Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us one time, so theirs is usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in June 2016, and other timely information:

Notes for June 2016: Strawberries have a very brief season; and they start in early April in the South, May in most of the US, and early June in the North - don't miss them! And blueberries and blackberries are ready NOW in most areas; tomatoes and corn will be starting soon: See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. And see our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals, such as strawberry festivals and blueberry festivals. Cold weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions being harvested in all but the coldest regions. Many farms and markets still have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn.

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Chicago and Northeastern Illinois U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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All Seasons Orchard Woodstock, IL

 

Boone County

  • Edwards Apple Orchard - apples, raspberries, pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, hay maze, petting zoo, restrooms, gift shop, pony rides
    7601 Centerville Road, Poplar Grove, IL 61065. Phone: 815-765-2234.  Open: 9 am to 6 pm daily, during September through November. Bluegrass music (presumably only on weekends), apple cider and apple cider donuts.See comments about this farm here! Some visitors on Yelp and Google report high prices and a commercialized feel, but the reviews I've received have been positive. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: September 25, 2010)
  • Susie's Garden Patch - Uses natural growing practices, eggplant, herbs/spices, peas, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, corn maze
    10258 US highway 20, Garden Prairie, IL 61038. Phone: 815-597-3011. Fax: 815-597-3414. Email: susie@susiesgardenpatch.com. Open: from May 1st; Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6:30 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: 6 miles east of Belvidere and 7 miles west of Marengo on Highway 20. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. There is No Membership or Admission Fee for anything. Payment: Cash, Credit cards only (NO checks). Typical harvest dates: June: Strawberries; Mid July to Frost: Tomatoes, peppers, egg plant, okra, hot peppers; Mid September - October 31: Pumpkins, Fall Squash. See this page for our picking updates. Special Events. Pre-picked crops are also available: Cherries, melons, peaches, tomatoes, watermelon, asparagus, beans, beets, cucumbers, gherkins, eggplants, garlic, onions, peppers, sweet corn.  We offer a corn path for the little ones. Hosting the annual Dairy Breakfast on a  Saturday in June each year (see website for date), 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cow pie bingo, petting zoo, antique cars and tractors horse drawn wagon rides, crafts and much more Breakfast- pancakes, sausage, apple sauce,milk & coffee . Proceeds go to Agriculture Education & Scholarship Fund Sponsored by: Boone County Farm Bureau Foundation . Click here for our Facebook page (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: February 02, 2012)  
    See comments about this farm here!

Cook County

DeKalb County/h3>
  • Honey Hill Orchard/a> - apples, raspberries, pumpkins. 
    11747 Waterman Road, Waterman, IL 60556. Phone: 815-264-3337. Email:
    honeyhill5@frontier.com. Open: WE WILL OPEN FOR THE 2015 SEASON IN LATE AUGUST. PLEASE CHECK BACK CLOSER TO THAT TIME FOR EXACT OPENING DATE AND RIPENING SCHEDULE. Honey Hill Orchard is a family-owned and operated orchard that was started as a hobby in 1965. Today, the original orchard location has 2,100 apple trees, with an additional 500 trees at a second farm location. What started out as a simple farm stand has grown to include pick your own apples, raspberries and pumpkins, a bakery, the Apple Barn Country Store and family activities. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on October 17, 2009: "We went to the Honey Hill Orchard last week (10/10/2009) and had a wonderful time! There were plenty of apples still available and even some raspberries! There was a 10 pound minimum to pick (per group, not per person) for $15 for apples. There were also hay rides out to the pumpkin patch and a bakery that sells delicious pies and donuts as well as a cute store. All of the employees were so friendly there! We decided this is the best orchard we have been to in this area and will be back next year!"
  • Jonamac Orchard, Inc. - Pumpkins, apples, hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, kiddie barn
    19412 Shabbona Road, Malta, IL 60150. Phone: 815-825-2158. Directions: three quarters of a mile south of Malta on Shabbona Road (19412 Shabbona Rd.) Open: 7 days a week. The apple orchard opens for picking on Labor Day weekend  till Thanksgiving 9am - 5:30 daily. Also, prepicked sweet corn, pumpkins, squash, apples, cider, preserves, honey, popcorn, Indian corn, weekend hayride to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Get lost in our 10 acre Corn Maze with 3 miles of pathways and 2 bridges. The kids will love our Barnyard activity area with a huge bale pile, peddle tractors, sand pile, corn bin, play barn, bunny barn, mazes, tube slides and other fun activities. On weekends the Apple Train will be running and you can try your marksmanship skills at our Apple Launcher. We will also have festivals, live music, horse drawn wagon rides and more. Corn Maze is open from September 5th through November 1st on Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Click Here for information about our Haunted Corn Maze.  (UPDATED: September 16, 2015, JBS)
    A visitor writes on September 02, 2013:
    "We visited Jonamac Orchard in DeKalb County for the first time and were amazed how nice it was. Everyone was so friendly and they have a ton of different types of apples for you to pick. They even let you sample the different available apples so you know how they are before you pick them. The store is very nice with apple donuts, fudge, cider, apples and other little things. It is a very family friendly place to visit as there are activities for the kids. We would definitely return. "
    Comments from a visitor on September 09, 2010: "We've been taking the kids for about 5 years now. Its getting to be a habit."
  • You Pick Berries, aka UP Berries - raspberries (Autumn, red), blueberries, blackberries
    30683 Lanan Road, Kingston, IL 60145Email: christine@upberries.com. Open: Daily, during daylight hours from 8:00 AM to sunset. A Self Serve Honor system in place; Raspberries start late in mid July and go through until the first frost. Directions: See website for directions and map. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries start late in August and go through until the first frost. Payment: Cash, only. We are open every day. This is a self serve/honor system business. No cashier on site. Please bring cash or your checkbook (instructions and supplies provided). No Business Phone - Sorry.(UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: July 09, 2011) (ADDED: September 15, 2009) 
    Comments from a visitor on September 27, 2010: "UP Berries was great.  Christine is so nice and the berries were delicious.  Not crowded and not expensive.  It was a very relaxing day."
    Comments from a visitor on August 27, 2010: "My husband and I spent a lovely afternoon picking the largest raspberries we have ever seen. The bushes were practically overloaded too so there was plenty to be had. I plan on going back this weekend for a few more. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 22, 2010: "I wanted to send my thanks for the wonderful listings you have here. We stopped at UP Berries in Kingston, IL and had a wonderful time picking delicious raspberries. We will definitely be visiting this farm again! The honor system was mapped out with very detailed instructions and it was a delight to pick from there. Thanks to the instructions here half of the loot is already turned into jam; the other half is properly freezing now on a cookie sheet! Thank you again for all this site has offered, and a big thanks to UP Berries!"

