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Welcome to Stade’s Farm and Market

Stade’s Farm & Market is located in scenic McHenry County approximately 50 miles Northwest of Chicago. Stade’s grows fresh fruits and vegetables that are marketed directly to consumers through our Farm Market.

Throughout the summer, our farm is also popular for u-pick fruits and vegetables including strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, and pumpkins.

Beginning Saturday, September 9, 2017, (Farmtractions Theme Park will be open weekends only.  The theme park includes a petting zoo, corn maze, giant slides, hayrides, (when pumpkins are ready to pick) and a large variety of unique attractions. Our fall festival Shades of Autumn is a harvest time extravaganza featuring 30+ farm-related attractions, pumpkin picking, great food and lots of fun.

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Hours and Location


MARKET HOURS ARE 9:00 am – 6:00 pm DAILY

U-PICK hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The farm property closes promptly at 6:00 pm.

We are located at:
3709 Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60051

Stade’s Farm is a smoke-free environment for the health of our guests, staff, and animals. Visitors are required to extinguish all smoking materials (including e-cigarettes etc.) before entering the farm grounds.

Dogs (and other pets/animals) are prohibited on the farm grounds with the exception of certified service dogs. Please be mindful of the dangers associated with leaving pets in your vehicle while visiting our farm.

Farmtractions Theme Park will be CLOSED for the summer and will open on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Stade's Farm and Market


OPENING DAY is Friday, May 26, 2017 @ Stade's Farm and Market
May 26 – Dec 23 all-day

Opening Day 2017 is Friday, May, 26th!

We are still busy planning and preparing for this year! We have been cleaning and repairing, studying and learning new things, attending conferences, ordering seed, trimming our apple trees, organizing our thoughts and creatively planning additions to the farm property!

We have some exciting events coming up this year! Mark your calendars and join for the Acres of Hope 5k/10K Run, (July 29) Annual Tractors Charity Show, (Sept. 9 – 10) Classic Car Show, (Sept. 16 – 17) Fourth Annual Arts and Crafts Sale (Sept. 23 – 24). Stade’s eight week long Shades of Autumn Fall Festival begins on September 9, 2017, and ends on October 29, 2017.

Fields of Grace Worship Service @ Stade's Farm and Market
May 28 @ 10:00 am – Oct 29 @ 10:00 am

As part of our community outreach, Stade’s Farm is host to a unique outdoor worship experience, offering non-denominational contemporary Christian services called “Fields of Grace.” Worship services are held in the beautiful outdoors, surrounded by miles of fields and plenty of sunshine. Each Sunday the stage transforms into a vibrant combination of high energy, contemporary music and relevant messages from a variety of speakers, churches and area pastors. Services are designed for all ages, including children. We love to have you to come as a family and worship together. We strive to provide a rich environment in which to learn and grow.

Our 2017 Services will be held every Sunday morning, May 28th through October 29th, (rain or shine), from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.** In the event of inclement weather, we have a covered pavilion where we gather for services.

Communion is made available the second Sunday of each month and is held directly after the worship services.

Acres of Hope Farm Trail Run and Pancake Breakfast @ Stade's Farm & Market
Jul 22 all-day
13th Annual Tractors of Charity @ Stade's Farm & Market
Sep 9 – Sep 10 all-day

Exhibiting Machines of the Past

Tractors for Charity was organized through local business people, family, friends, and collectors from all over Illinois and Wisconsin, to promote the Antique Tractor, Truck and Construction Equipment hobby, while at the same time, giving back to the local community by providing a show that raises funds for local charities. We encourage exhibitors and attendees to take a moment to meet the local charities present during the show and consider making a donation to help support these community programs. Participating charities will be present during the show on both days. Please be sure to stop by and meet them personally to learn more about their mission and outreach.

