Farm Crawl This Weekend: Saturday August 18th !!

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What’s a farm crawl? It’s a chance for you to spend a day in the country visiting a variety of small, family farms on a single day. All of the farms are in the vicinity of Odell, Dwight, and Cornell, off I-55 about 30-45 minutes south of the I-80 exchange at Joliet. You’ll be able to see a variety of livestock and buy locally grown products directly from the farmers who grow them!
 
The farms will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012. Click on this link for more information, map, directions.  
 

Visitors to the various farms will be able to see —

  • alpacas 
  • peafowl 
  • chickens 
  • turkeys 
  • ducks 
  • geese 
  • sheep 
  • goats
  • rabbits 
  • cows 
  • pigs 
  • donkeys 
  • and even Patagonian maras!
And of course, there will be friendly barn cats and livestock guardian dogs of various breeds!
 
The participating farms will be selling —
  • fresh, natural produce, including heirlooms
  • eggs
  • alpaca fiber
  • llama fiber
  • wool roving and raw wool
  • yarn
  • goat milk soap
  • lambskins
  • bath and body products
  • herbal products
  • clothing made with wool or alpaca
  • handmade crafts

If you visit all four farms, you could win a gift basket of homegrown goodies worth $50! A passport will be available at whatever farm you visit first. Be sure to have each farm punch the passport to show that you visited. When you visit the last farm, put it in the box that is provided, and you’ll be entered into the drawing. If you win, you’ll receive a gift from each farm, including a pair of alpaca socks, a jar of herbal salve, two bars of goat milk soap, and a gift certificate for $10 of fresh produce.

Please be aware that these are real working farms, not petting zoos or parks, so children need to be supervised at all times. And as excited as we are about meeting you and your family, we ask that you leave pets at home.
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