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Had to share this with you (from Yelp's Farmers' Almanac)!  Have fun with the family!  :) 

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Cow party at Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary
Yelp's Farmers' Almanac
Cow party at Spring Valley Nature SanctuaryCandice G
Old MacDonald may have had a farm... but he's got nothing on the bevy of barn-yard belts in the 'burbs. If petting baby animals while drinking a fresh goat's milk latte sounds like the bee's knees, let this Weekly Yelp be your guide to greener pastures. we know Thanks to internet videos people love young animals! Maybe because they remind us of the seemingly infinite possibilities of youth, or maybe because they're oh so cuddly-wuddly, but Chicagoland Yelpers can't stop sharing their experiences with cute creatures. This week, we share the most aww-worthy picks.
Heritage Prairie Farm
4 star rating 17 reviews
2N308 Brundige Rd, Elburn, IL
Venues & Event Spaces, Farmers Market
Melissa B.
“Don't let the ride stop you from checking this place out. Your life is not complete until you've eaten their fresh pizza under the stars! There's a mini-donkey and some other animals... I felt like I was on a movie set and I didn't want the night to end.”
Melissa B., Frankfort, IL
Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary
4_half star rating 20 reviews
1111 E Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL
Parks, Hiking
Elizabeth W.
“I come here so often, the chickens save a spot for me at the picnic tables. I originally started coming here for the birdwatching, but now most of my visits are dedicated to showing my daughter the farm animals, frogs, toads, and turtles.”
Elizabeth W., Des Plaines, IL
Kline Creek Farm
5 star rating 6 reviews
1N600 County Farm Rd, West Chicago, IL
Museums, Parks
Laura N.
“Every hour, on the hour, tours of the old house are given... and several volunteer farmers work on the farm and they are more than happy to stop their chores to answer your questions and open some gates for you to see the animals.”
Laura N., Roselle, IL
MooGrass Farms
4_half star rating 10 reviews
1620 Stoddard Ave, Wheaton, IL
Health Markets, Farmers Market
Mo D.
“I found this place while looking for milk from pasture-raised goats... it was right there in Wheaton and all the dairy and meat sold are from grass-raised, grass-fed, grass-finished animals.”
Mo D., Wheaton, IL
Ed & Judie’s Egg Farm
5 star rating 1 review
6 S 2 60 Hankes Rd, Aurora, IL
Farmers Market
Marissa A.
“It's a great place to take the kids. They can experience a real farm with lots of chickens roaming around. The eggs are self-serve. Just open the side door to the house and pick out eggs from the refrigerator. It's great!”
Marissa A., Aurora, IL
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