Selected Community Events
DeKalb County Farm Stroll
Have you ever wondered how local orchards produce such delicious apples? Or how shepherd dogs are trained to round up sheep? Or where all those beautiful vegetables at the farmers market are actually grown? We have a free, family friendly event to satisfy your local food cravings and curiosities!
On Sunday, July 19th, 2015 from 11am to 5pm, University of Illinois Extension will host the DeKalb County Farm Stroll, a self-guided driving tour of a dozen highly-diversified family farms, all open to the public on one big day! There will be farm tours, demonstrations, and of course fresh local food sampling and sales.
The farms participating in the Farm Stroll raise vegetables, bedding plants, apples, bees, lamb, wine grapes, sweet corn, pumpkins, trees, berries, and so much more! Just choose which farms you want to see and create your own route using the map and brochure provided. The Stroll is free, but bring some cash for prepared foods or to stock up on local, farm-fresh products!
Follow DeKalb County Farm Stroll on Facebook for up-to-the-minute information, maps, and spotlight features on each farm: https://www.facebook.com/dekalbcofarmstroll. Or contact University of Illinois Extension at 815-732-2191 with any additional questions you may have.
Victorian History Explorers -Victorian Food
Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Family Fun Activity Stations include churning ice cream, making butter, baking bread, open fire cooking, canning and preserving, grinding spices, setting a formal table, and dancing. $8 adults, $5 children, members free
Midway Village Museum 815 397-9112 www.midwayvillage.com