Crystal Lake and Woodstock, IL
What could be fresher than a restaurant starting produce from seed, growing it with special care, picking it at its’ peak freshness, and serving it to it’s customers? Well, that is precisely what we do here at Duke’s. Our Head Farmer, Emily, grows our fruits and vegetables using the most eco-friendly and organic methods possible.
Crystal Lake, IL
The Shipley’s love great coffee and know first hand the difference that freshly roasted, fair-trade, premium coffee makes to quality and taste. We have collaborated with them to create a unique blend of coffee called “Alehouse Blend” that best compliments our menu. Ask your server for a cup today.
NATURAL FARM STAND
Sue Rekenthaler and Gary Gauger tend a family farm that has been in the Gauger Family since 1923. The soil has been chemical free since 1960 and Certified Naturally Grown since 2003. The Natural Farm Stand philosophy includes the idea that healthy food should not be costly enough to make it only available to a limited group of people. Their motto is "Naturally Grown Produce at Down to Earth Prices."
Vernon Hills, IL
Ron and Bonnie have been running Seafood Merchants for over 25 years. They supply restaurants including ours with the freshest and most sustainable fish available. We enjoy supporting locally run small businesses any way we can.
HERITAGE PRAIRIE FARM
Nichols Farm has been committed to growing the widest range of fruits and vegetables for over 30 years. They have always practiced sustainable farming on their forty acres of arable land.
For those of you who are wondering where our wonderful pretzel rolls come from, this is the bakery! In fact, all of our breads come from this wonderful all-natural bakery. They don’t use any preservatives and the bread arrives fresh daily after being baked the very same morning.
SLAGEL FAMILY FARM
At Slagel Family Farm, they strive for quality rather than quantity. They work hard every day to bring their customers a healthy, consistent product with a taste they will remember. Their livestock are raised all-naturally in an outdoor environment. They are fed grain and hay raised on their own farm. In addition, no implants or hormones are used. Genetic emphasis for high marbling cattle and hogs has resulted in Slagel Family Farm producing beef and pork that yields tender, juicy cuts of meat. Consistent genetics are also very important to them so you as a customer will be satisfied time and again.
OTTER CREEK FARMS
Black Earth, WI
Otter Creek Farm’s Natural American grass-fed beef is just that. It's beef from cattle that came off pastures and they were never fed grain. They never feed their livestock grain, grain cubes, grain-based protein licks, cotton seed meal, brewers solubles, distillers solubles, or any of the other popular unnatural feeds that so many other producers can't seem to get along without. They are 100% organic. No hormones or antibiotics. They are meticulously and humanely raised animals. Meat and Poultry as nature intended.
W&M LAND CORP. AND NURSERY
Woodstock and Crystal Lake, IL
Erika and David go to great lengths to select varieties of fruits and vegetables that are not only top quality, but unique as well. They employ typical organic growing methods such as using only natural and organic products. They never use synthetic chemicals of any kind. Some of there methods are considered unusual such as their wood-eating guard tortoises and bug patrolling chickens!
Since 2000 Green Acres has been raising bison the natural way on pasture. Their bison spend their days grazing at leisure as they would in the wild.
Last Updated (Thursday, 07 April 2011 07:23)