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Welcome To Wagner Farms
Welcome to Wagner Farms! We are open daily from mid-July (the actual date varies due to spring weather and growing conditions) until October 31. Most of what we sell is grown right here on our farm in Naperville and picked daily! While we are famous for our delicious sweet corn and vine ripened tomatoes, we also grow many other vegetables. We supplement our homegrown vegetables with locally grown produce from Burlington, Illinois, as well as fruit from Michigan. As a convenience we also carry some items that can’t be grown in our part of the country (such as avocados and lemons) to make us your one stop produce shop! Check out our ‘Produce Page’ to see a list of what we carry.
Q Is the produce organic?
We are not organic, but we do use many practices that eliminate or reduce the need for pesticides. We control weeds by hand weeding and cultivation rather than using herbicides. Since we hand pick all of our crops we are in the fields on a daily basis and can address a problem long before it becomes a threat to the entire crop.
Q Do you use GMO seeds?
Q What makes your produce better than grocery stores?
We try our best to provide you with the freshest produce possible! Our sweet corn is picked fresh everyday – as are most of our crops.
Q What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, local check (with ID), credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express)
Q Do you offer tours of your farm?
Q Are your trees and shrubs for sale?
Our nursery is wholesale only. However, during the farmstand season we do sell the plants in containers to our farmstand customers. We can recommend a landscaper who uses our trees in their designs.
Q Are you open year round?
No. Our farmstand is open from mid July until October 31st.
Q Do you allow ‘pick your own’?
Q Do you sell gift certificates?
Yes, just ask for one at the register.
Q Can I buy in bulk?
When the crops are at the peak of their season, we sell in bulk for parties, canning, and freezing. We sell sweet corn by the 5 dozen bag, pickling cucumbers and beets by the peck, ½ bushel or bushel, and tomatoes by the ½ bushel box. Sign up for our email newsletters or watch Facebook for more info.
Top Selling Produce
HOW TO BOIL SWEET CORN
Bring 4 quarts of water in a stock pot to a boil. (Do not add salt)
Put the husked, cleaned ears into the water.
Cook, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes.
Do not overcook or the corn will lose its tenderness.
Turn off heat.
Remove ears to be eaten immediately from the water and serve.
Seconds (and thirds) may be left in the water, with the pot covered, until it’s time to eat them.
The best thing about our homegrown cucumbers is that there is no wax on them!
Grocery stores use wax to make them last longer. We just pick them fresh.
We grow regular cucumbers as well as pickling cucumbers.
HOW TO STORE TOMATOES
Vine ripened, homegrown tomatoes should be stored at room temperature.
For best flavor, DO NOT REFRIDGERATE.
For a quick salad, layer slices of ripe tomatoes with mozzarella cheese, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and top with fresh basil leaves. Add a splash of balsamic if you like!
During the peak of the tomato season try the same tip with a variety of our heirloom or multi colored tiny tomatoes to make a beautiful dish.
We grow several types of summer squash. You’ll be surprised at all the different varieties we grow - many shapes, sizes and colors. All are great for grilling, sautéing, and stuffing.
We recommend slicing, drizzling with olive oil, salt and pepper and putting on the grill.
Then top with parmesan cheese if desired.
NUTRITIONAL FACTS ABOUT PEPPERS
Hot and Sweet Peppers are a good source of Vitamins A & C.
Peppers are also a good source of dietary fiber.
Sweet colored and green bell peppers make great additions to relish trays, salads and stir-fry dishes.
Hot peppers are good for stuffing or adding to salsas. Try taking the seeds out and slicing a hot banana pepper or poblano, brush with a little olive oil and grill. Add to a sandwich or serve with a steak.