Melon Vine Farm, Pine City, Minnesota

Despite a week of cold rain, it is spring here in Minnesota, and spring means that fresh local produce will soon be available again. In anticipation of that day, I joined my mother for a bit of shopping and behind the scenes snooping at Melon Vine Farm (owned by my cousin) near Pine City, Minnesota.

While it is still too early for spring produce, there are plenty of flowers and tomato plants awaiting homes in local gardens.

petunias Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

Actually, there seemed to be a bit of a petunia takeover underway.

petunias Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

petunias Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

petunias Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

petunia Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

(The tomatoes  had guard duty along the perimeter.)

But there were plenty of other plants too, including colorful dahlias, marigolds, geraniums, and coleus.

dalia Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

dalhlia Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

marigold Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek MN - ExplorationVacation

geraniums Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

coleus Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

coleus Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

There were also plenty of seedlings.

seedlings Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

seedlings Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

I even got to take a sneak peek in back.

sheds and equipment Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

Field work is underway, but the first ripe tomatoes of the season will come from here, not the fields.

tomato hoop house Melon Vine Farm Rock Creek Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

I can almost taste them.

This post is linked to Floral Friday Fotos.

Melon Vine Farm is currently selling bedding plants, hanging baskets, tomato plants, and other good to grow things. As summer comes there will be a wide variety of vegetables for sale, including cucumbers, melons, sweet corn, and tomatoes. You can find them at the local farmers’ markets or, better yet, stop by the farm (located on Minnesota Highway 70 between I35 and the St. Croix River) on your way to a weekend camping or canoeing excursion this summer. Doesn’t a camp dinner that includes grilled sweet corn and fresh tomatoes sound delicious?

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2 thoughts on “Melon Vine Farm, Pine City, Minnesota”

  1. A lovely selection of flowers! Must be fun to visit a place like that (and I would spend a lot of money there…)
    Many thanks for linking up with the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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