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2021 Farm Crawl Cook County Farm Bureau

10/08/2021 @ 11:50 am

Guided tours, farm fresh produce, eggs, honey, fresh flowers, fall plants, pumpkins, farm animals and feed, freebies, farm specials, and refreshments were enjoyed by Crawlers during our 5th Farm Crawl on a beautiful, sunny Saturday in September! Thank you to our Crawlers for venturing out to see agricuture in action! We also thank our 23 businesses that welcomed Passport Crawlers, and offering them a chance to get to know you a little bit better during the 2021 Farm Crawl:


Big John’s Farm Market, Brandau’s Farmstand, Bultema’s Farmstand & Greenhouse, Clarke’s Garden Center & Stone Depot, Crete Garden Center & Nursery, Deer Creek Farm, Demonstration Farm-Il Ext Local Foods Cook County, Horcher Farms & Flower Shop, Just Picked Farmstand, Kopping Farms & Equestrian Center, Ludwig’s Feed Store, M&D Farms, McCarthy Farm Stand, Melka Landscape & Garden Center, Puckerville Farms, Schroeder’s Garden Center & Landscaping, Smits Farms, Ted’s Greenhouse, The Feed Store, VanderGriends Farm Market, Historic Wagner Farms Heritage Center, Windy City Harvest-Farm on Ogden, and Zeldenrust Farm Market.



Cook County Farm Bureau sponsored a Farm Crawl of farms and agricultural businesses in Cook County on September 11. Reynaldo (left) leads Paul Levin, ILFMA, and Rick Johnson, CCFB Team member, on a tour of Farm on Ogden’s hydroponics farming operation in Chicago during the Crawl.




New to the Crawl, the Demonstration Farm’s Sarah Batka, Local Foods Small Farms Program Coordinator, U of I Extension, along with farm volunteer, Stephanie Stephens, shy Kennedy welcomed CCFB Farm Crawlers. Gotham Greens provided free basil plantings to all who came – thank you!




We ran into CCFB member crawlers along the way: Barbara and George Clark picked up some fresh produce, while Galena Krueger cut her own fresh sunflowers, a freebie offered to crawlers at Zeldenrust Farms.


JoAnn Shultz, owner of Deer Creek Farm, helped Crawlers create beautiful bouquets from fresh cut flowers grown on the farm and providing tours of her goats!





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