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Lida Farm

We are a farmily-owned and operated certified organic farm. we primarily grow organic vegetables, but also integrate some livestock into our operation, including broilers, layers, hogs, and a milk cow.

We sell our produce through our CSA, the Lakes Area Farmers Market in Detroit Lakes, and at on-farm roadside stand at the end of our driveway.
We are at the Lakes Area Farmers Market most Saturdays from July into October in Detroit Lakes from 10-2. The market is located in People's Park near the Fairgrounds and Big Detroit Lake.

In 2015 we are looking for increase our number of members for our CSA in the lakes district, inlcuding Pelican Rapids and Detroit Lakes (including Vergas, Lake Pelican, and Cormorant areas) where we deliver on Fridays, although we also deliver on Tuesdays to Fergus Falls. Our CSA runs for 16 weeks from Mid-June through Mid-October. We offer full every-week shares (16 deliveries) and every-other-week shares (8 deliveries). Each week you will receive a family-sized portion of produce in a 3/4 bushel box. All members also are invited to pick-your-own tomatoes, beans, and peas at select peak season times for no extra cost as well as our fall harvest party. Members can also reserve chickens we raise on pasture for an additional cost.

We deliver directly to members’ homes or businesses in the area from Pelican Rapids to Detroit Lakes, but members can also pick up at the farm and receive a discount. We’d love to grow for you this season. Please see our website at for pricing and details.

In 2015 we also plan to offer fall storage shares from our recently built commercial root cellar and winter CSA shares. Winter CSA members will receive storage crops such as root crops and onions and winter crops, but also winter greens grown in our winter greenhouse.

Contact: Ryan and Maree Pesch (Proprietors )
Phone: (218) 342-2619
E-mail Address:

Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
Otter Tail County

Member of Buy Fresh Buy Local - Pride of the Prairie

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Our Farm Stand
Our Farm Stand

The Growers
The Growers

CSA order form 2015 (109.1KB pdf)
2015 CSA brochure (302.5KB pdf)

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