BLUEBERRIES

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 one month.  

The picking cycle is as such, when enough fruit is ripe, we open to the public and pick the entire field, then close for 7 to 10 days for fruit ripening, then repeat the cycle. As with strawberries, if we must close early, we try to update this site, Facebook, Instagram and 763-878-2875 two hours prior to gate closing. Please
leave your pets at home for their safety and comfort - our parking lot has no shade for them, and they are not allowed in the fields.

PLEASE CHECK PRIOR TO COMING OUT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE OPEN - THANK YOU. 

Price for 2022 is $4.50/LB for Pick-Your-Own. 

WE DO NOT PRE-PICK BLUEBERRIES

CASH & CHECKS Only.  NO Credit / Debit cards.

Picking containers and home transport flats are supplied for your convenience.

GARLIC

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.

All our Garlic is disease inspected each year by the University of MN for Garlic Bloat Nematode. 
We carefully dig, sort, and cure our garlic for maximum storage and flavor retention.  Excellent addition to anyone's kitchen or as planting stock.

Garlic should  be available for local pick up mid-August.  We will start taking pre-order requests for Garlic beginning June 15th through our Contact Page only. There will be a limit of 10 pounds per variety per customer. Requests will be filled in order of receipt. Garlic can either be picked-up at our farm or shipped.  For now, we are only shipping to the lower 48 states and a shipping limit of 30 pounds. Online sales, with shipping options, will only be available once our local customers needs have been met. Our garlic is sold by the pound. Prices are $10.99 - $12.99/lb.

Even though we won’t be taking part as a vendor this year, we recommend a visit to the MN Garlic Festival in Hutchinson, Saturday, August 13 from 10AM to 5PM.  Whether you are a garlic lover or not, it is a great family friendly activity.

  • PORCELAIN

    Armenian – An exceptionally fine, extremely hardy gourmet garlic. Renowned for its large cloves and savory, rich, not-to-hot- flavor.

    Georgian Fire - A native of the Republic of Georgia, consists of pale, brown cloves streaked with purple.

    German Porcelain   - Also called German Extra Hardy, is a sturdy cultivar with a robust, hot flavor. Another favorite for northern growers.

    Music   - A hardy northern cultivar hailing from Eastern Europe via Canada known for its zesty flavor.  A very popular cultivar for us northern growers.

  • PURPLE STRIPE

    Chesnok Red - An attractive cultivar that has an amazing robust spicey flavor. Excellent for roasting. Usually 8 to 10 cloves per bulb. One MN grower has had CHESNOK RED store for up to a year, making it as hardy as porcelains.

  • MARBLED PURPLE STRIPE

    SIBERIAN - A large bulb originating from Siberia and Alaska.  An excellent selection for stir-fry recipes as well as for dips, sauces, and soups.  It can be stored up to six months if cured properly.

  • ROCAMBOLE

    Russian Red - Strong garlic flavor. Very hot when eaten raw. Averges 6-8 cloves per bulb. Excellent for roasting. 

HONEY & BEESWAX PRODUCTS

Brad has been keeping honeybees since 2016.  We currently have 3 apiaries within 10 miles of our farm. Our bottled honey is pure, raw, and unpasteurized.  We offer a few different sizes of our liquid honey for sale either online or year-round at the farm.  We also make and sell creamed honey.

With the wax capping's we collect while extracting honey, Bess makes lip balms, lotion bars and beeswax food wraps. These are available year round.

Visit our STORE for detailed choices and prices

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. Do thank them often, they do so much good.

Our strawberry picking season is short, anywhere from 10 to 21 days in length.   Weather and customer size also factors into daily picking conditions.  If we must close early, or stay closed for fruit ripening, we attempt to update this site, Facebook, Instagram and 763-878-2875 two hours prior to gate closing.

Our farm adheres to a smoke and pet free environment in our fields.   Parents, our strawberry rows are not wide enough to accommodate strollers of any type.  Please, please leave your pets at home for their safety and comfort - our parking lot has no shade for them.

2022 STRAWBERRY SEASON IS OVER

Our Pre-Pick window of opportunity each year lasts only about 5-10 days.  When we announce a pre-pick date, please visit the Contact page to place your order.  We will then contact you back to verify that order.

We accept CASH AND CHECKS ONLY - NO Credit / Debit CARDS - Sorry. 

Picking containers and home transport flats are supplied - all you need to bring is your love for fresh strawberries.

FARM VISIT GUIDELINES

  • 1. First and foremost DO NOT COME IF:

    a.  You feel ill or anyone in your household feels ill.

    b.  You or anyone in your house had known contact with a COVID-19 Positive person in the past 2 weeks.

  • 2.  We do not take credit/debit cards during our berry season. We only accept CASH or CHECK for payment to help speed up the check-out process.

  • 3. Please, please leave your pets at home for their safety and comfort - our parking lot has no shade for them – and they are not allowed into the fields.

  • 4. Our rows are not wide enough for strollers of any make or model, Sorry.  

  • 5. Wash and/or sanitize your hands Before & After your visit.

  • 6. Please be respectful to each other and to our employees, listen to what they tell you.  We want everyone to enjoy themselves, but be mindful that we are running a business, and not an amusement park.

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