Sunday evening, Ron and I had the opportunity to have a meal with about 100 other guests at the Probsfield Farm. The food was made by local providers, vegetables from nearby Legacy Gardens, and cooked by our community’s talented chefs. The fundraiser was the first of its kind for the group of volunteers, and the event sold out in 3 weeks, marketing only through social media.
The food was spectacular, our table was a delight (we met the Krabbenhoft family who were celebrating Victor and Linda’s 45th wedding anniversary with their grown daughters), and the outdoor setting couldn’t be surpassed. We were even treated to 3 deer.
The Probstfield Farm has historical significance in our community. Randolph and Catherine, and their 11 children, started the first school, and their farm was a key stopping point for river travelers… hence the name OAK – PORT (travelers often refueled for wood). Equally important, Randolph is thought to have been the first sugar beet farmer in the area.
The Probstfield Farm is known for their community garden, but the farm itself has been richly renovated by volunteers. The farmhouse, itself, however needs major renovation. They’ve completed a historical architectural study, and are applying for grants to bring it back to its original state. That would be a wonderful addition to our community, and I wish them success.