Visiting Von Bergen’s Country Market was such a delight. Living on a family farm myself, I enjoyed listening to Mel Von Bergen speak to us about their family-owned farm and how much love they put into it. There is so much work that goes into the farm life that one doesn’t really realize unless you live on a farm. I love seeing that they truly care for their land they farm which shines through in their quality vegetables you’ll find in their market.
Homegrown Produce. The Von Bergen’s offer a wide variety of homegrown produce in their country store. They are famous in McHenry County for their sweet corn and pumpkins. They also offer a complete selection of other homegrown and regional vegetables and fruit.
Buy Local. Throughout the Von Bergen’s Country Market you’ll find various crafts and other items. These are made by local women and business owners. The Von Bergen’s enjoy being able to let their neighbors and friends be able to sell their handmade goods in their store so they can make an extra income.
Best Prices. I immediately noticed the prices of the produce in the market. Great prices! It is a great place to stock up on in-season produce in bulk for your canning and freezing needs.
Wagon Rides. The Von Bergen’s grandson took us for a wagon ride along the pumpkins patches and through the fields of their farm.
It was a fun ride and very neat to see the farm the family works so hard to tend.
Farm Animals. The goats always steal the show for me. I have goats of my own and they are always a fun addition to any farm animal petting zoo. I also loved the chicks they had sit up in their own little house. I would love to make one of these for my chicks when they hatch throughout the year. Looks like goats and chickens are enjoying the popcorn someone gave them!
Play Area for Kids. They had a wonderful play area for the kids.
I loved how they cleverly used the tiles to make fun toys for the kids to roll in. Very cute and creative!
They had great decorations too like this turkey made out of a round bale of hay! So neat!
Check out our video below of fun things to do in the fall in McHenry County, Illinois!
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