About Illinois Willows
In the fall of 1999 Kent Miles (a.k.a. Mr. Willows) purchased a corn field with the dream of growing fresh cut flowers and woody ornamentals for the direct to consumer and wholesale customers.
After purchasing the farm, Kent began to clear the land from the corn stubble that was left after the corn harvest. Kent’s neighbor helped by bringing over a stalk-chopper to knock down the remainder of the stalks. In the spring of 2000, Kent laid out and planted his first beds of annuals and perennials.
As a grower with a floral design background, Kent wanted to grow flowers that he would use in his arrangements. He knew that flowers like roses, carnations and chrysanthemums would not be all that feasible to grow here in central Illinois (due to growing conditions). So instead, he decided to grow some of the different or more unusual flowers that were not as common in local flower shops.
His first year’s crops included Celosia, Ageratum, Yarrow, Sunflowers, Liatris and Gomphrenna. Today, some of these products are still being grown, in addition to 60 other flowers, foliage, woody ornamental branches, and more. See our full product listing here.
Nearly 20 years later, Illinois Willows has product to offer all 12 months of the year as direct-to-consumer sales and for the wholesale trade.
Visit Illinois Willows here to contact Kent for your fresh and local flowers!
the little Soap Stop
From our family to yours
When my second son was only 2 years old, I found out that he is allergic to EVERYTHING. (Okay, maybe not everything, but A LOT of things!) After years of searching for good quality bath products that were free of harsh chemicals causing irritation to his already sensitive skin AND something that didn’t contain anything he was allergic to, I finally embarked on a mission to make something myself. How hard could it be? Well, it was harder than I thought. It took a lot of trial and error, a lot of testing and formulating, a lot of math and a little bit of chemistry. Out of that was born this business, the Little Soap Stop, where you can be sure to find good quality bath products, especially soaps, that I know you will find to be cleansing but gentle on your skin and moisturizing! Everything I needed for my son’s skin (and little did I know, my own skin!), and you can trust it to be everything you are looking for to take care of your own, precious skin (yours, and your loved ones!).
You can visit the little Soap Stop here.
Our whole plant recipes using high quality hemp flowers, no biomass, are inspired by the healing principles of Ayurveda and herbalism to bring you a trustworthy, au naturel product. We strive to handcraft high quality, small batch products that reflect our appreciation of cannabis.
You can view more about Vermilion Hemp, and purchase their products on their website here: www.vermilionhemp.com
The Wright Soapery
The Wright Soapery, We Make Soap. Premium. Small Batch. Palm Free. Artisan Soap. And we do it Exceptionally Well! Now. Go Wash Your Hands!
How to order: thewrightsoapery.com
RegCakes Gluten-Free Bakery
RegCakes Gluten-Free Bakery offers original gluten free recipes. They not only use natural homegrown produce in all of their products, but run a 100% gluten-free operation – not only to serve gluten-free eaters, but to serve everyone!
How to order: regcakes.com
Seldom Home Farm
Seldom Home Farm offers over 125 different varieties of produce. They specialize in tomatoes, peppers, and specialty vegetables. Visit their website if you’re looking for something unique and special.
How to order: seldomhomefarm.com
When ready to order, email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for payment and pick up. You can also send questions to the above email.
Voss Pecans, fine quality Illinois pecans grown and harvested by the Voss family for more than 30 years! See below for all the ways you can get Voss Pecans during the winter season.
Here’s how to order: www.vosspecans.com
Selling at the farm: Monday – Friday 10 – 5pm, Saturday 10 – 3pm, Sunday 12 – 4pm (November 15 – Jan 1st)
*We will be following all social guide lines at this time. Mask required. Selling in our store, walk-up window, curbside by calling.
Delight Flower Farm
Delight Flower Farm has all your fresh flower needs as well as locally grown, fresh, and organic CBD products.
Here’s how to order: www.delightflowerfarm.com
Questions, email DelightCSA@gmail.com
Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery
Wes Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband are the proud owners of Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, LLC. In 2003, they moved from an urban and academic life in Madison, Wisconsin to rural Champaign-Urbana Illinois. That first season, they began to transform their land from cash grain agriculture to perennial production with a lush cover crop of buckwheat. In 2004, they planted over 350 fruit trees and 600 berry plants AND purchased their first four Nubian goats (three does and one buck)
Visit their website to learn more and to order: