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Liberty Prairie and Prairie Wind Family Farm are Stronger Together

Liberty Prairie store interior.

Photo credit Liberty Prairie.

Local regenerative agriculture and conservation efforts are uniting in Lake County. Liberty Prairie and Prairie Wind Family Farm have joined forces under the name Liberty Prairie to grow their shared community impact further than they could as individual organizations. In addition to combining into one organization, Prairie Wind’s farmstand has now relocated from their farm to nearby Prairie Crossing Station Shops, in Grayslake.

Executive Director Karen Wilkes says, “We are deepening our efforts at the intersection of conservation and agriculture, while invigorating the local foodshed. As we imagined how we could make an even bigger community impact, the radical thought of deeper collaboration at a structural level with Prairie Wind Family Farm came into focus. While much is changing, our commitment to building and supporting our community remains steadfast.”

Over the last 17 years, Grayslake-based Prairie Wind Family Farm’s founders Jeff and Jen Miller have mentored beginning farmers, presented on panels and led research initiatives, supplied local organic food to their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and farmers market customers, helped to supplement the local food shed and invigorated their farmstand during the uncertain days of the pandemic. Their 2024 CSA vegetable, fruit and egg program will continue under the new name of Liberty Prairie.

Moving and growing the farmstand to the Liberty Prairie Farm Store at 970 Harris Road, Suite 1B, in Prairie Crossing at Station Square allows greater access, where they will accept WIC, cash and credit cards. It is open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A community room is also available, where classes will be offered and organizations can rent space for meetings.

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