If you are curious where to find meats that are local to Champaign-Urbana and surrounding areas in Illinois then look no further – our guide below has you covered.
Looking for local turkeys in Champaign-Urbana? We have a guide for that here.
Want to buy fresh eggs? You can find that guide here.
Avery Farms is located outside of Penfield and offers beef that is grassfed, antibiotic free, and hormone free. It is sold as locker beef in portions of a quarterside or greater. Avery Farms accepts orders for its beef in late summer and it is available in mid- to late November. A variety of produce is also available and sold at Urbana’s Market at the Square and the Champaign Farmers’ Market. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (217) 369-0588.
J&K Meats is located in Greenup and produces free range and antibiotic and hormone free meats. According to its Facebook page, J&K Meats has been in business for more than five years and raises cows, pigs, turkeys, lamb, and goats. You can find J&K at Urbana’s Market at the Square and Common Ground Food Co0p. Contact information: (217) 549-5420
Moore Family Farm
Moore Family Farm is found near Watseka and is owned and operated by the family using sustainable farming practices. Grass fed beef and lamb, pasture raised pork and chicken, and free range eggs are produced, in addition to a variety of vegetables. Moore Family Farm’s products are available in a variety of locations, including Urbana’s Market at the Square, Common Ground Food Co-op, and can be purchased from the farm by appointment. Contact information: (815) 432-6238.
Nunnery Farms, situated in rural Clinton, is a small, family run farm that specializes in Berkshire pork, chickens, and eggs by the dozen. Animals are free range and raised without antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-products. Meat and eggs are sold on the farm or through deliveries to Champaign-Urbana. Deliveries are also done to Bloomington and Chicago. Contact information: email@example.com.
Triple S Farms
Triple S Farms is an organic farm in Stewardson that raises cattle, hogs, chickens and turkeys on pasture. We’ve written about its Buying Club program in the past, and you can also find Triple S at Urbana’s Market at the Square and Common Ground Food Coop, and enjoy its products at Bacaro restaurant in downtown Champaign. Click here for contact information.
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Beth Peralta is a mother of two, wife, registered dietitian nutritionist, sometimes runner, and coffee addict. She has been living in Champaign-Urbana nearly nonstop (minus two semesters of grad school and three summers) since 1998. Follow her on Twitter @simplybethP for assorted posts related to food, recipes, Illini, health, and more.