Monday, April 21, 2014

Dear friends and neighbors,

April is a month of many holidays (my birthday included), but one observance that might not be as commonly known is that it is officially National Grilled Cheese Month. Did you know that three-quarters of people who buy sliced cheese make at least one grilled cheese a month? Grilled cheese sandwiches have been satisfying stomachs for nearly a century. While recipes are mentioned in Ancient Roman texts and early 20th century French cookbooks, today's version of the grilled cheese sandwich surfaced in the 1920s.

Monday, April 14, 2014

An article from the 2014 winter edition of Wagner Tales, available here. Click the image below to enlarge and read.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Dear friends and neighbors, 

I always loved driving by Historic Wagner Farm and seeing the cows in the field. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, there aren’t a lot of opportunities to learn about the farming that used to be prevalent in our area, or interact with large animals outside of a zoo. I hope to become a veterinarian one day, so it’s important that I gain exposure to all different types of animals. As a volunteer for the Farm, I have had the unique opportunity to learn about caring for livestock while remaining in an urban environment.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’m Noura Kabbani, and I’m a junior at Glenbrook South High School. In January I started an internship with Be @ the Farm at Historic Wagner Farm. One of my goals was to learn more about how the gift shop is run at the Farm.  I met with Carlin, the store manager, and learned a lot during my interview with her.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Dear friends and neighbors,

I come from a family of Midwestern farmers. When I joined the team at Historic Wagner Farm, I felt at home in many ways. The culture, the personalities, the people - it was all familiar to me in the way an old friend you haven't seen in many years is familiar. Growing up surrounded by farm culture, it was a surprise to me how much my work at the Farm has taught me about the impact agriculture has had in developing our local communities.