Sue Rekenthaler and Gary Gauger tend a family farm that has been in the Gauger Family since 1923. The soil has been chemical free since 1960 and certified Naturally grown since 2003.
Sue and Gary specialize in heirloom tomatoes and also grow a wide and diverse selection of peppers, potatoes, lettuce and other produce. They recognize the importance of being true caretakers of the soil. The also recognize the importance of educating the consumer about how their produce is grown.
The Natural Farm Stand philosophy includes the idea that healthy food should not be so costly as to make it only available to a limited group of people. Their motto is "Naturally Grown Produce at Down to Earth Prices."
Sue and Gary welcome visitors to the farm and encourage their customers to learn more about the organic and naturally grown farming methods in order for them to incorporate a more earth friendly way of eating and growing produce into their own lives.
Certified Naturally Grown Heirloom Tomatoes
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Schedule and Location:
Grayslake Farmers Market-Slusser and Center Street-June to October-Wednesdays-3pm to 7pm
Crystal Lake Farmers Market-Depot Park-June to October-8:30am to 1pm
Natural Farm Stand-3016 Ill. Rt 173, Richmond, Ill. 60071 Open 7 days a week. 9am to 7pm
True to its name, Natural Farm Stand has a stand through which it sells its produce wholesale. More rare is the way it farms. Nutritious food starts with rich and healthy soil.... [more]
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I have been buying Sue and Gary's produce for many years and I will keep coming back. No one can beat their heirloom tomatoes!