Rye Straw Bales Available Now

We offer a top quality local farm product!
Beautiful golden rye straw bales measuring roughly 36″ long, 18″ wide, 15″ tall.  averaging 40 lbs.
Baled dry and early to avoid the accumulation of weed seeds within the bales.
Each bale is hand stacked from the baler to the wagon and the wagon to the shed to prevent damage or loosening the bales making them the perfect choice for your straw bale garden!
from the tractor
Free of nasty pesticides!
All of our bales are stored indoors.
Some are kept available for self-service on a wagon by the road.
Many uses for these great bales including the following;
  • Straw bale gardening
  • Weed control
  • Erosion control
  • Event seating
  • Ground cover
  • Seed cover
  • Insulation
  • Animal bedding
  • Décor
And so very much more!
Conveniently located between Elk River and Anoka on Highway 10 in Ramsey, MN
just east of the weigh station near the intersection of Bowers Drive and Highway 10 east.
Easy access and loading for cars, trucks and semi-trailers.

It’s Spring! Non-GMO Seedlings Available Now

We enjoy experimenting with new and old varieties of plants. One of our favorites is the “Mortgage Lifter Tomato” – an heirloom variety suitable for seed-savers. We also have several kinds of peppers, including both sweet and hot varieties, as well as broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts.

If you aren’t quite ready to plant them yet, I can hold them in the greenhouse for you. Stop by or Email and let us know what you are looking for – or if you’d like to try something new this year!

USDA Hardiness Zones and Planting Dates

P. Allen Smith’s post on Hardiness Zones has some helpful information for those of us chomping at the bit so to speak to get planting and force spring into action. Here in zone 4, delaying planting in the garden until Memorial Day can be a good rule of thumb. But lets not forget to read those seed packages, several of mine need to be started indoors as much as 12 weeks before the last frost. Last season, my guys built me a fabulous germination cabinet for starting seeds indoors. It proved to be such a huge success that I had trouble waiting for that 12 week mark to get started this year. Mary has control of the Garden Journal and is carefully documenting the progress thus far and mapping out the plan going forward. I have found that having a journal is key for me. I don’t have time to re-learn everything year after year and I’m not likely to remember what it was that needed to be tweeked or what it was that made a great difference on one year over another if I don’t keep it all documented. I’ll pin a link on my garden board on Pintrest for you to find a nice tracking journal. I didn’t use it exactly as it is and neither will you, just use the parts that apply to you, add and edit until you have your perfect garden journal!

Don’t forget, I do tend to get carried away with excess seedlings, just let me know what you might be interested in. Also, if you would be interested in signing up for a gardening class at the farm, email me at I am trying to determine if there is enough interest to justify putting one together. I am thinking of a series broken down into Planning and preparation, caring for your plants and soil, harvesting and seed saving, and maybe one on preserving your harvest.