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Wine grapes rank number one among the world’s fruit crops in terms of acres planted.        --- Brian J. Sommers

 

Local Vineyards

 

www.bluestarvineyard.com

Hey you're already there!

 

www.salutefarm.com

Located south of Woodstock, Salute Farm & Vineyard has over five acres of grapes planted. They also grow organic quality vegetables which are sold at the Woodstock Farmers Market every Saturday.

 

www.backventi.com

Back Venti Vineyard is located in Harvard, IL and has approx. 3 acres of grapevines consisting of six winegrape varieties.  The vineyard is considering opening a winery and tasting room in the future.

 

State Tourism Sites

 

www.visitnorthernillinois.com

Northern Illinois Tourism Development Web Site

 

www.northernillinoiswinetrail.com

Illinois Tourism Web Site: "Experience the top of the state like never before and enjoy Illinois' finest wines!"

 

www.agfun.com

The Agriculture & Tourism Partners of Illinois Association's guide of rich and diverse agricultural  experiences of Illinois.

 

www.illinoiswine.co

A Web guide to more than 72 wineries across Illinois which offer an enjoyable, close-to-home getaway.

 

www.niwg.org

This website is a communication, training and informational support tool for Northern Illinois Vineyards and Wineries.

 

Educational Sites

 

www.vesta-usa.org

This web site provides information concerning the education I'm acquiring.  "The goal of VESTA is to establish programs of study in viticulture and enology through collaborations with educational institutions, government and industry tailored specifically for the Mid-America region."

 

www.grapes.umn.edu

This website is a communication, training and informational support tool for Northern Illinois Vineyards and Wineries.

 

www.rakgrape.com

This Nursery Web site is full of great grape growing info and is where we purchased our vines for Blue Star Vineyard.

 

McHenry County Agri-tourism Attractions

 

Von Bergen's Country Market

9805 Rt. 173 ; Hebron, Illinois

Sweet corn, muskmelon, tomatoes and pumpkins. Cucumbers, pickles, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, egg plant, sweet/hot peppers, beets, green beans. Open 9am-6pm, July-Oct. 31st.
www.vonbergens.com

815/648-2332 or 815/648-2783

 

Stade Dairy Farm
3709 Miller Rd. ; McHenry, Illinois

Producer of milk, vegetables, and grains since 1977.

Annual “Shades of Autumn” during the month of Sep/Oct.
www.stadedairyfarm.com

815/675-6396

 

Oney's Tree Farm
16608 Route 14 ; Woodstock, Illinois

Live reindeer, gift shop in our historic barn, homemade wreaths, garland, centerpieces, fresh decorative products. Bakery.  Open Friday after Thanksgiving til mid Dec, 9am-4pm.
www.oneystreefarm.com

815/338-4108

 

Crystal Lake Farmers Market
Depot Park ; Crystal Lake, Illinois

Most farmers are local.  Market features fresh fruit and vegetables (many from organic farms).

www.downtowncl.org

815/479-0835 

 

McCann Berry Farm

18110 Kishwaukee Valley Rd. ; Woodstock, Illinois

U-pick strawberries and blueberries. Blueberries Wed. and Sat. only. Open daily until picked out. Call for picking conditions.

815/568-8810 or  Email them at: mtmccann@mc.net

 

McHenry Farmers Market

Veterans Memorial Park. ; McHenry, Illinois

The McHenry Farmers Market is held each Thursday in conjunction with our Summer Band Concert series.

815/363-2159

www.ci.mchenry.il.us

 

Woodstock Farmers Market
Woodstock Town Square at old Court house ; Woodstock, IL
Wide variety of organic vegetables, natural beef, gourmet cheese, plants, baked goods, soaps, candles.

815/338-5164

www.woodstockfarmersmarket.org
 

 

 Last Update: 12/30/2014                                                                Copyright 2015. Blue Star Vineyard. All rights reserved.