Welcome!

Pat Leininger and Phil Bardell began truck gardening over 30 years ago, having a progressive vision for their land. Now their son Trale Bardell and his wife Margaret help to manage the land in a sustainable way. Chestnut Cliff Farm aims to raise the highest quality specialty organic produce, maple syrup, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork, herbs, foraged foods, unique cut flowers, and more! We are located just 3 miles east of Freeport, Illinois. We are slowly converting to no-till, regenerative methods because we believe in biology!