DuPage County

Ford County

Grundy County

  • Olive Berry Acres - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), rhubarb, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    2575 West Mine Road, Mazon, IL 60444. Phone: 815-474-6511. Email: oliveberryacres@aol.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Mazon is located on Illinois Route 47, about 15 miles south of Interstate 80. The farm is about 70 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, about an hour and a half drive. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: June 01, 2011) (ADDED: May 21, 2009)  
    Comments from a visitor on June 05, 2010: "We visited Olive Berry Acres (Grundy County, IL) today and had a great time. The owner, Nik, was very friendly and informative. There were three varieties of strawberry available, all were very tasty and flavorful. There were plenty of berries. We picked ten pounds and it was a drop in the bucket. The price was very good ($2/lb). The farm is nice and tranquil, very relaxing. Raspberries will be ready next week, and even though we live in Chicago, we're trying to make time to go back."

Kane County

  • Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch - beans, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    42w813 Reinking Rd, Hampshire, IL 60140. Phone: 847-4645952. Email: Hollyp@pumpkinfarms.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I90 west to Route 47. Exit left to farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: January 03, 2013)
  • Kuipers Family Farm - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, Jumping pillow, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1n318 Watson Road, Maple Park, IL 60151. Phone: 815-827-5200. Fax: 815-827-4100. Open: 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday 9:00 to 6:00. Sunday 10 am to 6 pm; September 19 through Halloween; then November - December dail from 10am - 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I88 West to Sugar Grove and Route 47 exit. Route 47 North 10 miles to Keslinger Road. 5 miles West on Keslinger to Watson Road. North on Watson to Entrance. I90 West to Randall Road exit. Randall Road South to Route 38. West on Route 38 five miles past Route 47 to Watson Road. South on Watson Road to farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.  Apple Orchard, Gift Shop and Bakery. Christmas Trees from Thanksgiving thru Sunday before Christmas; Pumpkin Farm Festivities, Corn Maze and Barn Store

    Approximate Ripening Dates:
    Please call for daily updates to the apple picking schedule.

    Variety Ripens: Variety Ripens
    Paulared mid-August Red Delicious October 4
    Prima August 30 Golden Delicious October 4
    Jonamac, Gala

    September 6

    Mutsu, Idared October 18
    Cortland, McIntosh September 13 Rome, Winesap October 18
    Spartan, Ozark Gold September 13 Blushing Golden October 25
    Empire, Jonathan September 20 Granny Smith Nov or later

    Turn your fall pumpkin picking into a family event. Kuipers offers u-pick pumpkins right from the patch! We also have pre-picked pumpkins in many sizes. When the fall season is over don't forget to come back to Kuipers for your Christmas Season. We offer fresh u-cut and pre-cut Christmas trees and wreaths. We'll even have hot cider, home baked pies and our famous apple cider doughnuts to warm you up! For holiday decorating visit our Gift Shop for beautiful Christmas decorations and crafts. (UPDATED: September 24, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 29, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: May 02, 2012)
    See comments about this farm here!

  • Pine Apple Acres - apples
    41W651 Powers Road, Huntley, IL. Phone: 847-669-3251. Open: Closed Mondays, open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: One Mile North on IL Hwy 47 from I-90 Northwest Tollway, then 1/4 mile East on Powers Road, right after Home Depot construction.  (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 29, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: September 16, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Plank Road Apple Orchard - U-pick apples, apple cider
    50w737 Plank Rd, Sycamore, IL 60178. Phone: 815-899-4020. Email: monica@plankrdappleorchard.net. Open: Monday to Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm; Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. U-pick apples: Gala, Jonathan, Honeycrisp, Spartan, Jonamac, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Cortland, Braeburn, apple cider, apple pie, strudels, apple cider doughnuts, honey.  We are a small, no-frills family owned apple orchard located about 50 miles from downtown Cjhicago and within minutes drive from Elgin. We offer u-pick, apple cider, on the weekends apple pies, apple cider donuts, apple strudels, turnovers, apple filled cookies., taffy apples.  It is always a good idea to call ahead and reserve an apple pie! Season starts at the end of August thru October, sometimes November depending on the weather. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 29, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: September 22, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Shady Hill Gardens - flowers, restrooms
    42W075 Route 38, Elburn, IL 60119. Phone: 630-365-5665. Fax: 630-365-5664. Email: joe@shadyhill.com. Open: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 11 am to 4 pm Cut Flowers: August 29 through hard frost (approximately October 12), Cut Flowers, available after September 1 .  Directions: On the south side of Route 38, five miles west of Randall Road and two miles east of Route 47 And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Our season typically runs from Labor Day until about October 15.  Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Shady Hill Gardens has long been known for their famous geraniums and other Spring plants, but in the Fall, you will find many other items. In addition to mums, cabbage, pansies and perennials, we have beds of Pick Your Own cut flowers, during their season only. (UPDATED: August 07, 2015)
  • Spring Bluff Nursery - vegetables
    41W130 Norris Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Phone: 630-466-4278. Email: info@springbluffnursery.com. Directions: 5 miles North of Sugar Grove off Bliss Road at Norris Road. Six miles West of Aurora. Please call for specific directions. Open: See their website or call to find out what they have and when; the You-Pick Farm Stand is open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday beginning July 5 (Available as Veggies Ripen). (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: October 29, 2013, from their website)
  • Wiltse's Farm Produce and Greenhouses - corn (sweet), flowers, pumpkins, porta-potties, picnic area
    50 W 379 State Route 38, Maple Park, IL 60151. Phone: 815-827-3575. Email: wiltsefarm@aol.com. Open: season permitting - weather permitting. Directions: Directly on State Route 38, Maple Park, Illinois - 1/2 mile East of County Line Road or 6 miles West of State Route 47. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. U-Pick Tomatoes .. all U-pick items are weather permitting. The Wiltse family has been growing and selling quality vegetables for four generations. We start the season out with greenhouse products that consists of all sorts of annuals, vegetables and perennials - hanging baskets and planters, mulch, landscaping materials and services. We start picking Asparagus in the spring and following with our vegetables and finish with a variety of fall items including hardy fall mums, fall squash and our U-pick pumpkin patch. We are truly a family farm!.(UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: May 30, 2013) (ADDED: February 09, 2011)

