Last fall, the MVTV Wireless crew travelled the Arts Meander circuit. We visited several local artisans and craftsmen, one of which was Moonstone Farm. We receive a warm greeting by owners, Richard Handeen & Audrey Arner. And I mean that literally! Warm cider, good coffee and Moonstone hot dogs!
Like most of the Meander participants, Moonstone is the result of many years dedicated to upholding traditions while staying relevant. The property is a Handeen Family Farm.
While the old Handeen round barn has disappeared back into the earth, some of what remains is the strong conservation ethic grounded here by Richard’s ancestors. In 1872, Richard’s great-grandparents, Johan and Johanna (Karlsdatter) Handeen, emigrated from Sweden and settled in Sparta Township in western Chippewa County. A century later, we began stewarding this original family farmstead. – http://www.moonstonefarm.net/about.html
In addition to REALLY delicious beef hot dogs, you can purchase cuts of quality beef.
Moonstone grass-fed beef is raised for you on 100% grass and hay without pesticides, antibiotics, hormones or genetic engineering. We are committed to land stewardship, contented livestock, clean water and wholesome, healthy food. We are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. – http://www.moonstonefarm.net/beef.html
Richard and Audrey have done an incredible job developing Moonstone Farm into a SW MN destination spot. Shopping also includes a pantry full of locally produced jams, jellies, cooking oils, honey… you name it, they have it! Need a gift for someone that has everything? Moonstone has the most unique collection in our area!
The Wild Plum Syrup is a must!
For a look into Moonstone Farm, tune-in to the Pioneer Public TV ‘Prairie Yard & Garden’ Episode 6… (MVTV Wireless Digital TV Channel 10.1)
Season 28; Episode 6
Thursday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Then experience it for yourself…
Richard Handeen & Audrey Arner
9060 40th Street SW
Montevideo, MN 56265
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