The only known photo of "Uncle" Herman Efram, the German bachelor farmer who my father purchased our land from after World War II. Herman is show on the left, with his brother Tom, a snapping turtle, and their dad.
My father, Fred Hannu, helped Herman on his farm when he was a kid. Fred had his eye on the land since his teenage years. I like to think that Dad would approve of what we are doing there - he was also a beekeeper, a conservation-minded person, and a handyman --
April 27, 2014 - We're sorry, but our Crop Shares for 2014 are sold out.
Since we do everything by hand (the two of us plus Deb's cousin Donald and aunt Anna Marie from time to time), we really can't grow any larger at this time. However, we're realizing that the demand far outpaces the supply, and we will continue to work to grow, slowly and sustainably, to make the best use of our land and resources to help provide quality food to our area.
We thank you for your interest, and hope that you'll 'watch us grow' even if you don't have a share this year!
Be aware that honey will be available at several junctures throughout the season, and you do not need to have a Crop Share to purchase honey!
Thanks, everyone, for your support!
Deb & Pat
Uncle Herman's Farm
CROPSHARES - "Backyard Bed"
This portion of produce is almost double our normal Patio Box share - perfect for two or more! As a new addition to our lineup, the Backyard Bed almost doubles the amount of produce per week!
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CROPSHARES - "Patio Box"
Our shares are not the huge haul of produce of other area farms; nor are they as expensive! A dishpan-sized container works for most of the year; with smaller baskets in the spring before there are as many food products available. These shares are perfect for singles or couples!
Produce is available first picks through hard frost (dates vary; but generally late June through mid-October, generally 15-18 times or so. Containers include a regular supply of greens (lettuce, spinach, kale or chard), beans, peas, tomatoes, potatoes, turnips, beets, kohlrabi, cabbage, carrots, tomatillos, summer and winter squash (including pumpkins), popcorn, eggplant, onions, leeks, cucumbers, and a variety of herbs - sometimes even flowers.
A typical late-summer portion may include: greens (bunch of kale or leaf lettuce), large handful of beans, bunch of beets or turnips, one or two cucumbers, summer or winter squash, and new potatoes.
Our price is $150 for the season, with pickup on our front porch (East-Central Hillside, Dululth) on Sunday evenings.
$50 down holds your spot, with the balance due by May 1, 2014 if paying in person.Contact Us for Details!
CROPSHARES - "Windowbox"
Our shares are not the gigantic haul of produce of other area farms; nor are they as expensive! A dishpan-sized basket works for most of the year; with smaller baskets in the spring before there are as many food products available. These shares are perfectly sized for individuals or couples!
The "Windowbox" is our smallest share - so there is not a lot of waste! Perfect for an individual who wants an weekly infusion of garden goods. A typical 'midsummer' portion might include a generous portion of leaf lettuce, a large handful of green beans, a small cone of the fresh herb du jour, a handful of fresh carrots, and a summer squash - what one might harvest in the smallest space of a home garden. Priced at $90 for the season, the "Windowbox" portion includes a little bit of everything over the season, in a portion size appropriate to your lifestyle.Contact Us for Details!
CROPSHARE DELIVERY - Within 10 Miles
Whatever size share you'd like, we're happy to deliver it within a 10-mile radius of our East-Central Hilliside home! The cost for delivery is just $30 per season. Let us know a place to leave your container, and we'll drop it off on Sunday evening!!
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