Welcome! Willow City Farm is a small-scale diversified farm in Central Illinois. The farm does not just produce one or two products like a typical farm, instead it operates more like a homestead and produces a multitude of crops and livestock which support each other using permaculture and other organic methods.
We understand that education is key, and we are constantly learning and sharing what we learn with others. Our form of agriculture is the science and art of sustainability.
Our philosophy is that farming practices should leave the soil, air, water, plant life, animals and people healthier â€“ and happier. We are a proud micro farm (a.k.a. small family farm), farming under 100 acres.
“Raising my own animals gives me direct control over my family’s food supply. By practicing sustainable farming & treating our animals humanely, the end result is always better-tasting, real meat. I always say our meat animals have a great life and one bad day, ;-)” – Tara Holcomb, Owner
Where can you find us?
Our retail store is located at 731 South Durkin Drive, Suite D, in Springfield, Il. We’re in the same building as the Trading Post. Our normal hours are listed above. We are a small family owned and operated farm, so occasionally, we have to close the retail store. (Family first around here!) Our closures or special hours can be found below on our calendar.
Be sure to watch the calendar below for “Butcher Days” when you can get your product fresh (not frozen) on the same day it’s processed!
Goats + Yoga
Registration is now open for our new class, Goats + Yoga @ WCF! Come for goat yoga & nama-stay for a drink & snacks, + meet some of the animals of WCF. FYI, you do NOT need to be a yogi, flexible like Gumby, or even own a yoga outfit. This is a class for all ages and experience levels. Register here.
â€‹Farmer’s Market @ Downtown Springfield (in front of Cafe Moxo)
Every Saturday from 8am – 12:30pm from May – October 31st, you can find a variety of vendors who provide a variety of produce, cheese, baked goods, meats, plants & specialty items plus local artisans, entertainment and chef demos. Willow City Farm accepts credit cards at all market locations.
Farmer’s Market @ The Illinois State Fairgrounds
Every Thursday from 4p-7p come visit us and shop, eat, and drink LOCAL. Listen to live music and enjoy beer or wine from a local brewery and winery!
Willow City Farm accepts all credit cards at all market locations.
Farm tours are given in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Upcoming dates will be published soon!
Willow City Farm offers educational tours for classes of various sizes and ages. To schedule an educational tour, click here.