Visit our booth at the Green Living Expo
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
McHenry County College
Who Should Attend:
- Community members interested in doing business with local eco-friendly professionals
- Individuals who wish to educate themselves about topics like local food options, eco-friendly businesses and shopping, energy savings, sustainable principles for daily life
- People looking for new ways to incorporate sustainable principles into their lives
By eating locally, you can reduce your carbon footprint, support sustainable growing practices and help out your local farmers.
Cary Farmers Market
Shop a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, herbs, flowers, plants and more.
Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,
June 2-September 29
Cary Metra Lot, 100 W. Main St.
McHenry Farmers Market
Local vendors offer plants, produce, meat, baked goods, honey, beef and crafts. Visit McHenry-based Harms Farm’s stand for seasonal produce like sweet corn.
Thursdays, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
June 6-August 29
Veterans Memorial Park, 3400 Pearl St.
Huntley Farmers Market
Enjoy locally grown fruits and vegetables, farm-fresh chicken and duck eggs, fresh-frozen free-range chickens, fresh-baked artisan breads, delicious pastries, jams, jellies, local honey, gourmet dog treats, organic soaps/lotions, fresh-cut flowers, homemade granolas and good-for-you coffee and teas.
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
May 25-October 5
Huntley Downtown Square, 11704 Coral St.
Crystal Lake Farmers Market
Shop local vendors for organic meat and eggs to flowers and fruit, and enjoy regular entertainment in the gazebo.
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 1-October 12
Woodstock Farmers Market
This large market boasts a variety of vendors in and around the square. Each week features music from local artists. From November through April, the market moves indoors to the McHenry County Farm Bureau building.
Tuesdays & Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
May 4-October 29
Woodstock Square, 100 N. Johnson
Rain barrels are a simple, low-cost method to collect and recycle water. Rain barrels are simply large containers that capture rainwater at the end of your downspout, which can then be used to water plants, wash your car and reduce polluted runoff.
Where to buy
Land Conservancy of McHenry County
4622 Dean St, Woodstock
The Conservation Foundation
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville
Products that really work AND are truly eco-friendly
Benjamin Moore Natura
Zero VOC (Volatile organic compound) and Benjamin Moore has taken steps to reduce the energy used and waster produced during the manufacturing process as well as reducing its carbon footprint.
Bissell Little Green Portable Carpet Cleaner
Made of at least 50% recycled plastic and its reduced packaging is made of recycled content. The Bissell company is making significant strides in reducing its distribution footprint and has taken impressive steps to lower energy and water usage as well as waste produced during manufacturing.
Cruisers are made in facilities that have reduced energy usage and waste in the manufacturing process, uses materials from certified sources and uses recycled material in packaging. Proctor Gamble (Pampers’ parent company) keeps track of its greenhouse gas emissions by calculating carbon footprints on both the company and product level.
Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Nature Tinted Moisturizer
100% natural ingredients and 80% of these ingredients are produced from organic farming. The company uses energy efficient and renewable energy processes in manufacturing, ingredient and product safety, use of ingredients from certified sources and reduced industrial and hazardous waste.
Scott Naturals Bath Tissue, Napkins and Towels
Made from a combination of FSC-certified fiber and recycled content and uses certified materials and recycled content in both the product and packaging. It’s headquarters is housed in a LEED certified building.
Tide Coldwater Laundry Detergent
Specially formulated to work in cold water. The manufacturer has taken steps to reduce the water used and the industrial and hazardous waste produced in manufacturing.
Planet Ultra Dishwashing Liquid
Zapped dried-on grease and food particles and cleaned the most plates per use.
Simple Green All Purpose Cleaner
Non-toxic and biodegradable formula