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 9/16/15 9:00 p.m.

QFM IS COMING TO THE FARM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26!  When paying for admission on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, mention QFM and receive a coupon for half price admission good for Thursday, October 15, or Saturday, October 31.

There are plenty of Minnesota Grown apples available now at our Market -- Current varieties are Zestar!, SweeTango, McIntosh, and Chestnut Crabs as well as delicious fresh-pressed cider.

The theme for our  5th giant corn maze and wagon ride is Mountain Men -- actual mountain men like Jim Bridger, Grizzly Adams,  John Colter, and Hugh Glass -- not the cable show.  We also give a nod to the 60th anniversary year of Carter's Red Wagon Farm.
For more information on our maze and fall activites, click on Pumpkin Parties

At our Market, fall is in the air!  We currently have our heirloom, slicing, and canning tomatoes, cucumbers, green and yellow zucchini, dill, sweet and hot peppers, sweet onions, LOTS of sweet corn, winter squash, lots of pumpkins, fall decor, and  many other things.  As always, we use organically approved growing methods -- and grow only non-GMO produce.
Check our facebook page at each day for up to date produce information.  We have been continuing to experience email problems -- if you send us an email, you'll most likely get an error message....but we DO receive emails.  We are working on figuring out what is wrong. 

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

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 us out on Finding Minnesota!

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.
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