2022 Farm Status Report

1. Sorry, change of plans.


2. The Garlic has been harvested. It is nearly done curing. Hopefully Garlic should be ready for pickup by next weekend.  You can still reserve your Garlic now. Go to Farm Offerings and scroll down to Garlic for variety descriptions. There may not be enough of the Russian Red to go around. If your already reserved some, please send us another e-mail with your 2nd choice. Thank you.

We do not accept credit/debit cards. We do take cash and checks.

We are only accepting preorder requests or questions about our garlic via our contact page. There will be a limit of 10 pounds per variety per customer. You will not be able to purchase garlic from the on-line store until after pre order requests have been filled. Until then, the store will show that we are sold out.

3. Sorry, Strawberries are all done for the year. It was a good, but short season.

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. 

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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.

About Us

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.

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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.

Garlic Info


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.  

Blueberry Info

Honey, Wax, and Wax Products

We currently have 3 apiaries within 10 miles of our farm. Our bottled honey is pure, raw, and unpasteurized.

Honey, Wax, and Wax Products


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.

Strawberry Info

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