Wagler's Favorite
Potato Chowder


½ cup butter

2 cups milk

4 cups water

1 tsp salt

½ cup flour

1 cup shredded
cheddar cheese

4 cups cubed potatoes

2 cups chopped ham

1 cup chopped celery

½ cup chopped onions

1 ½ cup sliced carrots


Combine potatoes, water, celery, carrots, onion and salt (the first teaspoon).

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until the vegetables are tender. Do not drain.

In a saucepan, melt butter.

Whisk in flour and second teaspoon of salt.

Cook for one minute.

Gradually stir in milk, cook until thickened.

Add cheese, stir until melted.

Combine cheese mixture to vegetable mixture.

Add ham.

Simmer until ready to serve.

Wagler Farms was founded in 1950 when Henry and Frances Wagler, moved from their Daviess County home in southern Indiana to help start the Bean Blossom Mennonite Church. The original farmstead took on the image of many local farms in that era, 167 acres, 18 head of cattle, 4 sows and a mess of piglets!

Sixty-two years, 8 children, 21 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren later, Wagler Farms is still focusing on producing nature’s most perfect food, wholesome and nutritious milk.

Wagler Farms is currently operated by Henry and Frances’s sons, Ken and Lloyd, their wives, Lesa and Crystal, grandson Justin, and his wife Sarah.

Today Wagler Farms is focused and dedicated to the care of their 600 milk cows and is also passionate about adding to the picturesque rural landscape of Brown County, being good stewards of their cropland.