Events

TLC Sustainability Sale

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 11:00 PM through August 25, 2022
Online Plant/Shrub/Tree Sale

Our friends over at the Land Conservancy of McHenry County are having an online Fall Sustainability Sale! You can order your plants, shrubs, and trees until August 24, 2022 online. Pickup is scheduled for September 16 and 17, 2022. Fall is a great time to plant! For more information, CLICK HERE!

Farmer's Market at the Dole

Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake, IL

The Food Shed Co-op is proud to be joining local farmers at the Farmer's Market at the Dole! We will be manning a table at the market to find new owners and inform the public of our up and coming locally-owned grocery store! Why not plan on visiting one of Illinois best farmer's market and stop in and say hello at the Food Shed Co-op table?

About the Farmer's Market

Voted #1 Farmers Market in Illinois by those who enjoyed the variety of vendors plus all the extras we have to offer!

What started in 2021 as an outdoor market bringing the season’s freshest locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers and delicacies to Northern Illinois has expanded to provide an indoor market to support our local and surrounding communities year round due to popular demand.

Featuring:

  • Freshest locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers and delicacies from local growers
  • Variety of art from local artisans
  • Children’s attractions
  • Food Trucks-brunch/lunch fare
  • Cash bar including brunch drink specials, coffee drinks and more
  • Live acoustic music
  • Beautiful lakeside setting adjacent to Crystal Lake’s lively Main Beach and iconic Country Club
  • Easy access and ample parking onsite
  • Following current CDC and Restore IL protocols

Farmer's Market at the Dole

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake, IL

The Food Shed Co-op is proud to be joining local farmers at the Farmer's Market at the Dole! We will be manning a table at the market to find new owners and inform the public of our up and coming locally-owned grocery store! Why not plan on visiting one of Illinois best farmer's market and stop in and say hello at the Food Shed Co-op table?

About the Farmer's Market

Voted #1 Farmers Market in Illinois by those who enjoyed the variety of vendors plus all the extras we have to offer!

What started in 2021 as an outdoor market bringing the season’s freshest locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers and delicacies to Northern Illinois has expanded to provide an indoor market to support our local and surrounding communities year round due to popular demand.

Featuring:

  • Freshest locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers and delicacies from local growers
  • Variety of art from local artisans
  • Children’s attractions
  • Food Trucks-brunch/lunch fare
  • Cash bar including brunch drink specials, coffee drinks and more
  • Live acoustic music
  • Beautiful lakeside setting adjacent to Crystal Lake’s lively Main Beach and iconic Country Club
  • Easy access and ample parking onsite
  • Following current CDC and Restore IL protocols

2022 McHenry County Farm Stroll

Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Various Locations


The Food Shed Co-op is a proud supporting sponsor of the 2022 McHenry County Farm Stroll Food Shed volunteers and board members will be hosting tables at four of the Farm Stroll stops along the way:

  1. Wanda Farm
  2. Hillbunker Farm
  3. Patyk's Farm
  4. Soulful Prairie

Come on out and explore the different types of farms in McHenry County. Learn how agriculture is key to the vitality of the county. The Farm Stroll is a self-guided "stroll". Choose as little or as many farms that you'd like to explore from the list of 12! CLICK HERE to download the Farm Stroll brochure.

The Farm Stroll is organized by the McHenry County Farm Bureau and the University of Illinois Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners. Extension Master Gardener and 4-H volunteers will be onsite to assist farm families in accommodating guests and conducting demonstrations and tours.

Farmer's Market at the Dole

Sunday, October 09, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake, IL

The Food Shed Co-op is proud to be joining local farmers at the Farmer's Market at the Dole! We will be manning a table at the market to find new owners and inform the public of our up and coming locally-owned grocery store! Why not plan on visiting one of Illinois best farmer's market and stop in and say hello at the Food Shed Co-op table?

About the Farmer's Market

Voted #1 Farmers Market in Illinois by those who enjoyed the variety of vendors plus all the extras we have to offer!

What started in 2021 as an outdoor market bringing the season’s freshest locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers and delicacies to Northern Illinois has expanded to provide an indoor market to support our local and surrounding communities year round due to popular demand.

Featuring:

  • Freshest locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers and delicacies from local growers
  • Variety of art from local artisans
  • Children’s attractions
  • Food Trucks-brunch/lunch fare
  • Cash bar including brunch drink specials, coffee drinks and more
  • Live acoustic music
  • Beautiful lakeside setting adjacent to Crystal Lake’s lively Main Beach and iconic Country Club
  • Easy access and ample parking onsite
  • Following current CDC and Restore IL protocols

Farmer's Market at the Dole

Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake, IL

The Food Shed Co-op is proud to be joining local farmers at the Farmer's Market at the Dole! We will be manning a table at the market to find new owners and inform the public of our up and coming locally-owned grocery store! Why not plan on visiting one of Illinois best farmer's market and stop in and say hello at the Food Shed Co-op table?

About the Farmer's Market

Voted #1 Farmers Market in Illinois by those who enjoyed the variety of vendors plus all the extras we have to offer!

What started in 2021 as an outdoor market bringing the season’s freshest locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers and delicacies to Northern Illinois has expanded to provide an indoor market to support our local and surrounding communities year round due to popular demand.

Featuring:

  • Freshest locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers and delicacies from local growers
  • Variety of art from local artisans
  • Children’s attractions
  • Food Trucks-brunch/lunch fare
  • Cash bar including brunch drink specials, coffee drinks and more
  • Live acoustic music
  • Beautiful lakeside setting adjacent to Crystal Lake’s lively Main Beach and iconic Country Club
  • Easy access and ample parking onsite
  • Following current CDC and Restore IL protocols

Green Living Expo

Saturday, November 05, 2022 at 10:00 AM
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

Save the Date NOW for the 2022 Green Living Expo at McHenry County College! This is the 15th Annual Green Living Expo hosted by our community college. And northern Illinois's premiere resource for green living!

The Green Living Expo brings sustainable choices to our community. Even a few changes can add up to make a significant, positive impact on our environment and the Expo gives vendors the opportunity to connect directly with community members to show them easy ways to go green.

There will be food trucks available on site. Plus - back by popular demand is the Fish Tank featuring native northern Illinois species of fish!