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Last chance to come to the farm this year AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Posted 12/21/2017 7:53pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Happy Holidays to All. Thank you for supporting the farm. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Apollo's helping himself to the beverage cart! Time to party!

The winter solstice is upon us. All of our goats are dry and almost all are pregnant.  We're almost ready to begin our own winter "chill," but we're opening the farm up ONE more time for any last minute holiday shoppers or anyone who needs a break from the holiday madness.  The goats are master de-stressers, and who wouldn't love a cup of hot mulled cider.

Farm Open House-Saturday December 23rd 11AM to 3PM

We still have some cheese (limited repertoire) and LOTS of gelato. 

  • Fresh chevre: plain, herbs de Provence, cracked pepper-better stock up now for the winter—you can freeze our chevre and enjoy it throughout the winter
  • Moonglo: our raw-milk tomme-style cheese, aged for about 4 months.  Semi-firm texture, fruity and sharp flavor notes.  Make yourselves a “fancy” grilled cheese with Moonglo and our onion jam (or caramelized onions). 

Gelato Pint Flavors: Our gelato flavors are the perfect accompaniment to your holiday sweets and desserts! Buy three pints and get a discount:  HOLIDAY SPECIAL—we made a very special batch of pistachio gelato with pure Sicilian pistachio paste. This is a premium flavor ($12/pint versus $10/pin for our regular flavors), but it’s totally worth it! There are only a few pints o pistachio left, so come early.

  • Pistachio
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Salted Caramel
  • Masala Chai Tea (limited)
  • Local Ginger
  • Peaches & Cream
  • Hazelnut
  • Lemon Verbena  

The Real Stand is stocked to the brim with sustainably-raised farm products and local artisan crafts.  In addition to our cheese and gelato, we have pickled veggies jams, meats, sausages, eggs, etc.

To sweeten the pot, we're running a special 10% discount on all PFFC "Merch" (t-shirts, onesies, sweatshirts, cheese boards, notecards, tea towels-anything with our logo).  

 NEW IN THE STORE—locally milled organic wheat flour (2 lb. bags) from “The Mill at Janie’s Farm!” We’re so excited to offer this product to our customers.  The wheat is grown and milled in central IL, right in our own farming backyard. 

Want to get a PFFC gift card for that hard to please person on your gift list? Check out our Credibles card program. 

2018 Cheese and Gelato CSA Season is Open for Sign-Ups--5% discount ends at the end of December-ACT NOW. We welcome returning and NEW members alike.

We’re already planning ahead for next year. If you’re not familiar with the concept of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), think of it as a private farm club. Patrons (CSA members) support the farmer by buying a season’s worth of farm products ahead of time—in our case, cheese and gelato-- and members get treated like royalty with special cheeses and gelato flavors throughout the season. 

If you sign up now or before the end of December, you’ll get a 5% discount off the total price.  Become a member yourself or consider buying a CSA membership for the cheese lover in your life.

Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery is Hiring

After four glorious seasons, one of our cheese makers is leaving to pursue her own dreams of a small farm. We are looking for a cheese maker to start in early March 2018.  Check out the position description and application details if you’re qualified and interested. 

Copyright 2017. Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, LLC. 2017. All rights reserved. 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., Champaign, Illinois 61822 Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, LLC is responsible for the content of this email. Please contact Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell with any inquiries.