Tucked away in the rolling hills of northwestern Illinois, we are very fortunate to be living out our lifelong dream of rural life, country living and raising our family in a natural way.
Unlike the farms of today, Spring Valley Farm is home to many creatures. We raise Jersey cows for their milk as well as raise and sell their offspring for breeding stock as well as natural beef. Alpacas and Merino sheep are raised for their fiber and wool which we sell in raw form as well as processed into roving, yarns and finished goods. Belgian horses were the tractors of olden days. Although we do have modern tractors, our horses do their share of work around the farm, too. Naturally grown chicken and eggs are out of this world. We have a mixture of breeds so our eggs can be any color from white to dark brown, tan to green or even blue! Even our goats have a purpose. They're used to help keep weeds down with pasture rotation. This allows us to use nature instead of herbicides, insecticides and other non-organic weed and pest control methods.
We're dedicated to operating this farm organically, although we aren't certified as yet. We are firm believers that we are here to take care of the land and the animals that live here. As we also eat what we grow, which includes our own vegetables, we want to grow the most nutritious and delicious foods we can. We eat our own meats, eggs, vegetables and even our raw milk. Our hopes are to have a successful diversified "stock" portfolio that we can hand down to our children some day.
Schedule your visit! We're open Monday thru Saturday from 8am until 11am or with an appointment. Farm tours and hay rack rides need to be scheduled.