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Farm + Chef Takeaway is new dining concept that introduces Springfield to fresh flavors through delicious meals prepared by Chef Denise Perry of Copper Pot Cooking Studio using local meat & eggs from Willow City Farm, & fresh produce from Branch of the Olive Tree, with 10% of proceeds going to a local charity. 

takeaway - noun


1.  A restaurant or shop selling cooked food to be eaten elsewhere.  ‘a fast-food takeaway’

2.  A key fact, point, or idea to be remembered, typically one emerging from a discussion or meeting.

Farm + Chef Takeaway Dinner Series

April 2017 Dinner


Paula Wolfert's new Biography/Cookbook is, as the title suggests, Unforgettable. Thus, it was hard for Denise not to be inspired to use these recipes for our April dinner series.  Learning of her Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2013, Paula uses food in combination with other therapies, to help her her combat the effects of  the disease.  Read more about her story and new cookbook here.

Mother's Day 2017 Dinner


We are truly amazed at the overwhelming support of our April Farm + Chef Takeaway!  It's become clear Springfield is embracing the farm-to-table movement & our community is  so supportive of women-owned local small businesses.  Thank you!


As mothers ourselves, we know moms deserve a break!  So what better way to celebrate the mother(s) in our lives than sitting down to a homemade, farm to table meal ready to eat?!


Each dinner will feed four adults and consists of:

• Lasagna Bolognese

Fresh pasta, bechamel, & bolognese with Willow City Farm Pork & Beef
-  OR  -
• Vegetarian Lasagna

Spring Pea & Spinach Lasagna with a basil bechamel


• Spring Vegetable Salad
• Focaccia Bread w/ garden herbs*
• Strawberry & Rhubarb Semifreddo*

*Produce by Branch of the Olive Tree

Order & Pick-up Details

Dinners are available for pre-order for $30 per 4-serving meal.

If we have meals left over, they will be available frozen @ The Farmstand on Durkin Drive until they are sold.  Reheat instructions will be included with the meal, but we don't anticipate they will last long!

Pick up @ The Farmstand by Willow City Farm

Meals are available for takeaway @ The Farmstand - 731 South Durkin Drive Suite D, Springfield, IL 62704 (In the same building as The Trading Post near Strike & Spare West. Note it is NOT in the same building as Soccer World.  It's a few doors to the south.)


Saturday, May 13th from 10am - 3pm  - Fresh

Meals will be frozen after 4pm and available anytime during The Farmstand's open hours.

The charity

This month we will be donating 10% of our sales to Sojourn Shelter and Services, Inc

Sojourn Shelter is not-for-profit corporation founded to eliminate domestic violence through service, leadership and education.  The Shelter Program provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. In addition to a safe place to stay.

Sojourn provides support to mothers by increasing their positive parenting skills and helping them understand the effects of domestic violence on their children.

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