Welcome to Jefferies Orchard.

Certified as a Sesquicentennial Farm by the Illinois Department of Agriculture in 2020


We are open:

Wednesday, November 25, 9 am to 5 pm


In-season Now - we grow all of the following produce right here on our farm:

Brussels sprouts

Daikon radishes




Spaghetti Squash

Pink Banana Squash*


Our own apple cider


Illinois Apples:

Our own Golden Delicious




Also available:


Yellow onions

Local Raw Honey


*Pink Banana Squash are excellent for pies, cookies and bars.  We can give tips for baking and freezing.  Stock up your freezer for winter!

Customer Appreciation:

Complimentary Hot Cider the remaining day we're open.


Holiday Market:

Gift items: cookbooks, bird houses and feeders, Cooling Neck Wear, local products, fruit jams and syrups, and more.  Specials on gourmet mixes from Country Home Creations.  We have gift certificates available -- a healthy gift for those on your list.


Helen's Pumpkin Bars

4 beaten eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

2 cups cooked squash or pumpkin

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

Purchased cream cheese frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and flour well.  In a large bowl, combine eggs and oil with a mixer add pumpkin and blend well with mixer.  Stir in remaining ingredients (except frosting) by hand, blending well.  Pour into prepared pan.  Bake 15-20 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.


For more recipes, visit our Recipes tab.


Small pumpkins and gourds, including white pumpkins, for your Thanksgiving table. Spooky sized pumpkins are great for serving dips.  Small and medium-sized Jack O'Lantern pumpkins still available -- great for serving soups, stews, and salads.


Straw Bales - under our porch, so they're fresh and dry for bedding, insulation, and mulch.


Other Products:

LOCAL Products: Mr. Gixby's deluxe soaps, Natural Artistry Jams (made with our fruit!), and Jimmy Sticks hot sauces.


ILLINOIS Products:  Shelly's Sweet & Chunky Salsas including Pumpkin, which is not only delicious on chips but also great on pork chops as a chutney-style sauce.


USA Products:  Cooper's Mill fruit jams, butters and syrups, apple chips, multi-grain chips and more.  Customer favorites, Apple Butter and Pumpkin Butter back in stock.  Country Home Creations dip and cheeseball mixes -- the Confetti Cheeseball mix makes a great potato casserole.


Where to Find Us:

Jefferies Orchard
1016 Jefferies Rd
Springfield, IL 62707

Phone: +1 217 4877582

Our Mission

To grow high quality produce that is fresh and in-season for our customers, while honoring the land and sustaining our family farm. 


We appreciate your support in this mission!  Thank you!


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