McHenry County Farm Stroll

2022 McHenry County Farm Stroll

Sunday, September 25, 2022 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. Please follow all CDC COVID-19 guidelines.

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.

Visit McHenry County Farm Bureau at or or call 815-338-1520.
Visit University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners at, call 815-338-3737, or visit

Farm Stroll 2022 Featured Farms

  Alden Hills Organics Farm - N237 Alden Rd, Walworth, WI  

  Alden Hills is a family-owned certified organic farm run by Levi
  and Emily Powers with one mission: to provide the healthiest,
  highest-quality pastured meats by building a farm eco-system
  that enhances both soil and animals. They specialize in grass-fed
  beef, pastured poultry, and eggs.;
  262-275-1070. Toilets available.


  Wanda Farm - 17419 Hebron Rd., Harvard   

  Wanda Farm is a first-generation regenerative farm run by Joe
  and Hannah Wanda. Wanda Farm raises and sells grass-fed
  beef, pastured heritage pigs, pasture-raised chicken and laying
  hens. Their mission is to connect the consumer with their food;
  believing that knowing your farmer goes beyond all the food
  labeling.; 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--soap, jam, flavored popcorn,
  cheese, chocolates and honey scrubs.;
  847-530-7373. Toilets available.


  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 chickens, 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  

  Linda Bruce and her family began this farm with the desire to create a
  safe place for humans to heal with the support of horses, animals
  and nature. It has blossomed into a space for Equine Gestalt
  Therapy, a farm, and a farm stand, bee hives, fairies' walking
  paths and a labyrinth. They will sell homegrown, pesticide-free
  produce, honey and more.; 847-366-6743.


  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 new location and farm store.; (815) 345-4047.


  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, chickens, see antique tractors, and learn
  how their solar installation works. An established stop on
  Autumn Drive, they will have vendors on 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 and apple cider donuts. They
  have a market at the farm, plus two mobile farm stands. Cody’s
  offers seasonal vegetables, sweet corn, pumpkin 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 using minimal
  amounts of machinery and outside labor.; (815) 814-0030.


  HillBunker Farms - 4915 Dean Street, Woodstock

  Damon and Michele Hill run what they call an 'experiential hobby farm' committed to
  natural food and healthy products. They are registered breeders of Kune Kune Pigs and
  Babydoll sheep. In addition to fresh eggs, local honey, seasonal vegetables. and a variety
  of hand-crafted products, they have a limited supply of humanely raised pork and lamb meat
  available for purchase. The farm is famous for the 1915 caboose sitting on train tracks by the pond.; (815) 337-1622.


  Vanderstappen Farm - 12908 Hebron Rd., Hebron  NEW 2022

  This farm is a true family affair, run by David and Katie Vanderstappen and
  their five young children with the help of extended family members. A third
  generation farm, it has been tranformed in recent years using the newest
  agricultural technology to raise and 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.

  All Grass Farms - 18N681 IL Route 31, Dundee  

  Cliff McConville and Anna Lipinska produce grass-fed beef,
  licensed raw Guernsey milk, as well as pasture-raised chicken,
  eggs, turkeys, and pork in a regenerative pasture-based farming
  system. All products are organically raised and sold in the onsite
  farm store. They will run hay wagon farm tours during Farm
  Stroll.; 847-852-7081. Toilets available.


Find the PDF of this year's Farm Stroll brochure here.

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