Preserved Farmland and Open Space
Serosun Farms Estate includes 300 acres of preserved farmland and restored upland and wetland prairie, savannah woodlands with walking trails, and stocked fishing ponds providing a beautifully maintained pastoral setting for the homes that will reside within the community. Our open space reflects the historical natural prairie ecosystems that were once present in this area and will be used to provide natural habitats, recreation, and buffer zones for the site. A recreational trail system will run through the Estate and connect the open spaces. An eight-mile trail system provides a shared-use environment for the community to explore the natural areas and provide recreation. It is intended to support hiking, jogging, biking cross-country skiing and equestrian uses. Fitness stations will be located along the trails.
Working Sustainable Farm
Direct from the field to your dinner plate — enjoy healthy sustainable food with a freshness, flavor, and tradition missing from the mass-produced items stocked by conventional grocery stores. At its core, Serosun Farms is a working sustainable farm that promotes local farming, healthy living, and an appreciation for fresh, organic foods. An on-site farmers market will feature grass-fed meat, produce, herbs, and other specialty items. Harvests will tempt cooks and food aficionados with regional, specialty, and gourmet items. Presently, the farm uses a hay, corn, and soybean rotation, but will transition to hay production. These hay products will supply the on-site equestrian center, local stables and dairy farms, as well as rehabilitate the soil and start the sustainable certification process. From this start, the farm will expand its program to include grass-fed beef and an initial selection of produce and herbs.
The vision for the farm includes:
- Vegetables , fresh herbs, and cut flowers
- Grass farming, including hay and silage for horses and livestock
- Grass-fed beef and other specialty livestock
- Free-range poultry
- Fruit trees, including apple, pear, plum, and cherry
- Berries, including raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, and blueberries
- Specialty crops such as asparagus and rhubarb, prairie seed, honey products, and other specialty items
Serosun Farms is a horse enthusiasts’ dream, with one of the most comprehensive and holistic boarding and training facilities in the Midwest. A state-of-the-art barn and arena are at the center of a rural estate with 410 acres of beautiful rolling countryside. These facilities are complemented by professional board and care, and high-level fitness and training programs. Primary facilities will include veterinary, breeding, and fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, dressage and jumping rings, and a large number of all-weather paddocks and pastures that ensure maximum turnout time for the horses. The barn currently has 12 large stallls with plans to expand to 36 in the futuer. High-quality hay is raised on site, and riders can enjoy over eight miles of serene trails through farm, woodlands, and prairie
Serosun offers many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and fresh air, with great vistas. Outdoor recreational opportunities range from running, walking, bike riding, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing, to fishing and bird watching, and gardening. The community center will offer tennis, swimming, aerobics, and yoga. No matter what the season Serosun Farms offers opportunities to get outside and enjoy the natural surroundings.
Serosun Farms will be partnering with many local restaurants to supply them with sustainable produce, meats, cheeses and other specialty items. In addition to supplying local businesses, we will also be offering these items to our estate members at our Farmer’s Market and future Gourmet Deli. Imagine starting your day by enjoying a peaceful walk to the Farmers Market. Imagine not having to jump in your car and run to the grocery store at rush hour just to grab that one item you forgot for the wonderful meal you are preparing for your guests — instead, just run down to the Farmer’s Market or Gourmet Deli where you can grab only the freshest of selections. Sit on your front porch and take in the breathtaking views and sun set with your guests after dinner. Relax and enjoy, the Serosun Farms way.
Estate members will have an opportunity to manage “their farm” on a much smaller scale as well. Community garden areas are set aside to allow residents a chance to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Take advantage of Serosun Farm’s agricultural activities to learn tips and techniques in growing the best and freshest produce – from your garden straight to your kitchen.
Educational and Community Activity Programs
An innovative conservation community, Serosun Farms sets a new standard for living a healthier lifestyle in harmony with nature. The community serves as a living example for land, resource, and habitat management. These real examples create real learning opportunities. With 300 acres of open space, including restored prairie, wetlands and savanna, as well as equestrian and agricultural components, Serosun Farms provides many learning opportunities for you and your family. Serosun Farms facilitates many of these educational programs with a focus on nature, farming, food and cooking. Or simply explore the 300 acres for yourself. Serosun Farms also organizes many community activities. Stay involved, be happy, live healty and gain a sense of community.
Our community center will provide a wide range of amenities starting with its pool. The center will also include tennis and basketball courts, meeting event and business facilities, a fitness and game room, and a bar/grill. The center will enhance Serosun Farms’ sense of community as a venue to meet, work, relax, play, or learn. Events, activities, and various programs will take place at the community center. Beyond everyday use of the pool and court facilities, such as leisurely tennis matches or competitive pick-up basketball games, these activities may include business meetings, dinner events, and cooking classes
Community Broadband Service
Enjoy fast Internet service through Community Broadband at home or within the community. Sit at the Community Center and stay connected. In an effort to promote sustainability, residents will be able to access community documents and information from our website through our exclusive estate member portal. Enjoy one convenient location for all your community information.
Our professional estate management team is ready to help you with full-service concierge services to help maintain your residence and your lifestyle. We handle all the details for you. Need someone to “warm up” your home before your arrival? Just let us know. Our services can help you create enjoyable, worry-free living. Please contact us for a complete list of services we can provide.
Bed & Breakfast and Spa
Our vision is a real community with homes of architectural significance, intelligently designed to fit the land. This vision will bring to the site not only those who want to build their dream homes, to instill architecture into the rural charm of the land around us, but also those attracted by the sustainable precedence it represents. We want Serosun Farms to be a destination. Whether it is those settling in to raise their family, retreating from the city for the weekend, starting a new adventure after retirement, or folks passing through to appreciate the architecture and rural setting or to enjoy the many community amenities, Serosun Farms has something for everyone. Our vision includes bed and breakfast lodging in a future phase. You can take advantage of the B&B when your family comes to visit. Send them to the spa or meet them for breakfast at our on-site restaurant… of course utilizing some of the freshest and most sustainable food grown right here on the estate.