WELCOME TO OUR FARM
2023 Farm Status Report
1. Strawberries: Picking Mid/Late June 2023. It is still too early to guess a starting date.
2. Blueberries: Next picking July 2023
3. Garlic: Next availability August 2023. We will start accepting requests mid-July.
4. Brad has planted something new and exciting. More details to come when we are sure they are growing.
5. 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 also available.
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During picking season, we will update everything daily (more often if/when picking conditions/status changes throughout the day).
Thank you for visiting The Strawberry Basket
Brad & Bess Munsterteiger
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.
You just can't beat the flavor of Minnesota grown strawaberries. These are superior to what you find at the grocery store. After sampling one of our juicy, sweet strawberries – we think you will agree it is 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 4 weeks.
Honey, Wax, and Wax Products
We currently have 3 apiaries within 10 miles of our farm. Our bottled honey is pure, raw, and unpasteurized.
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 is sold out for 2022. We plan on increasing quantity for next year.