Twin Pine in the News
Twin Pine Farm: Greenhouse Growing
"Our whole family is kind of rogue," says Gary Hogle of Twin Pine Farm, "we do our own thing." Gary's family has harnessed their sense of innovation and adventure to develop and operate a hydroponic farm in Scandia, Minnesota.
The Hogle family has a diverse background and extraordinary way of looking ahead. Gary holds a degree in Business Administration from Moorhead State University, and has 18 years experience in the horticulture business. Gary's father Don retired from 3M after 29 years, and holds a PHD in Physical-Organic Chemistry. His mother Marilyn is also a 3M retiree. Gary's sister Jan earned her PhD in Instructional Technology after finishing undergrad in Biology.
When chefs and farmers team up, restaurant customers harvest the benefits.
by Gita Sitaramiah
Twenty years ago, Ulrich Bloecher was an avid gardener who loved to sell his experiments at the St. Paul Farmer's Market. But when he grew arugula, no one was interested in the peppery salad green.
"At that time, nobody knew what arugula was," says Bloecher, who now runs Hilltop Produce Farm near Spring Valley, Wis. 'So I called some of the local chefs. They had heard about it in New York and bought it immediately."
Summer Veggies Ripe for Picking
by Wendy Merry
When the snow is piled high and the temperatures are dropping low, the sunny days of summer seem far away.
But the growing season of summer is alive and well at Twin Pine Farm in Scandia, where fresh and flavorful tomatoes, peppers, lettuces and herbs are ready to be picked.
Hydroponic Farming, Wave of Future
by Peter Schwarz