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North Star Farms
P.O. Box 164
Carpio, N.D. 58725
(701) 720-2635

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What We're Growing

We make every effort to grow a wide variety of the best-quality, certified organic produce for today’s health-conscious consumer. The demand of our customers helps us decide many of the crops we will grow the following year. We also take pride in growing some of the most unusual produce items found in the state of North Dakota. This year we are growing pears and apples from seed.

Fruit varieties available in 2017:
Arava honeydew, Hale's Best Jumbo, Dakota Sisters and Kiara cantaloupe, strawberries and Howden Dakota pumpkins.

Vegetable varieties available in 2017:
Asparagus, Beet, carrot, cucumber, eggplant, pepper, radish, squash, zucchini, tomatillo, cabbage, kale, broccoli, spinach, iceberg and romaine lettuce, celery, pepperonciniokra, and potatoes.

Flower and Herb varieties available in 2017:
Zinnia, Sweet Pea, Marigold, and borage

Garlic varieties available in 2017:
On Oct. 2, 2016, we planted several hardneck garlic varieties. They included Georgia Fire, Siberian, Romanian Red and German Extra Hardy. Last season we had our best crop ever, harvesting 310 pounds with most of the bulbs weighing in at 4 ounces each. This season we anticipate another robust harvest from our 70 pounds of seed that brought us more than 1,700 plants.

Legume varieties available in 2017:
Yellow wax beans, Sugar Daddy Snap peas, Homesteader, Pioneer Shell, British Wonder, Alaska and Green Arrow shell peas and Jumbo Virginia, Carwile and Tennessee Red Valencia peanuts.

Onion and Leek varieties available in 2017:
Rossa di Milano, Red Carpet, Red Wing, Walla Walla, New York Early, Talon, Sedona, Ailsa Criag and Cabernet onions, Megaton and Bandit leeks and Conservor shallots.  

Tomato varieties available in 2017:
Rutgers, Taxi, Black Cherry, Fargo Yellow Pear, Pruden, Sweetie, Manitoba, Scotia and San Marzano.

Unusual varieties available in 2016:
Inca tomatoes from New Zealand, Cascade hops, red foliated cotton and UC-Davis 157 asparagus will be growing on the farm in the summer of 2017.We are also attempting to grow a shor-day onion called Texas Early Grano. we've had numerous requests for Vidalia onions and since we can't legally grow them, we're trying the next best thing.

Thanks to you, our CSA shareholders and farmers' market customers for making 2016 another great growing season. We look forward to seeing you in spring 2017.

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