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Farm News - September

The Miller and the Sheaffer families have worked together for close to 5 years to grow food in two farm locations, at the Prairie Crossing farm in Grayslake, IL and in Brodhead, WI. The collaborative relationship we've developed has been very rewarding on both a personal and a professional level. We're all very proud of the work we've done together, and it has been the highlight of our farming careers. However, in an effort to simplify, we're making some changes to our business structure.

We'll continue to grow food at both farms, but starting in the spring of 2017, the two farms will operate more independently than in the past. The Millers will continue to operate the farm in Grayslake under a new name--Prairie Wind Family Farm. The Sheaffers will continue to operate Sandhill Family Farms in Brodhead. Between the two farms, we will continue to serve all of our current CSA members at all of our current pickup sites. Prairie Wind Family Farm will serve members picking up in Deerfield, Evanston, Lake Forest, Allstate, Oak Park, Vernon Hills and at the Prairie Crossing Farm in Grayslake. Sandhill Family Farms will serve members picking up in Glenview, Northfield, Buffalo Grove, Barrington, Bartlett, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale and Downers Grove.

PrairieWindFamilyFarmWhile some things are changing, many things will remain the same. We'll continue to collaborate on specific projects and to support each other in our farming endeavors. The CSA shares you've come to know and love will remain very much the same too.

We're thrilled to continue farming at the Prairie Crossing Farm, where we've farmed for 10 years.  We're committed to our community and we're honored to continue to grow your food.  Please join us!

Warm Regards, 

Jen & Jeff Miller



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