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.
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.
Join us for our Annual Tractors for Charity event, Sept. 9 – 10, 2017. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
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Hours and Location
MARKET HOURS ARE 9:00 am – 6:00 pm DAILY
U-PICK hours (when applicable) are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
We accept all forms of payment except American Express.
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 open on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
*Please note there is not a general farm admission fee and parking is free.
Stade's Farm and Market
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.
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.
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.
Eight Weekends of Family Fun on the Farm! Tractors for Charity, Classic Cars and Trucks, Arts and Crafts and our Farmtractions Theme Park (with over 30 different attractions) are just a few of the things you can do on the farm. Pumpkin picking will begin in late September. We look forward to seeing you, your family and your friends in the fall of 2017!
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.
Stade’s Market is open daily 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.
The Farmtractions Theme Park will open on Saturday, September 9, 2017, along with our Shades of Autumn Fall Festival.
The Market is Open Daily
We have homegrown broccoli, beets, cucumbers, green beans, zucchini, sugar snap peas, onions, peppers, potatoes, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and blueberries, peaches and raspberries (while supplies last) available in the market. We also 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 on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 10 a.m.
Farm Fresh Produce
Stade’s own delicious Sweet Corn is NOW available in our market!
Our U-PICK is OPEN again! Come on out to pick ripen, delicious, red raspberries and green beans. U-PICK is available 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. We hope to see you soon!
U-PICK can change quickly and we post daily updates. We always recommend that you check our Facebook page or our website before you take a trip to the farm to pick.
We typically we have raspberries available to pick until the first frost (usually early to mid- October), with the exception of a day or two here and there to let the raspberries ripen. For daily picking update, please check back here and like us on Facebook.
Strawberries and Sugar snap peas are sold out for 2017.
U-PICK is open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. (when applicable)
Please feel free to call 815-675-6396 for picking condition updates.
The market is open 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and is stocked full of fresh vegetables, homemade bakery, many different food items and unique country gifts.
Please check back here or visit us on https://www.facebook.com/stadesfarmandmarket/ for all current information.
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.
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.
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!