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, tending the orchard, selling cheese and fruits at farmers' markets and hosting farm dinners and other farm events.
During our farm's open hours, visitors can walk around the farm, visit with the goats, pick fruits when in season, and see the cheese making process through our viewing window.
Seasonally, the farm is open for self-guided farm visits and farm product purchasing. It is best to check our main page for the current open hours as they change by season.
Our farm store, "The Real Stand," features our own farm products (cheese, gelato, jams, etc.) as well as those from other neighboring farms (meats, eggs, vegetables, sausages, charcuterie, flour) who share our mission of sustainable and accountable agriculture.
To stay up to date on the latest farm happenings, including -Farm Open Hours, U-Pick Fruits, and special events - sign up for our weekly e-newsletter or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
GROUP TOURS ARE ON HOLD DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC. Please check in with us over the summer (2021) to see if we are planning to offer group tours in the fall.
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.
The cost of the tours is $5 for children and students and $8 for adults. For groups of children, 1 adult per 10 children will be free of charge. We have an $80 group minimum, regardless of the number in your party.
To avoid getting lost on your way to the farm, we recommend you FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS.
If your group is interested in purchasing cheese platters with accompaniments, we can accommodate groups of 25 or more guests.
Tours are conducted RAIN OR SHINE. Please be prepared to walk around the farm; comfortable closed-toed shoes are advised. If there are any food allergies - nuts, dairy, etc. please let us know when booking the tour. We can adapt the samples accordingly.
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.