Rod’s Berry Farm began as a dream in the heart of Rodney Elmstrand in the late 1970’s as he finished college.
He had the desire to take over the family farm (80 acres purchased by his parents in 1934), but did not have equipment for traditional farming of corn and soybeans.
Rod attended “strawberry school” at the U of MN and the first plants went in the ground in 1981 with all of Rod’s siblings coming to help.
Rod married Sara after the first picking season in 1982.
They have been blessed with 5 amazing farmhands who grew up helping around the farm as much as possible.
Rod worked as an Extension Educator for the MN Extension Service for 27 years.
Our goal is to provide quality strawberries and blueberries in a family friendly environment.
Our family and team of helpers stress fun and safety while helping you enjoy the wonderful bounty of Rod’s Berry Farm.