Whether a rehearsal dinner, family reunion or charity function, we welcome the opportunity to host your event. We are excited to be bringing Farm to Fork Fundraisers & Celebrity Chef Dinner Events to Brightside Vintage Farm! Visit our contact page to be added to our Newsletter to learn more, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
This land was originally homesteaded on May 22, 1897 and the original 160 Acre parcel was sold the next year to Mr. & Mrs. Moreau for $400 in gold coins. The recorded sale included the following: 3 plows, 1 rake, 2 wagons, 2 shovels, 2 pitch forks, 6 milk cans, 2 milk buckets, 100 bushels of wheat, 3 hogs, 10 cows, and a smooth mouthed horse! In 1900 Mr. Moreau built a 20x20 square foot home with 11 foot ceilings and a dirt cellar. Parts of the original farm house still remain, and remnants of the old-style insulation were found in the walls and attic (old bits of newspaper from 1890, old-fashioned Butterick sewing patterns, pieces of lace and the like).
The old dairy barn was built between 1910 and 1920, and has been lovingly maintained for a century now. The land has supported crops of timothy & alfalfa hay for horses and cows, and clover for hogs and calves. The orchard of 72 fruit trees was planted in the early 1980’s, with an original apple tree affectionately called Grandma nearby, the circumference of her trunk is nearly seven feet around!