The Frillman family’s farming roots date back to the 1800s in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The eight-acre Prairie View plot where the present-day farm flourishes had been leased out to neighboring farmers for the past few generations until Tim Frillman decided to revive the life path of his predecessors. The youngest of four children, Tim incorporated Frillman Farms in October 2011 as a nod to his rich family history.
The parcel was a blank agricultural canvas devoid of even the most fundamental farming staples, but Tim has since grown the farm by adding a large barn and free-range area that houses 200 roaming laying hens, a 100-foot-long high tunnel to extend planting, a small greenhouse to get a jump on seed germination and in turn, the growing season, six beehives to produce local honey, and more.
In 2018, Tim expanded even further with the purchase of Leaning Shed Farm and relocating the operation to Berrien Springs, Michigan. Today, Tim grows dozens of varieties of all-natural, GMO-free, heirloom fruits and vegetables and sells his produce, eggs and honey at local farmers markets. He also delivers biweekly to some of Chicago’s best restaurants.
heirloom produce, eggs, honey
Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program