Kankakee County

  • Mary's Berries - rhubarb, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    9495 E 1500 N Rd, Momence, IL 60954. Phone: 815-472-6015. Email: nwatson8128@gmail.com. Open: Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so, please write me, their last reported hours were We will open Memorial Day weekend and should be open for 2 pm to 3 weeks. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. For upick berries either bring containers or you will need to purchase boxes to take them home; Shallow boxes are the best; Our strawberries are planted on land that is very sandy and we put a lot of straw on the rows so we can have an inch or more of rain and still be able to allow picking as soon as the rain stops. (UPDATED: May 27, 2012)

Kendall County

  • Knutson's Country Harvest - apples, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, melons, onions, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), rhubarb, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    13550 Townhouse Road, Newark, IL 60541. Phone: 815-695-5905. Email: Info@Knutsonsharvest.com. Open: Monday through Friday 9:00 to 2:00, Saturday 9:00 to 4:00, Sunday 1:00 to 4:00. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 20 Miles West of Joliet via Route 52. One mile South of Newark IL on Townhouse Road from Route 71. Call or visit our website for directions and maps. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Knutson's Country Harvest is a family-owned and operated orchard featuring Pick-Your-Own Fruits and Vegetables. We make our own homemade Pies, Jams, Pickles, Relishes and Honey.Visit us for a tour of our hydroponic systems or attend one of our many special events, including bee demonstrations and hay rides.We grow our Strawberries Hydroponically. They are in stacks about 4 feet high (very easy to pick, Elderly and Handicap friendly), much cleaner and more natural. See our website for pictures and details. In our store we have Fresh Pies (Regular and Sugarless), Jams, Jellies (Regular, Seedless and Sugarless), Pickles and Local Raw Honey available. Paddle boat rides in the summer and Wagon Rides in the Fall. Please call to verify availability. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 06, 2012)
    See comments about this farm here!

Lake County

  • Heinz Orchard - apples,
    1050 Crest Road (corner of Crest & Atkinson), Green Oaks, IL 60048. Phone: 847-770-3449. Email: heinz.orchard@yahoo.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: See our website for current hours. Payment: Cash, only. Our family-run orchard is the closest to Chicagoland and has been welcoming individuals and families for over 40 years. We don't charge for admission or parking, and there is no minimum-per-person charge. You are more than welcome to bring strollers and wagons into the orchard. Please note that as a small, family-run orchard we do not offer hayrides, food/drink, corn mazes, etc. We specialize in PURE APPLE PICKING FUN in a beautiful surrounding. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: September 05, 2009)(ADDED: September 02, 2008)
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Krueger's Vegetable Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, flowers, herbs/spices, tomatoes, restrooms
    28572 W. Il Route 120, Lakemoor, IL 60051. Phone: 815-385-4981. Email: kfstand57@yahoo.com. Open: Days/Hours of Operation: Mid - July thru October 31st(close early on Halloween) 9:38 am to 6:30 Daily. Directions: 1 1/4 west of Route 12 and Route 120 intersection. Click here for a map and directions. Late August to Early September - Michigan Apples and Peaches start arriving. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. we also carry but not grown at our farm: Apples, Asparagus, Avocado, Blueberries, Carrots, Grapes, Lemons, Limes, Onions, Peaches, Potatoes, Plums, Pluots, Radish, Strawberries, Straw Bales.... so much to list stop in and see us and please let us know how you heard about us!!. (UPDATED: July 17, 2015) (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) 
  • Ziegler's Orchard - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    32363 North Bacon Road, Grayslake,, IL 60030. Phone: 847-546-1228. Fax: none. Email: helsep@sbcglobal.net. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm (But you should call first) in October and November 1; not open on weekdays. Directions: Located on Bacon Road just south of Highway 120 and 2 miles west of Hainesville in unincorporated Grayslake. Click here for a map and directions. Ziegler Orchard apple picking time has been extended for Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25 also Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1; Available apples (both U-pick and prepicked) are Jonathan, Red and Golden Delicious, Banana Apples, Mutsu, Fuji, Cortland and Blushing Gold; They are ripe tasty and plentiful. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. There is also a Country Store/Bakery. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: September 14, 2014, by a visitor) (UPDATED: October 22, 2009)
    A visitor writes on September 14, 2014: " It is basically a pick your own orchard. They have a gift shop selling honey, cider, donuts, etc. It's a walk in, pretty extensive orchard. No admission other than minimum apple pick. Nice place for a sunny fall afternoon. Free parking. "

