Dassel Hillside Farm



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Ginger Gold apples are ready

Posted by dasselhillsidefarm on August 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Karl picked the first Ginger Gold apples today.  They are very delicious!

We are sold out of Williams Pride and have just a few Summertreat left.

Still have a good supply of Paula Red, Beacon, Wealthy and Zestar.


Wealthy & Summertreat apples are ready.

Posted by dasselhillsidefarm on August 15, 2012 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We picked Wealthy apples today and Summertreat yesterday. 

We still have Paula Red, Beacon, Willams Pride and Zestar available also. 

Open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm   Closed Sundays

Apples are early and ready

Posted by dasselhillsidefarm on August 9, 2012 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We picked the first apples yesterday.

We currently have:  Williams Pride, Beacon, Paula Red and Zestar.

Our hours this fall are:  10am - 6 pm Mon - Saturday   Closed Sundays.

The apples are running about 2 weeks early this year.

Hot & Humid & Watering

Posted by dasselhillsidefarm on July 21, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The apples are looking better and getting bigger every day!  It is too dry so we are watering the orchard.  It talkes about one week to get 2 -3" of water on all of the trees. 

The apples are still running about 2 weeks early,  I will update the dates as we get closer.  We may open around August 14.  

I have been selling tomatoes from our high tunnel greenhouse at the Litchfield Farmer's Market Thursdays 8 - 10 am  and Dassel Fridays 3 - 6 pm .  Hope to see you there. 


Last week for Strawberries in 2012

Posted by dasselhillsidefarm on June 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday morning June 23 will be the last day to pick strawberries this year at our farm.

We plan to be open Monday through Friday 7 am - 5 pm for picking and Saturday 7 am - 11 am. 

Prepicked berries will go through Thursday or Friday depending on the weather. 

Prepicked berries are available after 9 am until around 5 pm in our store. 



Strawberries are at the peak of the season

Posted by dasselhillsidefarm on June 9, 2012 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (9)

Upick is open every morning at 7 am and prepicked berries are available after 9 am.  see strawberry page for more details.

Check out our Photo Gallery for pictures of the 2012 berry pickers who love to be picking berries at 6:30 am !

Strawberries are starting to be picked

Posted by dasselhillsidefarm on June 1, 2012 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Our pickers will be picking the first strawberries this afternoon.  They will be available for sale after 4pm until 8 pm tonight.  Prepicked berries will be available on a first come first serve basis.

We will have the teenagers pick again on Monday morning.  Then we will see how fast they are ripening.  We typically have prepicked berries for about a week until we open for upick. 

Everything depends on the weather!

Have a berry good day.

Strawberries are in full bloom!

Posted by dasselhillsidefarm on May 16, 2012 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The strawberries are looking wonderful.  We have been busy weeding and taking care of them.  Normally strawberry harvest starts about 4 weeks after full bloom.  We are estimating that we will start picking strawberries in mid-June.  We normally pick for 3 - 4 weeks.  We are looking forward to seeing our "berry" good friends.

Ice & Snow everywhere

Posted by dasselhillsidefarm on February 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The snow fell then it rained, then it snowed.  The trees have a heavy load of ice and snow on them.  The trees were blocking our driveway.  I trimmed them with the pruner on the tractor.  Karl and I have been pruning since 2/6.  I think we are about halfway done.  It was nice to prune without deep snow on the ground.  The weather has been pretty mild for MN too. Check out the pictures of our driveway.