Woodstock Farmers Market
Saturday was the opening day for the popular Woodstock Farmers Market.
The Market runs from 8am-1pm at the Historic Woodstock Square on Tuesdays and Saturdays May through October. Last year they were voted #1 Farmers Market by Best of the Fox 2012. The market enjoys a beautiful setting at the Historic Woodstock Square which is about 50 miles Northwest of Chicago in McHenry County and is most well known for being featured in the movie Ground-Hog Day with Bill Murray. One thing I love about it is that they only allow products that are grown, produced or made by a local Farmer or Artisan. The motto of the Market is a fitting “Buy Fresh ~ Buy Local”…words we can all live by for sure. Being very early in the season there were a lot of vendors selling Seedlings. One that particularly caught our eye was Red Buffalo Nursery who specializes in local native plants. You always think about local as it has to do with edible plants. I had never thought about ornamental plants in that way. They were very knowledgeable and had some excellent recommendations for plants that could fit in a problem area that we have.