This is the Norton Farm, locally grown produce right across the road from the entrance to my subdivision. Norton Farm has been a family farm since 1846. In the early 1900's it was a dairy farm. In 1938 the farm changed from dairy to beef cattle and hogs. In 1992, they started Norton Produce to sell fresh fruits and vegetables to the community. Now it's a farm in the middle of the suburbs.
I had a delightful conversation with Mr. Norton. Because he has lived his whole life in these area, he is a wealth of information on local matters. He said that he was in the Army in 1958, and because he was lived on a pig farm they made him a cook After the army, he returned to the family farm. Today, they have a greenhouse for plants and flowers in the Spring, fresh produce in the summer, and Norton's Hollow for Fall Festival activities and pumpkins. I am very lucky to have locally grown produce so close, almost a garden in my backyard. Here is a sampling of their produce.
|Inside the Produce Store|
As you can see, you can get many varieties of fresh produce at Norton's Farm. You can be sure that you will be seeing some fresh produce recipes soon on my blog. Maybe Peaches, or corn, what will be next ??? Stay tuned! Thank you for coming along with my visit to Norton's Farm. If you are in the Chicago area, take a ride out west and discover all of the wonderful produce and activities.