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Our Family Farm | Panola, IL

Locally Grown, Fresh Food Delivered to Your Doorstep

The Wahls Family Farm is run by Eric Wahls along with his wife, Michelle; son, Keagan; and daughter, Claire. Eric was raised on a row crop farm in Ford County and graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Agronomy Science. Eric has been employed in agriculture for over 24 years and cares deeply about safe, reliable food sources.

Michelle Wahls is a local teacher and both children love to help out with the farm, including planting lettuce, picking peas, and playing with our dog and other animals.

In 2017 we started growing and delivering fresh produce. We have roughly 5 acres to use for the production of vegetables, fruit, eggs, pork, and beef. We will begin planting apple, pear, peach, and apricot trees this spring along with raspberry and strawberry plants.

The fruit trees would start producing in 3-4 years while the berry plants would be available in 2019. We will plant blueberry plants in 2019 and expect fruit in 2021. We want to be able to provide you with a more complete diet of local foods and that is why we will work hard to establish these trees and berry plants in the coming years. We will also be setting asparagus crowns this spring that would be available in 2020.

little girl on the farm

Our Family Farm

Locally Grown, Fresh Food, Delivered to Your Doorstep

The Wahls Family Farm is run by Eric Wahls along with his wife, Michelle; son, Keagan; and daughter, Claire. Eric was raised on a row crop farm in Ford County and graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Agronomy Science. Eric has been employed in agriculture for over 24 years and cares deeply about safe, reliable food sources.

Michelle Wahls is a local teacher and both children love to help out with the farm, including planting lettuce, picking peas, and playing with our dog and other animals.

At 4 Wahls Farm, we are in our second year of growing and delivering fresh produce. We have roughly 5 acres to use for the production of vegetables, fruit, eggs, pork, and beef. We will begin planting apple, pear, peach, and apricot trees this spring along with raspberry and strawberry plants.

The fruit trees would start producing in 3-4 years while the berry plants would be available in 2019. We will plant blueberry plants in 2019 and expect fruit in 2021. We want to be able to provide you with a more complete diet of local foods and that is why we will work hard to establish these trees and berry plants in the coming years. We will also be setting asparagus crowns this spring that would be available in 2020.

little girl on the farm

Our Family Farm

Locally Grown, Fresh Food, Delivered to Your Doorstep

The Wahls Family Farm is run by Eric Wahls along with his wife, Michelle; son, Keagan; and daughter, Claire. Eric was raised on a row crop farm in Ford County and graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Agronomy Science. Eric has been employed in agriculture for over 24 years and cares deeply about safe, reliable food sources.

Michelle Wahls is a local teacher and both children love to help out with the farm, including planting lettuce, picking peas, and playing with our dog and other animals.

At 4 Wahls Farm, we are in our second year of growing and delivering fresh produce. We have roughly 5 acres to use for the production of vegetables, fruit, eggs, pork, and beef. We will begin planting apple, pear, peach, and apricot trees this spring along with raspberry and strawberry plants.

The fruit trees would start producing in 3-4 years while the berry plants would be available in 2019. We will plant blueberry plants in 2019 and expect fruit in 2021. We want to be able to provide you with a more complete diet of local foods and that is why we will work hard to establish these trees and berry plants in the coming years. We will also be setting asparagus crowns this spring that would be available in 2020.

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Meat

Customers will need to order several months ahead for pork and beef options. It takes about 4 months to raise a pig and 10 months for a cow. We have 2 cows that would be available by this fall and we have room in our pasture for more.

honey

Honey

We started with one hive last year and expect to have enough honey to sell this September. We will not use insecticides on any produce since we have honeybees working in our garden and on our fruit trees. One in every three bites of food you take was pollinated by bees. Pollination by bees increases fruit and pod set which may increase yield and uniformity of produce.

Why Buy Local?

Our produce is handled less. It is picked, boxed, and delivered to you!

  • Our produce is picked when it’s ripe, which means it contains more vitamins, tastes much better, and is more visually appealing.
  • You can take comfort in getting to know your farmer and the farm in which your food is grown.
  • Environmentally-friendly! Your produce travels less than 25 miles from farm to table, meaning there is far less fossil fuel consumption used to deliver your produce. Our produce is never refrigerated, nor is it stored in an air conditioned store or warehouse. We also do not use large fuel-powered irrigation systems. Perhaps best of all, we save you a trip to the store!
  • Our water consumption is far less than larger farms. Our climate averages 36” of rain each year, and none of our irrigation systems put a strain on others’ water supply. California needs their water for drinking, bathing, and putting out forest fires – NOT to grow you produce that can be done locally and with less irrigation.
  • Sustainability. – We practice cover cropping, which helps our soils retain moisture, reduces erosion and competing weeds, and provides food for the soil as the plant decomposes. Any extra produce is fed to our pigs, cows, and chickens whose manure is returned to the field in late fall.
  • Happy cows! – Our cows are given free range on 1.5 acres of grass during the spring and summer and one acre of corn stalks and cover crops in the late fall. They also help clean up any vegetable leaves and devour the kale patch!

309-287-4846
711 50th Street, Panola, IL 61738
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