Local Farmers Market Schedule 2021

Rockford City Market
115-199 N. Water Street, Rockford
Fridays through Labor Day 3:30-8:30 p.m., after Labor Day through September 24th,  3:30-7:30 p.m.

Edgebrook Farmers Market
1639 N. Alpine Road, Rockford
Every Wednesday through October 27th, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

 Belvidere Famers Market and Crafts
1940 N. State St., Belvidere
Saturdays to mid-October 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Beloit Farmers Market
557 E. Grand Ave., Beloit
Saturdays through October 9 a.m.-12 noon. 

Check out our new kid friendly YouTube channel for Virtual Farm Tours and activities you can do at home!

June is National Dairy Month!

(CLICK photo above to download the Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe)

Kids Corner

(CLICK photo above to download the Scavenger Hunt Sheet)

(CLICK photo above to download Crossword Puzzle)

Turkey Talk Crossword Answer Key


Farm Tour at the Newhouse Farm

Turkey Talk for Tots

(CLICK photo above to download National Ag Week Coloring Page

Coloring Contest Registration Form

Fall also brings the family together in the kitchen.  Have the kids make their own pumpkin pie in a bag!

(CLICK photo above to download Evergreens word scramble)

Evergreens word scramble- ANSWER KEY


Williams Tree Farm Tour

The Evergreen Adventure for Tots


Looking for a good book to give a child in your life this holiday season?  Ag in the Classroom developed a list of agriculture related books for school age readers.   Titles include Full of Beans:  Henry Ford Grows a Car, named this year’s Book of Year by the American Farm Bureau Federation. 

Click here for a complete list of gift giving ideas*. Suggested reader ages are also noted.  Give the gift of reading to a child this year and grow his or her knowledge of agriculture too! 

*descriptions provided by Amazon


The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Ag Mags are 4-page, colorful agricultural magazines for kids. They contain information about agriculture, bright pictures, classroom activities and agricultural careers. Ag Mags come in classroom packs of 30 and are free to all Illinois teachers.  Contact your County Ag Literacy Coordinator or County Farm Bureau office to order yours today!

Electronic and Interactive Ag Mags

(CLICK photo above to download the Corn Plastic Activity)

(CLICK photo above to download Milk- Farm to You Coloring Sheet)


Cross-Wake Dairy

Celebrate National Ag Week-

March 21-25, 2022

Kids Ag Day Placemat

Kids Ag Day Handout

Kids Ag Day Coloring Page

(CLICK photo above to download the Throw and Grow Activity Sheet)

Pollinator Ag Mag