LaSalle County

McHenry County

  • All Seasons Apple Orchard, Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms, Inflatables/bounce house, Jumping pillow, pony rides, petting zoo, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    14510 Il Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-338-5637. Email: info@allseasonsorchard.com. Open: We will open Labor Day Weekend, Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 02, 2013) (ADDED: April 03, 2010)
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Cody's Farm -strawberries, pumpkins, corn maze
    19502 River Road, Marengo, IL 60152. Phone: (815) 568-7976. Alternate phone: (815) 276-3799. Email: codysfarmfreshvegetables@yahoo.com. In the Spring, they have a Strawberry Festival in the middle of June (exact date TBD); U Pick will be available. Please email us and we will send you the exact date when the strawberries are ready. There is a Pumpkin Festival, every weekend in October.  There is also an Autumn Drive with home grown vegetables/pumpkins, Fall decorations, plenty to eat, barrel rides, corn box, corn maze, pumpkin launcher, Children's tractor track, antique tractors, music and many craftors. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 01, 2011)   (ADDED: April 29, 2010, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on October 02, 2011: "Excellent little farm. Went on Saturday 10/01--not crowded at all! Delicious apple donuts, cider and good looking produce, especially pumpkins. Reasonable prices. They carry a few crafts and goat milk bath products. I will be back for the Autumn Drive!"
    Comments from a visitor on May 19, 2011: "Here is a great place for the Upick experience along with festivals!"
  • Freedom Organix - peas, tomatoes, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs
    8406 Maxon Road, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 847-910-1160. Email: info@freedomorganix.com. Open: Sugar Snap Peas - Available Spring 2012 - - - Call first for availability Estimated dates: May 20 until June 15. Directions: North of Route 173, West of Route 14. Click here for a map and directions. Sugar Snap Peas - Available Spring , Call first for availability E Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: September 05, 2011)
  • J. Goebbert U-Pick Farm (aka, J & J Dill, LLC) - beets, carrots, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    16018 Route 176, Union, IL 60140. Phone: 224-764-8821. Alternate Phone: 224-623-9617. Open: The U-Pick Fields, and Farm Stand are open from August 17th until Mid - October, 7 days a week, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: At Route 176 & Franklinville Road in Union, IL. It is 4 miles west of Route 47, on Route 176. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.  (UPDATED: August 03, 2012) (ADDED: May 22, 2012)
  • Grace Farm Studios - raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), farm animals, events at your location (call for info)
    2719 Franklinville Road, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-790-8895. Email: owney@gracefarmstudios.com. Open: Monday-Saturday 8-5pm (but please call first to confirm availability); Closed Sundays. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. asparagus: May 1 pm to June 15 red raspberries: June 15 pm to November 15 yellow, black, and purple raspberries: July 1 pm to September 15. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. icelandic wool and woolen goods custom local hardwood and reclaimed barnwood furniture. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 03, 2011)  (ADDED: April 25, 2010)
  • Heider's Berry Farm - raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    1100 North Queen Anne Road, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-338-0301. Open: Sunday through Saturday from 9am to 3pm as long as berries are available. Directions: From Chicago and suburbs: Take I90 west to Route 47 north. Go through Huntley to Woodstock. Turn right on route 120. Go 2 miles, then turn left on Queen Anne. Go one-half mile. Farm is on the right. Strawberries: about June 10 to July 4 Raspberries: about July 4 to August 1 and about August 25 to frost. Payment: Cash, Check. You may call ahead for each day's picking conditions and availability. The beginning and ending of each picking season depends on the weather. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: June 06, 2012)  (ADDED: September 05, 2011) 
  • Homestead Orchard - apples, blackberries, cherries, gooseberries, pears, rhubarb, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties
    11802 Charles Road, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-338-7443. Email: donburda@comcast.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From I-90 (Illinois Tollway) go north on Route #47 approximately 12 miles to Woodstock. Continue on #47 through business district going north a few more miles to Charles Road stop sign. Turn right and go 1 mile to Orchard!  From McHenry going west on #120. Go to the "Greenwood" stop sign, but do not turn left on #120, continue going west on what is now Charles Road. Homestead Orchard is a mile and a half on the right.Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 12, 2014) (UPDATED: June 22, 2014)
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  • Knoll's Apple Orchard and Vegetable Farm - Apples, home grown produce
    15211 Saint Patrick Road, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-337-2334. Also called Knoll's Vegetable Farm and Apple
    Orchard. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. They have a Farmers Market, on farm sales,  and Pick-your-own. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: October 03, 2008, suggested by a visitor)
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  • Lang's Orchard - Apples
    17411 Secor Road, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: (815) 568-7547. Email us langs@langsorchard.com. Open: Saturday to Wednesday from 11 am to 5 pm; Closed on Thursday and Friday.  Directions: From rts. 47 and 176 take 176 west about 4 miles to Franklinville rd and turn rt. Go 1.7 miles on Franklinville rd to Secor Rd and turn left. Proceed to Farm. Click here for a map to our farm. We are open September, October. Our store features fruit spreads, local honey and arts and crafts. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: September 29, 2010)
  • McCann Berry Farm - strawberries, blueberries, sugar snap peas and rhubarb.
    18110 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock, IL 60098 , IL 60098. Phone: 815-568-8810. Fax: 815/568-1062. Email: upick@mccannberryfarm.com. Open: Strawberries: June 16 open thru July 4th weekend. 8 am to 4pm every day; Blueberries are typically available from July through mid August; Blueberry picking is on Wednesday and Saturdays only from 8am - 2pm; Call to verify on picking conditions. Directions: Take Route 47 N or S to Route 14. Turn NW. to 2nd stop light. Turn Left onto Kishwaukee Valley Road 4 miles west of Route 14 ( just past the S curve); 3 miles east of Route 23. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in June. Call AHEAD for afternoon picking conditions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: June 28, 2014) (UPDATED: June 17, 2014)   (UPDATED: July 28, 2013) (UPDATED: June 06, 2012)
