FAQ & AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you take checks or credit cards? We prefer cash, but are able to accept local checks, credit cards or Venmo payments. Due to rising costs for small businesses, credit cards will be charged a 3% fee ( which is about $0.50 per 5 lb pail of berries).
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. Due to health codes and insurance policies, pets are not allowed anywhere on the property. Please do not bring them to the farm or leave them in your car.
Smoking? Smoking and vaping are PROHIBITED anywhere at the farm, including the parking lot. Being a farm with hay, straw, and other highly flammable items, fire danger can be very high for us. Anyone smoking will be kindly asked to leave.
Do you have bathrooms? We have porta potties and hand washing stations available at the farm. We also provide hand sanitizer.
Strollers, wagons, wheelchairs? We are family friendly and handicap accessible! Feel free to bring your own stroller we do have a limited number of wagons for customers to borrow.
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.
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: