The Land Connection Field Day at Janie’s Farm
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Janie’s Farm, 854 E2300 North, Danforth, IL (85 miles south of downtown Chicago)
Free, but pre-registration requested
Join The Land Connection and OGRAIN for a tour of one of central Illinois’ leading organic grain farms. Harold and Ross Wilken farm more than 2,400 acres of certified organic grain crops. From small grains such as wheat, oats, rye, emmer, einkorn, kernza and buckwheat, to popcorn, black turtle beans, soybeans, field corn and alfalfa, their farm is a paragon of diverse crop rotations. Harold will share some of his secrets for growing food-grade small grains.
The tour will continue 10 miles up the road at The Mill at Janie’s Farm, a certified organic milling operation owned and operated by the farm. Miller Jill Brockman-Cummings will showcase the facility and explore what bakers are looking for to create delicious local breads and confections. The tour will wrap up with a tasting of artisan breads made with flour directly from the mill.