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 (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly. Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in November 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears, Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash , corn mazes and pumpkin patches are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other vegetables in most areas. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local apple festival, and see our guide to apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, pumpkins, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

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Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Chicago and Northeastern Illinois U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, 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.
  • Susie's Garden Patch - UPDATE for 2018 and beyond: No more U-pick will be offered, but they still will sell pumpkins in the Fall
    10258 US highway 20, Garden Prairie, IL 61038. . Click here for our Facebook page  
    See comments about this farm here!
    (UPDATED: September 13, 2017)

Cook County

DeKalb County

  • Honey Hill Orchard - apples, raspberries, pumpkins. 
    11747 Waterman Road, Waterman, IL 60556. Phone: 815-264-3337. Email: [email protected]. Open: usualy starts in late AugustPLEASE CHECK BACK CLOSER TO THAT TIME FOR EXACT OPENING DATE AND RIPENING SCHEDULE; Call or email for their dates and hours, and please ask them to update PickYourOwn.ORG.. 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.
    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
    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."
  • Walnut Grove Vocational Farm - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, onions, peas, peppers, raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, restrooms, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    33600 Pearl Street, Kirkland, IL 60146. Phone: (815) 793-0950. Email: [email protected]. Open: Pick-your-own STARTS in 2018;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: August 03, 2017)
  • You Pick Berries, aka UP Berries - strawberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), blueberries, blackberries
    30683 Lanan Road, Kingston, IL 60145Email: [email protected]. 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. Starwberries in June,  blackberries and blueberries after that and  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: July 18, 2018, JBS)
    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 are available
    2575 West Mine Road, Mazon, IL 60444. Phone: 815-474-6511. Email: [email protected]. 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.     
    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: [email protected]. 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.
  • 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 are available, 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: April 29, 2015, JBS)  
    See comments about this farm here!

  • Pine Apple Acres UPDATE for 2018: They are permanently closed "Pine Apple Acres, is no longer open to the public for picking apples or cutting Christmas Trees"
    41W651 Powers Road, Huntley, IL.
  • Plank Road Apple Orchard - U-pick apples, apple cider
    50w737 Plank Rd, Sycamore, IL 60178. Phone: 815-899-4020. Email: [email protected]. 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.  
    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: [email protected]. 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 Click here for a map and directions. 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.
  • Spring Bluff Nursery - vegetables
    41W130 Norris Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Phone: 630-466-4278. Email: [email protected]. 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).  
  • Wiltse's Farm Produce and Greenhouses - corn (sweet), flowers, pumpkins, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    50 W 379 State Route 38, Maple Park, IL 60151. Phone: 815-827-3575. Email: [email protected]. 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!. 

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: [email protected]. 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.

Kendall County

Lake County

  • Heinz Orchard - apples,
    1050 Crest Road (corner of Crest & Atkinson), Green Oaks, IL 60048. Phone: 847-770-3449. Email: [email protected]. 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.
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Krueger's Vegetable Farm Stand - Uses natural growing practices, tomatoes, restrooms
    28572 W. Il Route 120, Lakemoor, IL 60051. Phone: 815-385-4981. Email: [email protected]. 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. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Tomatoes Field opens Mid to Late August until the first heavy frost, please call ahead to see if the field is open. 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 26, 2018)
  • 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: [email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm, September 17 to October 9, 2016; 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. Family operated 15 acres 12 varieties of apples. (UPDATED: September 14, 2016) (UPDATED: September 14, 2014, by a visitor)
    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 Orchard, Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, ziplines, pedal kart track, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    14510 Il Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-338-5637. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily rain or shine in September and October; Monday to Friday, from 10am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 6pm; Labor Day 10am to 6pm, Columbus Day 10am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Chicago. Take I-90 West towards O'Hare/Rockford. Exit on IL-47 toward Woodstock. Take a right onto IL-47N and continue for approximately 9 miles. When you see IL-176E (right turn), keep continuing on IL-47N. The next stoplight is IL-176W, turn left. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles. All Seasons is located on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: February 14, 2017)
    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: [email protected]. In the Spring, Strawberry 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.   
    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: [email protected]. 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.
  • 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.  Has anyone been there since 2013? Are they still in business?  I haven't been able to get an update (you may see them on other websites, but they have just copied it from here.) 
  • 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.    
  • Homestead Orchard - apples, blackberries, cherries, gooseberries, pears, rhubarb, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available
    11802 Charles Road, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-338-7443. Email: [email protected]. 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.
    See comments about this farm here!
  • 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.
    See comments about this farm here!
     
  • Lang's Orchard - Apples
    17411 Secor Road, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: (815) 568-7547. Email us [email protected]. Open: Saturday and SUnday from 11 am to 4 pm; Closed weekdays.  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: September 01, 2017) 
  • 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: [email protected]. 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.  
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Meadowmoor Orchard - apples, picnic area (bring your own food)
    1517 N Rte 47, Woodstock, IL 60033. Phone: 815-687-8208. Email: [email protected]. 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.
  • More Than Delicious Orchard - UPDATE: September 01, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    9905 W. Thompson Road, Woodstock, IL 60098.  Click here for our Facebook page.    
  • 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. 
    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: [email protected]. 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.  
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  • Stade's Farm and Market - apples, 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 are available, 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: 815-979-9212. Email: [email protected]. 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 apples 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 to ealr November. 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 in September and October.
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  • Tom's Farm Market - raspberries, apples, strawberries, farm market
    10214 Algonquin Road, Huntley, IL 60142. Phone: (847) 669-3421. Email: [email protected]. 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).  (ADDED: june 22, 2013X)
  • Woodstock Country Orchard raspberries, apples
    17015 Garden Valley Road,  Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: (815) 923-4359. Email: [email protected]. See these pages for more information: [Hours] [Map] [Schedule] [Varieties] [Prices]. 12 varieties of the best apples.
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  • 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.  
  • Bronkberry Farms - blueberries, apples, pumpkins, farm market, porta-potties are available, hayrides
    18108 S. Bronk Road, Plainfield, IL 60586. Phone: 815-436-6967. Email: [email protected]. 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.
  • 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 to 5 pm, daily. Appointments welcome.
  • Garden Patch Farms & Orchard - UPDATE for 2018 - they are permanently closed
    14154 W. 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL 60491.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Siegel's Cottonwood Farm - pumpkins, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, 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: [email protected]. 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)
  • Tammen Treeberry Farm - blueberries. 
    37131 Essex Road, Wilmington, IL 60481 (Will County) Phone: 815-458-6264 or 800-892-5989. Email: [email protected]. 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.  
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