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John Boos Factory Showroom and Outlet


As John Boos & Co. celebrates over 125 years of continuous business, they stand with strength built on a block of American history. The well recognized gourmet Boos Block ® brand has become significant to the heritage and reputation. Having adapted to market changes through the years, the company continues to grow in its service to the gourmet, foodservice, residential, supermarket, and industrial markets.

1703 Ave. of Mid-America, Effingham, IL

(217) 347-7790

www.johnboos.com

Alwerdts Gardens 

A botanical treasure house and outdoor gallery, Alwerdts Gardens and Alwerdt Artworks and Sculpture Park are one of Effingham’s hidden gems. Located just one mile south off of Interstate 70, Exit 82, the business and park cover several acres of land with their display gardens and half-mile sculpture walk. The grounds are truly a labor of love, courtesy of this month’s #MadeinEffingham maker, Nik Alwerdt. 

3238 East 800th Avenue, Altamont, IL

(618) 483-5798

www.alwerdtsgardens.com

Effing Brew Company 

Effing Brew Company is owned and operated by some of Effingham’s newest local makers, and we’re excited to welcome them to our #MadeinEffingham program. The brewery and restaurant, which opened earlier this year, prides itself in serving its community with delicious food, outstanding beer, excellent catering services, and delightful events.

221 West Jefferson Ave. 

(217) 347-2337

www.effingbrewcompany.com

Tuscan Hills Winery 

Established in July 2011, by Wes and Wanda Pitcher, Tuscan Hills Winery is a beautiful winery with an old world Tuscan feel. Set on ten acres of original farmstead, just off Historic Hills Drive, the winery features indoor seating for over 100 people and a spacious outside porch that overlooks its small vineyard. The winery is a unique extension of who Wes and Wanda are, not only as individuals, but as a couple. The vision Wanda and Wes have for the winery, is one of family and friendship. They enjoy creating a welcoming atmosphere for all who walk through the front door.

2200 Historic Hills Drive, Effingham, IL

 (217) 347-9463

www.effinghamwinery.com

Firefly Grill

Local restaurateurs, Niall and Kristie Campbell, have created a unique oasis for the Effingham community in their farm & table restaurant, firefly grill. The award-winning, eco-friendly roadhouse rests on the shores of Lake Kristie, nestled between their gardens and sheltered by the wooded grounds of their beloved community.

1810 Ave. of Mid-America, Effingham, IL

(217) 342-4753

www.ffgrill.com