WELCOME TO OUR FARM
2022 Farm Status Report
1. The Strawberries need another day of ripening. We will be CLOSED ALL DAY THURSDAY. We will be open for strawberry PICKING: FRIDAY, JULY 1st 6 am - 1 pm unless we get picked out earlier than that. We do not know yet what days we will be open the rest of the weekend. Keep checking back. Strawberries are $2.70/lb. We are not accepting any more prepicked orders. See Strawberry page for additional information.
We do not accept credit/debit cards. We do take cash and checks.
2. Blueberry picking should begin within the next 2 weeks.
3. Garlic should be cured and ready or pickup beginning around August 15th. You can reserve your Garlic now thru July 15th. Go to Farm Offerings and scroll down to Garlic for variety descriptions.
We are only accepting preorder requests or questions about our garlic via our contact page. There will be a limit of 10lbs per variety per customer.
4. Honey, Lip Balms, Lotion Bars, and Beeswax Food Wraps, T-Shirts, Tanks and Baseball Hats are available year-round and can be picked up from our residence. Online ordering & shipping for these is now available.
During picking season, we will update everything daily (more often if/when picking conditions/status changes throughout the day).
See you soon,
Brad & Bess Munsterteiger
We hope you like our new website. We are still working out a few kinks, so please be patient.
Welcome to the Strawberry Basket & Big Woods Nectar and the home of Brad and Bess Munsterteiger.
Our story starts in 1983 when Brad’s parents started raising strawberries in Freeport, MN. Working with them, Brad learned the ins and outs of running a pick your own farm and he developed a love for growing strawberries.
After sampling one of our juicy, sweet strawberries – we think you will agree it was worth the trip to "The Strawberry Basket" in Monticello, MN. Our fields are clean, straw mulched and full of very satisfied customers. Our farm is professionally managed and supervised by a great crew of adults and teenagers. We certainly appreciate their help and hope you do too.
Our blueberry planting consists of some 1100 bushes with cultivar names such as North Blue, Polaris, and Northland as our mainstay, all developed through the University of Minnesota plant program. Pick your own Blueberry season usually begins early July and lasts about 1 and a half months.
Our venture into growing northern hard neck garlic began in 2019. Our Garlic is not certified as ORGANIC, but with that said, we still do not use any chemicals in our field. We are currently testing 7 hard neck cultivars to see which ones perform best in our soil matrix and growing environment.