Welcome to The Butter Churn


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 […]


Butter Love

This is a sampling of what people are saying about The Butter Churn project.  The support is overwhelming and I feel so overwhelmingly grateful. “One of the biggest issues we talk about with teenagers in the JYM when serving in inner cities or even more so, on Native American Reservations, is the concept of food […]

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.  […]

Sadie Faye Freeman is the artist behind this.

What the Store is all About

Feed Your Family, Your Community, and Thrive. 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, […]


The Food

So…. What are we going to sell?      The rules are these: If we can get it local.  We get it local FIRST. The starting radius is 100 miles from Woodhull.  If you are a local grower, producer of food and food products – and want a chance to sell your things at the […]

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 […]

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