FRUIT: We love raising nutrient and antioxidant-rich fruits on our land. Our rich, black soil is perfect for many fruits that don’t grow well in other soils of northern Iowa. Our fruits include:
Blueberries, blackberries (in limited amounts), mulberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, golden raspberries, gooseberries (limited amounts), aronia berries, rhubarb, apples, golden cherries, and Asian pears. Our pawpaw trees will be ready to produce next year hopefully!
A side note: if you are desiring to purchase 10-pound boxes of blueberries, please let us know in advance so that we can have those available for you. Otherwise, we will be taking all our freshly harvested berries to market in 1/2 pints, pints, and quarts.
VEGETABLES: We love to grow vegetables that are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Also, we enjoy introducing you to lesser known vegetables such as opo squash, peanut squash, bitter melon, bok choi, and Asian greens. Our other crops for 2018 include: sugar peas, purslane, spinach, mixed lettuce, swiss chard, red beets, golden beets, radishes, grape tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, roma tomatoes, low-acid pink cherry tomatoes (great for senior citizens), green and purple beans, acorn squash, delicata squash, sugar pumpkins, butternut squash, zucchini, yellow zucchini, eggplant, red peppers, green peppers, mini sweet peppers, yellow banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, okra, asparagus, kohlrabi, onions, and herbs. All our vegetables are also grown without synthetic chemicals and fertilizers. Our fruits and vegetables are perfectly happy with composted manure, fish emulsion, compost tea, and other organically approved fertilizers.
In 2018 we will be limiting our vegetable sales to those at the North Iowa Farmers Market and the Clear Lake Farmers Market. Because our family dynamics are changing with the children growing up, we will be growing less vegetables while we focus on growing our baking business and the fruit. However, you will still find some of them at the markets and off the farm!
Microgreens: You will absolutely love our fresh microgreens that we grow year around. They are packed full of a variety of antioxidants, which help fight the free radicals in your body. Since they sell out quickly at market, feel free to call ahead and pre-order your favorite kinds! This year we will be offering sunflower, pea, red cabbage, diakon radish, kale, and broccoli microgreens. We will also have corn salad and other varieties from time to time, so check us out each week!