McHenry County Farm Stroll

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2023 McHenry County Farm Stroll

Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 10 AM to 4 PM

Farm Stroll is a self-guided tour of McHenry County’s
diversified family farms. There is no beginning or end of the tour,
just choose the farms you wish to visit and go during the stroll’s time frame. 

There is no charge for Farm Stroll. However, bring some cash;
individual farmers will be selling products and produce.

Some farms will conduct tours and demonstrations. Follow the
farmers’ instructions, respect the animals, and watch your children.
Do not bring pets. Wash your hands after exposure to livestock.

 If accommodation is needed in order to participate, please email

Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet an individual’s access needs.


Farm Stroll 2023 Featured Farms


Piscasaw Gardens

9306 Lawrence Road, Harvard NEW in 2023

Piscasaw Gardens is a family-owned business, run by the Kinney family. Their mission is to cultivate bonds of community through the abundance of farming. They grow cut-flowers and vegetables at their main location, and Mirai Sweet corn, popcorn seed, and perennial flowers elsewhere. Their bouquets, bulk flowers, popcorn, and seasonal vegetables are sold primarily at farmers markets and at the farm store in summer/fall. The farm store will be open with field maps available for self-guided tours of the property.; 608-352-3236. Toilets available.


Wanda Farm

17419 Hebron Rd., Harvard

Wanda Farm is a first-generation regenerative farm operated by Joe and Hannah Wanda. Wanda Farm raises grass-fed beef, pastured heritage pigs, pasture-raised chicken, and laying hens.  All their products are shipped directly to consumers via their e-commerce website. Their mission is to connect the consumer to their farmer; believing that knowing your farmer goes beyond any food labeling claims.; (815) 354-8700.


Hephzibah Farms, Inc.

13202 Hebron Rd., Hebron

Hephzibah Farms, run by the Millers, sells grass-fed beef and lamb, pastured raised pork, chicken, eggs, and turkeys. They will be selling alpaca drier balls, socks, home-baked goods, and products from local vendors including soap, jam, flavored popcorn, cheese, chocolates, coffee and tallow lotion.; (847) 530-7373. Toilets available.



Vanderstappen Farm is unable to participate.

12908 Hebron Rd., Hebron

This farm is a true family affair, run by David and Katie Vanderstappen, their five young children, and extended family members. A third-generation farm, it has transformed in recent years to the using the newest agricultural technology to milk 150 Holstein cows and raise a small Angus herd from calves. As a hobby, David keeps and trains a large flock of homing pigeons. Dairy promotional products will be given away at this site.; (815) 687-6528.




Patyk’s Farm Market and Greenhouse

8519 Route 173, Richmond

John and Myra Patyk’s working farm has much to explore from the flower-filled greenhouses to the many farm animals and the cutest mini cows! You’ll find meat from their grass-fed cattle and goats as well as chicken, turkey and pork. Fresh chicken eggs, homemade goat milk soap and freshly harvested fruits and vegetables will be available. Angie’s Bees will offer beeswax products (honey, lotions,scrubs etc.) for sale.; (847) 710-8732. Toilets available.



Soulful Prairies

4706 Alden Rd., Woodstock

Soulful Prairies’ main focus is Equine Gestalt Therapy along with other healing modalities. Stop by the farm and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, all the critters and exploring the 80 acres. Linda is providing two demonstrations with the horses at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Produce from Andrews agroecological farm, Moss Pillow Permaculture will be available for sale. We will also have merchandise and the opportunity to take virtual tours of the buildings on the property. Pizza Fresca Food Truck on property.; (847) 366-6743. Toilets available.


Terra Vitae Farms

2208 Greenwood Rd, Woodstock

Kevin and Katie Kelley have partnered with their daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Mike Biver, to develop a regenerative farm focused on producing the healthiest meat conceivably possible while leaving the land in better condition than before they started. Their approach focuses on biodiversity at every level: microbiome, flora, and fauna. Come experience their ever-evolving ecosystem and the diverse heritage breeds of livestock. Meat will be sold at their farm store.; (815) 345-4047.


Sun Berry Orchard

2318 Greenwood Rd, Woodstock  NEW in 2023

Sun Berry Orchard is owned by Sergiy and Tanya Bazylyuk. They manage 30 acres dedicated to fruit production, featuring a collection of over 150 of the newest and heirloom apple varieties. They also cultivate peaches, plums, apricots, and strawberries. The orchard also includes vegetables, five heritage breed pigs, ducks, and a mini petting zoo. Recently, they started raising Wagyu beef. Hayrides will be offered to the orchards for apple picking and their produce stand will be open.; 847-404-6065. Toilets available


Lazy K Ranch

18209 Collins Rd., Woodstock

The Lazy K Ranch is a small family farm offering horse boarding, riding lessons, custom hay baling, and farm-fresh eggs. Visit horses, donkeys, and chickens, see antique tractors, and learn how their solar installation works. An established stop on Autumn Drive, they will have vendors on the premises for the Stroll.; (815) 715-2070.


Cody’s Farm and Orchard

19502 River Road, Marengo

Cody’s is a family-owned business, run by the Purdoms, selling fresh homegrown fruit, vegetables, WI cheese, and apple cider donuts. They have a market at the farm, plus two mobile farm stands. Cody’s offers seasonal vegetables, sweet corn, pumpkins, and apple picking. They also have goats, cows, rabbits, a corn maze, and lunch options.; (815) 568-7976. Toilets available.

Broadview Farm and Gardens

18720 IL Route 176, Marengo

Farmers Tim and Delicia Brown aim to serve their community and others with a variety of responsibly grown vegetables, fruits, meat, and eggs. They pledge to keep their practices transparent and holistic with the goal of sustainability by using minimal amounts of machinery and outside labor. Their expanded farm store will be open.; (815) 814-0030.

McHenry County College Student Farm NEW in 2023

8900 US Highway 14, Crystal Lake

The MCC Student Farm started growing food in 2020, and with two High Tunnels can produce food all winter. The farm has expanded to include trellised fruit trees, elderberries, hops and other specialty crops. The area also has ornamental, native and pollinator gardens. Students in the Entrepreneurial Agriculture and Horticulture departments get hands-on training producing food for our cafeteria and Culinary Department. Our Produce Stand will be open. 815-455-3700. Toilets available.

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