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  • Meadowmoor Orchard - apples, picnic area (bring your own food)
    1517 N Rte 47, Woodstock, IL 60033. Phone: 815-687-8208. Email: bill.rolain@gmail.com. Open: Reopening September, 2015 to October 22 on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. Directions: Take rte 47 north from Woodstock. About 1/2 mile north of the McHenry County Center is where Meadomoor Orchard is located (on the left as you drive north). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We have Honeycrisp, Ruby Jonathon, Cortland, Sweet Sixteen, Crimson Crisp and many other varieties available to pick. Please check Facebook for absolute latest info. There is no entertainment and no store-just an old fashioned apple orchard that we started trees in 2006. (UPDATED: September 22, 2014) (UPDATED: September 10, 2014) (ADDED: August 04, 2010)
  • More Than Delicious Orchard - Apples, pears, and prepicked produce, restrooms
    9905 W. Thompson Road, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-575-9650. Email: morethandeliciousorchard@gmail.com. Open: We will be opening on Saturday, in mid September, We will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm; Please check our website or Facebook before coming out to see us.  Directions: The farm is located 2 miles east of Woodstock at the corner of Route 120 and W. Thompson Road. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Saturdays & Sundays, from 10 am to 5 pm, Opening Saturday, September 13th.  Payment: Cash, Check. We have over 80 varieties of apples and pears.  It's been an excellent growing season so far, and the trees are loaded with great looking fruit!  Check our website for weekly updates on ripening.  As always, every week we will have some unusual apple and pear varieties not listed on the schedule.  Please call or stop by to try and apple you have never had. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 12, 2014)  (UPDATED: August 16, 2011)
  • Prairie Sky Orchard - apples, pumpkins, raspberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    4914 N Union Road, Union, IL 60180. Phone: 815-923-4834. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open: Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Crops are usually available in late August, September, October.  Click here for picking updates. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: August 28, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on October 02, 2009: "Staff was wonderful and I am sure that my family and I will be going back for years to come. Thanks, Rachel" UPDATED: October 02, 2009)
  • Royal Oak Farm Orchard - apples, blackberries, pumpkins, raspberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    15908 Hebron Road, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 815-648-4141. Fax: 815-648-4821. Email: service@royaloakfarmorchard.com. Open: starting in mid August; Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm U - Pick closes at 5:00 pm Closed on Sunday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Raspberries: August 1 to October 15 or first heavy frost Blackberries: September 15 to October 31 or first heavy frost Apples: August 15 to November 15 Pumpkins: September 15 to November 15 or first heavy frost. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. No admission fee Monday to Friday $3.00 Admission fee per car Saturdays, Labor Day and Columbus Day Rides in the Entertainment Area include Royal Oak Express, Royal Oak Carousel and Orchard Tours. Each require a $2.50 token. Free Playground and Petting Zoo. Group Tours and School Tours available by appointment Monday to Friday. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: October 07, 2008)
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  • Stade's Farm and Market - beans, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    3709 W Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60051. Phone: 815-675-6396. Alternate Phone: 815-847-0625. Email: thefarm@stadesfarmandmarket.com. Open: See website, Facebook and Twitter for most current hours for U - Pick; The u-pick season begins with strawberries in mid-June, continues with raspberries in July, tomatoes and other summer vegetables in August, and pumpkins in September and October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Shades of Autumn Weekends Sept 6 to November 2. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Our main farm market on Miller Road is open from the beginning of May to the end of October; Our farm market on Ringwood Road and McCullom Lake Road opens when the sweet corn is ready; UPick strawberries are available from mid June to mid July; Our fall festival. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 18, 2014) (UPDATED: June 18, 2009)
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  • Tom's Farm Market - raspberries, apples, strawberries, farm market
    10214 Algonquin Road, Huntley, IL 60142. Phone: (847) 669-3421. Email: info@tomsfarmmarket.com. Open: call, email or see their website for current hors and availability. Directions: North on Randall Road to Algonquin Road, turn left (west) 3-one half miles. Located on north side of road OR north on Route 47 to Algonquin Road, turn right (east), go 1-one half miles. Located on north side of road. We have U-pick strawberries in June, and during our strawberry season, we bake fresh strawberry pies and have shakes and sundaes made to order. What a treat on those hot days! In July and August, we make great peach cakes from the harvest of wonderful Southern Illinois peaches we receive. Our market is always filled with a delicious aroma that can be smelled right after walking through the door. Our famous pies, cookies, scones and home- made breads are tasty and baked fresh every day. As the season changes, so do our bakery items. For our Fall Fest in September and October, we he have our famous apple cake that is applelicious! November we begin taking orders for our Thanksgiving pies. Call our bakery, to place an order. We are open during the Holiday Season so you can purchase pies and our specialty breads (eggnog teacake, cranberry walnut or our miniature fruit cake).  In the Fall, we have a 5 Acre Corn Maze, Straw Mounds, Petting Zoo, Bunny Village, Goat Walk, Wooden Train/School Bus/Tractor, Spider Web. Also,* Additional tickets required for Pumpkin Barrel Ride * ($2.00), Face Painting * ($3.00), Giant Pumpkin Jumper * ($2.00), Giant Inflatable Train * ($1.00), Pony Rides * ($4.00)(not available 9/29 and 9/30), Tom's Chucker * ($3.00).(UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS)  (ADDED: june 22, 2013, from their website)
  • Woodstock Country Orchard raspberries, apples
    17015 Garden Valley Road,  Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: (815) 923-4359. Email: bytemecomputing@yahoo.com. See these pages for more information: [Hours] [Map] [Schedule] [Varieties] [Prices]. 12 varieties of the best apples. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 06, 2009)
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Will County

