Happy Birthday, Jim Goebbert!

by Emily Zoellick on 06/19/2019


We love to celebrate special occasions here at the Farm, and this last weekend we went all out for one of our own! Jim Goebbert, the family patriarch and not-quite retired Farmer, celebrated his 90th birthday with a grand party at the Farm.

            Jim celebrated with his wife Esther, his three children, all of their spouses, his seven grandchildren and all of their spouses, his seven great grandchildren, employees from both locations, and hundreds of additional friends and family members. Even Mother Nature cooperated and granted a reprieve from the seemingly relentless rain we have been experiencing lately. The weather was gorgeous and the mosquitoes waited until long after dark to invade, as if even they knew to be on their best behavior for this once-in-a-lifetime special day.

            We’ve hosted many events here- from birthday parties and graduation parties and weddings, but this had an extra special feel to it because we were able to host an event for a member of the family. It’s safe to say a good time was had by all! It’s not too often someone celebrates 90 years! Jim has surely seen great changes throughout his lifetime, but his supportive and loving family remain a constant across time.

            We get asked often what vendors we use for certain events, and we should definitely give a shout out to BBQ On Wheels for the fabulous food, Peterson’s Bakery for the darling cake, and Doug Dienelt (https://drdimages.com/) for the sweet photographs.

            Earlier this Spring, we hosted a graduation party for not one but SIX of Hampshire High School’s finest. Such a fun, practical idea for all of the families involved! Our 2020 dates are filling up fast, but contact us if you have an event you would like to discuss with us. No need to wait 90 years to throw a big (or small!) party! We’re here to make your event extra special, for any occasion.



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