Note: Online car passes are now sold out!
Car passes are still available for purchase in-store at Neighborhood Co-op Grocery until passes run out or at Illinois County Harvest farm gift shop on Saturday, (Sept 9 only) starting at 1pm.
Sept. 9 from 1pm-6pm
in the Northwest Region
Sept. 10 from 1pm-6pm
in the Central Region
Join us for new farms in the Northwest Region and a new format!
Saturday farms are in the Northwest Region and Sunday tours are in the Central Region. Scroll down to find information on participating farms, how the crawl works, how to get a free pass, and an interactive Farm Crawl regional map to plan your trip.
Car passes and t-shirts are available for purchase in-store now
The number of car passes is limited as to not overwhelm our farms, so don't delay in getting your passes!
You can also place your order online for pickup in the store or in the Northwest Region.
For pickup on Saturday at Illinois Country Harvest farm, use promo code NWPICKUP when you place your order.
Alternately, you can purchase your pass on Saturday (starting at 1pm) at Illinois Country Harvest farm gift shop and start the Farm Crawl immediately.
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What is the Farm Crawl, and how does it work?
The Farm Crawl is an annual event, with all event proceeds going to benefit Food Works, a local non-profit organization facilitating the development of a regional food economy in southern Illinois. It is an event where local farmers open up their farms to share a bit of their lives with the community. It is a great way to connect with the local growers that sustainably supply our region and work hard to make it an amazing place to live.
How to participate and what to expect:
You have to purchase a car pass to participate. A car pass will give your entire carload access to regional farm tours (for the day or for the full weekend depending on the pass you choose).
- Itinerary & farm route: Read on each farm and plan a route that is best for the passengers in your vehicle ahead of time to make the most of your trip. It is best to allow at least an hour for each farm you want to visit.
- Food/supplies: Some farms have food you can purchase on-site, but you may want to pack a cooler and bring snacks of your own to have between stops. Some of our farms are remote and only accept cash. Plan accordingly.
- Rain or Shine: The Farm Crawl happens rain or shine, so be prepared!
Safety: Pets are not allowed on the tour. Keep your furry friends at home, so you can enjoy others at some of the farms instead!
Car passes are available for pre-order starting mid-July online HERE. They may also be purchased at the Co-op starting mid-to late August. Don't delay, as we only have a limited number of passes available. This event is a self-guided tour and will require your own transportation.
Single day car passes are $15. Visit the area of your choosing: Northwest Region or Central Region.
Multi-day (Flex) passes are $25. Use them either day (or both days) to access up to 17 local farms!
Please note: Northwest farms will tour on Saturday, September 9, ONLY. Central farms will tour on Sunday, September 10, ONLY.
The Crawl is open from 1-6 pm on both days. When you buy a pass, you will receive an event bag, which includes items from our sponsors, along with an event booklet guide. You can choose to pickup your event bag at the Neighborhood Co-op or you can choose an option to have it shipped directly to your door.
Farmers volunteer 100% of their time to help us raise funds and awareness about the food system in our area, share the ups and downs about to farming, along with vast knowledge about what they do. We can't thank them enough for participating in this unique experience!
We are excited to share 17 farms participating this year:
Saturday, Sept. 9
Fort de Chartres Jardin Potager
Illinois Country Harvest
Krause Elk Farm
PDR Hemp Co.
Salger's Ostrich Farm
Sunday, Sept. 10
All Seasons Farm
Bison Bluff Farm
Bloom Ridge Farm
Flyway Family Farm
La Colina Linda
Rolling Oak Alpaca Ranch
Scratch Brewing Company
U of I Extension: Jackson County
Plan your day (or your weekend) for the farms you want to visit using this map as a guide! When you receive your car pass, these maps will be in the event booklet with addresses to each of the farms. Order your passes here!
In exchange for volunteering 3 hours of your time, you will get a free weekend pass as our thanks!
Must be 18 years of age or older. If you want to help, fill out our volunteer form, and we will be in contact to get you on the schedule. Most farms asking for volunteers are in the Central Region on Sunday, September 9. For more details on specific farms requesting help, see the volunteer form.
Contact the Neighborhood Co-op Brand Manager at email@example.com for more information.
Thank you to our sponsors
for helping to make this event possible!