www.sandhillorganics.com
32140 North Harris Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Matthew and Peg Sheaffer
847-548-4030

Sandhill Organics is a certified organic vegetable and cut flower farm committed to providing the Milwaukee and Chicago areas with produce and flowers of the highest quality. Our farm is located in the heart of Prairie Crossing, the nationally recognized conservation community in Grayslake, Illinois. We began farming in Southern Wisconsin in the spring of 2000 with little more than a pitchfork and a wheelbarrow. With the help of friends and family, Sandhill Organics has become a thriving farming operation.

Sandhills local pick up is Glen Ellyn.

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Angelic Organics
http://www.angelicorganics.com/
1547 Rockton Rd
Caledonia, IL 61011
John Peterson and Bob Bower
815-389-2746

Enjoy a weekly delivery of fresh Biodynamic vegetables and herbs from Angelic Organics! Receive a weekly 3/4 bushel box of fresh vegetables and herbs delivered to over 25 Chicago and Rockford area sites for 20 weeks from–mid-June to late October– or 12 weeks–from mid-August to late October.

Angelic Organics is a 1200 member Biodynamic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) vegetable and herb farm located in north-central Illinois–just minutes from Rockford and 1.5 hours from Chicago. Growing biodynamic vegetables since 1993.

Local Pick Ups are Wheaton, Westmont and Geneva.

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Genesis Growers
http://www.genesis-growers.com/
8373 E 3000 S Rd
St Anne, IL 60964
Vicki Westerhoff
815- 953-1512

A medium share is in a 3/4 bushel box. A large share is in a 1 1/9 bushel box. A medium share is designed for two people and a large is designed for four people. Early and late produce is grown in hoophouses as season extension crops. Our boxes contain primarily vegetables, with fruits added. Each week I strive to produce a nice variety of crops in ample quantities. Included in CSA membership is a weekly newsletter and two farm parties a year so members will be able to find a connection between their food and their farmer. We deliver to numerous locations within Chicago and suburbs for your convenience.

Genesis Growers local pick up is Wheaton.

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Mother Earth Organic Farm
Gray Wiechern
815-254-0211
Plainfield, IL

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Broad Branch Farms
www.broadbranchfarm.com
Rural Route 1 Box 44
Wyoming, IL 61491
Anita & Brian Poeppel
309-695-2051

Broad Branch Farm is located in north central Illinois about 20 miles north of Peoria and is owned and operated by Anita & Brian Poeppel. The farm relocated from Woodstock, IL to Wyoming, IL in the winter of 2004. Although not Certified Organic, we are a chemical free sustainable farm. The farm specializes in vegetables especially salad greens, pastured meat chickens, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef and pork. Products are marketed at the Naperville Farmer’s market every Saturday, June-October. A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program was added in 2003. Shares for a weekly box of vegetables are available for 2008 until sold out. Chickens are raised on chemical free pasture and certified organic grain.

Starting in 2009 Broad Branch Farm will be delivering every Friday at The Daily Method inside the 5th Avenue Station in Naperville.

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Cedar Valley Sustainable
www.cedarvalleysustainable.com
1985 N. 3609th Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
Jody Osmund
815-431-9544

Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm is a CSA that realizes that few live by vegetables alone. For this reason, we offer eggs, poultry, pork and beef. Integrating livestock grazing into our field and crop rotation brings Cedar Valley Sustainable closer to its goal of truly sustainable production.

Cedar Valley’s local pick up is in Naperville.

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Whispering Valley Farms
408 Johnson
Yorkville, IL 60560
Randy Mohr
630-880-7854

OTHER HELPFUL INFO

Local Harvest
http://www.localharvest.org/

Green People
www.greenpeople.org

What’s in Season
http://www.agr.state.il.us/markets/WhatsInSeason.pdf

Skin Deep Cosmetic Database
http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1

Restaurants

Honey Café
http://www.honeycafe.net/

Niche
http://www.nichegeneva.com/

Stores

Fox Valley Organics
http://www.foxvalleyorganics.com/

Deerfields Bakery
http://www.deerfieldsbakery.com/deerjoe/

Green Mountain Flavors
http://www.greenmountainflavors.com/contact.html

Whole Foods
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores

Catering

Monogramme Events
http://www.monogrammeevents.com/



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