A short drive from The Glen takes you to Wagner Farm, one of the few remaining farms in north suburban Cook County. The Wagner family worked and lived on the farm until 1997 when the Glenview Park District purchased it for the benefit of Glenview and area residents. It is preserved as a working farm to allow children to learn about farming and animals. The district tells us that Wagner Farm is “where education meets history”.
There are many special events at Wagner Farm including picnics, barn dances, build-your-own scarecrow, a harvest bonfire, hayrack rides, and ice cream socials. My family and I have taken advantage of many of these since we moved into our Tower Crossing townhome in 2003. Our favorite activity, though, is the Wagner Farm Farmers Market which runs each Saturday morning from mid-June to mid-October. In addition to the many booths and tables of farmers and local artisans, a musical artist or group performs; and local chefs perform cooking demonstrations using food from the market. “The Green Table” is staffed by experts who provide education about sustainable living.
Wagner Farm’s Farmers Market is a special treat for residents of The Glen. Not only can we purchase wonderful, fresh food, but it provides us with an opportunity to mingle with neighbors and catch up on our families and activities. Wagner Farm is located at 1510 Wagner Road in Glenview, and parking is available across the street at Saints Peter and Paul Church.
Margaret Ludemann, Realtor, Coldwell Banker