Historic Wagner Farm

Historic Wagner Farm, Glenview: Hours, Address, Historic Wagner Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Wagner Farm
4.5
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illinois travelere
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Sep 2021
As you would expect at working farm, the gift shop sells tomatoes (heirloom, cherry, hybrid, etc.). Check the fridge for green beans, radishes, peppers, zucchini, carrots, etc. Look for pumpkins in October.

Eggs go on sale every Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.: small/medium are $7 a dozen; large/extra large are $8 a dozen.

Don't miss the new farm-themed playground, highlighted by Grant Woods' quotation: "All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow."

See my earlier reviews (October 1, 2018 and May 23, 2020) for more details.
Written September 24, 2021
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QuebecoisFrancophile
Atlanta, GA118 contributions
Jul 2021
Wagner Farm is a gem, an educational resource for suburban and urban kids to experience animal husbandry and agriculture. This is NOT a pet farm. It is a major resource locally for 4-H members. Allotments are available by lottery for adults and family or scout troops. to grow one's own plants and vegetables, Produce from the staff is sold (eggs) and donated to charitable food banks, while the farm animals are sold for revenue in support of operations.
Written July 5, 2021
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illinois travelere
1,657 contributions
May 2020
Wagner's has become a full-time working farm again during these COVID 19 days.

The buildings and grounds are closed to the public until further notice, but staff is operating the farm -- caring for the sheep, hogs, cows, horses, chickens, etc., and planting corn and potatoes (thankfully finished before the recent heavy rains).

The annual Dairy Breakfast and Stock Show (June 13) has been cancelled and the new playscape...farm-themed play equipment...will be back on schedule soon. There is no start date announced yet for the Farmers Market.

Wagner's was saved in the late '90s by an advocacy group, C.O.W.S. (Citizens Organized for Wagner's) and is a fabulous educational/recreational site. The nineteen-acre farm has returned to its agricultural roots and is already donating its egg production to a local food bank. It plans to donate and sell fruits and vegetables as they are harvested.

We all look forward to visiting Historic Wagner Farm.
Written May 23, 2020
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Richard F
Wilmette, IL127 contributions
Aug 2019
Wagner farms is an interesting place to explore. It is a small working farm set in the edge of Glenview. Plus there is an excellent restaurant there, We had my mother-in-law birthday dinner several years ago and the food and service was very good.
Written April 5, 2020
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,431 contributions
Nov 2019
Driving through Chicago's suburbs today, a visitor finds it difficult to imagine how the landscape looked as recently as the 1950s and 1960s, even the 1970s. My wife and I, who remember what the south suburban area once was, like to take those kind of drives and recall the way it was. So it is in north suburban Glenview and the Historic Wagner Farm. Located at 1510 Wagner Road, this 18.6-acre farm is owned by the Glenview Park District and is the last remnant of a much larger farm once owned and operated by members of the Wagner family that arrived in this North Shore area from Trier, Germany in the 1850s. The last surviving member of the family died in 1997. The farm has been preserved as an historic working farm for the education and enjoyment of the community. There is a restored farmhouse and barn, pigs and chickens and draft horses and programs and events for visitors to experience life on a farm. Swing on a tire, climb into a corn crib, run a farm stand, learn about the farm's livestock, step inside a two-story silo, learn about the history of silos, browse through a 1930s grocery store and learn about where the food we eat comes from. For someone who once earned some spending money by digging asparagus on a farm that is now a shopping mall, a visit to Historic Wagner Farm is a time for pleasant remembrance.
Written November 24, 2019
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jamescY4616WG
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Oct 2019 • Family
We made a trip to Wagner farm to see the animals and buy some pumpkins. Kids had a great time with many things to see and do while getting our pumpkins to carve. Wagner Farm is a great place for families to visit!
Written October 9, 2019
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wanfitz
Glenview, IL3 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
This farm is great for open spaces to roam and lesrn about Glenview. Animals are well maintained and great for city folk. Good to see animals in a natural environment as opposed to visiting the zoo. If you visit during the summer, Glenview farmer's market is open on Saturday mornings
Written September 3, 2019
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Ellen G
17 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Wonderful farm. Live animals, play area, ice cream shop in the summer. Museum of an old farm house is very interesting.
Written September 3, 2019
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Jane P
6 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
A great place for visiting with farm animals and seeing how the farm runs. They also have events monthly plus a 4-H club.
Written September 3, 2019
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martyuk2015
West Sussex, UK169 contributions
Jul 2019
This farm is set up for families to visit (and it's free). It's clean, safe and easy to walk around. Children can see chickens, pigs, cows and horses. There is also an exhibition building with interactive things for children. We had a fun time there.
Written July 9, 2019
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