Here is a list and a map of farmers markets in McHenry County. If you have one that's not on this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARY FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 28, north Metra commuter parking lot at High Road and West Main Street (off Route 14), Cary. Wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, meats, flowers, plants, canned items and more. Sponsored by the Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. Information: 847-639-2800 or www.carygrovechamber.com.
CRYSTAL LAKE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 7 through Oct. 11, Depot Park (next to downtown train depot), Woodstock and Williams streets, Crystal Lake. Fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and more will be available for purchase. Information: 815-479-0835 or www.downtowncl.org.
HARMS FARM & GARDEN CENTER, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily July through October, 4727 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry. Full line of homegrown vegetables, fruit, jams, jellies, dressings, sauces, pickles, pie fillings and more. Information: 815-385-5385 or www.harmsfarmandgarden.com.
HUNTLEY FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 11, 11704 Coral St. and around the Town Square, Huntley. Farm fresh eggs, naturally raised fresh frozen pork, fresh frozen chicken and ground beef, local honey, homemade jams and jellies, artisan cheeses, premium freshly-roasted coffee beans, flavored oils and balsamic vinegars, homemade baked goods and granolas, homemade dog treats and more. Information: 847-669-9600 or www.huntley.il.us.
McHENRY FARMERS MARKET, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through August, Veteran's Memorial Park, 3400 Pearl St., McHenry. Local vendors offer plants, produce, frozen beef and baked goods. In addition, crafters and artisans occasionally display and offer their work. Information: 815-363-2100 or www.ci.mchenry.il.us.
PATYK FARM MARKET & GREENHOUSE, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through November, 8519 Route 173, Richmond. Farm fresh eggs, friendly farm animals, flowers, vegetable plants and herbs can be found on the farm. The summer harvest will include homegrown produce complimented by locally-grown fruit. Information: 815-648-4065 or www.patykfarms.com.
RED BARN FARM MARKET, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through October, 3500 S. Route 47, Woodstock. Offering a selection of vegetable plants, herbs, annuals, perennials, and hanging baskets. Fresh asparagus is also available. Information: 815-338-2965 or www.redbarn.us.
STADE'S FARM & MARKET, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 3709 W. Miller Road, McHenry. The market will begin with, asparagus, rhubarb, and if the weather cooperates they will have lettuce, spinach, and radishes. U-pick strawberries will be available starting mid-June and run until mid-July when the sweet corn should be ready. U-Pick raspberries available late July. Information: 815-675-6396 or www.stadedairyfarm.com.
TOM'S FARM MARKET, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, 10214 Algonquin Road, Huntley. Flowers, fresh sauces, home-baked pies, bakery items and more. Strawberries available mid-June. Vegetables available July and August. Information: 847-669-3421 or www.tomsfarmmarket.com.
VON BERGEN'S COUNTRY MARKET, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 9805 Route 173, Hebron. The farm market opens in July with freshly-picked vegetables, fruits, pickles, dressings, cheese, popcorn and more. Information: 815-648-2332 or www.vonbergens.com.
WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through October, on the Square, Woodstock. Market offers local organic vegetables, natural beef, gourmet cheese, plants, baked goods, soap, candles, and more that are produced or grown by the vendors. Information: 815-338-5164 or www.woodstockfarmersmarket.org.