Each year Tractors for Charity holds a raffle with all proceeds allocated to the three charities featured below. If you are a business owner (or individual) who would like to donate new items to be raffled, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your participation further. Some raffle items donated in the past include; a 10-speed bicycle, restaurant and retail store gift certificates, baseball caps, T-shirts, movie tickets, massage, chiropractor visit, grocery store gift certificates, auto repair certificate, garden center certificates and plants, Bait & tackle equipment, cash donations, etc.

Your donation is tax deductible and documentation will be issued to you directly from the respective charity to benefit from the raffle proceeds. Note: Stade’s Farm does not accept any donations, proceeds or benefit for the farm.


Be sure to check the weather before you come to visit us!

Most of the activities at Stade’s Farm and Market occur outside. If you are planning a visit for our u-pick fruits and vegetables or farm attractions please check the forecast first, as we do sometimes need to cease outdoor activities due to inclement weather.

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Stade’s Market is open daily 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Strawberry U-PICK is open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

The Farmtractions Theme Park will be CLOSED during the summer and will open on Saturday, September 9, 2017, along with our Shades of Autumn Fall Festival.


The Market is Open Daily

We have our own homegrown asparagus, rhubarb and fresh-picked strawberries available in the market. In addition to that, we carry a large selection of unique, specialty foods and gifts available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you!

We have some exciting events coming up this year! Mark your calendars and join us for the Acres of Hope 5k/10K Run, (July 22). The Annual Tractors for Charity Show, (Sept. 9 – 10) Classic Car Show, (Sept. 16 – 17) and the Fourth Annual Arts and Crafts Sale (Sept. 23 – 24). Stade’s eight week long Shades of Autumn Fall Festival begins on September 9, 2017, and ends on October 29, 2017.

Our fall festival, Shades of Autumn, and Stade’s Farmtractions Theme Park will open be CLOSED during the summer and will open on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 10 am!

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Farm Fresh Produce

UPDATED on June 23, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m

Strawberry U-PICK conditions are EXCELLENT!

We will not have raspberries on Saturday and Sunday but they will be available again early next week. We will keep you posted on when raspberries are available.

We are very excited to announce that we have 17 acres of beautiful strawberry plants on our farm.  Picking conditions are EXCELLENT and we are in the middle of some of the BEST days of U-PICK strawberries! We expect the next week to be a very good time for you to visit the farm and pick strawberries. We are now picking our later varieties of strawberries. Most years we pick up until near the Fourth of July. This year the weather has been very different, and although we hope to have strawberries to offer up until that time, we cannot guarantee that will happen. Don’t miss out, come to Stade’s and gather the most delicious, red, ripe and luscious strawberries available and create some wonderful family memories while you are at the farm! 
We encourage you to come earlier in the day with sunscreen and a hat! We do sell ice-cold water at the u-pick more trailer and other cold drinks are available in the market. 
We do offer U-PICK rain or shine, but if there is a threat of thunder or lightening we will clear the fields. Our number one concern at Stade’s is the safety of our customers.
Our U-PICK is open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily.

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The market is stocked full of unique gifts and delicious foods, including our own fresh baked donuts, pies, quick breads, and cookies. We have plenty of pre-picked red, ripe, delicious strawberries for purchase. 

Farmtractions Theme Park is CLOSED during the summer and will open on September 9, 2017.

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The market is open daily 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. The farm property closes promptly at 6:00 pm daily. The Ringwood/McCullom Lake Road stand will re-open in July of 2017, exact date TBA.

View our Produce Calendar for a full list of the crops we grow in chronological order as to when they are available to our customers.

Produce Calendar

Worship Services

Bring your family and friends to worship on the farm! Fields of Grace Worship Service is held rain or shine at 10 am every Sunday through October 29, 2017. Join us for an uplifting message, inspiring worship music and free donuts and coffee! Check out Facebook, Twitter or Google+ for the most current information about all things on the farm.

Market Info

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide nutritious homegrown farm products and unique wholesome family entertainment at reasonable prices to our local and surrounding communities.

Come visit us to find out more about our unique farm and market or call us at 815-675-6396 if you have any questions. We hope to see you soon!