We would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season! It is officially upon us – the shopping frenzy has commenced, the cold weather has blown in, and travel plans are being made – but we hope you can take moments for yourself and enjoy the wondrous spirit that this time of year brings. Bring out that inner child and bring back the wonder of the season, even if we don’t believe in Santa Claus anymore, envelope yourself in that mysterious magic of Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever celebration this
season brings you.
We hope you take time out of your Saturday mornings this month to come see us at the farm for our Farmers’ Market and the Farm Store, both open Saturdays 9am-1pm. The Farm Store will have plenty of one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family, like our raw or raw infused honey in several sized and flavors, coming right from the super healthy beehives on our farm (great for seasonal allergy suffers, tea drinkers, or honey enthusiasts!). We also have a wide array of books on topics from gardening to beekeeping, coffee beans, and of course, farming, perfect for the book lover. We have seed packets, even a seeds targeting the wine drinker – grow plants and herbs that will enhance recipes to go with certain red and white wines! Even hand thrown pottery and natural lip balms and bee products for stocking stuffer ideas.
Our Farmers’ Market vendors offer the best and freshest local meats, eggs, bakery-fresh breads, organic goods and holistic services in the area. We welcome to the farm each week: Burgin Farms, Monika’s Organic Bakery, NYR Organics, Vital Chiropractic, doTERRA Essential Oils, and Mindful Plus Meditation. Please take some time for yourself during this bustling time of the year, and enjoy some country time with the family and pick up some wholesome goods, products, and a warm honey latté
We look forward to having you on the farm. Happy holiday season from the Heritage Prairie Farm family to your family.
One of our newest vendors at the Farmers’ Market, Orchard House Doughnuts, make their doughnuts FRESH on site, and sell in individuals, 1/2 or full dozens! They are located our farm store, right when you walk in – can’t miss ‘em. The delicious flavors they offered last week, and will probably have every week, were the original cake doughnut, cinnamon sugar coated, apple cider with cinnamon sugar (ordered a 1/2 dozen of these myself!!), glazed, chocolate frosted plain or with sprinkles, and vanilla frosted with oreo crumble! You can’t get any fresher that this! And – bonus – being right in the store, you can order a latté or coffee to go with it from the store counter!
You shouldn’t miss our other great vendors in our heated greenhouse just next to the barn – Burgin Farms, Monika’s Organic Bakery, Mindful Plus, doTERRA Essential Oils, and more!
The Farmers’ Market is every Saturday from 9am-1pm at Heritage Prairie Farm – 2N308 Brundige Rd., Elburn, IL.
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Check out these links to photos from the Cook of the Week Challenge Finale at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg featuring photos of the contestant’s dishes and our Bron’s Bees Honey & HPF MicroGreens!
UPDATE on our Farm Store hours:
During the winter months, our Farm Store will only be open on Saturdays during our Indoor Farmers’ Market from 9am-1pm. We will have several vendors in our heated greenhouse and barn offering their homemade and sustainable products. Please make note of the change in hours and mark your calendars to join us on Saturdays!
Heritage Prairie Farm was honored to be a part of the Daily Herald’s Cook of the Week Challenge this year! We had not one, but TWO, ingredients used throughout the challenges, and one of our team members was a guest judge for Round #2, when our Bron’s Bees Raw Honey was an ingredient. Our MicroGreens were used as a secret ingredient in the Challenge Finalé, revealed that night to the final 4 contestants, to be incorporated into their final dish! We had so much fun attending the finalé, spreading the word about Heritage Prairie Farm to new customers, selling our raw & infused Bron’s Bees Honey and sampling our MicroGreens to event attendees. The finalé had the electricity of a live “Top Chef” type event, as the four finalists had one hour to cook and plate their final dish after the rules and ingredients were read off, while professional chefs did cooking demonstrations on the main stage. Guests walked around the perimeter of the room to peruse the sponsors and taste their delicious samplings, as they watched the demos and updates on the finalists from the big screens. The event drew over 500 attendees, which gave the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg a great buzz!
Fall CSA will begin pick up on Saturday November 2nd and continue every Saturday through November as long as mother nature allows! Pick up will take place at the Farm Store on property. Their phone # in 630-443-8253 if you have any questions. A complimentary Heritage Prairie Farm fabric bag will be provided at your first pick up for your veggies – remember to bring it every week to reduce waste! We look forward to seeing you.
Thank you for your support!
-Heritage Prairie Farm Team
The Fall weather has definitely arrived! While most of us enjoy the cool breeze autumn brings, this weather makes us want to curl up with a warm beverage and a book, or just a blanket for a cat nap! Here on the farm, our minds are on the Fall CSA about to start, and the “buttoning-up” of the farm – a successive process that takes several weeks and allows us to keep the farm running as a farm during the winter. It’s very exciting to be able to function as a four-season farm – to experience plant growth even in the dead of winter – thanks to our greenhouses.
We’re also looking forward to our Friendsgiving Farm Dinner Saturday, November 9th. If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, there are some still available, which you can purchase online as well as view the menu here
Winter Farm Store Hours
The Heritage Prairie Farm Store will be resuming it’s winter store hours starting November 2nd. The store will be open Saturdays from 9am-2pm. Until then the current Fall Store hours will be in effect: Wed-Fri 10am-6pm,
Sat 9am-4pm, Closed Sun-Tues.
Farmers’ Market – CALL FOR VENDORS
Saturdays on the farm, 9am-1pm
Join us for our weekly farmers’ market – our farm store will be open and we will showcase several food vendors, sustainable vendors, handmade goods vendors, and holistic health vendors. WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR VENDORS to take part in our winter farmers’ market. We have a heated back barn, and a greenhouse with a concrete floor for vendors to set up in during the winter months. Please ask for more details by emailing: email@example.com.
Kombucha & Jamaican Ginger Beer Class with Mary’s Wholesome Living
Wednesday, October 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for a double dose of energy and a chance to experience the probiotic and digestive benefits of these two get elixirs. This will be a hands-on class teaching you how to make the pungent drink made famous by British soldiers in the 17th century, Jamaican Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic), along with the modern marvel, and very popular, Kombucha. Tickets are available online at www.maryswholesomeliving.com
Download the promotional flyer here
Artisan Craft & Food Fair
Saturday, Nov. 23 – 9am-2pm; Sunday, Nov. 24 – 10am-2pm
Join our 3rd Annual Artisan Craft & Food Fair! Vendors set up in our historic farmhouse the weekend before Thanksgiving.Visitors can get a head start on their holiday shopping, and get food items for their family get-togethers.
If you are interested in being a VENDOR, please get in touch with us, let us know what you would like to sell (we would love some more homemade food vendors!), and we can send you an application! All inquires can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the fair flyer here
November Farm Dinner – “Friendsgiving”
Saturday, November 9th – 6:00pm
Celebrate with Heritage Prairie Farm this November as we give thanks for our farm friends at our Friendsgiving Farm Dinner. Mark your calendars to join us on Saturday, Nov. 9th starting at 6pm for a modern take on the Thanksgiving dinner. We hope you can join us.