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In 1912, John & Bertha Hatch purchased 144 acres along the East Branch of the DuPage River in what is now the Village of Lisle. Rich farmland and abundant resources made this area ripe for development. The family began farming preparations and planted wheat, corn and beans, as well as raised cattle, pigs and chickens. While the children were playing in and around the DuPage River and trapping mink, their mothers and grandmothers were busy in the kitchen baking homemade Hazelnut cakes made from the abundant trees that grew throughout the property. This farmland yielded years of bountiful harvests for the families and the surrounding area.
The John & Bertha Hatch and Frank Meyer Farms, where these fields once stood, is now home to Wheatstack and River Bend Golf Club. Wheatstacks were once symbolic of productive farmland and a bountiful harvest. The concept behind Wheatstack is to embrace our local history and celebrate the values of our early farmers and settlers of Lisle and the Midwest: family, friends, community and sharing a bountiful harvest. Our goal at Wheatstack is to incorporate these values in your visit with us while we serve up the best Midwestern Cuisine you'll find from our scratch kitchen. We look forward to extending to you Midwestern hospitality at its finest!