Farm News

Shearing Day

Saturday, April 21 at 10 AM

Jubilee Farms United Church of Christ
9116 Texas Church Rd, Clinton, Illinois 61727

It’s time for my herd to shed their coats. How about you? Anything you want to shed this spring? Come watch a master shearer at work, and at the same time contemplate your own life. The farm church welcomes introspection.

Top 11 Reasons To Purchase a CSA Share From Us This Season

Top 11 Reasons To Purchase a CSA Share From Us This Season

11. Yes you can afford it! A full share is $25/week, less than a family of four will spend going out to eat at Steak N’ Shake. A half share is $12.50/week which is less than most people spend on coffee a week.
10. You eat. As a human, your body needs fresh fruits and vegetables, and really appreciates it when they are free of chemicals and synthetic fertilizers.
9. You care about the environment. Buying local prevents the tens of thousands of miles logged to truck most produce into your local grocery store, as well as water, air, and soil pollution from conventional farming practices.
8. You have taste buds. You appreciate a tomato tasting like a tomato.
7. You care about field workers and believe they deserve at least minimum wage. Migrant workers harvest much of what you find at grocery stores and aren’t paid fairly, nor treated well.
6. You value local farmers and don’t want us to become a thing of the past.
5. Being able to meet your farmer and farm is important to you.
4. You value being a part of a community of like minded people, who also value local foods and organic growing practices.
3. You’re a foodie (hint you can’t claim this title without supporting local farms).
2. You recognize living a life of faith calls us to actively support both food justice and land stewardship.
1. You think your neighbors deserve to eat real food too, and you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is.

Drop offs in Bloomington, Champaign, and Decatur.

Purchase your share here using the link below. Use the code 10Jubilee to save 10% by March 1, 2018

There is Something Amazing about Diversity

There is something amazing about diversity, it keeps life interesting, surprising even.

I love that when an egg hatches I never know quite what I’ll get but every time I’m in awe of what springs into life. We could learn a thing or two here.

Selling Lambs Spring 2018

For the first time we will be selling lambs this spring. They are a cross between a merino ewe and Leicester long wool ram. We anticipate having 4 to sell, females $400, males $300, prices firm. Please message me asap so I know your preferences ahead of time regarding docking tails and castrating.

Bethel United Church of Christ Adults in Mission Group Visits

Read the Daily Herald story here!