  • Apples On Oak - apples,
    16146 Oak Avenue, Lockport, IL 60137. Phone: 815-726-0386. Open: August 1st to Mid October or until we run out of apples; Days/Hours: Wednesday: 9:00am to 6:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm. Directions: 16146 West Oak Avenue(not Oak STREET) Joliet, IL 60432. We are located just west of Interstate 355, between 159th Street and Route 6. Click here for a map and directions. Open August 1st to Mid October or until we run out of apples; Days/Hours: Wednesday: 9:00am to 6:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm. Payment: Cash, Check. A family owned and operated U-Pick Apple Orchard "Where the people are friendly and the apples are tasty!" Treat yourself to the taste sensation of specialty and traditional apple varieties grown in Peceniak's Orchard. With 90 to 100 different varieties to choose from, there is an apple variety for everyone. It's an apple connoisseur's delight! Two varieties of Asian Pears are also available. Our Goal: To produce the highest quality apples possible, while using a "Low Spray" philosophy for pest control. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: September 15, 2014)  (ADDED: September 20, 2009)
  • Bronkberry Farms - blueberries, apples, pumpkins, farm market, porta-potties, hayrides
    18108 S. Bronk Road, Plainfield, IL 60586. Phone: 815-436-6967. Email: veen77@sbcglobal.net. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. spring flowers, fresh vegetables, sweetcorn, pumpkins, tractor pulled hayrack rides. we are just starting up this year so please call or visit our website for availability and hours. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: May 25, 2012)
  • Dunn's Farmstand - asparagus, strawberries, green beans, okra, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant.
    21302 W. Angle Road, Wilmington, IL 61481 Phone: 815-476-7667. Directions: 2 miles east of Wilmington off Route 102. Follow signs. Open: 9 am - 5 pm, daily. Appointments welcome.
  • Garden Patch Farms & Orchard - Apples, blackberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, grapes, gooseberries, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, raspberries, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, farm stand
    14154 W. 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL 60491. Phone: 708-301-7720. Email us at: sales@gardenpatchfarms.com. Directions: garden patch is located on 159th St. (Route 7) 1 mile east of Cedar Road and 1 mile west of Parker Road in Homer Glen, Illinois. Click here for a map to our farm. We are open May, June, July, August, September, October. Our hours are: Monday thru Sunday, 8 am to 6 pm specific harvesting dates are provided at our web-site events calendar. garden patch is an ideal facility for hosting group outings with tours to our fruit orchards & flower greenhouses, fall activities include pumpkins, jump castle and straw maze, hayrack rides. Many other fruits and vegetables, unusual included, available at fruit stand. We have more than 4,000 apple, peach, plum, and pear trees, as well as blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and an incredible selection of vegetables. While some guests like to browse our expansive Farm Market, others demand absolute freshness and take great pride in Picking their own produce, only to prepare them moments later for a fresh and healthy meal. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) 
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  • Jim Gorman's Vegetables - peppers, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    30643 South Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481. Phone: 815-476-7514. Open: Thursday to Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Right off Route 53 and New River Road — a half mile north of Wilmington, IL. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 26, 2010)
  • Rainbow Harvest Hydroponic Greenhouse & Farm - herbs/spices, peppers, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs
    P.o.box 428, Channahon, IL 60410. Phone: 815-530-8366. Email: Rainbowcrop.com. Open: year - round by appointment only; Please email or call to schedule an appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: April 03, 2011)
  • Siegel's Cottonwood Farm - pumpkins, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    1741 S. Weber Rd, Lockport, IL 60441. Phone: 815-741-2693. Fax: 815-729-2693. Email: Kaity@sigelsfarm.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm; September 26 to November 1. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Less than an hour anywhere in Chicagoland. Free parking. Located 5 miles south of I-55 on Weber Road (Exit 263) in Crest Hill. Located 5 miles north of Route 80 on Larkin Avenue, Exit 130, go 5 miles north. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Largest selection of pesticide free herb and vegetable plants in Will County. Look for Pixie Fairies and Pirates on the farm mid-May, Woofapalooza Benefit mid June, Pumpkin Fest runs September 26 to November 1 and Statesville Haunted Prison runs October 1 to November 1. (ADDED: June 05, 2015) (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: April 17, 2011)
  • Tammen Treeberry Farm - blueberries. 
    37131 Essex Road, Wilmington, IL 60481 (Will County) Phone: 815-458-6264 or 800-892-5989. Email: btammen@tammentreeberryfarm.net. Open: 8 AM till 4:30 PM, Monday through Saturday. At Tammen Treeberry Farm, you may pick your own blueberries. We grow about 50 acres of blueberries. On average, we begin picking blueberries around mid-July and pick for 3 or 4 weeks. The date we begin varies a great deal depending on the weather. In recent years, we have had large crowds. Sometimes it is necessary to close for several days to give the berries more time to ripen. Payment: cash, check, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express credit and debit cards. We have restrooms and a shaded picnic area. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: October 12, 2008)
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Local Honey Sources:

Cook County

  • Sloanstead - Wildflower honey, Crystallized honey, Raw honeys,
    3733 N Lawndale Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. Phone: 312-380-1064. Email: sloanstead@computermen.net. Open: Honey will be dropped off by pre - arrangement only; We currently do not ship Contact us to arrange purchase and dropoff. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Local drop off is prearranged with you for each request. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We are not a commercial operation however wish to share our unique raw unfiltered honey with you. We like to meet each and every purchaser and if you want to purchase our honey, we will arrange a mutually acceptable dropoff location. Just click Contact Us on our site and fill out the form and we will be in touch. We offer raw honey from our own backyard hives right here in the Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago therefore nectar sources would be coming from the trees and vast array of flowers grown in the community. (ADDED: June 15, 2016)

