McHenry County Conservation District  •  18410 US Highway 14 •  Woodstock, IL 60098  •  815-338-MCCD(6223)

Green Living


Eating Green

By eating locally, you can reduce your carbon footprint, support sustainable growing practices and help out your local farmers.

Local Farmers Markets

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.

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
Depot Park

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.

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

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.



Rain BarrelsRain Barrel

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



7 Green Products That Really Work
The Green Good Housekeeping Seal

Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment
Made of 100% pure natural colloidal oatmeal that works as a cleanser, while relieving itchy, irritated skin.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Tinted Moisturizer
SPF 15 and consists of 100% natural ingredients, 80% of which were produced using organic farming.
Clorox Greenworks Natural Bathroom Cleaner
95% natural plant and mineral bases biodegradable cleaning ingredients.

Nature's Source Cleaners
All Purpose Cleaner

Nature's Source Cleaners
Glass and Surface
Nature's Source Cleaners
Natural Bathroom Cleaners
Nature's Source Cleaners
Laundry Stain Removers

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