What Did You Learn on ‘Grandpa’s Farm’?

You’ve heard that growing up on a farm develops character.  One of the interesting parts about inviting lots of people to our farm is that our visitors tell me stories about their farm memories.  I love these stories, and the way they reveal the character of our visitors.  As part of an article for the … Read more

Mother’s Day Gift Card Sale

Dear Strawberry Friends,  As you thrill to the budding of the trees, and the greening of the grass, are you thinking ahead to summer, and ways you can use the time to strengthen your family bonds?   One of the best ways to build family bonds is to have shared experiences and traditions.  Many of you … Read more

Listening to Pooh

Listening With the sudden switch to warm weather, the bird chatter on the farm is reaching a crazy level of intensity.  I feel a bit like a little girl, listening in on my parents talking in Dutch around the kitchen table.  I knew they were talking about Christmas presents, or vacations, because otherwise they wouldn’t switch … Read more

Connecting Faith, Farm & Family

Connecting Faith, Farm & Family Hello, dear strawberry friends, This snow is really driving me nuts, and unless you like being stuck inside, you’re probably going a bit nuts too.  Are you dreaming of summer while glaring out the window? As I go on walks around the farm,  I dream of the scent of strawberries in the air.  I … Read more

Season’s Sweet Peak

What a week it was in the strawberry patch!  We have seen the most wonderful people of the area coming to our farm over the past few days, all of them excited about a functioning family farm.  Dennis Benson of Willmar took photos.  Bill De an, host of the Morning Brew on KWLM, checked out … Read more

Join the Party

Good evening! The strawberry colors are dancing and swirling out in the field, glinting in the sunlight, dappled in the shade.  The queen berries and the king berries are heavily swaying, while their court clusters around them in their season’s finest.   It is the largest ballroom dance we have ever hosted, and it is about to … Read more