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Events at Eidem Farm

NOTE: Historic Eidem Farm will remain closed for the remainder of 2020 with the exception of Oct. 10 for a modified Fall on the Farm event.

Historical Events

Spring on the Farm

Come learn about Spring activities on the Eidem Farm. Plant the garden, visit baby animals and sample baked goods.  The historic house is open for self-guided tours. Costumed interpreters lead demonstrations on planting, cooking, and crafts.

Event Details Price Tickets
Spring on the Farm Saturday, May 15, 2021 Adults: $6
Children 5-12: $4
4 and under: Free
Available spring 2021

Fall on the Farm

Come enjoy the social-distance-safe Fall on the Farm event!
During a 45-minute event tour, family units can experience a
walking tour of the site while seeing period demonstrations,
enjoying story readings and paint a pumpkin to take home.
To end your visit, enjoy a picnic lunch with a visit to one of the
food trucks in the parking lot—bring a chair or blanket to sit on
in the field. The historic house is not open during this event.
Cost: $20 per family unit; tickets must be purchased in advance.

Event Details Price Registration
Fall on the Farm Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020
11-4 p.m.
$20/family unit up to 6 people Register here!

Eidem Christmas

Come enjoy some of the Christmas traditions from over 100 years ago! Learn how the Eidem family and other local families celebrated the holiday. Enjoy tastes of traditional foods, make tree decorations, join in on some carols, and take home your own Christmas card. The historic house is open for self-guided tours. Costumed interpreters lead demonstrations on cooking, card and ornament making, and other traditions.

Event Details Price Tickets
Eidem Christmas CANCELLED Adults: $6
Children 5-12: $4
4 and under: Free
CANCELLED

Celebrate Brooklyn Park Community Cookbook

Celebrate Brooklyn Park’s rich potato history by helping to create a community cookbook!  Brooklyn Park farmers worked together to plant and harvest their potato fields; they helped one another in times of hardship and celebration.  Today, Brooklyn Park residents do the same though in different ways. Then as in now, food plays a key role in human interactions. Food is a universal language; it brings people together, can bridge language and cultural differences, and is often a focal point during celebrations. The aim of this cookbook is to celebrate our city’s heritage as well as our diversity and the things that bring us together using food, specifically the potato.

Be a part of creating this cookbook by submitting a recipe to be included in the cookbook, Cooking with Spud: Celebrate Brooklyn Park Community Cookbook – Celebrating our rich potato history.  Include with your recipe why it has special meaning or significance for you and/or your family. 

We have decided to delay the publication of the cookbook in order to allow more people to submit recipes. With this extension we hope to create more opportunity for participation and to develop a cookbook that better reflects the cultural and ethnic diversity of our community and how food (i.e. potatoes) can build unity among people.

Printed copies of the cookbook will be available beginning May 2021. The cookbook will be launched during Historic Eidem Farm’s annual Spring on the Farm event where copies can also be bought.  Additional copies will be sold online, at other city events and during the Brooklyn Park Farmer’s Market.

Individuals who submitted recipes selected to be in the cookbook will receive free entrance to Historic Eidem Farm’s annual Spring on the Farm event where the cookbook will be launched.  All individuals who submitted recipes and/or cover artwork will be entered into a drawing for a free cookbook with the winner announced during the launch event.  The winner of the cookbook cover art contest will also receive a free cookbook during the launch.

For questions around the cookbook, please contact Eve Ericson or Jake Patton.

Event Details Register
Cookbook Recipe Deadline to submit recipes is March 27, 2021 Click here to learn more

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