Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Bluebird Gardens, located in west central Minnesota, has sold vegetables directly to local customers for the past 30 years. The farm is in transition from conventional to sustainable growing methods. "Bluebird Gardens began in 1978 on six acres of land (3 of them under water) with a Troy Bilt Tiller, a Garden Way cart, a vegetable stand on main street in Fergus Falls, a Ford Pinto and a truckload of determination. Since that time, we have grown to 110 acres of vegetables which are sold directly to people of the area through 6 self-serve honor system stands." -Mark Boen, owner.