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Learn. Plant. Grow.

Shady Acres Herb Farm founders, Jim and Theresa Mieseler


The History of Shady Acres Herb Farm


Shady Acres Herb Farm began in 1977 when, as a business, we started growing Minnesota native wildflowers. Soon afterwards, we expanded to growing both common and unique herbs. Eventually, the farm grew to include vegetables – heirlooms were our specialty. When you have a deep passion for plants, you have the desire to keep evolving. Our plant list very quickly became so large that customers would come from near and far to purchase our plants.

In 2016, we made the decision to no longer grow plants for sale. Since then, Shady Acres Herb Farm has been moving in a different direction. We are now committed to teaching others about growing plants and do this in our monthly newsletters. If you have a question about an herb or vegetable, we're always here to help you out. We loved our life with plants and enjoyed meeting so many people at the farm and farmers' market. We won't forget you, and we thank you for your visits to our farm.


Our Mission

To share our knowledge of herbs, inspire people of all ages to grow their own garden and reap the wonderful benefits of growing plants.


Noteworthy Facts

In 1991 Jim introduced Jim’s Spearmint, and in 1999 Theresa introduced Shady Acres Rosemary.

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Theresa’s Book


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