FAQ & AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 Can we book a strawberry group tour?

We unfortunately do not book group tours during our strawberry season, we offer group rates and private events during our fall maze season.

Can I make an appointment to pick strawberries? 

We do not take appointments to pick berries.  We try our best to be open daily at 8am- always call  (218)-346-5034 or check Facebook to make sure we are open. Strawberries are VERY weather dependent. We may close early or even for a few days to let the field ripen or if we experience bad weather or get large crowds. 

Do we get a wagon ride?  We do plan to have the wagon running this summer. Our field has well maintained walkways so walking to the berries is a breeze, but you can always jump on the wagon if you would like. 

Are children allowed in the fields?  YOU BET! We ask that families stay together while at the farm and to please supervise your kiddos. 

Do I need to come the first couple days to get big berries? NO! We plant numerous varieties that ripen over the course of the season.

How long is your season?  We are usually open from Mid-June until Early-July for Strawberries.

Will you be selling at farmer's markets?  Probably not.  We will have pre-pick available on site daily around 10 am - we suggest buying online to ensure you have berries saved for you when you arrive at the farm. You can purchase at this link or check our Facebook page for more pre-pick berry details.

Do I need my own containers?  No. We will provide you a brand new bucket or a picking flat for you to keep and take home. 

What happens during/after rain?  Our plants and rows are bedded in straw.  The chances of mud are small, but it could be wet.  We will quit picking if it starts lightning.

Do you take checks or credit cards?  We prefer cash, but are able to accept local checks, credit cards or Venmo payments. 

Do you have farm animals?  We have a variety of farm animals for you to see while at the farm including horses, sheep, goats, llamas and normally we also have bunnies, dairy calves and even a pig! 

Can we bring our dog to the farm?  As much as we love dogs and all family pets, we cannot allow furry friends to visit the farm. 

OUR AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES

We strive to grow healthy nutritious fruit without bathing our crops in chemicals.

Are we certified Organic?  No.

Do we hand weed our patch? Yes.

Will we use a chemical if faced with complete crop loss?  Yes.

Do we use cover crops? Yes.

What kinds of fertilizer do you use?  Granular and Manure.

How often do you irrigate?  Just enough to keep plants healthy.

Do you follow soil test recommendations for fertilizer?  Yes.

 

Looking for more information on organic vs. conventional farming? Check out these helpful links on conventional and organic farming practices:

What is Organic? 

NPIC Website