What to Expect in 2017

What to Expect in 2017
The Sheaffer and Miller families have worked together for close to 5 years to grow food in two locations--at our farm in Grayslake, IL and at our farm 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. Despite this, the complex logistics required by our current two-farm system have been challenging at times.

In an effort to simplify and to better meet our quality-of-life and financial goals, we're making some changes to our business structure. We'll continue to grow food at both farms, but starting next spring, the two farms will operate more independently than in the past. The Sheaffers will continue to operate Sandhill Family Farms in Brodhead. The Millers will continue to operate the farm in Grayslake under a new name--Prairie Wind Family Farm. Between the two farms, we will continue to serve all of our current CSA members at all of our current pickup sites.

Prairie Wind will serve members picking up in Deerfield, Evanston, Lake Forest, Allstate, Oak Park, Vernon Hills and at the Grayslake farm.

Sandhill will serve members picking up in Glenview, Northfield, Buffalo Grove, Barrington, Bartlett, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale and Downers Grove.

While 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, whether you renew with Prairie Wind or with Sandhill. Information and pricing for next year has been updated on both websites, and registration for 2017 is open. Please contact us if you have any questions. We welcome your input, and we look forward to continuing to share our farming journey with you.

Sandhill Family Farms Early Registration Discount
(for members picking up at Glenview, Northfield, Buffalo Grove, Barrington, Bartlett, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale and Downers Grove)

A 5% discount is available to all renewing members until December 1st and can be applied to vegetable shares and/or fruit shares. It can be applied to weekly or biweekly shares. Please use discount code renew at checkout.

Prairie Wind Family Farm Early Registration Discount 
(for members picking up at Deerfield, Evanston, Lake Forest, Allstate, Oak Park, Vernon Hills and at the Grayslake farm)

A 5% discount is available to all members until December 1st and can be applied to the full season Vegetable Package and/or the Summer Fruit Share. It can be applied to weekly or biweekly fruit and vegetable shares. Please use discount code renew at checkout.