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LONESOME STONE MILL

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Lone Rock, WI
We stone-grind wheat, rye, corn and buckwheat to create nutritious and delicious flours and mixes. Each package names the farmer who grew the grain, most of whom are our neighbors here in southwest Wisconsin.

FARMERS HEN HOUSE

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Kalona, IA
Farmers’ Hen House eggs are 100 percent USDA Certified Organic. All our eggs come from sustainable Amish and Mennonite family farms in and around Bloomfield and Kalona, Iowa. Our families work together to bring your family top-quality eggs laid by hens living a natural life.

CEDAR GROVE CHEESE

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Plain, WI
Cedar Grove Cheese make the best traditional and specialty cheese you’ve ever tasted – without artificial growth hormones (rBGH), animal enzymes, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). Our cheese makers craft 4 million pounds a year of this great cheese. We buy milk from over 30 Wisconsin farmers, all of whom have pledged not to treat their cows with synthetic growth hormones and some of whom are certified organic.

CO-OP HOT SAUCE

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Chicago, IL
Co-op Sauce supplies all of our delicious hot sauces. Co-op Sauce continues to generate tens of thousands of dollars for Co-op Image’s youth arts programming, and has brought thousands of much needed dollars to local growers and farmers.

EMIL’S GOURMET

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Philadelphia, PA
Emil’s Gourmet supplies our antibiotic free oven browned turkey. Natural browning to give you the flavor and look of the traditional Thanksgiving turkey

KILGUS FARMSTEAD

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Fairbury, IL
At Kilgus Farmstead, the health and wellbeing of our animals is of the utmost importance. We also deeply value working together as responsible stewards of the land to preserve the Kilgus farming tradition. These simple yet critical guiding principals form the foundation of the consistently high quality milk and meat products that our customers have come to know and expect from us.

BEELER’S PURE PORK

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Le Mars, IA
Raising our pigs humanely is top priority. So much so that several years ago we built an all new pig farm, nestled deep in the Loess Hills of Western Iowa. One like no other. Free of gestation crates the pigs are allowed to move about and socialize in large deep bedded pens or even go outside.

NATURAL FARM STAND

Richmond, IL
Sue Rekenthaler and Gary Gauger tend a family farm that has been in the Gauger Family since 1923. The soil has been chemical free since 1960 and Certified Naturally Grown since 2003. The Natural Farm Stand philosophy includes the idea that healthy food should not be costly enough to make it only available to a limited group of people.

SOMMERFIELD’S PICKLES

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Crystal Lake, IL
A cool tangy blend of garlic, light dill and crisp cucumber. No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives! Sommerfield’s Pickles are locally made and enjoyed in McHenry County.

CASHMORES PRODUCE AND PONICS

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Harvard, IL
Kirk Cashmore grows hydroponic lettuces and fruits for our menu. Hydroponic farming helps extend the growing season and will allow Duke’s to have more local produce during the cooler months.

PRAIRIE PURE CHEESE

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Belvidere, IL
Prairie Pure Cheese was formed in July 2004 as a partnership between three families in Belvidere, Illinois. They produce high quality cheeses including butterkase, swiss, cheddar, and feta.

TED’S ORGANIC GRAINS

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DeKalb, IL
Duke’s is extremely excited to be able to use their high quality and organic whole wheat flour and cornmeal.

NICHOLS FARM

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Marengo, IL
Nichols Farm has been committed to growing the widest range of fruits and vegetables for over 30 years. They have always practiced sustainable farming on their forty acres of arable land.

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UDI’S GLUTEN-FREE BURGER BUNS

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ETHEREAL CONFECTIONS

Woodstock, IL

You know how the storybooks tell the tale. Girl heads out into the world. Struts and struggles. Starts and stops. Girl meets boy. They date and court. They fall in love, get married, have a family… But sometimes things work out a bit differently than what the fates usually have in store.

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HERITAGE PRAIRIE MARKET

Elburn, IL

The roots of Heritage Prairie Farm were planted in 2006 and the doors to the farm store first opened in April 2007. Since then, we’ve been keeping bees, raising vegetables, going to farmers markets, dishing out farm dinners, and hosting amazing events on the farm. Because of the talents, determination and hard work of the Heritage Prairie staff, we’ve created a successful business model in sustainable, small-scale farming. In 2014, Heritage Prairie Farm earned their USDA Organic certification from EcoCert ICO. We are proud to sell directly to our customers at the farm and at farmers’ markets, as well as throughout the region at Whole Foods Markets and other great stores. We are honored that our farm provides careers for those dedicated to sustainable agriculture and good business practices.

LAGERWOOD FARMS

Woodstock, IL
Lagerwood Farm owner, Larry Lagerhausen, began farming with the focus of creating healthy soil to grow produce using only organic methods. A wide selection of vegetables is naturally grown with a variety of lettuce and greens as the premier year-round crop. Lagerwood Farm has a movable greenhouse to protect fall crops for winter harvest. All natural systems are used such as crop rotation, green ground cover as fertilizer, and good composting practices.

SLAGEL FAMILY FARM

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Fairbury, IL
At Slagel Family Farm, they strive for quality rather than quantity. They work hard every day to bring their customers a healthy, consistent product with a taste they will remember. Their livestock is all-naturally raised in an outdoor environment. They are fed grain and hay raised on their own farm. In addition, no implants or hormones are used. Genetic emphasis for high marbling cattle and hogs has resulted in Slagel Family Farm producing beef and pork that yields tender, juicy cuts of meat.

BLACKWING MEATS

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Antioch, IL
Blackwing Farms organic bison meat makes a filling, delicious meal. Their bison are free range, kept in the Dakotas on thousands of acres of untouched prairie.

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MIDDLEBURY FARMS

Harvard,IL

Peter and Tommy Grubbe grow amazing Certified Organic produce in Harvard and Woodstock.

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RECLAIMED

Crystal Lake, IL

Makers of fine restored furniture.

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ALDEN HILLS

Walworth, WI

Organic poultry, beef, and produce.

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READY JAM FARMS

Marengo, IL

Ready Jam Farms grows over 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. They offer clean and organically grown food.

 HORIZON

HORIZON ORGANIC MILK

Today, as America’s #1 organic milk brand, Horizon partners with more than 600 certified organic family farms across the country.

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