Pilgrim's Produce

Since starting the farm in 1991 on 13.74 acres, Rob and Kathryn Hettler of Pilgrims' Produce have grown a wide variety of vegetables but focused most acreage on salad greens, potatoes and carrots. Since the beginning we also have grown raspberries and around an acre of strawberries. We grow A to Z other minor crops from asparagus to zucchini, and sell into local Farmers' Markets. We were one of the first in the region to use high tunnels for season extension so we can have greens as early as April and heat-loving tender crops like tomatoes and cucumbers by July. Currently, we have 16,000 square feet under high tunnel cover. Since 2005 we have been developing a food forest model with berries like raspberries and blackberries, fruits like plums, cherries and peaches, nuts like walnuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts and northern pecans, as well as small fruits like saskatoons, pincherries, mongolian cherries and black currants.