years ago, a Franklin purchased a plot of deeply fertile land, nestled
between the Kankakee and Iroquois Rivers, 70 miles south of Chicago near
St. Anne, Illinois. In 2007, Jeff Franklin, a direct descendant, found
a twenty-acre sandy spot on the Franklin spread and started a vegetable
farm. The extended Franklin family works under the Illinois sun with
Jeff to bring his dream to fruition.
In response to the need for organically grown vegetables, Jeff began to
research sustainable vegetable production and learned of the need for
innovative farmers to explore ways to preserve long-term resources such
as soil and water. At Deer Creek Organics fertilizers and pest control
methods are carefully chosen to enhance the natural biodiversity that
makes up any given plot of land.
From irrigation to harvesting, Jeff brings new ideas to organic farming
to connect the need for a productive financial enterprise with great
tasting and nutritious vegetables grown on a sustainable farm.
Deer Creek Organics produces favorite stand-bys like summer squash, cucumbers and kale for local Chicago grocers and chefs. Jeff also
specializes in growing selected root crops for wholesale to Chicago.
Deer Creek Organics facebook describes everyday life on an organic farm.