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Berry Ridge Farm
Contact: Ron and Ann Branch
Address: 1301 Firemans Lodge Road SW Alexandria, MN, 56308
Email Address: branch@rea-alp.com
Phone: 320-763-6893
About Us
Berry Ridge Farm is a specialty crop farm producing blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, beans, peas, cucumbers, squash, potatoes, carrots, beets and more. Our 11 acre farm started in 1988; about 6 acres are in production at any given year. We utilize 6 high tunnels that allow for more concentrated cropping, optimal growing conditions, and protection from the weather.
Practices
Management practices over the past 26 years have included use of cover crops, mulches (living and plastic), crop rotation, and lots of compost to minimize erosion, improving soil fertility and quality, and conserving moisture. As we plant, grow, and harvest our crops, we always watch for insect and disease problems (Integrated Pest Management: IPM). In most cases our farming practices will help prevent serious problems and the need for chemical control. We are committed to the protection of our environment and the safety of the food we produce. We take pride in our post-harvest handling to consistently bring high quality produce to market.