1 Jun

The Pontious Farm is simple.  They grow ‘em, you pick ‘em.  But the experience and the specialty crops do not disappoint.  We recommend you spend an afternoon at the Pontious Farm and see for yourself.  

As the only pick-your-own berry, herb, and vegetable farm in East Central Illinois, Rick and Nancee Moster Pontious have been enjoying life on the farm for over 40 years.  Both Rick and Nancee have always held full-time jobs outside of managing the farm, so this farm really is YOU pick.

(image source: pontiousfarm.com)  

Specialty Crops at the Pontious Farm

  • Cherries
  • Rhubarb
  • Herbs
  • Raspberries (red and black)
  • Sweet corn
  • Blackberries
  • Squash
  • Green beans
  • Pumpkins
  • Blueberries
  • Jostaberries
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Cabbage
  • Currants: red, white, and black
  • Gooseberries
  • Tomatoes: grape, roma, large
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Sweet banana peppers
  • Medium hot peppers

Ask the Farmer

Rick Pontious says…”the most popular specialty crop is the blueberry.”  

“We use organic practices, but are not certified as organic (and do not plan to go through the certification process). We do occasionally use herbicides to help control weeds when necessary, other we till the grounds to remove weeds as much as possible.  We do not use pesticides but do use NEAM Oil to help control Japanese beetles.”

Location and Hours

Opens in mid-June!

Monday through Friday, 8am – 2pm

Saturday, 8am – 5pm

Sunday, 9am – 5pm

The Pontious Farm is located in White Heath, IL. 

Pontious Farm is in White Heath, Illinois, 15 miles west of Champaign, Illinois, off Interstate 72.

The Pontious Family recommends these recipes…

  • Blueberry crunch
  • Raspberry crunch
  • Rhubarb mandarin crunch
  • Basil pesto
  • Parsley chive pesto
  • Herb cream cheese
  • Herb salad
  • Mint tea
  • Corn soufflé
  • Squash, apple, sweet potato bake


Visit www.pontiousfarm.com for more information about events, frequently-asked questions, and pictures of happenings on the farm.  


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