Stade's Farm and Market

Farm fresh produce,  U-Pick fruits and vegetables, and family fun!

Farm & Special Events InfoMarket, Orchard, U-PICK, & MORE

Farm fresh produce, U-Pick fruits and vegetables, and family fun!

Farm & Special Events InfoMarket, Orchard, U-PICK & MORE Info

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 and into fall our farm is also popular for u-pick fruits and vegetables including strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, apples, and pumpkins.

At Stade’s, we host a number of special events. Please scroll down to read about the next event(s) or view our events calendar for more information.

Beginning Saturday, September 8, 2018, (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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We have a great show scheduled this weekend so grab a friend or two and come out to shop Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm. See you soon!

Hours and Location

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

We accept all forms of payment except American Express.

Last admission sales to U-PICK and farm attractions (both Summer and Fall) is at 5:00 pm

We reserve the right to close for inclement weather to protect our customers and employees.

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.

Stade's Farm and Market


U-PICK Apples – Stade’s Orchard @ Stade's Farm & Market
Sep 1 – Oct 28 all-day

Stade’s Apple Orchard will open to the public on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Please join us between 9 am – 5 pm to pick your apples with your family and friends. Enjoy a beautiful day at the farm and your freshly picked, tree-ripened apples. If you have questions, please visit this page for more information or call our Market at 815-675-6396 to have your questions answered. Thanks!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Fall Festival – Shade’s of Autumn @ Stade's Farm & Market
Sep 8 – Oct 28 all-day

We are excited to share eight weekends of Fun on the Farm with you, your friends, and your family during our Fall Festival. We call the festival Shades of Autumn!

We kick-off the Fall season with the 14th Annual Tractors for Charity on September 8 – 9th. Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9th. Our 14th Annual Classic Car Show is September 15 -16th. Stade’s 5th Annual Arts and Crafts on the Farm is September 22 – 23rd. Military Appreciation Day is September 23rd. Our Farmtractions Theme Park, with over 30 different attractions, is open Saturdays and Sundays beginning Saturday, September 8th – Sunday, October 28th. The Theme Park is also Fridays in October and Columbus Day (Monday, October 9th). We offer something for everyone to enjoy with your family and friends on our farm.

In addition, we are taking reservations for private events and school field trips now, please call 815-979-9212 to reserve your spot! Mark your calendars! Pumpkin picking at Stade’s begins the weekend of September 22, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you, your family and your friends in Fall of 2018!

@ Stade's Farm & Market
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

Stade’s will host their 5th Annual Arts & Crafts on the Farm on
Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23rd, show hours are 10 am – 6 pm.
Join in on the fun! There are many, many artists and crafters participating and there is sure to be something for everyone!
Parking and entrance to the Arts & Crafts Show are FREE! Our Farmtractions Theme Park is open (admission fee applies) so bring your family out for a full day of fun. For more information about the theme park visit
Any questions? email


5th Annual Arts & Crafts on the Farm @ Stade's Farm & Market
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

Stade’s 5th Annual Arts & Crafts on the Farm – September 22 -23, 2018. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. There NO CHARGE to ENTER and SHOP and we have plenty of free parking available as well.

This yearly event is a perfect place to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! There is quite a variety of vendors signed up to participate, and we know there will be something for everyone!

If you are an artist (everything must be handmade) and would like information on participating in our 5th Annual Art’s & Crafts of the Farm, please email, and the application will be sent to you. Don’t wait! Spots are filling up very fast!


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 close unexpectedly and cease outdoor activities due to inclement weather. Our Market will always remain open, (9 am – 6 pm) even when the outdoor activities close due to unpleasant weather.

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Please check our Facebook for last minute updates and picking availability. This website is typically updated once daily; please check Facebook for all current information. THANK YOU!


Sorry, U-PICK is closed on Wednesday, September 19th.

 Thank you!

Please visit our Facebook page for all updated picking information. If you cannot check our Facebook page, we encourage you to call the Market at 815-675-6396 to check availability before making the drive to the farm, especially if you are driving a distance.

As always, we reserve the right to close unexpectedly to protect our customers and employees in the event of inclement weather.


When applicable: Stade’s U-PICK is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, last entry to the field is at 5:00 pm.

*We do have random days when our U-PICK is closed to allow more fruit/vegetables to ripen, that is why we encourage you to check back here or visit us on for all current information.

Stade's Farm & Market


We have an excellent selection of beautiful, fresh produce in our Market including Stade’s own delicious Sweet Corn, tomatoes, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Zucchini, Cucumbers and Pickles, Plenty of Peppers, and more harvested on our farm. Ripe delicious, juicy, just picked apples are also available!

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.

Mark your calendar for our special events in the fall, which include: Tractors for Charity, A Classic Car and Truck Show, Arts and Crafts Weekend, Grandparents Day, Military Appreciation and our Sunday Morning Outdoor Worship Services.

We love our customers and look forward to seeing you soon!

CLICK HERE for more information.

Fields of Grace Worship Service

Fields of Grace *Outdoor Worship Service at Stade’s

Services are held every Sunday at 10 am through October 28, 2018.

Join “Fields of Grace” for inspiring messages, uplifting worship music, and great fellowship.

Seating, umbrellas, fresh Apple Cider Donuts and coffee are provided during every service.

*In case of inclement weather the service will be under the bandshell.

Email Jeanine Weintz at FOGfellowship for more information click here.

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!