Von Bergen's Country Market https://www.vonbergens.com The Place Where You Can See It Grow Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:09:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.vonbergens.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cropped-favicon-32x32.jpg Von Bergen's Country Market https://www.vonbergens.com 32 32 Sunflower Maze https://www.vonbergens.com/sunflower-maze/ https://www.vonbergens.com/sunflower-maze/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:00:54 +0000 https://www.vonbergens.com/?p=198 We apologize to anyone who traveled to see our amazing Maze and found the blooms were over! We put it out on all social media that they were sad and hanging there heads, getting ready for the harvest of the seeds. We were overwhelmed with the response and didn’t realize our web site was not up to date. We are a family farm, and we all work 14 hours a day trying to keep all the veggies healthy and picked for our customers, so this slipped by us.

We plan for a longer season next year, with multiple plantings, as the blooms only last about 2 weeks, all depending on the weather.

Watch for more info for next years blooming dates, hopefully earlier in July!

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19th Annual Plow Day and Tractor Show! https://www.vonbergens.com/19th-annual-plow-day-and-tractor-show/ https://www.vonbergens.com/19th-annual-plow-day-and-tractor-show/#respond Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:00:22 +0000 https://www.vonbergens.com/?p=196 Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9AM – 4PM

“Come sit a spell” on an Antique Tractor and Reminisce of Days Gone By! Free ear of sweet corn!! Food Available for purchase at the Food Bunk Entrance Fee….Donation to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research)

  • Tractor Show: 9AM – 3PM
  • Plowing: 9AM – 11:30AM
  • Pumpkin Egg Hunt: 1PM > Ages 1-12
  • Georgia Rae Family Band: 11AM – 1PM
  • JDRF Trekking for the Cure: 1PM (Tractor Ride from
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Bobette’s Quick and Cheesy Enchiladas https://www.vonbergens.com/bobettes-quick-and-cheesy-enchiladas/ Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:15:43 +0000 http://www.vonbergens.com/?p=896
  • 1 (8oz.) package light Neufchatel cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup (6oz.) shredded Monterey Jack and Colby cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 1/3 cup salsa, divided
  • 2 cups chicken fajita strips, thawed
  • 1 package flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cream cheese, 1 cup cheese, sour cream, 1/3 cup salsa and chicken breast fajita strips; mix well. Place approximately 1/4 cup cream mixture down the center of each flour tortilla; roll up. Place seam side down in a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Top with remaining salsa and cheese. Cover; bake 25 minutes; remove cover. Continue baking 5-10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Top with lettuce and tomato. Serve with additional sour cream and salsa, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

    Mel Von Bergen, Master Farmer Class of 2012 https://www.vonbergens.com/mel-von-bergen-master-farmer-class-of-2012/ Fri, 21 Jun 2013 02:05:04 +0000 http://www.vonbergens.com/?p=535 Mel Von Bergen was awarded Master Farmer Class of 2012 with three other Illinois Farmers!

    What a great honor!

    Pastor Diana’s Beef Stew Recipe https://www.vonbergens.com/pastor-dianas-beef-stew-recipe/ Fri, 21 Jun 2013 01:43:43 +0000 http://www.vonbergens.com/?p=515 Pastor Diana’s Beef Stew
    • 3 T cooking oil
    • 1# beef stew meat
    • 1/4 c flour
    • 1 yellow onion diced
    • 1/4 t salt
    • 1/4 t pepper
    • 3 c. water
    • 2 c chopped carrots
    • 3 c peeled diced potatoes
    • 2 c peas or corn
    • 4 t catsup

    Heat oil  in large pan on medium.

    Shake meat in bag with the flour, coating well.

    Add meat to hot oil, brown on both sides.

    Add onion, salt, pepper.

    Cook until all is browned.

    Add water, scraping the bottom of the pot.

    Bring to boil then turn down and simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring and scraping occasionally.

    Add carrots, bring to boil, then simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

    Add potatoes, bring to boil, then simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

    Add peas and catsup.

    Stir well, reheat gently.

    Give thanks to the Lord and Enjoy!!!

    Russian Pretzels Recipe https://www.vonbergens.com/russian-pretzels-recipe/ Fri, 21 Jun 2013 01:39:24 +0000 http://www.vonbergens.com/?p=513 Russian Pretzels

    1 envelope dry yeast 4 c flour
    1 1/2 c. lukewarm water 3 t. salt
    1 1/2 t. sugar 1 egg beaten
    Coarse Salt

    Dissolve yeast in water in a large bowl.

    Add sugar and salt.

    Mix in the flour and knead until dough is soft and smooth.

    Divide immediately into smaller pieces and roll into ropes.

    Let the children form the ropes into circles and pretzel shapes.

    Place on a cookie sheet covered with foil and dusted with flour.

    Brush each pretzel with the beaten egg mixed with a little water and sprinkle with coarse salt.

    Bake at 400 degrees until brown. About 10 minutes.

    Bobette’s Seven Layer Salad https://www.vonbergens.com/bobettes-seven-layer-salad/ Sun, 17 Feb 2013 01:00:01 +0000 http://www.vonbergens.com/?p=892
  • 1 head lettuce, torn into small pieces
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 6-8 slices of bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 package of frozen peas
  • 2 cups of mayonnaise
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • In a large salad bowl, layer ingredients in the order given. Do not mix.

    Cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate overnight.


    Woodstock Farmers Market https://www.vonbergens.com/donec-tempor-libero/ Thu, 14 Jul 2011 20:31:03 +0000 http://www.vonbergens.com/?p=77 We’re proud to have  our stand at the Woodstock Farmers Market on the Historic Woodstock Square, every Tuesday and Saturday from 8am-1pm. The market runs from the first Saturday in May until the last Saturday in October.