Kane County

  • Blackberry Creek Honey Farm - Honey (retail), Blackberry honey, Clover honey, Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Raw honeys, Strained honey, Ultrafiltered honey, Whipped honey, Beeswax candles, Pollen, Other honey products,
    2 S. 599 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Phone: 630-291-7725. Email: beesdance2@gmail.com. Open: Monday through Sunday 8:00am to 9:oopm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We give canning classes, soap making and candle making classes. We give lectures and demonstrations to interested groups. I am a member and on the Board of the Cook - Du Page Bee Association in Illinois. We are currently working on our new Web Page. Cherry and apple blossom orchard honey. Honey candy and Honey straws Honey Jams and preserves. (ADDED: July 06, 2012)
  • Thanksgiving Farm, Inc. - Uses natural growing practices, Honey (retail), Wildflower honey, Strained honey, Beeswax candles, Tours, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    1221 Lindenwood Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506. Phone: 603-818-7594. Alternate Phone: 630-788-2712. Fax: 630-882-6892. Email: ThanksgivingFarm@live.com. Open: General hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm; Saturday 9 am to Noon; Please call first to make sure someone will be in the store when you plan to come. Directions: From the intersection of Orchard Road and Jerico Road in Aurora, Illinois: Go East on Jerico Road 5 blocks to Lindenwood Avenue, turn South (right) on Lindenwood and go 5 blocks to our entrance gate Number 1. Then just follow the signs to parking. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We also offer camping on the farm for Scout Troops and specialize in educational presentations to school groups. Call for further information. (ADDED: September 10, 2010)

McHenry County

Will County

  • Bronkberry Farms - Honey (retail), Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals
    18061 S. Bronk Road, Plainfield, IL 60586. Phone: 815-436-6967. Open: Open mid April thru November 1st; Tuesday thru Sunday 9:00am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: September 02, 2015)
  • Butterprint Farm - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm, farm market, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    24936 S. 80th Avenue, Monee, IL 60449. Phone: 708-534-8801. Email: butterprintfarm@att.net. Open: Hours of operation: weekends from 10am till 6pm; School group tours weekdays; Times are flexible. Directions: Butterprint Farm is 35 miles south of Chicago off of I57. Take I 57 to the Monee-Manhattan exit. Turn right ,heading West for 3 miles to 80th avenue. Following the signs, turn right going north to the farm on top of the hill!. Click here for a map and directions. Open to the general public on weekends 10am to 6pm in October School group tours available weekdays by registration for October. Payment: Cash, only. There is much to see and do on the Butterprint Farm " winner of a Native Landscaping Award from the U.S.E.P.A. and the Chicago Wilderness Coalition. Live Entertainment on weekends, puppet shows, rubber ducky races, barrel car rides, early farm museum and nature center, and much more!. (ADDED: August 14, 2009)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Dekalb County

McHenry County

  • Freedom Organix - Turkey, Beef, Pork, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Eggs (free range), Eggs, Brown eggs, Specialty eggs (see below), Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No pets please, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs
    8406 Maxon Road, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 847-910-1160. Email: info@freedomorganix.com. Open: By appointment at the farm or meet us in Barrington or Libertyville for pick - up each month. Directions: North of Route 173, West of Route 14. Click here for a map and directions. Sugar Snap Peas - Available Spring 2012 --- Call first for availability Estimated dates: May 20, 2012 until June 15, 2012. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 05, 2011)
  • Zarnstorff - eggs
    10880 Zarnstorff Road  Richmond, IL. Open: 24 hours 7 days a week.  Directions: Call for directions. Click here for a map.  Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 20, 2013, suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on September 20, 2013: "Eggs are in friges. They have home made Jellies, stewing chickens usually in the fall. On Zarnstorff Road which starts and runs east between Oriole springs and Harvest time, is the Zanstorf Farm, where you can purchase fresh eggs. they have home made Jellies, stewing chickens, corn, usually in the fall. small fresh egg sign on mail box which is accross the street from thier driveway."

Will County

  • Bronkberry Farms - Chicken (free range), Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals
    18061 S. Bronk Road, Plainfield, IL 60586. Phone: 815-436-6967. Open: Open mid April thru November 1st; Tuesday thru Sunday 9:00am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: September 02, 2015)
  • Rainbow Harvest Hydroponic Greenhouse & Farm - Chicken (free range), Turkey, Beef, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Brown eggs, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs
    P.o.box 428, Channahon, IL 60410. Phone: 815-530-8366. Email: Rainbowcrop.com or Kevin@rainbowcrop.com. Open:year - round by appointment only; Please email or call to schedule an appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. By appointment only, please. (ADDED: April 03, 2011)

Horse Rides and More:

Cook County

  • Forest view farms - Boarding stables, Overnight stables, Horse trails (guided), Riding academies, schools, Horses rented (guided trails), Horse leasing, Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, Western riding equipment & instruction, English riding equipment & instruction, Dressage lessons, Jumping lessons and ring, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    16717 S Lockwood Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477. Phone: 708-560-0306. Email: Forestviewfarms@aol.com. Open: 7 days 9 am to dusk. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Horse drawn Sleigh rides Enjoy an old fashioned ride on a real horse drawn sleigh, 2 to 4 passenger Sleigh $50.00 8 to 12 passenger sleigh $10 per person Campfires available $25.00 for 1 hours Reservations required. Sleighs need 6 inches of snow, sleighs can be run on wheels if conditions demand. We offer a heated barn and a heated indoor arena along with two outdoor arenas and several turnouts. The farm is contiguous to the Cook County Forest Preserve that provides our boarders and trail-riders with direct access to miles of forest preserve trails. We offer boarding, lessons, summer camp, trail rides, pony rides, hayrides, horse-drawn vehicles, group events, birthday parties, petting zoo and our famous fall festival and haunted hay ride. Trail Rides and Pony Rides 9:00 AM to Dusk Standard Ride / 1 hour, First come - First serve (UPDATED: January 01, 2014) (UPDATED: October 28, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: September 07, 2010) (ADDED: January 25, 2010)

