Our

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Mission

We are a family farm, owned and operated, four generations strong. Our mission is to grow and sell the highest quality of farm products and provide the services that follow these farm products to our customers, just as we would to our own family.

WILTSE'S FAMILY TRADITION

Wiltse’s Farm Produce is a family owned and operated farm. Our family farm is four generations strong selling farm fresh produce in the DeKalb-Kane county area. We have been located and selling off our farm in Maple Park, Illinois since 1965. Family members have been attending the Aurora’s Farmer’s Market since 1912.

Our mission is to grow and sell the highest quality of farm products and provide the services that follow these farm products to our customers, just as we would to our own family.
MEET THE FAMILY

Our Specialty

We grow an array of farm produce, literally from A to Z! We start in the spring with greenhouses blooming with color, with hardy annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetable plants that were attentively started and cared for by Kate. We then start cutting asparagus and looking over everything growing in our greenhouse and fields. At the same time, Joe is also keeping an eye on the condition of the fields that yield our crops. By this time Joe already has the potatoes, onions and some early sweet corn planted.

Craftmanship

As a family team, Kate, Joe and Patty start the process of preparing for the rest of the busy planting, nurturing and harvest season ahead. We use crop rotation practices. This helps us to keep the crop pests ‘confused’, lessening the need to use pest control. We keep detailed record on ground nutrients applied. This allows us to control and only apply what we actually need to specific crops. By using integrated pest management, if the need should arise, we only use products that are safe to people and the environment.
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