Farms are the heritage of McHenry County and many local families are still making their living off of the land. Find your favorite farm for u-pick berries, apples, pumpkins, and more with our Guide to McHenry County Farms.
Editor's note: This is a personal review from 2011, it has been updated to reflect current information. Your experience may vary. Originally published on Little Lake County. Every summer, my family used to drive an hour out into the "country" to pick strawberries, then we would spend the next day ... Read More
Editor's note: This is a personal review from 2011, your experience may vary. Originally published on Little Lake County. We first visited Royal Oak Farm last year, and it quickly became a family favorite and our go-to destination for apple picking goodness. This family-owned and operated orchard is the real deal. Beautiful ... Read More
Editor's Note: This review was written based on personal experience in 2013. Currently, McCann's is only picking blueberries, and the story has been updated to reflect that. Strawberry Season may have drawn to a close, but that doesn't mean fresh berry goodness is at its end. Blueberries are ready to ... Read More
Editor's Note: This personal review was written in 2013. It has been updated to reflect the current dates. Originally published on Little Lake County. Raising a family in the heart of America's Midwest means you have a lot of opportunities to take your children to visit a farmyard. Agritourism is ... Read More
Editor’s note: updated to reflect current Phase 3 conditions. My kids can eat their weight in berries and then some! Find unlimited berries which will make for some amazing smoothies, shakes, pies and cakes, or just breakfast in my house! Read on to find where you can pick your berries locally. U-Pick ... Read More
Market season is underway, and while it may look different than previous years, we encourage you to make a point and still visit them weekly. 2020 Farmers Markets in McHenry County may be more of a grocery shopping experience than a leisurely activity. The farmers still need our support. We ... Read More
Editor's Note: This is a personal experience from 2012. Your experience may vary. Originally published on Little Lake County. Shades of Autumn is the Fall Festival at Stade's Farm and Market in McHenry. Our family has gone to every year since the kids have been old enough to enjoy it ... Read More
Editor's note, this was originally published on Little Lake County in 2015. Your experience may vary. Have you chosen a Halloween costume yet? This year it’s simple - you can be “Supermom” and “Superdad” instantly once you bring your brood to Tom’s Farm in Huntley for an afternoon of family ... Read More
Editor's note: originally published in 2017 on Little Lake County. The air is crisp, the leaves are starting to turn, and you can almost smell the scent of apples in the wind. Fall has arrived and with it comes an abundance of things to do in northern Illinois. If you're ... Read More
McHenry County has strong agricultural roots. But if you think those roots have withered you would be mistaken. There are still lots of working, and thriving, farms all over McHenry County and this weekend families can learn about them directly from those families working the land. The McHenry County Farm ... Read More
The fall harvest means traipsing out to the field and choosing your perfect pumpkin. Whether you want to pick it off the vine or just find a locally grown one you can do it at one of these McHenry County Pumpkin Patches.
Pumpkin Patch Reviews, read about our experiences at the following farms: