Rader Family Farms is a fourth-generation working farm in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. They open a portion of the farm to the public in the fall (September/October) and offer family-friendly outdoor activities like hayrack rides, pick-your-own pumpkins, a jumping pillow, apple cannons, and multiple food and drink locations, including:
Barnyard Grill – The Barnyard Grill is an open-air environment that has a large covered seating space with picnic tables for dining and home to Rader Farms’ homemade pumpkin donut bakery. Menu items include: Cheeseburgers, Grilled Bratwurst, Pulled Pork BBQ sandwiches, Chicken Tenders and our Signature Slop-the-Hog Sandwich. Apple Cider Slush also available at this location!
Harvest Brew Coffee Shop – located inside the Pumpkin Blossom Barn, the Harvest Brew serves specialty coffee and fall-themed espresso drinks and sweet treats. The Harvest Brew is also home to our popular Apple Cider Slushy, Slushy Float and the signature Apple Slushy Silo Shake.
Sidekick Grill – Enjoy a refreshing handmade lemonade shake-up or freshly made pumpkin donuts, funnel cakes w/powdered sugar, strawberries and/or chocolate, funnel fingers, corn dogs and Poppy’s kettle corn and other snacks.
Hitchin’ Post – This snack shop offers soft-served ice cream, apple cider slushies, floats, nachos and cheese, kettle corn, candy, cold drinks and a variety of sweet treats. For an extra special treat, grab a s’more kit and settle in on a tree stump seat around the fire and treat yourself to an ooey-gooey s’more. Roasting sticks can be found around the fire pit area.