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Locavore Farm’s signature farm dinner experience

Saturdays (June - October) from 5 PM to 9 PM - advance purchase required.

This year, the Jones family realized a long-time dream and purchased a 30-acre estate just 2.2 miles down County Line Road. The name of the new farmture is Sumac Creek Farms and will host all Dine on the Land events and educational experiences as well as overnight retreats and extended farmstays

About this Experience

Come experience the best in outdoor dining, June through September (Saturdays). Each season, the Jones family grows the ingredients for a multi-course feast served at their beautiful, 110’- ft handcrafted farm table, set across the  fields and gardens of Sumac Creek Farm.


Dine on the Land is a four-hour dining retreat. The grounds open at 5 PM and guests check-in at the outdoor bar to raise a glass to the slow life. With a locally crafted beer, wine or seasonal cocktails and bourbon lemonade in-hand, Farmer Jones will take you on a walking farm tour to learn about their passion for land, food, and community.

Ingredients are picked hours before guests arrive. The outdoors become a rustic kitchen where every course is smoked, charred, and roasted on a 12’-foot wood-fire grill. Menus highlight the flavors of every in-season vegetable as well as wholesome, pasture-raised meats. A light bite is served upon your arrival, followed by four more seated courses before guests gather around the fire with homemade marshmallows.

Throughout the four hour experience, guests enjoy live music, dance in the grass, reconnected with friends, family and wide open spaces in one of Chicagoland’s richest agricultural communities. Grant Park (IL) located in Kankakee County – 43 miles south of downtown Chicago.

  • What is the age range for campers?
    Camp is for children age 6-13 years old.
  • What are the summer camp hours?
    Campers arrive at 8:45 AM. Pick-up is at 1:00 PM. Early morning and extended hours are available upon request and for an additional $75.
  • How much does camp cost?
    The cost per camper is $300. Cost includes snacks and lunch. Lunches will be gluten-free and vegetarian. The cost includes all materials and supplies needed for each day and activity. The cost also includes three tickets for camper to give family or friends to the Friday Feast. If camper needs additional tickets they are $35 per person and limited up to five.
  • Payment, Refund and Cancellation policy"
    All events are filled on a first-come, first served basis, and are subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, advance registration and payment is required. Payment is non-refundable.
  • What is the Friday Night Feast?
    Campers will spend the week creating and preparing for a multi-course feast for up to three family members or friends per household. These three tickets are already included in the camp fee of $275, which also includes all the campers meals and materials for the entire camp. Campers arrive Friday with their guests at 5:30 PM. Campers will walk guests around the property, show their art and science projects in the barn, and sit with their guests for a feast served at our 100-foot table set out in the field or in the barn. Following dinner, there will be a bonfire and s'mores. The evening is over around 9 PM. Cash bar will be available during the evening!
  • I have more questions, who can I contact?"
    Rachael Jones at 708.701.4320, or by email:
  • Is there a discount for siblings?
    We've reduced our cost this year to make it more affordable for families.
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