Probstfield Farm Celebrates Third Annual Sunday Supper This Sunday
In what has become an annual tradition, the Probstfield Farm in Moorhead is hosting a Sunday Supper for the community to commemorate the agricultural heritage of the Red River Valley and the legacy of the Probstfield family. The local chefs (who volunteer their time) will use ingredients grown in the farm’s Legacy Gardens as part of the delicious food served at the event. This year’s supper on Sunday, September 11, marks three years of the tradition.
If You Go
Who: Probstfield Farm
What: Sunday Supper
When: Cocktail hour at 4pm; Supper at 5pm on Sunday, September 11
Where: Probstfield Farm, 4626 Oakport St N, Moorhead MN
Cost: $86 per plate. Tickets (only a few remain!) can be purchased here.
What To Expect
Attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour during which they can mingle in the yard while sipping local beer or wine, listen to bluegrass music or hanging out by the fire. At 5 pm, supper will be served family style, at tables situated in the grassy farmyard and set with flowers grown on the farm. Seven local chefs known for their inventive cooking will create the delectable dishes that will be served.
“The Sunday Supper brings people together in a memorable experience to celebrate the Red River Valley’s farming heritage and to raise money to restore the Probstfield house, one of the oldest standing structures in the Valley,” said Abby Gold, Trustee of the Probstfield Farm Living History Foundation.
This year’s talented chefs hail from Luna, Nichole’s Fine Pastry, Toasted Frog, Mezzaluna/Mosaic/Rustica, Boiler Room, Bernbaum’s and Blackbird. “A special thank you goes to Drekker, Proof, White House, Knotty Pine Pickers and LiveWire for the beverages, entertainment and decorations as well,” said Monqiue Stelzer, President of Probstfield’s Board of Trustees.
History of Probstfield Farm
Probstfield Farm is a living history farm dedicated to conserving, interpreting, and sharing the heritage and legacy of the Randolph Michael Probstfield family farm. Established in 1868, the 118-acre Probstfield farm is located on Moorhead’s northern edge. Probstfield and wife Catherine Goodman Probstfield arrived in Clay County in 1861. In 1868, the family selected a 71-acre homestead site in Oakport, MN and began construction of the log house. The Probstfield’s farmed their land for three generations before donating it and their home to the Probstfield Farm Living History Foundation. Today, the Probstfield family’s log house is the oldest remaining structure in Clay County and in the Red River Valley south of the border. The Probstfield family legacy is brought back to life in many ways, including the growth of vegetable fields, restoration of the agricultural equipment and farmstead buildings by a crew of Tractor enthusiasts (known as “The Tractor Guys”), and the usage of the farm as a gathering space for annual events like the Spring Picnic, Sunday Supper, and the Harvest Festival.
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