Tomato Tradition

When Russell Carter started raising tomatoes in northern Minnesota, he was carrying on a family tradition. While growing up in Michigan, he helped his father, Clinton Frederick Carter, cultivate field tomatoes. In 1954, Russell moved with his new bride Maxine to Park Rapids, Minnesota. That first summer, he seeded tomatoes in the house, and plantedContinue reading “Tomato Tradition”

Carters’ Farm Returns to Roots

June 10, 2021  “Y’all come see us at the farm!” In 1969, Russell Carter was in the farm garage looking at a long white board, trying to think of something to paint. The sign would go atop a wooden wheel wagon pulled by two ponies in the Park Rapids Logging Days Parade. A big goalContinue reading “Carters’ Farm Returns to Roots”