McHenry County Farm Stroll
McHenry County Farm Stroll
Sunday, September 24, 2017
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Come out for a day in the country! On Sept. 24, McHenry County will host its third annual Farm Stroll, a self-guided tour of the county’s diversified family farms. A total of 12 farms will be part of this educational agriculture-centric tour. Apple orchards, vegetable growers, dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, horses, alpacas, honey bees, perennial plants, hydroponics and more will be featured within these 12 farms.
Because this is a family-friendly, free, self-guided tour, there is no beginning or end of the tour—just choose the farms that interest you and visit during the designated time.
The Farm Stroll is organized by the McHenry County Farm Bureau and the University of Illinois Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners. Extension Master Gardener and 4-H volunteers will be onsite to assist farm families in accommodating guests and conducting demonstrations and tours.
There is no charge for the Farm Stroll and Market, but most farms will be selling food, produce or other farm-related products. Bring cash to purchase items directly from the farmers.
Remember, these are working farms: dress appropriately and supervise children at all times. No pets, please. A few farms will have toilet facilities, but several do not.
Visit McHenry County Farm Bureau for more info at mchenrycfb.org or at facebook.com/McHenryCountyFarmBureau or call 815-338-1520. Also visit University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners at web.extension.illinois.edu/lm or facebook.com/McHenryCoMasterGardener.
The McHenry County Farm Bureau is a non-for-profit membership organization that represents more than 850 farm families on local, state and national issues. An additional 8,500 associate (non-voting) members support the Farm Bureau with their annual membership dues. McHenry County Farm Bureau provides members with legislative representation on trade, transportation, education, renewable fuels, land use, taxes and governmental regulation. Contact the McHenry County Farm Bureau at 1102 McConnell Road, P.O. Box 1530, Woodstock, IL 60098, phone 815-338-1520 or visit mchenrycfb.org.
The University of Illinois Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners consist of more than 130 volunteers. The mission of an Extension Master Gardener is to share unbiased, reliable, research-based information with home landscapers and gardeners, as well as to encourage people to enjoy gardening and vegetable growing. Contact the Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners at 1102 McConnell Road, P.O. Box 1430, Woodstock, IL 60098, phone 815-338-3737 or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/lm.
McHenry County Farm Stroll 2017
—Sept. 24, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
—Free, self-guided tour of 12 family-owned McHenry County farms.
—Showcasing locally grown organic and conventional fruits, vegetables, plants and animals.
—Bring cash to purchase farm-grown food and farm-related products.
—Organized by the McHenry County Farm Bureau and the University of Illinois Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners.
—Visit McHenry County Farm Bureau at mchenrycfb.org or facebook.com/McHenryCountyFarmBureau. Call 815-338-1520. Also visit U of I Extension Master Gardeners at web.extension.illinois.edu/lm or facebook.com/McHenryCoMasterGardener.
McHenry County Farm Stroll Participants
8519 Route 173, Richmond, IL 60071
Von Bergen’s Country Markets Acres
9805 Route 173, Hebron, IL 60034
13202 Hebron Road, Hebron IL 60034
Harvard Eggs, Feed and Produce
17205 McGuire Road, Harvard, IL 60033
Cashmore’s Produce and Ponics
5116 Irish Lane, Harvard, IL 60033
AL’sPACAs at Dutch Mill Farm
19860 Lembcke Road, Harvard, IL 60033
Cody’s Farm and Orchard
19502 River Road, Marengo, IL 60152
Cross Winds Farm
8905 South Grant Highway, Marengo IL 60152
Thornpaw Lea Farm
510 South Menge Road, Marengo IL 60152
Prairie Sky Orchard
4914 North Union Road, Union IL, 60180
Marwood-Ridge Dairy, Bauman Family
8016 South Union Road, Union, IL 60180
17102 Marengo Road, Union, IL 60180
Sunday, September 24 from 11 am to 5 pm
Patyk Farm, Illinois 173, Richmond, IL, United States