Hendrick House Farm, part of Hendrick House, is dedicated to producing quality products for our customers using organic practices within Champaign county. Our farm promotes community outreach with our partnerships, Champaign Urbana School Foundation, The Land Connection, SYEP, CARE4U, Unit 4 and Urbana Schools, University of Illinois Extension and Parkland College through our commitment to educating and promoting youth development and community awareness with regard to healthy eating and sustainable agricultural.
Our farming operations include a 10 acre farm and a garden on the rooftop of Hendrick House. Through our farm, we provide seasonal organic produce to the residents of Hendrick House, those dining in Hendrick House contracted dining services locations, those eating at our Betsy’s Bistro locations and the local community through our community supported agriculture program.
Our farm is a working farm where we are caring for live animals and growing some incredible organic produce.
Ann has a duck named Willie. He loves people.
Julie Anders, our partner with CUSF, raises a wide variety of hens and roosters at Fowler Farm.
We are growing a wide variety of organic vegetables and fruits on the farm. Checkout a small sampling of what we are harvesting this season.
Hendrick House Farm is proud to offer a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. In our program, customers (members) “buy in” to the farm, paying an upfront cost for weekly or every other week fresh boxed vegetables over a 20 week period, June through October during the peak farm season.
We are now taking orders for the 2021 season!
In 2018, we hosted Edison Middle School STEM camp with Julie Anders (Science teacher) leading the workshops. We held a 2019 Spring Workshop. Fowler Farm open house in the fall.
In 2017, we started providing summer youth workshops. Hendrick House Farm currently hosts five to six during the summer months organized and led by Ann Swanson, Hendrick House Farm Director. The children who attend participate in activities that bring them closer to their food source. We also use our animals to talk about their different roles on the farm and sustainability (they eat our company’s food waste).
Hendrick House donates to many fundraising events hosted by The Land Connection. The farm has also donated supplies to help sponsor their youth education events at the Champaign Farmer’s Market.
This is the second year our farm has been working with these programs. Hendrick House works with the community youth providing hands on job training throughout the summer.
In 2018 and 2019, we have helped local boy scouts do their Eagle Scout Projects for Hendrick House Farm and CUSF.
We work with both to help them to promote healthy living through farm fresh produce. Our CSAs were launched through their companies.
If you have any questions regarding Hendrick House, the Hendrick House farm, our amenities & services, our dining options or anything else, please feel free to contact us.