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Smiling Frog Farm

Smiling Frog Farm Transplants from Chicago who have enjoyed creating a hobby farm on our beautiful 22 acres in Knox Co Robert and Julie Haugland are the heart & soul of this little farm.

Started by Robert in 1975 as an urban farm (way before the term existed) on Scott Street in Franklin Park, Illinois, Julie & Robert moved to Knox County in 2006, gutted the house, got married in 2007 and established Smiling Frog Farm on 22 acres on a ridge in Dahinda, Illinois. We raise a wide variety of veggies, fruit, herbs & and eggs with the occasional pig. Our family consists of 20 chickens,

Started by Robert in 1975 as an urban farm (way before the term existed) on Scott Street in Franklin Park, Illinois, Julie & Robert moved to Knox County in 2006, gutted the house, got married in 2007 and established Smiling Frog Farm on 22 acres on a ridge in Dahinda, Illinois. We raise a wide variety of veggies, fruit, herbs & and eggs with the occasional pig. Our family consists of 20 chickens,

Operating as usual

Turkey Vulture in sunset by Robert Haugland, photographer.
06/09/2022

Turkey Vulture in sunset by Robert Haugland, photographer.

pics from around the farm
05/15/2022

pics from around the farm

09/22/2021
Taking a walk thru some of the gardens during the rumblings of thunder prior to the storm tonight. We've been working on...
08/11/2021

Taking a walk thru some of the gardens during the rumblings of thunder prior to the storm tonight. We've been working on infrastructure and gardens for the Retreat & Meditation Center at Smiling Frog Farm. Doing a sort of soft opening this summer and fall. Please check out our page for classes, events, drum circle & retreats.

So, we did a thing. We are now listed on HipCamp! If you would like to come camp, its just a matter of packing up clothe...
08/02/2021
Smiling Frog Farm's 16 Ft Bell Tent, Julie H.’S Land, IL: 18 Photos

So, we did a thing. We are now listed on HipCamp! If you would like to come camp, its just a matter of packing up clothes & food...we have everything else! Including a 16f tent with queen size bed, clean chemical toilet, fire pit, cooking supplies and hammock! Get away only minutes away to a secluded meadow surrounded by trees with incredible star gazing along with paths for walking or hiking.

Smiling Frog Farm's 16 ft Bell Tent in Julie H.’s Land, Illinois | Smiling Frog Farm have 22 acres with trails, pastures and rolling hills sitting on a ridge overlooking a large...

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07/28/2021

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07/19/2020
Sacred Medicine Wheel garden is coming along nicely for beginning of May.
05/04/2020

Sacred Medicine Wheel garden is coming along nicely for beginning of May.

Started some Hyacinth Bean seeds on April 5. I used an egg carton, cut the lid off and layered the bottom egg cells into...
04/11/2020

Started some Hyacinth Bean seeds on April 5. I used an egg carton, cut the lid off and layered the bottom egg cells into the top. Seeded each cell, then watered and covered in plastic. Every single seed sprouted and 98% grew rapidly. Turns out, with that damp, dark layer the lid made, the roots had a place to easily grow, giving me very strong seedlings. Today I easily broke apart the egg cells to transplant into biodegradable bags, added lots more soil and all are now in an old busboy tub at 10 days old.

Spring has arrived!
04/08/2020

Spring has arrived!

04/05/2020
P***y Willow in bloom!

Our pollinator population had a good winter. They are already quietly at work, no social distancing for them! Hundreds of honeybees busy on our p***y willow.🐝

Win this massive 3 lbs beet by liking and sharing our page. Don't like beets? Share with a friend who does!
08/24/2018

Win this massive 3 lbs beet by liking and sharing our page. Don't like beets? Share with a friend who does!

08/22/2018

FARM FRESH PRODUCE AVAILABLE
free-range chicken eggs ($3 dozen)
goose eggs (huge! $1 each available now only)
beets
green beans
red & green cabbage
white eggplant
red & green bell/Melrose/ banana peppers (sweet)
jalapenos (hot)
ghost peppers (hot, hot, hot)
cherry/plum/regular tomatoes
tomatillos
swiss chard
green beans/Italian flat green beans
Italian cucumber melons
possibly banana squash

You can let me know what you want. Item and quantity. We will harvest and you can pick up either at our farm or make arrangements to meet me. Approx $1.50 per lb, whatever combo is ordered.

