Grandma and Grandpa's Farm

Fruit production: 

The raspberries were slow due to the weather last year. We plant cantaloupe and watermelon and we're hoping for some lovely fruit in 2019, but as always time will tell as fruit can be very fickle.

What we are growing

Growing Local and  Sustainably Raised  Food

We at Grandma & Grandpa's Farm raise a variety of vegetables, herbs and fruit. We are not certified organic but we use sustainable and organic techniques to raise all of our products. This means we don't use any synthetic fertilizers or chemicals when growing our produce. 

Produce available sometime during the 2019 season:

Remember:  We are following the Central Illinois growing season, meaning, when it is ready for pickin' is when we will be bringing it to market or adding it to your Produce CSA share.

Vegetables We Offer

  • Asparagus ( mid May-early June)
  • Beans - Green, Purple and Yellow
  • Beets - Classic Red & Golden (great for juicing and don't forget to eat the greens)
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage - Green & Red for slaw, Bok Choi (great for stir fry)
  • Carrots - Classic Orange & Purple
  • Cucumbers - Salad & Pickling
  • Eggplant - Italian & Asian
  • Greens-too many varieties to list, everything from collard to mustard and everything in between
  • Herbs- Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Fennel, Parsley, Sage and a few other ones this year too.
  • Husk Cherries-(sweet and nutty flavor-great for snacking)
  • Kale - curly leaf
  • Kohlrabi - fun crunch in salads and neat addition to soups and stews
  • Lettuce - a variety of head lettuce as well as mixed loose leaf
  • Okra - to thicken soups & stews or breaded & fried
  • Onions - green, sweet, white, yellow & red 
  • Leeks
  • Peas - Sugar Snap & Shelling 
  • Rhubarb (mid May-early June)
  • Pumpkins - Pie Style for homemade pumpkin pie(yummy!)
  • Radishes - French breakfast & Easter mix
  • Spinach - great for salads, high in iron
  • Summer Squash - Yellow & Green Zucchini, Yellow summer & Patty pan 
  • Swiss Chard - adds beautiful colors of yellow, red, white & dark green to salad. Great spinach substitute in summer.
  • Turnips - purple top
  • Tomatoes - A wide variety of Heirloom beef stake and multicolored cherry tomatoes
  • Peppers - both sweet & spicy
  • Winter Squash - Butternut, Acorn, Delicata, Spaghetti