Kopp's Crops is a family-run business specializing in maple syrup, honey and fresh vegetables. We are located 45 miles north of Minneapolis in Bradford Township on our 65 acre farm.

*Now Selling at the Cambridge-Isanti Farmers Market!*

Local Orders: For pickup in Isanti, Cambridge, Brooklyn Park or Arden Hills, please email koppscrops@gmail.com or call 763-772-7057 to place your order and arrange payment & pickup. Available products are listed in the shopping cart below.

Outside the Twin Cities: Please use the online shopping cart below. USPS shipping charges will be calculated at checkout.

For questions, please email us at koppscrops@gmail.com


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spindly Sprouts Springing Up for Spring

The snow still hasn’t melted, but it’s off the garden now!  We’re chomping at the bit, because this time last year, we’d already started planting some of the colder weather crops.  Yes, we know that last spring came absurdly early, but that doesn’t stop us from feeling like we’re already behind.  We have, however, been getting a head start on our summer bounty.  Since March 1st, Amanda has had to share some of her basement play space with six flats of seedlings that need the southern exposure – the sliding glass door provides the best sun source in the house.  Which means that we haven’t been able to let Amanda play in the basement without a very watchful eye.  Ooooh…dirt!  Better than fingerpaint! 
But no more – good bye basement sprawl, hello plant high-rise!  We just bought an indoor greenhouse – four wire shelves covered with a zip-up plastic cover that looks a little like a garment bag.  We wouldn’t call it “toddler proof,” but it’s at least toddler-resistant.  We should be able to hear the unzipping of the cover even if we’ve got our backs turned!  And there’s plenty of room for all of our veggies-to-be: sweet potatoes, tomatoes, brussels sprouts, green peppers, squash, broccoli, and cauliflower.   Now we just need spring to arrive in Minnesota.  Seriously.  Any day now.  Please?