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You might not know it, but McHenry County has some of the best farmers markets in the state - literally. We're ranked. Our farmers markets are scattered all throughout McHenry County, and you can visit each and every one.


Cary Grove Farmers Market

Visitors will find fresh fruits and veggies, as well as specialty canned items, salad dressings and more. Stop in the first Sunday of the month for a free reusable bag. Located right off the Metra.

Summer Market:
Sundays: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, June - August
Cary Metra Lot - 100 W. Main St

Winter Market:
1st & 3rd Sundays, September - May
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Algonquin Township Building #6
3702 US Highway 14, Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake Farmers Market

Shop local vendors from organic meat and eggs to flowers and fruit to vegetables and baked goods. Enjoy regular entertainment in the Depot Park gazebo. Located in Downtown Crystal Lake, this farmers market is easily accessible, right off the Metra.

Summer Market:
Saturdays: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, June - October
Depot Park - 90 E. Woodstock St.

Crystal Lake

Farmers Market+ at The Dole

You know The Dole as a center for the performing and visual arts, event location and host of the annual Lakeside Festival. Now an exciting new experience will be presented at The Dole! Beginning June 2021, The Dole will host a Sunday Open Air Farmers Market+ rich with the season’s freshest locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers and delicacies. The market will connect area farmers, growers, artisans and food purveyors to Crystal Lake and neighboring communities

Summer Market:
Sundays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM May 29th - October 30th

Winter Market:
Sundays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM November - April

Huntley Farmers Market 

Located on the Huntley Square in downtown Huntley. This market features an amazing variety of produce, farm-raised meats to fresh roasted coffee beans. You can also enjoy live music and a host of special events throughout the season.

Summer Market:
Saturdays: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, June - October
Huntley Downtown Square - 11704 Coral St.

Winter Market: 
2nd Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, December - May
Legion Hall - 11712 Coral St. 
Fellowship Hall at 1st Congegational Church Huntley - 11628 Main St. (Starting January 2023)

Pearl Street Market

Music, goods, libations. The Pearl Street Market has teamed up with the McHenry Downtown Business Association to offer an array of homemade and home grown farmers market fare from produce to honey to soaps and many sweet treats, along with fun crafts and other goods. 

Summer Market:
Thursdays: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM, June - September
Veteran's Memorial Park - 3400 Pearl St.


Woodstock Farmer's Market

Named the number one farmer's market in Illinois by the American Farmland Trust and number one in McHenry County by the Best of the Fox. This exceptional market features great live music and everything from veggies, fruits and cheeses, to hand-spun yarn, desserts and seedlings for your garden. All items are grown or produced by the vendors, and the market manager inspects each vendor to ensure the market's integrity. Located right off the metra.

Summer Market:
Saturdays: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, April - October
Tuesdays: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, June - September
Historic Woodstock Square

Winter Market:
Select Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, October - April
McHenry County Fair Grounds - 12015 Country Club Road

Marengo Community Farmers Market

Car shows, Christmas in July celebration, picnics in the park and fall festivals make the Marengo Community Farmers Market a great spot for fresh produce and a little fun! Their facebook page is the best place to stay up to date on their latest events! 

Summer Market:
Saturdays: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, April - October
Calvin Spencer Park - 825 Indian Oaks Trail