THE FARM - COME VISIT US!
PRAIRIE FRUITS FARM & CREAMERY
THE FARM & MAKING VISITS
While we welcome visitors, we are, first and foremost, a diverse working farm. During the height of our production and marketing season (March through December), we are busy making cheese, taking care of the goats, selling cheese and gelato at farmers' markets and hosting farm dinners and other farm events. Because we are a working farm, with a working farm dog and other farm animals, we do NOT allow you to bring pets (dogs, cats, etc..). Please leave your pet at home; if you're traveling with a pet, please leave him/her in your car with the window open while you're visiting us. Please check our "What's New" Page for the latest open hours.
During our farm's expanded open hours, visitors can walk around the farm, visit with the goats, and see the cheese making process through our viewing window. With our new "Farm Bar," we are now offering cheese & charcuterie boards, wines and beers by the glass, specialty cocktails and a limited menu of small bites that changes weekly. During the morning hours, we offer coffee by Mad Goat Coffee Roasters (Danville IL), scones by Alchemy Coffee and Bakehouse (Wilmette, IL) and house-made goat milk yogurt parfaits. On Sundays, we offer organic Bloody Mary's, featuring Blue Moon Farm tomatoes and Down East Vodka.
Our farm store, "The Real Stand," features our own farm products (cheese, gelato, jams, etc.) as well as those from other neighboring farms and regional artisan food producers who share our mission of sustainable agriculture.
Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery offers guided, educational tours for groups. Guests of all ages can enjoy the farm on a more in-depth level. Meet the goats, view the milking parlor and creamery, walk through the orchard and garden, and taste some of our farmstead products. Cheese and gelato are a great way to wrap up the 50 minute tour.
To discuss your group tour needs/interests and to book a tour, please email our event planner, Lisa Wells at email@example.com
To avoid getting lost on your way to the farm, we recommend you FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS.
If you need to cancel, please contact us 48 hours prior to your scheduled tour time without incurring a fee.
For tour buses, tours can also be arranged in co-operation with the Champaign County Visitor’s Bureau, "Visit Champaign County." Visit their website, www.visitchampaigncounty.org.