I had the opportunity to stop out at the Prairie Crossing Learning Farm in Grayslake this week. The mission of the Prairie Crossing Learning Farm is to educate and inspire people to value healthy food, land and community through experiences on our farm. The Learning Farm is the only modern working, organic farm in Lake County that offers educational opportunities for children. It was definitely a unique experience. They have summer camps available for kids, where they will learn all the workings of the farm and learn where the food comes from and all about farm life. The chickens on the farm are the highlight for both kids and adults. Having never held a chicken before, I finally had the opportunity to do so. It was honestly just like holding a baby. Plus, the chickens are so friendly and actually hold their wings up to be held.
This Saturday, May 18 the farm will be having an open house from 10am – 1pm. You will be able to purchase organic plants, meet the farmers, visit the chickens and baby goats, and support the farmers growing local food in Grayslake. A wide variety of beautiful organic plants will be available for sale in addition to free-range eggs and other farm products from the Prairie Crossing Learning Farm, Gretta’s Goats, Midnight Sun Farm, Radical Root Farm, Sandhill Family Farms, and Yaw-Ye Farms. Organic vegetable Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares will be available from several farmers, pastured pork CSA shares from Yaw-Ye Farms, and free-range turkey from Midnight Sun Farm. Purchase handmade goat milk soap from Gretta’s Goats while visiting the baby goats born on the farm this spring. Come connect with the farmers at the Prairie Crossing Farm! A special children’s farm scavenger hunt will also be offered.
This is definitely an opportunity you don’t want to miss. I really enjoyed my time at the farm this week and I know all families will too.
The Prairie Crossing Farm is located at 32400 N. Harris Road in Grayslake. Despite what internet maps indicate, Harris Road does not connect to the farm from Route 120. Enter Prairie Crossing via Route 45 at Jones Point Road and follow the signs to the Farm. Event parking will be along the side of Harris Road.