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01/18/2016

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We will be butchering pigs sometime within the next month and will have 1 whole or 2-3 halves available for sale. Also a...
01/02/2016

We will be butchering pigs sometime within the next month and will have 1 whole or 2-3 halves available for sale. Also a friend also has 1 whole pig or 2 halves for sale that will be ready in a week. If you have any interest in freezer pork, please let me know. I can get you pricing if you are interested.

11/20/2015

This is not our house, however, I might need to get one! A chicken who vacuums!

Foley's 50th Birthday bash with music by Charlie Hayes, a big-ass bonfire and gorgeous full moon!
09/28/2015

Foley's 50th Birthday bash with music by Charlie Hayes, a big-ass bonfire and gorgeous full moon!

Guinea Keets...and now there are eleven. Muse the Alpaca/Llama.
09/28/2015

Guinea Keets...and now there are eleven. Muse the Alpaca/Llama.

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02/12/2015

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SHARE this Facebook posting one of our Italian Heritage Garden Seed Collection and be entered to win a $50 Baker Creek Gift Certificate!

Link to order here-> http://www.rareseeds.com/italian-heritage-basket/

The Italian Heritage Seed Collection is
A hand-picked selection of our Chefs most coveted Italian Heirlooms. A great chefs garden starter pack. We have even included a nice extra virgin bottle of olive oil and free shipping! Varieties included: Vienna Kohlrabi,Rosa Bianca Eggplant,Bianca Di Maggio onion,Genovese Basil,Chioggia Beet,Sigaretta Pepper, Pantano Tomato,Arugula, Grappoli Tomato,Rapini, Candela Di Fuoco, Borlotto Bean,Nero di Toscana Cabbage, Merlo Nero Spinach

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05/26/2013

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05/02/2012

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05/01/2012

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04/18/2012

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04/17/2012
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FRESH - LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE ... RESERVE YOURS THIS WEEK to still get the discount! 2 sizes of shares are available, plus additions for those who desire more!

1/2 SHARE for 1 to 2 ppl @ $250.00 -- equals $12.50 week
(we offer a $25 discount if reserved and paid in full this week!)

FULL SHARE for 3 or more ppl @ $500.00 -- equals $25.00 week
(we offer a $50 discount if reserved and paid in full this week)

Local Farm Fresh Eggs Share Weekly @ $50.00 additional
(this brings eggs to only $2.77 per dozen over 18 weeks)

Q’s Café Share Weekly @ $130.00 additional
(will include smoked meats, bread, sauces, entrees,soups, etc.)

Because we, as growers/producers, need to plan out how much we are growing based on the number of shares purchased, we need to know ASAP so we can get appropriate number of plants started, plan out our gardens and know how much volume to plan for. As the growing season gets underway, your boxes will be smaller...as the harvests become abundant, the boxes will contain a larger quantity. While our goal is to fill your box with produce at or above the weekly value of your basket, the volume of the box will vary--at the peak of the season, you will receive more produce than you likely will right at the beginning. One of the benefits of participating in a CSA is learning the old time practice of eating with the seasons.

Weekly shares may be picked up on our farms in Dahinda or Oneida or Galesburg. Arrangements will be made that suit your needs, within reason. If convenient to all, we may be able to work out other pick-up or delivery locations. Reusable boxes will be provided, but must be returned each week.

There are a limited number of CSA shares for purchase, only 6 slots are left for the 2012 season. So, reserve yours today!

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(309) 335-2744
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03/29/2012

Frog Pond Farm has changed its name! Due to the fact that there are many Frog Pond Farms in our area, and to avoid confusion, we are now Smiling Frog Farm! The meaning of the name of the town we are located in, Dahinda, means "Smiling Frog" in a Native American language.

03/21/2012
Live Audio / Video | Committee on Agriculture | U.S. House of Representatives

Live Audio / Video | Committee on Agriculture | U.S. House of Representatives

Most hearings/meetings occur in the main Committee hearing room: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. On occasions where two hearings/meetings are taking place at the same time, the audio connection to the auxiliary hearing room, 1302 Longworth House Office Building, will also be used.

03/19/2012

Today, March 19 is National Poultry Day. Our chickens and ducks are celebrating their very own holiday and this glorious weather!

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1612 Knox Road 1550 N
Dahinda, IL
61428

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