Best Places for Local Honey Illinois – we love honey on fresh warm bread. Or why not eat it with fruit and Greek yogurt? It’s also said that local honey is great for helping hay fever.
It’s a lovely thing to try! Have a look at our list of places to find Raw Local Honey in Illinois.
Braffet Berry Farm and Orchard
9010 E 2250 North Rd, Carlock, IL 61725
The Braffet Berry Farm is located in central Illinois in the northwest part of Mclean County. Owners, Curt & Peggy Braffet, have been growing strawberries there since 1995. You are invited to visit with you family to enjoy picking your own beautiful juicy berries.
“We at Braffet Berry Farm worked very hard to plant, mulch, weed, and water to get the strawberries ready for you to pick.
Braffet Berry Farm and Orchard also sell their own local honey.
1063 US-20 e, Elizabeth, IL 61028
At Terrapin Orchards they are passionate about the produce they grow and whole heartedly invite you and your family to visit, pick fruit and enjoy a day in the sunshine.
“At Terrapin Orchards we are committed to producing the best fruit you can find, while being friendly to natural pollinator, our customers, and mother nature. We depend on Integrated pest management as the backbone of our growing practice.
We have about 4 acres of Strawberries at Terrapin Orchards. The berries typically start to ripen around Memorial day (last weekend in May) and continue to be available through the end of June. We have pre-picked berries for the folks who are just in it for the flavor, but we also offer pick your own berries for those who want the full experience. For those looking to do some canning, baking or are looking to pick a whole bunch of berries, we offer a discount for bringing your own bucket or ice cream pail to pick into. We simply weight your pail empty and again when full and charge by the pound.
If you’ve never had a farm fresh strawberry, you’ve never really had a strawberry. Our berries are fully ripe when picked and offer a tremendous amount of flavor. Our strawberries have a red juice filled center, instead of the unripe white pith that we have come to view as normal. Children who wear a white colored shirt to pick strawberries typically leave with a red colored shirt and a huge smile!”
They also sell their own honey.
Sun Berry Orchard Farm – Mundelein
28111 N Fremont Center Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060
At our new Mundelein location, you can buy any fresh produce and farm products and purchase some of our freshly squeezed apple cider! Experience our newly built market store, cider mill, and petting zoo.
Sun Berry Orchard Farm offers you and your family the full farming and fresh produce experience. In addition to the impressive range of home grown fruit and veg, there is also superb cuts of meat available, plus a farm shop and a petting zoo to enjoy.
“Sun Berry Orchard Farm-the perfect place to visit, if you like fresh and organically-grown foods. During your visit, you can pick your own fruits, veggies, and enjoy our gorgeous orchards. Depending on the season, at our farm store, you can purchase delicious produce, free-range eggs, natural raw honey and, grass-fed meats, grown with love by our family. Our mission is to deliver natural and organically grown foods for your families. Practicing sustainability and supporting our community, we believe everyone deserves fresh produce that influences the balance and function of a happy and healthy lifestyle. We are so grateful to Mother Earth!”
6385 Kilburn Ave, Rockford, IL 61101
Curranʼs Orchard is a “smaller family-run destination orchard located in the rolling hills of northern Illinois near Rockford. We are known for our award-winning cider, our awesome apple donuts, our ginormous caramel apples, and most all, for the way we don’t spray our apples.
Curran’s Orchard grows luscious fruit sprayed with 1/3 of the typical amount of chemicals.
Growing apples this way is a difficult task, but we think that the challenge is worth it. Our goal is to provide you with pure, delicious, worry-free fruit without a lot of chemicals!
We know that you will enjoy eating freshly picked apples without having to wash them first. Come and enjoy the Fall season at Curran’s Orchard!”
They also have upick red raspberries, pick-your-own Balaton tart cherries, pure local honey and a pumpkin patch.
The Valley Orchard
811 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
The Valley Orchard is “a 35 acre family-owned orchard with approximately 5,000 apple trees. You have a choice of either picking your own apples or purchasing pre-picked apples in our store. We do, however, usually pick our own Honey Crisp and they’re also in the store.
Also available to pick: rhubarb, raspberries, (both summer and fall), blueberries, cherries, red, white and black currants and blackberries (in the summer).
We make our own 100% pure cider – no additives. Slushies are available of course made with our oh- so- refreshing cider. We also have yummy cider donuts, delectable apple pies, really good cinnamon bread, scrumptious caramel apples and to die for fudge.
Our store offers many fall decorations, linens, candles, and other unique items for your home. You will find a variety of jams, jellies, salsas, honey, squash, pumpkins, gourds, and much, much more.”
See our round up post of some of the best farms in Illinois and Local honey near me.