As always, we want to show our gratitude for your loyalty and for joining us early. We are offering discounts on CSA farm shares for our renewing members and new members:
Save 5%. The 5% early renewal discount on vegetable and fruit shares is available torenewing members only through this Friday, November 10th. Please use the discount code RENEW at checkout. Please note: We're unable to provide discounts on egg shares.
We're grateful to share with you. Together, we share the risks of planting a seed and share the rewards of a bountiful growing season. Your support makes this possible. Thank you for making us your farmers.
What's New at the Farm Stand
We have temporarily closed the farmstand at the farm. Please join us for a Grand Opening as the Liberty Prairie Farm Store in its new location at 970 Harris Road, Suite 1B on Saturday, November 11th, 9am-4pm.
We've added several new producers partners, so join us to find new local products!
Good evening from your farm!
This will be our last newsletter as Prairie Wind Family Farm. The regular farm newsletters will come from Liberty Prairie in the future, where you might recognize certain authors (us!) so we included an email newsletter sign-up at the end.
Throughout the years, we've gone by many different names. In 2006, we started our first market farm business, Dea Dia Organics, on less than one acre at the Prairie Crossing Farm. In 2012, we joined Dea Dia Organics with Sandhill Organics to build a full-diet CSA farm business, Sandhill Family Farms. In 2016, we created our third, regenerative farming-focused farm business, Prairie Wind Family Farm.
When we tried to name Prairie Wind Family Farm, we brainstormed many options. The answer came to us when were taking a family walk on a trail onto the berm overlooking our farm fields. The blue stem was swaying before us in the breeze, and the productive farm soils below were covered in various shades of green. We wanted to capture the beauty of this unique place we call home and combine it with the hopes and dreams of our Midwest farming family. Prairie Wind Family Farm seemed like the perfect name.
Over our years as Prairie Wind, throughout every change and evolution, our customers, friends, and family believed in us. We've built a 6-acre food forest, opened our fields to gleaning and donation, provided for the Oak Park Farmers' Market, built a thriving farmstand, farmed throughout a global pandemic, and represented our farm to countless visitors from around the world.
We hosted pizza nights, farm strolls, plant sales, educational field days, and CSA member events. We evolved from a 40-acre annual organic production model into a 94-acre regenerative and holistically managed farm. We're proud of what we accomplished as Prairie Wind Family Farm.
What we've realized, throughout our years of farming in various iterations, is one thing never changes: our lives are in service to our community. We believe we can enhance our communities' health while caring for the land and our environment. We strive to provide a window into real-time adaptation to climate change through our work.
Our work on the Prairie Crossing Farm, the land that we care so deeply about, will continue. We will farm with the same crew that has become like family to us. We are now joining forces with Liberty Prairie to build a non-profit focused on a shared belief: healing the planet heals people.
Like the land stewards before us, we will share what we've learned with others through experiential education. We will strengthen ways to access our food for those who struggle to find healthy food regularly. We will continue to connect our community to the land and natural world.
Thank you for being a part of our Prairie Wind community and supporting our farming family. Thank you for trusting our care of the land, animals, and our precious Midwest soils.
We are continuously humbled to be a part of such a caring community of people brought together through food, farming, and the environment.
You will hear from us again soon as Liberty Prairie, as there is certainly more work to be done. We hope you will join us for this next chapter.
Your farm family, Jeff, Jen, Owen and Gavin Miller and our farm team, Cleto, David, Anacleto y Miguel