Farm strikes Yukon gold in rich soil that’s been part of the family business for generations
MORRISON – Steve Baar’s grandparents didn’t have much when they emigrated to the United States from Holland in 1933.
More than 85 years later, Baar and his wife, Gwen, do business with a variety of plants and vegetables using the same soil his family found along a bottom around Rock Creek near Fenton.
Potatoes remain the specialty at Baar & Sons Potato Farm, 12712 Fenton Road. Though the large sign leading to the driveway reads “Baar & Sons Potato Farm,” there’s more than just potatoes popping up from their peat.
Different kinds of potatoes and a wide variety of vegetables can be found at the farm, owned by Steve’s parents and maintained by the third generation of Baars.
BAAR & SONS POTATO FARM
Address: 12712 Fenton Road, Morrison
Phone: 815-718-5020 or 815-778-4483
Hours: Walk-ins on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Accepts: Cash, check, credit and debit cards