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.
The crisp air and the colorful leaves on the trees signal both the end of the summer farmer’s markets and the beginning of several fall markets in McHenry County. If you hurry, you can catch the last few dates of the lingering summer markets; if you plan ahead, you will know ... Read More
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
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: