FAIRBURY, IL – The Kilgus Farmstead Country Store is well known for its variety of foods and notorieties that mostly come from local production (much of which is their own) and the friendly atmosphere that’s inspired by the folks that run it. The Kilgus Family maintains an assortment of farm animals, which are indigenous to Illinois farm life and are expertly cared for utilizing the vast experience that the family has in this venue. This, in turn, provides a diversified arrangement of products from beef, pork, and goat meat to milk and ice cream, all of which comes from the personal stock of the farm. The Country Store adds to that with cheeses, eggs, jams, jellies, honey, yeast rolls, butter, and more, that all together, will satisfy just about any kitchen’s grocery list.
On Saturday, November 26th, from 10am to 2pm the Kilgus Farmstead Country Store is having an “Open House” event that will highlight their country grocery fare with free samples of meats and cheeses along with their famous Beef House yeast rolls. They will also be offering a $1 off of all their teas and coffees as well as lotions, soaps, and room sprays. It will be well worth the trip (what little there is of it for the locals) to the extreme south end of Fairbury’s First Street (about a mile south of the stop light on Rte 24) to check out the samples and grab a sack full of dairy and meat products that will make everyone at home happy.
The Kilgus Family has guided tours available for their Farmstead and you can make arrangements by calling them at 815-692-6080. It’s a fun and educational adventure for the whole family and you can see how the livestock is raised and cared for and also take in their milk processing and bottling facility, it is a state of the art operation. Then when you go back into the store you can maybe grab some of the delicious soft serve ice cream they make from some of that milk.
Go on out and check them out – a personal visit is always worth it. You can go anytime from Monday through Saturday during their regular hours of 8am to 6pm and don’t forget the Open House on the 26th – a good chance to “sample the wares”.