Kendall County

McHenry County

  • Countryside Christmas - snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Beautiful rural setting, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, petting zoo, farm animals
    10009 Lilja Rd, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 815-401-9022. Email: contact@countrysidechristmas.com. Open: Friday and Saturday December 10 and 11 10am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday December 17 and 18 10am to 6pm, Monday thru Wednesday December 20 thru 22 12pm to 6pm, Monday thru Wednesday December 27 thru 29 12pm to 6pm, Closed Sundays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 6 Miles North of Harvard, IL Follow US Route 14 past Harvard towards Wisconsin Left at Yates Road - follow 2 miles to T Left at Lilja Road - follow for 1/2 mile Follow the signs to destination at 10009 Lilja Rd, Harvard, IL. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Horse drawn sleigh rides, Live Nativity with animals, Sledding hill for younger children, Gourmet fresh baked goods, coffee, and hot chocolate. (ADDED: December 01, 2010)
  • GoSleigh.com Countryside Christmas - Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Beautiful rural setting, skiing nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed,
    10009 Lilja Road, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 815-600-8066. Email: contact@gosleigh.com. Open: Call for reservations; Open for sleigh rides throughout the winter season; Visit GoSleigh;com for latest hours and sleigh ride availability. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We're approximately 35 minutes east of Rockford, or 1 hour northwest of O'Hare airport. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Join GoSleigh.com Countryside Christmas for a day of snow packed fun! Affordable luxury sleigh rides and more! Visit GoSleigh.com for details!. (UPDATED: November 23, 2011)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Cook County

  • Forest View Farms - Birthday parties, Corporate events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, llamas/alpacas, Horse riding at the farm, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    16717 S Lockwood Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477. Phone: 708-560-0306. Email: Forestviewfarms@aol.com. Open: 7 days 9 am to dusk. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: January 01, 2014) (UPDATED: September 07, 2010) (ADDED: January 25, 2010)

Henry County

  • Teresa's Tasty Produce - Birthday parties, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, goats, Beautiful rural setting, Phone available, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    12420 County Highway 5, Atkinson, IL 61235. Phone: 309 936-7792. Alternate Phone: 309 945-7865. Fax: 309 936-7399. Email: ttp@geneseo.net. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: March 21, 2011)

Kendall County

  • Andersons FUN-E Farm - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Business outings, Corporate events, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, Catering available, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Servers Must Be Licensed for alcohol, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, llamas/alpacas, other animals, CD Player, Computer, Computer Projector, Microphone, Sound System, Projection Screen provided, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Valet parking can be arranged, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome,
    508 Il 126, Plainfield, IL 60453. Phone: 888-352-5837. Email: andersonsfunefarm@yahoo.com. Open: year round just call for reservations. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 22, 2013)

Lake County

  • Didier Farms - Birthday parties, Business outings, School and educational groups, Restaurant onsite, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Hotel nearby, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, dairy cows, goats, chickens, pigs, other animals, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, handicap accessible, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    16678 West Aptakisic Road, Prairie View, IL 60069. Phone: 847-634-3291. Alternate Phone: 847-634-3295. Fax: 847-634-3298. Email: didierfarms@didierfarms.com. Open: Pumpkinfest September 24 to October, daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Located at the northeast corner of Aptakisic Road and Buffalo Grove Road. Or 2 miles west of Route 21. Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own begins the beginning or middle of August and runs (weather permitting) until frost;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. pony rides,farm animal zoo,petting zoo,antique tractor display,educational farming display,kiddie rides,homemade apple cider and pumpkin donuts made daily.Apple cider,mums and fall produce.Special events on weekends.School groups weekdays only.Didier Farms Pumpkinfest begins September 25, 2010-October 31, 2010. (UPDATED: July 21, 2011)

McHenry County

  • All Seasons Orchard - Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Corporate events, School and educational groups, Kitchen facilities available, Restaurant onsite, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Apple Orchard, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, llamas/alpacas, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, golf nearby, Computer Projector, Internet (Wireless), Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    14510 Illinois Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-338-5637. Fax: 815-338-6479. Email: James@allseasonsorchard.com. Open: Late August to early November. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: All Seasons Orchard is a u-pick orchard located in Woodstock, IL on Route 176 West, 2.5 miles west of the intersection of Route 176 West and IL Route 47(IL Route 176 and Timber Lane). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: April 03, 2010)

Wholesale Foods

Kane County

  • Troxel Farm and Garden - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Crafts, artistic products, etc, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs/spices, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, picnic area (bring your own food)
    1s511 Countyline Road, Maplepark, IL 60151. Phone: 708-491-3790. Email: Trudyf7@gmail.com. Open: Daily 9 am to 7 pm; April 21 to October 31. Directions: 4.5 miles south of MaplePark IL on Countyline road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Specialty pumpkins. Indian corn and cornstalk bundles. Gourd carving workshops. Meet Applejack our Miniature horse. Specialty pumpkins and gourds. (ADDED: September 20, 2015)

Resources For Farmers

Kane County

  • Troxel Farm and Garden - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, sale, seeds, fruit/vegetable plants , picnic area (bring your own food)
    1s511 Countyline Road, Maplepark, IL 60151. Phone: 708-491-3790. Email: Trudyf7@gmail.com. Open: Daily 9 am to 7 pm; April 21 to October 31. Directions: 4.5 miles south of MaplePark IL on Countyline road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Specialty pumpkins. Indian corn and cornstalk bundles. Gourd carving workshops. Meet Applejack our Miniature horse. Quality hay and straw. Burlap bags. Gourd seed and birdhouses. (ADDED: September 20, 2015)

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