Thanksgiving Turkeys are here!

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We still have a limited number of turkeys left to reserve!  Once we're sold out, this page will say "sold out."  Read all about our turkeys here.


Hens weigh from about 8-15lbs, & jakes weigh 15lbs or more. Though we strive for accuracy in size, our fresh turkeys may very in size depending on eating habits and season.  Our turkeys are $5/lb and can be reserved with a $25 deposit.

Pickup Hours:

Tuesday, November 23rd  4pm -7pm

Wednesday, November 24th  11-3pm

 

If these times, don't work, no problem.  Just let us know and we can arrange something else.  If you aren't feeling well and need delivery or wish to have a contactless exchange, just let us know that, too!

 

We ask that you text us at . 217-899-4562 about 15 -20 minutes before you arrive so that we can have your turkey ready for you.

 

We do our best to get you the size you've requested, but it's not an exact science, and we have a limited amount of birds to choose from, unlike the grocery store.  

 

You will receive an invoice with the final amount Tuesday morning.  You're welcome to pay the invoice online or via check or cash when you pick up your order.  If for any reason you no longer need a turkey, please let us know ASAP as we anticipate a waiting list.

We're BAAAAAA-ck!  Check out our upcoming goats + Yoga classes

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We're so happy to be baaaaaa-ck!  Our 2021 lineup includes the following events:

Sun December 12 – 11am Goats + Yoga @ Landmark in Peoria, IL

 

2022 Dates TBA - More to be added soon!

January - Goats + Yoga @ Danenberger Winery New Berlin

FebruaryGoats + Yoga @ Landmark in Peoria

March - Baby Goats + Yoga @ Danenberger Winery, New Berlin

April - Barnyard Yoga @ Firefighter's Club, Springfield/Obed & Isaac's Peoria

May - Piglets + Pilates @ Willow City Farm/Alpaca + Yoga @ Obed & Issac's, Springfield

June - Horse Yoga @ Willow City Farm, 

July - Goats + Yoga @ Obed & Isaac's Springfield and Peoria

August

September - Goats + Yoga @ Tanner's Orchard, Peoria, IL (Suicide Prevention Fundraiser)

We're looking for more cool places to host Goats + Yoga in the Central Illinois area.  Know of a place we should check out?  Tell us!


Here's what's coming for Goats + Yoga in 2022: ​

 

  • Membership!  One price for UNLIMITED classes!

  • More private events

  • Fundraisers

  • More locations in Peoria, Bloomington, Champaign,  - Crusens, Tanner's Orchard, and more!

  • More fun themes - ('Murica, Hawaiian, Ugly Christmas Sweater, Flannel Fest, Unicorn, Jammie Party, Rodeo and more!)

  • More animal themes! (Barnyard, Piglets + Pilates, Horse Yoga, Alpacas + Yoga. Puppy and Kitten Yoga and more!

Birthday Parties & Private Goats + Yoga Classes

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Kids of all ages can enjoy their birthday party at a real working farm!  Meet and pet goats, sheep, chickens, alpaca, calves, and even ride a "unicorn" or practice roping on a pretend steer! 

Meet the barnyard animals!   Check out the alpaca, cows, pigs, horses, goats and lambs, and have a one-on-one experience with the larger animals!

Want to help a small business?  Pre-pay your event from November 2020 until February of 2021 and receive a 10% discount!  No need to pre-select a date until March of 2020, or book and change your event date for anytime in the next 18 months!

Know someone who loves the outdoors?

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Willow City Farm offers private camping for all ages.

Nestled on 74 acres, our working farm has a private stocked pond that is great for primitive and private camping!

Feel free to use our firepit and grill, kayak our small pond, or inquire about taking a guided horse ride!  Want to bring your horses? No problem. We've got a few extra stalls and pastures, so feel free to bring them!  You can even purchase bacon and eggs grown right on our farm for breakfast!

We have a clean porta-potty for use right at the campsite, and for your convenience we offer firewood bundles for sale so you can be ready to go as soon as you arrive!

Winter, Spring + Summer Internships

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Willow City Farm is expanding! We have secured an additional 40 acres of land, and will begin the task of converting it from row crops to rotational pasture and non-gmo crops to feed our livestock. ​ 

 

The opportunity will include developing a layout for pastures, fencing, water access, etc, with a heavy emphasis on sustainability, soil conservation, and good stewardship of the land. We plan to incorporate new energy resources utilizing solar equipment as well. ​ This is a great opportunity to work on an agribusiness project from the ground up, and during the winter WITHOUT having to be outside 100% of the time!  And this year our Spring and Summer interns have a boarding option!  Schedule an interview now!

Venue Rentals & Tours &  Private Goats + Yoga Classes

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Did you know you can reserve Willow City Farm for private gatherings, Sunday schools, private Goats + Yoga Events or educational field trips?

We now have a heated small winter area for small private events.  Ask us for more info!

Willow City Farm, located just 6 miles west of Veterans Parkway, offers educational tours for students from Kindergarten - Middle school.  We've had groups from home school classes, preschools, and Boys & Girls Club groups.  We can accommodate large or small groups!

2021 Available Meats + Bulk Orders + Slaughter Dates

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Earlier this year, COVID-19 outbreaks at large slaughterhouses and meat processing plants led to temporary closures. That resulted in higher prices + meat shortages at grocery stores, which in turn led some consumers to look at local meat from small, mostly rural processing plants.

While that demand was good for the industry, it also overtaxed the small processors’ ability to keep up, making it almost impossible for small farmers to find processing for a small amount of animals.

WCF currently has individual cuts of pork available, but our next slaughter dates for steer, lamb, and goat are in March of 2021.  We currently don't have any hog processing dates.  We are not accepting deposits for whole cows until we are caught up with our 2020 orders, but we do have 5 openings for lamb and goat each for March 2021.  We are sorry, but we are unable to ship products at this time.

Shop Local this Holiday Season!

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The last few years have not been great for small businesses, including Willow City Farm. 

 

Processors are all but impossible to get into, and our main income, birthday parties, tours, and Goats + Yoga are currently not allowed.

How can you help? We have Goats + Yoga tickets for sale that are good for 18 months AFTER all restrictions are lifted.  We have lots of gear to help support our small business + share the word!  Visit our revised online shop for small business Saturday deals and see all products currently available @ WCF.

Goats + Yoga Gift Certificate

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Do you know what makes  GREAT Christmas gifts?  A Willow City Farm event experience!  Unfortunately we don't have any public Goats + Yoga, Alpacas + Yoga, or Piglets + Pilates events on the books currently.  We wish we did!

 

(But we CAN still accommodate private groups in our small heated barn...)

You can now buy an event ticket that's good for ANY Willow City Farm event that doesn't expire!

MEET OUR ANIMALS

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