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Move to the Limbo Beat

Garden Mum

I like to refer to August as the limbo month of the garden center world. Everyone is in the midst of summer and flowers have grown into the beautiful full plants.  At this point everything kind of sits in limbo and we get the pleasure of watching one season end and another begin taking place […]

Corn King

Corn King

Sweet corn demand is the best in several years.  Why?  Donald Trump and climate change.  Now that I have your attention I will explain some of the things that have gone on that have kept sweet corn prices higher than the last 10 years.  There has been a supply problem from April starting in Florida […]

Pahl Farms: Six Generations Strong

Gary (1)

(Haven’t joined our CSA Program yet? There are limited shares left!) Dating back to the early 1900’s, Frank Pahl started Pahl Farms. His son, John, moved the operation down to the river bottoms in Bloomington after helping construct the Long Meadow Bridge (aka the old Cedar Bridge). Here they farmed potatoes, asparagus, sweet corn, peppers and […]

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Flashlight Sale Gang

Events Pahl’s Annual Flashlight Sale – Tuesday, July 23rd from 8pm to 10pm Steal the night away at our annual Flashlight Sale.  We will close our doors at 7 PM and reopen at 8 PM that night. As the sun goes down your savings go up, up, up!  Have a blast finding the perfect item for […]

HEMPted

Hemp Plant

There is a new crop growing at Pahl’s and as the 6th generation farmer I am excited to talk about it!  After the 2018 Farm Bill (sec 7125) passed we saw an opportunity at a brand new market and we have decided to dive in head first. Pahl’s Market has officially added something else for […]

Come Hell or High Water

Sweet Corn Field

We definitely have had our share of rain and cool temperatures this spring.  As I drive around the countryside crop development is approximately two weeks behind.  Everything in this area looks pretty good but as you get west of 35 there is nothing but potholes of water and the crops look like they are being […]