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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

Organic farmers to harvest record acres in 2019

Organic agriculture is growing – in 2019, 8.3 million acres were planted and certified organic in the US. This equates to 18,155 organic farms and a 3% jump from 2018.

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What We're Reading

Is Organic Farming Risky?

The National Center for Appropriate Technology recently released a report evaluating risk in organic agriculture based on five years of research. "I'm able to report that we found no strong evidence that organic farms are any riskier than non-organic ones, and at least some evidence to the contrary".

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