Arts and Entertainment
August 8, 2016From: McHenry County Master Gardeners
Come out for a day in the country from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, to experience a variety of farms, from apple orchards to animal farms, during the free McHenry County Farm Stroll and Market.
A total of 11 farms will be part of this educational agriculture tour. Apple orchards, vegetable growers, goats, chickens, turkeys, cows, horses, alpacas, a vineyard, sustainable agriculture, hydroponics and more will be featured at these farms.
Because this is a free family-friendly, self-guided tour, there is no beginning or end of the tour just choose the type of farms that interest you and visit during the designated time.
The Farm Stroll and Market is organized by the McHenry County Farm Bureau and the University of Illinois Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners. Master gardeners and 4H volunteers will assist farm families to accommodate guests for farm-related demonstrations and tours.
There is no charge for the Farm Stroll and Market, but most farms will sell food, produce or other farm-related products. Bring cash to purchase items directly from the farmers.
Remember, these are working farms: Dress appropriately, preferably in layered all-weather clothing and sturdy shoes. Children of all ages are welcome, but they must be supervised at all times. No pets please. A few sites will have washroom facilities, but several do not.
Visit McHenry County Farm Bureau for more information at mchenrycfb.org or Facebook at facebook.com/McHenryCountyFarmBureau or call 815-338-1520. Also visit U of I Extension at web.extension.illinois.edu/lm.
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Von Bergen's Acres
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Cashmore's Produce and Ponics
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AL'sPACAs at Dutch Mill Farm
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Cripple Creek Ranch
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Cody's Farm and Orchard
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RowShell Ridge Vineyard
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Cherry Lane Farm
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Prairie Sky Orchard
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