Grateful Plains

“Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our online farmstand is live!! As of April 15th snow day in Illinois, we are operating our farm with usual spring duties, except that we are unable to host tours, train season volunteers and host greenhouse playshops. Additionally, we will not be able to host a farmers market in May and likely not in June, either.

During this unusual time, we will offer curbside pickup for planting kits associated with educational webinars such as 4-H and Sow It Forward programs already in place to support local organizations.

Plants and supplies for EcoCamp education and Garden Maiden Garden Therapy sessions are considered essential during this unprecedented crisis and can be picked up curbside by following instructions on the checkout page

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The Grateful in Plains

Gratitude is a vibration. It is a frequency that resonates each time a person interrupts challenges by looking at the bright side and truly embracing all that is possible, even in seasons of drought and pestilence. When plants grow on land that is loved and cherished, something magical happens. Abundance. Beauty. Rare seeds, heritage breeds. 

Tim & Holly Koster

Farmers-in-love

Growing forever together

One day not too long ago, a 3rd generation family farmer born and raised in the Illinois River Valley met an amazing woman who shared his work ethic, passion for working the ground and enthusiasm for living life to its fullest. He married her as soon as she believed she deserved to live happily ever after. And they do. . . 

 Causes dear to us: Preventative health, whole body nutrition, local food movement, small farm specialty crops, environmental philanthropy, telling our story in poem, prose & blooms.

Location

For the 2020 growing season, our farm is in full revival mode with limited time dedicated to a retail storefront. However, our retail space in the Village of Grand Ridge will be open for fresh cut flower market days, Mother's Day season opener and during Grand Ridge Fest in August

Greenhouse & Grange

190 W. Main Street Grand Ridge, IL 61325

2020 schedule::

by appointment

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