Farmer’s Markets Near Your Gerstad Home
With warm weather comes the return of the highly anticipated Farmer’s Markets. Residents of Gerstad Builders communities are lucky to have convenient access to markets in McHenry, Poplar Grove, and Richmond. There are also Farmer’s Markets in neighboring towns such as Crystal Lake, that offer delicious fresh produce, handmade candles and soaps, and unique treats for pets.
Due to COVID-19, there maybe questions on which Farmers Markets in McHenry County are open and whether there are strict regulations in place. While living in one of Gerstad’s communities, we want you to enjoy every aspect of your living environment, and that includes the simple pleasures of a Farmer’s Market.
Here’s what you need to know about Farmers Markets near you.
Located right in McHenry at 3709 Miller Rd, they are open for business every day from 9am-6pm until November. Stade’s has fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, delicious home-baked goods, and a wide variety of gourmet foods available for purchase. In light of COVID-19, Stade’s will only be selling their own fresh produce as well as limited quantities of products from other farms that are diligent in following proper protocols from the government.
Located at 25 West Crystal Lake Avenue right near downtown Crystal Lake. They will be open every Saturday from 8am-1pm until mid-October. Here, you can find a number of exciting vendors. For instance; Bridge ‘n Sweets where guests can enjoy gourmet muffins, pastries, cheesecakes, and more! For people who are vegan and/or gluten-free, there is plenty of baked goods to enjoy from Carly’s Confections. Farmer Nick’s has fresh eggs, beef, pork, chicken, and even Thanksgiving turkeys and dog bones! These vendors are only a portion of what is available at this market.
Open from May through October on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8am-1pm. It is located at the Woodstock Square and has a few special rules of operation in place. Pre-ordering from vendors is an option for customers.
Located at 11704 Coral Street in the heart of downtown Huntley and is open Saturdays from 8am-1pm. The market features an amazing variety of produce, farm-raised meats to fresh roasted coffee beans. Throughout the season customers can enjoy live music and some special events.
Located just minutes away from Gerstad Builders Bailey Estates community in Wadsworth, Pearce’s offers customers the very best in locally grown produce. There is plenty of fun for the whole family; jumping bales, corn maze, and hayrides to the pumpkin patch starting in mid-September. Make sure to bring a camera to capture the experience. Open daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm from July through October.
Due to COVID-19, market visitors can be assured that CDC guidelines are being followed. All Farmer’s Market employees have their temperatures taken upon arriving each day and will be wearing masks and practicing physical distancing. Guests will also be required to properly physical distance and wear masks. Prepare for a brief wait time if the Farmer’s Market is at capacity. The markets ask guests to refrain from touching items until they purchased; before purchasing, the vendor will handle the items. Pets are also prohibited from Farmer’s Markets at this time.
Gerstad Builders wanted to also send out an honorable mention to any of the Farmer’s Markets that are not open due to the COVID-19. We can’t wait to see you opened next season.
Imagine yourself cooking up all the fresh vegetables you purchased in your new Gerstad gourmet kitchen. Visit the Gerstad Builders website today to see how we can get you settled into your dream home!