Friday, September 21, 2012
Your friendly neighborhood Patch editors will be meeting folks, serving cider and giving out shwag at festivals happening in Glenview and Deerfield this Saturday.
Autumn Festivals are fundamentally different from all other festivals — they're apple flavored and dressed in flannel. Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Stop by one of the upcoming fall events and revel in the North Shore's autumnal glory. Weather permitting, editors from Glenview will be serving free apple cider at the Wagner Farm event, and rumor has it the Deerfield editor may or may not be teaching folks at Harvest Fest secret North Shore handshakes.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Patch is your guide as you become a tourist in Chicagoland.
Excellent schools, an eclectic mix of dining and shopping and a rich history are just a few things that make Glenview such a great place to call home. Here, check out Patch's newest edition of Patch Passport and take a vacation in your own backyard! Read more: The Glen: From Naval Air Station to Economic Engine ATTRACTIONS Wagner Farm No need to travel down South to get a feel of the old country. Wagner Farm, located at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads, is one of the few working farms left in the area. German immigrants Johann and Katharina Wagner crossed over to the United States in 1855 and acquired the 91 acres of farmland. The farm was owned and run by members of the Wagner family until 1997 when the farm was saved from developers …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Third graders learn about tractors, crops and livestock.
For two days, historic Wagner Farm, in collaboration with the Cook County Farm Bureau, played host to nearly 700 area third grade students for Agriculture Day late last month. National Ag Day is actually March 15th, which falls during National Ag Week, March 13th-19th. Due to cold March weather, Wagner Farm and the Farm Bureau decided to postpone Ag Day until April. Students found soggy, muddy ground when they arrived but it didn't dampen their excitement to see the enromous farming equiptment, sheep, pigs, cows and chickens. For the Farm Bureau, Ag Day is an opportunity to teach students about different areas of agriculture and some of Illinois' biggest commodities. This was the second time Wagner Farm and the Cook County Farm Bureau …