Grayslake Organic CSA is now Prairie Wind Family Farm




Jeff and Jen Miller

Starting with the spring growing season, Prairie Wind Family Farm, the resident farm within the Prairie Crossing community, in Grayslake, is now solely owned and operated by farmers Jen and Jeff Miller. The couple offers organic vegetables, fresh fruit and pasture-raised egg farm shares as a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program through the fall, and spring deliveries begin the week of April 24 to communities throughout the area. Produce is also available in season at the Oak Park Farmers’ Market, Chicago restaurants and special farm events.

        In 2012, the Millers joined with another farming couple, Peg and Matt Sheaffer, to form Sandhill Family Farms, a unique farm business model of two farming families, with two farm locations providing for a shared CSA program. Sandhill operated successfully for many years in Grayslake, and now the Sheaffers offer their CSA from their farm in Brodhead, Wisconsin, and the two families continue to work closely together.

        “Throughout our 11 years of farming, we’ve fed more than 3,000 families and built a reputation for consistent, fresh, flavorful food produced with integrity. We collaborate with Liberty Prairie Foundation to host family-friendly farm events and offer a successful community Gleaning Program to engage the volunteers, donate fresh produce and minimize food waste. We’re grateful to farm with our family, provide food for our community and do our part to build a better food system,” says Jeff Miller.

For more information and to sign up for the 2017 CSA season, visit PrairieWindFamilyFarm.com. See ad on page 34.

 

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