We're BAAAAAA-ck! Check out our upcoming goats + Yoga classes
We're looking for more cool places to host Goats + Yoga (or alpaca, barnyard, or piglets, or puppy yoga) in the Central Illinois area. Know of a place we should check out? Tell us!
July TBA -Horse Yoga @ Willow City Farm, Pleasant Plains
September 11th - Goats + Yoga @ Tanner's Orchard, Peoria, IL (Suicide Prevention Fundraiser)
Here's what's coming for Goats + Yoga in 2022:
More private events
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!
2022 Spring + Summer Internships
Willow City Farm is expanding! We have secured an additional 40 acres of land, and have 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. Our interns will help us work directly with the USDA and FSA on our current grant. 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!
Birthday Parties & Private Goats + Yoga Classes
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?
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!
Venue Rentals & Tours & Private Goats + Yoga Classes
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
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.
The last few years have not been great for small businesses, including Willow City Farm.
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
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!