Greenhouse Produce

Winter production

More than 40 years ago Mom began growing vegetables to feed our family, which eventually became our greenhouse business.  Now we have come full circle and are back to growing produce, but this time around we are making use of our greenhouse to sustainably raise produce during much of the year, especially thru the winter when it is so difficult to get fresh & local product.  You can purchase any of our produce at the Winona Farmer’s Market year-round or in our retail April – Christmas, but we also supply a number of restaurants & the Winona Bluff Country Co-op.  Click here to see what is available right now.

Although we haven’t gone thru the paperwork to certify our greenhouse production as organic, we actually grow all of our plants with that philosophy.  For more than 5 years we have been working on controlling all of our bug issues with beneficials (good bugs), so that we don’t have to spray chemicals.  We use Nature’s Source (previously known as Daniel’s) liquid fertilizer, which starts as soy-bean extract, so NOT man-made, and is much better for the plants whether vegetables or flowers.

Here is a brief list of the major crops we are growing for retail & wholesale, but there are lots of novelty items like Ground Cherries that might show up during the year.

Crop Variety Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept
Bok Choi Red Choi X X X X X X X X
Broccoli X X X X X X X X
Brussels Sprouts X X X
Cabbage Sweetheart X X X X
Cauliflower Snow Crown X X X X
Cauliflower, romanesco Veronica X X X X
Cucumber Tyria (seedless), Mini X X X X X X X X
Kale Red Russian or Lacinato X X X X X X X
Kohlrabi Quickstar X X X X X X X X
Lettuce Salanova, Mini Butterhead & Romaine X X X X X X X X
Mizuna Green/Purple X X X X X X X
Mustard Deep Purple X X X X
Pepper, Sweet Mini, colored X X X X
Squash, Summer Patty Pan-Zephyr X X X X X X
Swiss Chard Multi-color X X X X X X X
Tomato, Cherry Sungold, Artisan, Tomatoberry X X X X X X X X X
Herbs:
Chervil X X X X X X X X X
Lemon Balm X X X X X X X
Lemongrass X X X X X
Parsley X X X X X X X X X X X
Thyme X X X X X X X X X X
Edible Flowers:
Nasturtium X X X
Viola X X

If you’re from a restaurant or are looking for large quantities of any produce, please contact us for weekly updates on availability & pricing.

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