Local Farms

We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are a crucial part of a healthy diet. They pack a wallop of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and fiber, and when compared to their canned or frozen counterparts, the taste simply can't be beat. Local farmer’s markets have sprung up everywhere, and many people are enjoying the benefits associated with being able to drive a few miles to pick up fresh produce and other products.

Why buy local food?

  1. Locally grown food tastes and looks better. The crops are picked at their peak, and farmstead products like cheeses and are hand-crafted for best flavor. Livestock products are processed in nearby facilities and typically the farmer has direct relationship with processors, overseeing quality - unlike animals processed in large industrial facilities.
  2. Local food is better for you. The shorter the time between the farm and your table, the less likely it is that nutrients will be lost from fresh food. Food imported from far away is older and has traveled on trucks or planes, and sat in warehouses before it gets to you.
  3. Local food is safe. There's a unique kind of assurance that comes from looking a farmer in the eye at farmers' market or driving by the fields where your food comes from. Local farmers aren't anonymous and they take their responsibility to the consumer seriously.
  4. Local food benefits the environment and wildlife. Well-managed farms provide ecosystem services: they conserve fertile soil, protect water sources, and sequester carbon from the atmosphere. The farm environment is a patchwork of fields, meadows, woods, ponds and buildings that provide habitat for wildlife in our communities.

  Eat Well. Move Well. Live Well.

Here are a few local farms and farmer markets:

Milk & Honey Farmstand

Milk & Honey Farmstand

Location:
26241 Bonner Road
Wauconda, Illinois 60084

Hours:
10:00am - 5:00pm  Wednesday thru Sunday
CLOSED  Monday thru Tuesday

Contact:
Phone: (224) 388-6456
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Milk & Honey is a suburban farm and cooperative located in Wauconda, IL. We specialize in grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pastured poultry and eggs, chemical-free produce, and natural lifestyle products. You can find us at the West Town Health Market every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 2-7 pm and the Pilsen Community Market every 3rd Sunday of the month at the Honky Tonk BBQ.

For more information: Visit Milk & Honey Farmstand's Facebook Page


Barrington Natural Farms

Barrington Natural Farms

Location:
18N681 IL Route 31
Dundee, IL  60118

Year Round Hours:
10:00am - 6:00pm

Contact Information:
Phone: (847) 852-7081
Fax: (866) 478-2828

Customers can purchase eggs, grass fed beef, pastured pork and chicken, honey, cheese and yogurt, and a variety of pickled vegetables in the store. 

For more information please visit: Barrington Natural Farms


World Wide Farms

World Wide Farms

Location:
27373 W. IL Route 176
Wauconda, IL 60084

Year Round Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm  Monday thru Friday 
8:00am - 12:00pm  Saturday 
CLOSED  Sunday

Contact:

Phone (847) 487-6855 / FAX (847) 487-6805

For more information please visit: World Wide Farms


Lake Zurich Farmer's Market 2018

Lake Zurich Farmer's Market 2018

Location:
Paulus Park
200 S Rand Road,
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Time Period:
June 1st to September 7th, 2018

Days Open:
Fridays

Hours:
3:00pm - 7:00pm

For more information please visit: Lake Zurich Farmer's Market 
O
r visit them on Facebook: Lake Zurich Farmer's Market Facebook Page


Frillman Farms

Frillman Farms

Location:
16737 W. Aptakisic Road
Prarie View, IL 60069

Contact:
Tim Frillman
Phone: 847-287-9950
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Whether you’re interested in freshly harvested honey, amazing eggs, or impressive variety of Heirloom vegetables, we hope to see you on the farm or at the market. Please stop by and say hello! Get to know your local farmer. If you want transparency in your food, it doesn't get much clearer than Frillman Farms. We make sure to put our customers before the chicken or the egg.

For more information please visit: Frillman Farms


Wauconda Farmer's Market

Wauconda Farmer's Market

Location:
Main Street Wauconda

Time Period:
July 5th - September 27th 2018

Days Open:
Thursdays

Hours Open:
4:00pm - 7:00pm

For more information please visit: Wauconda Chamber Events

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