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Harvest Festival & Historic Plowing Bee 2017

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September 30 ~ 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Here’s a chance for you and your family to experience harvest time from an earlier era. Pick-your-own pumpkin patch, wagon rides, threshing demonstrations, farm activities, harvest food treats, and tractor driving for “kids” of all ages!  We are excited to welcome the civil war reenactors back this fall!
October 1 ~ 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join the Lake Agassiz Two-Cylinder Club and Probstfield Farm Living History Foundation for an old fashioned Plowing Bee!  Bring a tractor and plow to help out, or bring a lawnchair to watch!  FREE event for spectators.  Tractor drivers who wish to register a tractor/plow unit should contact info@probstfieldfarm.org, free-will registration donations are appreciated!  Coffee and cider will be provided.

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A Unique Farm-to-Table Experience

Sunday SupperOur 4th annual Sunday Supper event is just around the corner, so get your tickets now!
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Enjoy locally grown food, prepared by local chef’s, in the beautiful and historic farmyard at Probstfield Living History Farm. Our guest chef’s share the inspiration for each of their dishes, and what they hope you will love about each. All funds raised by this event directly support the restoration of the Probstfield family’s log house, the oldest home in the Red River Valley.
This year’s featured chef’s include: Andrea Baumgardner and Paul P. of BernBaum’s, Sara and Eric Watson of Mosaic Foods, Ryan Nitschke of LUNA, Steven Schulz of Toasted Frog, Christian D’Agostino of Barbacoa, Casey Absey of Blackbird Woodfire, Nichole Hensen of Nichole’s Fine Pastry, Greg Stumbo of Stumbeano’s Coffee Bar, Mark Bjornstad of Drekker Brewing Company, and Bernie’s Wine & Liquor.

A special thank you to the following sponsors for their contributions: produce grown by Amanda Schlenker of Ladybug Acres, music by Knotty Pine Pickers, staging by White House Girls, PA by Livewire, insect control by Chad Olson of Mosquito Man, seating by Rustic Oaks, and tables by Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC), and a warm thank you to our guest emcee, Markus Krueger of the HCSCC!

Limited to the first 100 people, Probstfield Farm is hosting a fabulous evening of community engagement, live music, and delicious local foods prepared by a dream-team of eight local chef’s at just $80 per plate.

***Postponed*** Spring Plowing Bee

2013-10-13 14.00.32We may have needed to postpone our spring fieldwork due to rainy weather, but you can still come out for a volunteer day to help with spring clean-up! From trimming tree branches, to cleaning up the gardens, or planting a shady flower bed, there are plenty of ways to get your hands dirty on a working farm! At Probstfield Farm our volunteers are stewards of land and of place. So roll up your sleeves, put on a pair of work gloves, and spend a few hours with us! Volunteers are needed starting at 10:00 a.m.

Harvest Festival 2016

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Don’t miss out on the fall fun at the 2016 Harvest Festival!
October 8, 2016 1:00-5:00pm

  • Wagon Rides
  • Pioneer Games,
  • Civil War Reenactors,
  • Pumpkin Carving (buy and carve for yourself, or carve for the farm display!),
  • Build-your-own Scarecrows (you bring the clothing, we’ll provide the straw!),
  • Pick-your-own Pumpkin & Squash Patch, and
  • Farm Fresh Produce from our farm grower, Legacy Gardens!

The Patch OPENS Saturday!

peposThe patch will open for the 2016 season on Saturday, Sept 17, 2016 at 11:00am!
September 17, 18, 24, 25
October 1, 2, 8, 9
11:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM
An heirloom plant is a cultivar that has been nurtured, selected and handed down from one family member to another for many generations. Come learn about heirloom squash, and see their beautiful colors, shapes and sizes.

The Jefferson of the Valley

The final product for Dr. Angela Smith’s Fall 2014 NDSU Digital History class, this documentary explores the legacy of Randolph Probstfield, an early settler of the Red River Valley of the North. Led by graduate students Lynsay Flory and Dan Newland, undergraduates John Wells, Luke Koran, and Typhanie Schafer also contributed in various ways to the production. The documentary premiered on December 12, 2014 at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Minnesota.