Hugh's Gardens LLC

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.

USDA NOP Certified
USDA GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Certified
Locally owned and operated

Our Mission

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Number of Producers
Calories in a medium plain potato

Working with multiple producers

Hugh’s Gardens currently works with five area organic producers around the Red River Valley to market their produce directly to area restaurants and supermarkets in the Fargo/Moorhead area and to distributors in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Produce which does not comply with the quality standards of the business are donated to the Great Plains Food Bank of Fargo, which then distributes to food shelves across the region.

Our Team

Meet some of our staff and our producers
Bjorn Solberg
Bjorn Solberg

Halstad, MN

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.

    Barry Horst, Barry Horst Farm
    Barry Horst, Barry Horst Farm

    Near Sauk Centre, MN

    Providing red, yellow, and Huckleberry Gold potatoes. Certified organic through MOSA.

      Rick McDonald, McDonald Farms & Organics
      Rick McDonald, McDonald Farms & Organics

      McVille and Osage, MN

      Providing mostly russets, but also sometimes reds and yellows. Certified organic through Nature's International Certification Servises.