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5N726 Crane Road (Actual Site)
37W755 Bolcum Road (Mailing Address)
St. Charles, Illinois 60175
Located approximately 40 miles west of Chicago, Primrose Farm is on Crane Road just south of Bolcum Road in St. Charles, Illinois.
Directions to St. Charles from Chicago
From the Southeast – Take Interstate 290 west to Interstate 88 west. Exit north onto Orchard Road. Turn left onto Randall Road. Proceed north to St. Charles.
From the Northeast – Take Interstate 90 west. Exit south onto Randall Road. Proceed south to St. Charles.
Directions to Primrose Farm
From Randall Road, turn west at the stoplight onto Bolcum Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Crane Road. After just four tenths of a mile, turn right into the entrance of Primrose Farm. The entrance is marked by a large sign and is about two tenths of a mile north of the main farmyard. If you’re near the red barns or the white farm house, you’ve passed the drive. NOTE: many GPS directions send you east on Crane Road from Randall Road. Primrose Farm is located west of Randall Road.
For personalized directions: click here or on the map above.
Turning into the main entrance, you’ll find yourself on a winding gravel road that travels past community garden plots, agricultural fields, a picnic pavilion, and a fruit orchard before ending by our main barn. You’ll also pass several parking areas:
Farm Stand – Immediately after turning off Crane Road, you’ll find a 2-3 car parking lot on your right. Park here to pick up fresh local vegetables from our CSA farmers. More info on the CSA is available here.
Garden Plots – Further down the drive, you’ll see a circle pull off on your right with several handicap and standard parking spaces. Park here to tend to your community garden plot or to access the 2.2 mile walking trail. More info on renting a community garden plot is available here.
Garden Plot and Pavilion Overflow – Follow the drive around the corner and you’ll find approximately 8 pull off spots on your left. Park here if the main community garden plot or pavilion lots are full.
Pavilion Parking – After passing the overflow lot, you’ll continue around the bend to the picnic pavilion. Located on your right, this lot has a handicap spot and 3 standard parking spaces. Park here for your pavilion rental or to access the trail system.
Grass Median – Looking for the main farmyard? Continue past the pavilion and down the drive. Our main farm parking lot is located by the large red barn, but it’s often full. Feel free to park between the incoming and outgoing lanes in the center grass median. We recommend starting at the south end of the median near the farmyard.
Farm Parking – You’ve followed our drive and made it all the way to the circle turn around near the main barn. Congrats! You’ve arrived at the Primrose farmyard. You’ll find two handicap spots plus an additional 6-8 standard parking spaces located along our fence line. Park here for visits, group programs, and classes. If this lot is full, please return to the grass median. Do not park along the circle turn as it impedes traffic.
For a full size parking map, click here or on the map at right.
You’re parked. Now what? Click here to learn how to navigate the farm.
Special Event Parking
Each special event and large program has a different parking setup. There will be parking attendants on-site to assist you. Follow the directions to our main entrance and we’ll guide you from there. For most events you can expect to park either in the grass median and along the main drive or in a custom built grass parking lot. The farm parking lot, circle turn around, and farmyard will typically be closed to all vehicle traffic.