[Mary Maly of Ferndell Farms (from right) shows fresh eggs to Beth Propst of Elburn at the Batavia Indoor Market inside Gaetano’s restaurant Jan. 13.]
Mighty Greens Farm of Elburn keeps a wide range of flavorful lettuces, micro-greens and herbs growing year-round in a heated greenhouse, co-owner Carlos Palomares of Batavia said, standing next to a display of packaged salad ingredients alongside root vegetables.
He said the farm now is signing up people for its Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA program, that runs from June through mid-October, one of the produce packages it offers.
Ferndell Farms in Newark showcases pasture-raised poultry, ensuring that the animals are raised on grass and frequently moved to fresh areas, owner Mary Maly said.
"Everything is raised at my farm," Maly said, citing a choice of chicken and lamb meat, as well as chicken and duck eggs. She also offers beef from a farm in southern Illinois that is certified American grass-fed.