The Liberty Prairie Foundation supports educational programming at the Prairie Crossing Farm to educate and inspire people to value healthy food, land and community.
We provide leadership and financial support for local food system development, social entrepreneurship, land conservation, environmental education, and civic engagement.
Join us for educational events at the Prairie Crossing Farm.
One Earth Film Festival in Lake County - This Weekend!    
The One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest's premier environmental film festival, sharing thought-provoking films that shed light on the issues and highlight effective solutions. 
Join us this weekend for the following FOUR screenings in THREE different Lake County locations. Advance tickets recommended.
Saturday, March 5
3 p.m. - Saving My Tomorrow at the Prairie Crossing Charter School, 1531 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake
7 p.m. - This Changes Everything at the College of Lake County, C005 Auditorium, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake
Sunday, March 6
1 p.m. - Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective at the College of Lake County, C005 Auditorium, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake
4 p.m. - A Farmer's Road at the Montessori School of Lake Forest, 13700 W. Laurel Dr., Lake Forest.

Join us for interesting films and engage with a variety of environmental organizations! These screenings are sponsored by the College of Lake County, Conserve Lake County, Faith in Place, Liberty Prairie Foundation, Montessori School of Lake Forest, and Prairie Crossing Charter School. 
Community Supported Agriculture        
There are multiple farm businesses at the Prairie Crossing Farm - some of which offer  CSA shares - along with alumni of our Farm Business Development Center.
Each farm business is independently operated and offers different farm products, CSA share sizes, pickup sites, dates, etc.

Click here to see the variety of CSAs, and find the best fit for you. Thank you for your support of local food farmers!

Community Food Systems Micro-grants                    
The Liberty Prairie Foundation recently released a request for proposals (RFP) for the 2016 Lake County Community Food Systems Micro-grant Program. This program provides grants from $500-$2,500 to support projects to make local, fresh food more accessible and affordable.
Internship & Farm Jobs        
Do you know a college student interested in a local food summer internship, or someone who'd like to work for an organic farm?

Community Food Systems Interns connect with communities and organizations pursuing local food initiatives during this dynamic food systems internship. Click here for information - the application deadline is Mar. 4. 


The Liberty Prairie Foundation does not hire for the independent farm businesses at the Prairie Crossing Farm though several have positions posted in the Career section of Take a look!
Food to Market Challenge                           
The Food to Market Challenge will award $500,000 to recognize the multidisciplinary team that designs the most innovative solution to re-conceive supply chain practices that currently limit the scale of the local food market.

The Challenge is a project of Food:Land:Opportunity, a multi-year initiative to create a resilient local food economy. Food:Land:Opportunity aims to protect and conserve land, while promoting market innovation and building wealth and assets in the Chicago region. Funded through the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, Food:Land:Opportunity is a collaboration between the Kinship Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust.

Green Living Fair
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat., Mar. 12                        
Join the Liberty Prairie Foundation, Radical Root Farm, and other environmental organizations at the Green Living Fair at the Libertyville Civic Center. 

This FREE event features educational information, recycling opportunities, and 8 speaker forums including one with Alison Parker, co-owner of Radical Root Farm

The Libertyville Civic Center is at 135 Church St. in downtown Libertyville. Click here for additional information.
Good Food Festival
Mar. 24-26 at the UIC Forum
The Liberty Prairie Foundation is a sponsor of the Good Food Festival, March 24-26, at the UIC Forum in Chicago. Each day of the Good Food Festival has a different focus:
Organic Plant Sale & Farm Open House
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat. May 14      

Spring is coming! We invite YOU to our Organic Plant Sale & Farm Open House on  Sat. May 14 at the Prairie Crossing Farm.
Meet the farmers growing local food , purchase organic plants, and more. 
Our popular farm events balance our public education and outreach with the Prairie Crossing Farmers' needs to safely conduct farm operations on a working organic farm. Save the date and join us on the farm!

About the Prairie Crossing Farm      

The Prairie Crossing Farm is a working organic farm nestled inside the Prairie Crossing community in Grayslake, Illinois. The Prairie Crossing Farm is owned by the Liberty Prairie Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


The Foundation operates a variety of programs at the Prairie Crossing Farm to advance our mission. The Farm Business Development Center, an incubator program, prepares beginning farmers to meet the demand for locally-grown organic food in the Chicago region. The independently-owned Prairie Crossing Farm businesses serve customers throughout the Chicago region.


The Foundation supports educational programming at the Prairie Crossing Farm to educate and inspire people to value healthy food, land and community through experiences on our farm. Educational programming includes the Prairie Farm Corps youth development program, seasonal events, and more.
32400 North Harris Road
Grayslake, IL 60030