Welcome to The Butter Churn

Here you will find all the information and backstory and current story about our store.

New Hours!  Effective Monday, November 2nd, 2015

10am – 6pm Monday thru Friday

9am – 4pm on Saturdays.

Closed Sundays.  Even though we could make buckets of money.  Because we know people want to shop after church.  But we all have families.  So shop on Saturday when we are open all day!!!

275 N. Division St., Woodhull, Illinois 61490

309.334.3663 store            408.507.6476  stephanie          563.320.6633  roxi



Glance of our Commercial Kitchen about to be used for a private event.


Your kids are welcome. We want them to grow up loving food and being a helper to you now, not a hindrance. We have little carts for them and play kitchen with play food.


Another view of our Commercial Kitchen that is available for rent.


The People Who Make Your Food (our suppliers)

Love is knowing the people who are making your food. And we want you to know the families who work at what they do best.   When you shop at The Butter Churn, you are supporting the families who actually make your food.  Who care. (And hey – if you are a local food person […]

Our Commercial Kitchen

Our Kitchen… pssst. It’s Certified Commercial.

Welcome to our beautiful kitchen – we’re excited to share it with you! Commercial Retail Kitchen Rental – $20/hr, 2 hour minimum So you make something amazing and want to sell it either at The Butter Churn OR somewhere else…. Great! You can rent our kitchen, make your items, and easily go & sell your […]

Sadie Faye Freeman is the artist behind this.

What the Store is all About

Feed Your Family.  Create Community. A local grocery dedicated to Community and real food.  With one focus on products that support local growers, farmers, and artisans; and the other focus on Community. Decorated in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, shoppers will be able to find seasonal, locally grown produce, raised and locally butchered meat, as well […]

Town Meeting Decor

FAQ’s – If it’s here… We’ve been asked it a lot.

So… You live in California.  Are you moving to Illinois? Well.  The quick answer is No.  The way I like to look at this situation though  – is that there will be more jobs created in Woodhull because I can’t live there full time.  So.  Yay! The long answer (because I know you will expire […]


The Story Behind The Butter Churn

Across the country and unbeknownst to each other, two women were dreaming a similar dream. A dream of a small, local market that would sell fresh foods, meat, and produce to their community. For one of the women it was a dream that involved her childhood hometown, and her deep family roots. For the other […]

Harmony Photo

About Stephanie

So.   People often ask me where I am from.  It’s a common question and I have a stock answer: Illinois.   Not Chicago. And then I smile and add that I grew up in a town of about 800 people.  Rural.  Really Rural. Usually there is silence after that.  And then the questioning look.  Really? Yes.  […]

2 thoughts on “Welcome to The Butter Churn

  1. We are so, so proud of you!! We are praying for your success in Woodhull and what the Butter Churn will mean to the ENTIRE region. God bless you, sweet Stephanie. We hope to get a chance to see you soon.


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