Cut Your Own Flowers
HOW IT WORKS
We have Zinnias, Marigolds, Snapdragons, Celosia, Statice, Bachelor Buttons and more. SUNFLOWERS are available now. Free Admission to Flower Fields WITH Flower container purchase. Or $5.00 admission if you just want to walk the fields to enjoy the beautiful colors and take pictures.
1. Fill a 22 oz cup for $15.00 or a 44 oz cup is $25.00:
Now available: 5 qt - 2 gallon pail $45.00 (you must supply your own pail): and 5 gallon pail $75.00 (you must supply your own pail)
2. Take a walk around the flowers first to see what is available. Then, go fill your cup!
3. We have scissors available for you to use. No one under 10 should be handling our scissors.
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 couldn't do this without their help. Please respect them and listen to their directions.
Strawberry picking season is short: only 10 to 21 days in length. Weather and crowd size also factor into daily picking availability. If we must close early, or stay closed for fruit ripening, we will attempt to update this site, Facebook, Instagram and 763-878-2875 two hours prior to gate closing.
To keep our plants and soil healthy, we needed to rotate out a couple of acres. We only have 3 1/2 acres of strawberries this year (we had nearly 6 acres last year). We anticipate that we will get picked out early most days. Unfortunately, that also means
We will not be offering pre-picked strawberries this year.
Our farm adheres to a smoke free and pet free environment in our fields. Our parking lot has no shade. So, please, please, please leave your pets at home for their safety and comfort. Parents of young children: Our strawberry rows are not wide enough to accommodate strollers of any type.
2023 STRAWBERRY PRICING is $3.25/lb
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 (and your wallet).
PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THAT WE ARE STILL PICKING/OPEN PRIOR TO COMING OUT - THANK YOU.
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.
Blueberries tend to get picked out early.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DOUBLE CHECK THAT WE ARE STILL PICKING/OPEN PRIOR TO COMING OUT - THANK YOU.
2023 BLUEBERRIES are $4.50/lb
WE DO NOT PRE-PICK BLUEBERRIES
CASH & CHECKS Only. NO Credit / Debit cards.
Picking containers and home transport flats are supplied for your convenience.
Our venture into growing northern hard neck garlic began in 2019. We are currently testing 7 hard neck cultivars to see which ones perform best in our soil matrix and growing environment.
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 is now available for local pick up Send us an e-mail with the varieties and quantities you want so we can have your order bagged and ready for you upon your arrival. Please include your phone number when submitting request. 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 bagged and sold in one-pound increments unless previous arrangements have been made. All varieties of garlic are $13/lb.
Our Garlic is not certified as ORGANIC, but with that said, we still do not use any chemicals in our field. All our Garlic is disease inspected each year by the University of MN for Garlic Bloat Nematode.
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 12th from 10AM to 5PM. Whether you are a garlic lover or not, it is a great family friendly activity.
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. SOLD OUT FOR 2023
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. If stored properly, can last up to 9 -12 months.
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. SOLD OUT FOR 2023
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 (it's a spread). Get a discount on your honey with the canning jar exchange.
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.
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 accept CASH or CHECK for payment to help speed up the check-out process. We accept Venmo but will add 3% to your total.
3. Please, 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, and thus, not allowed in the rows. 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.