Sunfleck Farm and Giveaway Gardens at Soulful Prairies
We are excited to have Sunfleck Farm at Soulful Prairies, working the land just beyond the entrance gates. Our farming is done by hand at farm(h)er scale with the health of you and nature in mind. We are excited to offer fresh, sustainably-grown produce to our community.
Our main season runs from June-October.
Farmstand Fridays: 3 - 6 p.m.
We are committed to:
growing vibrant, nutritious, delicious food
sourcing organic & regional seeds whenever possible
building soil health and resiliency
planting and preserving habitat for pollinators and natural pest predators
contributing to growing the local food economy
Meet the farm(h)er
Claire Flavin Hodge is the farm(h)er-owner of Sunfleck Farm, and is also a new mom, community advocate, and nature enthusiast.
Claire has farmed and researched local food systems for 10 years in three states, and also earned a M.S. in Agroecology/Sustainable Agriculture. She's managed farms and worked with others growing dry beans, cover crops, winter salad greens, blueberries & raspberries, and diversified vegetables grown for market, CSA, and wholesale. Wanting to apply all of this experience to her own farm, Claire started Sunfleck Farm LLC in 2021 in the midst of a global pandemic and as a 1st year mom. The farm supplied food for a small CSA program, the Dole Farmer's Market, local restaurants, and multiple food shelves. Claire's excited to expand her roots now at Soulful Prairies!
Additionally, we are thrilled to have Giveaway Gardens, a family of 6, working the land at Soulful Prairies as well. They intentionally grow food to donate to local organizations and families. This season, they intend to grow melons, pumpkins, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and more! Learn more at giveawaygardens.org
Community Supported Agriculture Box Program (CSA)
We will be offering CSA boxes in an effort to reduce the barriers to fresh, nutritious food. CSA is a program where community members purchase a “share” in the farm in exchange for a weekly or bi-weekly box of fruits and veggies grown at the farm. Beyond the fresh, organically-grown food, herbs, and flowers, you’ll also have the option of participating in CSA-member events so you can get to know your farm!
A few more CSA details:
Expect a delicious, nutritious, and vibrant mix of 6-15 of your favorite veggies and some new things to try!
If you order weekly, for 20 weeks, it’s considered a Full Share and will be $700 total, or ~$35/box. A Half-Share, picked up every other week will be $380, or ~$38/box.
On-farm pickup available Fridays at the Farmstand from 3-6 pm
Other pick-up locations at partner businesses in Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and McHenry pending!