Farm Stories

We only work with financially viable farm businesses, with farming experience. Our farmers grow crops such as beans, corn, legumes, hay, wheat, nuts, berries, produce, and raise pastured meats and dairy. Sixty-eight percent of our tenants are millennials and most are from established farm families.

MINT CREEK FARM | FORD COUNTY, IL

Featured Farm Stories

Learn more about some of our partner farms:

Main Street Project, Dakota County, MN - https://mainstreetproject.org/

Main Street Project

Dakota County, MN
Vilicus Farms | Hill County, MT - https://www.vilicusfarms.com/

Vilicus Farms

Hill County, MT
Mint Creek Farm | Ford County, IL - https://mintcreekfarm.com

Mint Creek Farm

Ford County, IL
Vermont Natural Beef |  Rutland County, VT - https://www.vermontnaturalbeef.com

Vermont Natural Beef

Rutland County, VT
Creambrook Farm

Creambrook Farm

Augusta County, VA
Strafford Village Farm | Orange County, VT - https://www.straffordvillagefarm.com

Community Investing: Vermont

Janie's Farm - Iroquois County, IL - https://www.themillatjaniesfarm.com/

Janie's Farm

Iroquois County, IL
Fair Acres Farm - Marion County, IA - https://www.facebook.com/petefamilyfarms/

Fair Acres Farm

Marion County, IA
Featherstone Farm - Fillmore County, MN - https://featherstonefarm.com/index.html

Featherstone Farm

Fillmore County, MN
Meadowlark Organics - Iowa County, WI - https://meadowlarkorganics.com/

Meadowlark Organics

Iowa County, WI
Singing Prairie Farms - Lincoln County, ME - http://www.singingprairiefarms.com/

Singing Prairie Farms

Lincoln County, ME
Yker Acres - Carlton County, MN - https://ykeracres.com/

Yker Acres

Carlton County, MN

Events

Farm Field Trip

During the last week of May, a handful of Iroquois Valley staff members visited a few of the farms and families that have been a part of our story since the beginning. The field trip was a great opportunity for our newer and more remote staff to have a hands-on orientation and see the transformation happening in the Chicago-area foodshed.

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News

Aeris Impact Management Assessment

We recently became one of the first companies to undergo an Impact Management Assessment by Aeris. This assessment evaluates a fund’s impact management capacity by focusing on impact management systems and processes as the strongest indicator of the fund's ability to make investments in alignment with its stated impact thesis and to achieve its impact goals.

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What We're Reading

‘A major punch in the gut’: Midwest rains projected to create near-record dead zone in Gulf

It’s been a slow spring in the Midwest, marked by historically wet conditions that have caused floods and delayed planting throughout the region. These effects are being felt throughout the region and beyond: flooding in the Midwest is accelerating the flow of water from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico.

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