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, mulberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, aronia berries, rhubarb, and apples. Our pawpaw trees will be ready to produce this year hopefully!
A side note: if you are desiring to purchase 10-pound boxes of blueberries or aronia berries, 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, bitter melon, bok choi, and Asian greens. Our other crops for 2020 may include: sugar snap peas, spinach, red beets, radishes, grape tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, roma tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, green beans, acorn squash, delicata squash, sugar pumpkins, butternut squash, zucchini, yellow zucchini, eggplant, red peppers, mini sweet peppers, okra, asparagus, larger pumpkins, onions, cucumbers, 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.
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 and new little ones joining the family, we will be growing less vegetables while we focus on growing 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 other varieties from time to time, so check us out each week!