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We welcome you to explore our unique blend of natural beauty, heritage and urban attractions along 57 miles of winding river. Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago, off of Interstate 57. Routes 45/52, 50 and 17 also run through the River Valley. O'Hare International Airport is 75 miles north of Kankakee County, and Midway Airport is 50 miles north. The Greater Kankakee airport is also available for personal aircraft landing space.


Locavore brings the table to the farm in peaceful rural Kankakee County. Join us for an inspiring series of videos that tell the Jones family story as they cultivate natural, healthy food and fulfilling experiences for visitors from near and far.

In peaceful rural Kankakee County, spring breathes new life into the landscape with vibrant green hues. Locavore Farm stirs from its slumber, readying itself to bless the table with the bounties of the land. Locavore lovers gather to honor nature, bonded by a shared respect for fertile soil, real food and fellowship.

In the second installment of our documentary series of video shorts, join us and experience the captivating journey of the Farmer(s) Jones family, intertwined with the spirit of the most hopeful season, Spring. Once denizens of suburban Chicago, Rachael and Chris Jones found solace and purpose embracing the ethos of "locavorism," fostering a profound connection with the land and each other. Then, they extended an invitation to the world to join them.

Lo-ca-vore: a person whose diet consists principally of locally grown and produced food.

Welcome to Locavore Farms of Kankakee County, where the splendor of the season unfolds in each budding leaf, communal feast and heartfelt conversation. It's a place where the hope and courage of those who take the road less traveled is on brilliant display.

Click here to visit Locavore Farm's website, and be sure to explore all that Kankakee County has to offer when you visit!


SPRING: Embrace the season of hope at Locavore Farm with the Farmers Jones in our latest video short. Join Rachael and Chris as they cultivate real food and nurture connections amidst nature's annual renewal when hope springs eternal. VIEW VIDEO


PREAMBLE: Join the Jones family as they leave the comforts of suburban life to champion soil conservation and the artful production of real food. Witness the start of their inspiring, transformative journey. VIEW VIDEO

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