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95th Street Farmers Market Vendor Story: Windy Acres Farm

The 95th Street Farmers Market returns to Naperville beginning June 6! After a successful first season, we are looking forward to welcoming back many of our vendors and anticipate the delicious produce and home-grown or home-made products that they will bring to south Naperville.

This is the first of several blog posts highlighting a few of the great vendors that make up the 95th Street Farmers Market.
One of our returning vendors is Windy Acres Farm from Geneva, Illinois. Offering a large selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, they also bring honey, eggs, baked goods and fresh flowers. 
The Srail family owns and manages the farm and all of its related activities. Wayne and Daryl Srail are the parents who established the farm in 1985, and now their four children each have a unique role in running the day-to-day operations. Jaime Srail manages the family’s participation in local farmers markets, co-manages the Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) business, and hires and schedules employees for the farm. In 2018, Jamie was on site at the 95th Street Farmers Market, one of 12 markets that they attend each week.

“It’s a lot of work,” Jaime said, “but we all pitch in. Growing up on the farm, we learned to work together. Everything we grow is hand planted and picked. We use organic practices when we can, for example, using ladybugs instead of spray for pest control.”

Jaime Srail (left) and Anna Murray

Summer fruits and vegetables include asparagus, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, carrots, kale, onions, watermelon, peaches, pears, cantaloupe, berries, and more. As fall approaches, Windy Acres features honey crisp apples, concord grapes, hard squash and pumpkins. They also offer apple cider and apple cider donuts made fresh by their bakery. 
Be sure to visit Windy Acres Farm at the 95th Street Farmers Market for a taste of delicious, locally grown produce and more.

Coming up next:  Peep, Inc., featuring organic, pastured eggs and pork.

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