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.
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 the strawberry patch. At the same time, Joe is also looking over the condition of the garden. By this time Joe already has the potatoes, onions and some early sweet corn planted.
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.
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.