We are the Jones Family. We’re a family-run, small farm located in Grant Park, Illinois. We grow a wide variety vegetables organically and pasture-raise our pigs, chickens, goats and sheep. In lieu of offering our food through a farm stand or at a market, we've created a unique way for customers to experience local, farm fresh food. We host dining events. Guests purchase a share of our harvest and experience it through a multi-course feast served at our 100-foot farm table. The table is set out in our field, near the gardens, or in our 80-foot barn. We call this experience, Dine on the Land. We collaborate with chefs and other family farms within a 25-mile radius. Ingredients are harvested hours before guests arrive and every course is prepared on our 12'-foot wood-fire grill. Each four-hour Dine on the Land event features our favorite wines, cocktails and craft beers, along with live music, a farm tour, bonfire for roasting marshmallows, and the time and space to connect with locally-grown food and the appeal of rural-living - raising a glass to the slow life.
We offer Gift Certificates if you're looking for a unique gift this holiday season. Consider giving that special someone time to slow down: purchase a seat at the table and give them an evening at Locavore Farm where they will feast, drink, enjoy a concert, and gather around the bonfire. To purchase a seat at the table as a gift, you do not need to select the specific event date, but rather just a seat for an event date to be determined by the gift recipient later.
Dine on the Land
What is Included?
An intimate farm tour and fishing
A multi-course dinner cooked by talented chefs on our 10'-foot wood-fire grill, featuring local and organic ingredients grown at Locavore Farm and neighboring farms.
A bon fire with a gourmet s’mores bar
Alcoholic beverages from the bar are sold separately, ranging from $5 - $8. We serve a variety of wines, locally-brewed craft beer, and a special concoction depending on the season—bourbon lemonade anyone?
Locavore farm is a place where local farmers and chefs get together to create a special experience for you, our dinner guest.
Experience an evening where you’ll enjoy a rural landscape, connect with the farmers who grow your food, and clink a mason jar with chefs and farmers who are supporting sustainable agriculture.
Each Dine on the Land Experience has a special theme carefully crafted to honor the good work of those that bring sustainable nourishment to the table. Each menu features produce, meat, and other ingredients from Locavore Farm and neighboring farms.
Take a seat at our beautiful 100-foot handcrafted table in lush fields or along organic gardens for an amazing multi-course, gourmet dining experience.
PLAN YOUR EXPERIENCE
Adult - $125
Children Under 12 yrs - $62.50
* Every meal has vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten-free options
Each event starts at 5:00 PM
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Dine on the Land
How to Purchase Tickets
There are only 100 seats for each event. No pressure, but the season usually sells out by May.
What to do next:
Select your date(s)
Complete your reservation including any special notes or dietary questions
You’ll receive an email confirmation within minutes. Your email will contain your event ticket(s).
We’ll get in touch by email at least a week, as well as the day before your event with any last minute reminders.
Questions? Email us, give us a call at 708-701-4320, or check out our FAQ below
FAQ: Farmers Answering your Questions
I’m vegetarian or vegan, will there be something for me to eat?
Yes! Lots of our dinner guests are plant-strong, and we’re happy to feed you the most delicious veggie-filled meal on the planet. Just indicate your preference when you buy your ticket.
I’m gluten-sensitive, is Dine On the Land for me?
Many of our guests are gluten-sensitive and we take this seriously. We don’t have a dedicated gluten-free facility, so we can’t guarantee cross-contamination.
Are drinks included?
Yes. We have non-alcoholic beverages, such as lemonade, ice tea, and coffee. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the bar and include a rotation of four local craft beers, a variety of wine, and a seasonal cocktail. Prices range from $5 - $10. Please Note: We do not allow outside beverages. Please do not bring outside liquor or beverage containers on to the property. If you've come in a 'party bus', guests are not permitted to bring any bottles, cups, thermoses, etc. onto the farm.
Something came up and I can’t attend, can I get a refund?
Sorry, no refunds. Your ticket is transferrable though so we suggest selling it to a friend.
What if it rains?
We’ve got you covered! Jaws hit the floor when dinner guests step into our [size] pole barn. If the weather is going to be questionable, you’ll enjoy dinner in our pole barn—and don’t worry, the animals have their own, separate barn.
What time does dinner start?
You’re going to want to be here around 5pm to take a stroll around the farm and enjoy the views before you sit down to eat.
Can I see the menu in advance?
Yes, but patience please! Since we bring you the freshest and most local ingredients, we decide the menu about a week in advance. If you’ve purchased a ticket, you’ll receive an email about a week in advance that will tell you what’s on the menu. Get ready for your mouth to water for a week.
Fishing sounds fun, do you have fishing equipment?
We don’t keep fishing equipment around, but you’re welcome to bring your own!
I have kids, is this event for them too?
Yes! Many of our families have kids, you’ll find them roasting s’mores, kicking a ball around, and making some new friends.
What should I wear?
Great question! Our dress code—comfortable. Wear whatever you like. We’re not telling you how to dress but you’ll probably want to wear flat shoes for walking comfortably around the farm.