Greetings from the Carter family. We are looking forward to another year of hard work as stewards of the soil we have been entrusted with.

We hope that our fruits and vegetables will provide for you and your family in a special way knowing that you are buying directly from a farm family. We grow most of our quality fruits and vegetables right on our farm southwest of Park Rapids where you can pick your own strawberries in late June through mid-July.

 At our Farm Market east of Park Rapids, you can select from our own plants and a variety of fresh produce, unique canned and packaged foods, jams and jellies, snacks, crafts, and other interesting items.

Enjoy our Pumpkin Parties this year at our Farm southwest of downtown Park Rapids the last Saturday in September and each Saturday in October. Bring the whole family for the mazes, rides, pumpkin propeller, and more fun for all ages.

Even as we're committed to continuing our tradition of growing the best quality fresh foods for the benefit of our community, we are constantly looking to the future and applying innovative new ways to serve you better.

We hope to see you at Carter's soon!
This website is an ongoing and ever-changing work in progress.  We are still working on some of the linked pages such as different recipes and others.  If you have recipes or other information that you would like to share with us for this website, or if you find an error while browsing through the following information, please email us and let us know.  We'd love to hear from you!  The information on the following pages was compiled from a variety of souces....friends, family, public information, and more.  Where possible, credit has always been given to the source.
Updated 9/16//14 6:00 p.m.

Click for information on our Pumpkin Parties and Corn Maze

MINNESOTA ORCHARD APPLES ARE IN!  We currently have Chestnut Crabs, Beacon, Paula Red, SweeTango, and Zestar! along with fresh pressed cider and a limited amount of Dutch apple pies.  We anticipate having Honey Crisp, Cortland, Haralson, MacIntosh, and possibly others near the end of the month.

This will be our last week for sweet corn -- and we're having one last great sale on our non-GMO sweet corn -- buy three dozen or more and pay only $3.00 per dozen (thru Sept 20).  We are nearing the end of harvest, but still have many great things at our Market now, including of our own non-GMO tomatoes, heriloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, onions, carrots, cucumbers, beets and beet greens, red and yellow watermelon, muskmelon, cabbage, and the start of our pumpkins, fall decor, and winter squash.  Check back here for updates or on our Facebook page,

We currently have all our salsas, barbecue sauces, mustards, and pickled items 25% off through  September 30, 2014.

We are now carrying Crystal Ball Farms organic (and hormone-free) milk -- whole, low fat, and skim -- as well as cream at our Market.  There is a bottle deposit required, unless you are returning a bottle from Crystal Ball Farms.

Like popcorn?  Check out our new popcorn items -- from Amish "mushroom" popcorn to oils, salts, and different toppers (including an awesome caramel coating).  We are also proud to carry a new line called "Pop It, Top It" -- yummy stuff!

                                                2014 Maze - Mysteries of the World

Have you liked us on Facebook yet?  -- you will find our most-up-to-date information there, especially during the summer whenwe run unadvertised sales, bring in first-of-the-season crops, and more.

Check out the Lakeland TV, Common Ground, feature on our corn maze!

Check out the Finding Minnesota feature done on us!

We are working on some email issues -- when sending us an email, you may get an undeliverable message -- we don't know why because your emails ARE coming through.  We are working on this issue with our website provider.
LindaSue Carter
Independent Watkins Associate 367574
Corn Mazes:  2013                                                                                                 2011