FARM

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Our Mission: Conserving, interpreting, and sharing the heritage and legacy of  the Randolph M. Probstfield family farm.

Founded by Randolph Probstfield in 1868, the Probstfield Farm is the site of the oldest standing home in the Red River Valley.
We are located north of Moorhead along the Red River on Oakport Street (11th Street) in Oakport Township.  The farm features several historic buildings, working antique tractors and machinery, 118 acres of farmland, a 2.5 acre organic community garden, and a “Pick-Your-Own” pumpkin and squash patch.

We host variety of living history activities during the year. Visitors can watch antique tractors at work during our Historic Plowing Bee; feast in the farmyard on the finest local foods prepared by the communities best local chefs during the Sunday Supper; or pick pumpkins, enjoy a hayride, and feel the repercussion of gunfire and artillery blasts during the civil war re-enactment lead by the 5th Minnesota Company D and 3rd Minnesota Artillery reenactors during the annual Harvest Festival.

Restoration, rehabilitation and reconstruction projects are underway. Several of the buildings need significant repairs in order to keep them standing.  In recognition of the farm’s 150th Anniversary this year, we are replacing the roof on the Probstfield’s log home (circa 1868), the oldest standing structure in the United State’s Red River Valley. We will start restoration of the Old Trail Market–the regions oldest gardens and roadside vegetable market–shortly after.

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