Hugh’s Gardens LLC is a certified organic produce marketing business with storage, washing, and packing facility located in Halstad, MN.
Originally built in the 1940s for storage and shipping of conventional potatoes, the storage facility includes nine underground bins with excellent ventilation and humidity control, designed to keep potatoes in near-perfect condition throughout the winter and late into spring without the use of chemical sprout inhibitors.
The facilities were purchased by Hugh Dufner and his wife Carmen Soria-Dufner in the summer of 2000, where they converted the facilities to become certified organic.
Bjorn Solberg purchased the business from the Dufners in the spring of 2019 and hopes to expand the business by providing other storage crops. Solberg has passions for supporting small organic farmers while also increasing accessibility of healthy food throughout the region.
Owner of Hugh’s Gardens, LLC. Bjorn grows a variety of produce at the Hugh’s Gardens organic garden plot; certified organic by ICS. For more information on the garden, look in the “Garden” tab.
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Owner of Green Gardens Produce Farm. Neal provides red and yellow beets, rutabaga, and several varieties of squash; certified organic by MCIA.