Welcome to The Gentleman Farmer!
A Fresh Start - watch this space as we prepare to announce exciting new plans for 2016!
Our farm began as a Green family experiment in the fall of 2009 when we decided to take an active role in the local food movement. Inspired by British chef/farmer/activist Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall we considered a life change that would benefit our entire family. The CRAFT Stateline Farm Beginnings class held by Angelic Organics Learning Center was our starting point. Throughout that winter we met with 30 other prospective farmers, in a small drafty barn heated only by a small stove and our combined excitement.
In the summer of 2010...
we initiated a pilot season on 1/3rd of an acre (seen in photo to the right), in Barrington, 35 miles outside of Chicago. With the help of family, friends and great weather we successfully made it through a growing season providing vegetables to 15 different families.
We practice organically: Our vegetables are grown from organic seed, without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides - just plain goodness and, yes, some holes in our Kale!
We love fresh food and know you do too. We're looking forward to growing with you!
Please note the Farm in Barrington is on private property. Visits are by appointment only. Thank you.