• Farm to Table Event - August 9, 2019 at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
  • Fantesca Estate & Winery proprietors Susan & Duane Hoff walking in their vineyard.
  • Fantesca Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 bottle of wine from Spring Mountain District - Napa Valley
  • A view of a wine barrel in the Fantestca Winery Cave
  • Protein Alliance, Inc. Turkeys - Jeff Stauffenecker & Carl Wittenburg, owners

Farm to Table

2nd Annual Farm to Table - SAVE THE DATE: AUGUST 9, 2019

Join the University of Minnesota Crookston community for a celebration of Northern Minnesota grown and raised foods.  Enjoy an evening dinner prepared by local chefs, featuring foods grown by UMC students, alumni and friends. UMC senior, Caleb Rempel and UMC Horticulture Lecturer, Rick Abrahamson, have been growing a multitude of vegetables and sunflowers for this Farm to Table event.

Savor vintage and select wines produced by Fantesca Estate & Winery and local poultry grown in central Minnesota by Protein Alliance.

  • Fantesca Estate & Winery, a California wine company owned by University of Minnesota alumni Duane and Susan Hoff. Duane is the son of longtime Crookston residents and UMC faculty Dave and Irene Hoff.
  • Protein Alliance is a global meat brokerage and trading company located in central Minnesota owned by Jeff Stauffenecker & Carl Wittenburg, both U of M Crookston alumni.

Since seating is limited for this unique event, registration is required by October 25, 2018. We are unable to accommodate registration and payments at the door.

1st Annual - Event Details

When: Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: University Teaching & Outreach Center (5:00pm to 5:40pm) and Bede Ballroom (6:00pm to 8:00pm)
Tickets: $75/person, register by October 25, 2018
Attire: Business Casual

If you can't attend, consider contributing to the Student Success College Fund at the University of Minnesota Crookston, please visit give.umn.edu/giveto/umcstudent.

Featured Partners - Fantesca Estate & Winery and Protein Alliance

Featured Partners - Fantesca Estate & Winery and Protein Alliance

Fantesca Estate & Winery string of photos - bottle of wine, Duane & Susan Hoff walking in vineyard and their wine cave door

About Fantesca Estate & Winery

Fantesca Wine LogoSusan and Duane Hoff were college sweethearts. While attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Susan worked at a stereo shop called Sound of Music. By the time the couple married several years later, the company had grown to 12 stores — and by the time their first child was born, 50. No longer called Sound of Music, the store was now known as Best Buy. Both Susan and Duane continued to establish successful careers in Minneapolis, helping grow Best Buy into the Fortune 100 company it is today. Eventually they were both ready to trade fast-paced corporate lifestyles for a new way of life — one where they could start a business as a family. In 2004, Susan and Duane purchased a 53-acre parcel with a 10-acre vineyard and named it Fantesca Estate & Winery. Fantesca’s winemaker Heidi Barrett is one of the few winemakers in the world to be awarded five perfect 100 point scores for her wines. Critics have dubbed her “the Queen of Cult Cabernet”. Duane is the son of longtime Crookston residents and UMC faculty Dave and Irene Hoff.


Protein Alliance string of photos - Turkey and table full of fresh meats and vegetables

About Protein Alliance, Inc.

Protein Alliance Logo

Protein Alliance, Inc. is a fully integrated, global meat brokerage and trading company located in central Minnesota providing a diverse product line of proteins from all the major processors in the United States. Services include turkey genetics, farm production, processing plant management and domestic and international sales.

Protein Alliance, Inc. was created in 1999 when Jeff Stauffenecker & Carl Wittenburg took their extensive experience in the agricultural industry and pursued their dreams on becoming entrepreneurs. U of M Crookston alumni, both have enjoyed building relationships with their customers, suppliers and are currently serving as board members, Jeff on the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association & Carl on the National Turkey Federation.

Menu

Menu

Farm to Table 2018 Menu

Appetizer

Minnesota "Ceviche"
Pan Seared Walleye with Pickled Cucumber, Beauty Heart Radish, & Red Onion, topped with Grilled Sweet Corn, Smoked Heirloom Tomato, & Roasted Red Pepper Relish. Accompanied by Fried Corn Tortillas and finished with Dill Aioli, Micro Dill & Corn Shoots.

Salad

Fall's Harvest
Mixed Greens tossed with Roasted Chioggia Beets & Butternut Squash topped with Shaved Apple, Rainbow Carrot, & Fennel Slaw, Olive Oil & Salt Toasted Pepitas, Cracked Pepper Chevre, and Bull's Blood. Served over Grilled Sourdough Baguette. Finished with White Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Entree

Beef Bourguignon
Rich Stew of Tender, Burgundy-Braised Beef, Carrot, Cipollini Onion, Garlic, Cremini Mushroom, & Fingerling Potatoes with Sauteed Green Beans. Finished with Fresh Rosemary.

Buttermilk Brined Turkey Breast
Buttermilk-Brined, Roast Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy and Peppered Cracklings over Roasted Garlic Braised Kale & Onions, and Boursin Whipped Potatoes. Finished with Micro Kale and Citrus & Wine Macerated Cranberries.

Dessert

Blackberry-Rhubarb Crisp Tart
Blackberry and Rhubarb Tart with Crisp Crumb, Pecan Crust, and Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream. Garnished with Smoked Pecans, Wine Macerated Blackberries, and Maple Syrup. 

Chef Information

Chef Information

coming soon

Program/Speakers

Program/Speakers

Additional details will be announced soon. 

5:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. - Social and Equitation Showcase

University Teaching & Outreach Center 

UMC Hunt Seat Athlete riding her horse and jumping in the University of Minnesota Crookston UTOC Arena.Enjoy local spirits and craft beer samplings from Revelation Ale Works and Far North Spirits, both of Hallock, Minnesota, while watching the UMC hunt seat equestrian team. The equitation showcase and social is sponsored by the Minnesota AgriWomen and Ag Country Farm Credit Services.

Revelation Ale Works Logo                       Far North Spirits Logo     

Ag Country Farm Credit Services Logo                            Minnesota Agri-Women Logo

 


5:40 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

Depart the University Teaching & Outreach Center for Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center


6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. - Welcome & Farm to Table Dinner and Program

Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center

Savor vintage and select wines produced by Fantesca Estate & Winery and local poultry grown in Central Minnesota by Protein Alliance.

Fantesca Estate & Winery Logo                    Protein Alliance Logo

Campus Maps - Parking & Event Location

Campus Maps - Parking & Event Location

Farm to Table Campus Map - Social & Parking beginning at 5:00 pm at UTOC (north end of campus) and Meal/Program at 6:00 pm in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. Parking in Lot A.

Farm to Table Campus Map PDF File IconMore Campus Maps

Social: University Teaching & Outreach Center, Parking Lot J

Meal & Program: Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center, Parking Lot A