Through our innovative programs and grant funding, the non-profit Liberty Prairie Foundation works with many partners to improve the health of land, water, and communities in northeastern Illinois.  

Promoting sustainable food farming has long been one of our key strategies. We do so through farm-based education programs, farm enterprise incubation, food policy reforms, community food justice initiatives, and our farmland access project. Learn more about the impact we're making.
The 2017 Food & Farming Film Series

Join us for second film in the Liberty Prairie Foundation's 2017 Food & Farming Film Series,  At the Fork.

M onday, February 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife, Lisa, go on a personal odyssey to ask tough questions about how animals are raised for our consumption. This
is a nuanced, meaningful, and intelligent conversation about the ethics of eating meat and dairy products. Sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States.
- Cliff McConville, All Grass Farms
- Marc Ayers, Illinois State Director of the Humane Society of the U.S.
- Mike Sands, Bean Hollow Grassfed & Liberty Prairie Foundation

The film will be shown at the Byron Colby Barn at 1561 Jones Point Road in Grayslake in Prairie Crossing. Suggested donation is $5/person to support the Foundation's sustainable farming programs. Learn more about this film and register in advance to secure your seat (space is limited).  Please join us!
Work at the farm!  Seasonal positions are now available

Do you know a high school or college student interested in learning more about local food through a meaningful summer position?
We are hiring for the following positions at the Prairie Crossing Farm:

Lead a team of high school students and work together to grow healthy food on the Prairie Crossing Farm.  Click here for the 2017 Prairie Farm Corps Crew Leader application.

Lead a team of high school students and work together to prepare healthy meals using fresh vegetables raised by the Prairie Farm Corps at the Prairie Crossing Farm.  Click here for the 2017 Prairie Farm Corps Kitchen Lead application.

Participate in this youth development program and grow healthy food on the Prairie Crossing Farm.  After the application period closes, all applicants will be contacted about whether they have been selected for an interview. Click here for the 2017 Prairie Farm Corps Crew Member application.


Successful candidates must be hard-working team players interested in organic agriculture, healthy food, and growing personally and professionally.

We also encourage you to contact the following independent Prairie Crossing Farm and Casey Farm businesses directly about available positions:
Community Garden Plots Available      

The Liberty Prairie Foundation welcomes interested gardeners to grow their own food at the Prairie Crossing Farm Community Garden.

Community Garden plots are available for 2017. The rental cost for the season is $60 for a half-plot (approximately 12' x 20') and $120 for a full-sized plot. (approximately 24' x 20'). The fee helps pay for access to water, compost and wood chips, and the administrative and perimeter maintenance cost. People from beyond Prairie Crossing are also welcome.
Email Linda Wiens at for additional information.
About the Prairie Crossing Farm      

The Prairie Crossing Farm is a working organic farm nestled inside the Prairie Crossing community in Grayslake, Illinois. The Prairie Crossing Farm is owned by the Liberty Prairie Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
32400 North Harris Road
Grayslake, IL 60030