Glacial Ridge Growers

Restoring the Prairie One Backyard at a Time

about-us.jpgGene and Muriel Stark along with their son, Jeremiah, and his wife, Amie would like to welcome you to our greenhouse business. We are very excited about our line of Glacial Ridge Natives. After fifty-one years in the greenhouse business, we now focus much of our growing towards "Restoring the Prairie One Backyard at a Time."

Here in west-central Minnesota (Glenwood), among the lakes and prairie potholes that were carved into the rolling countryside, we continue to grow and propagate plants that have resided here since before written history.

greenhouses.jpgIce and snow shaped and tilled the land, preparing it for a diverse and stunning covering of grasses and flowers. The area became an ever-changing landscape, with four seasons of color and shimmering texture. The scale and grandeur of the wild prairie land inspired awe and wonder among the first explorers.

At Glacial Ridge, we nurture the natives, producing the same handsome and hardy plants that have inhabited the prairies for centuries. We strive to bring back and restore the genetics of the past to ensure the beauty and diversity of the future. Now everyone can experience a bit of what the early explorers to the Great Plains experienced.

We also continue to offer a wide variety of Minnesota hardy perennials. For those of you who would like instant color, we also grow a unique and generous selection of annual plants, along with our extensive vegetable and herb plant offerings. We are state accredited as a neonic-free producer.  We are a non-GMO operation and use beneficial insects for pest control.  We also offer a fully organic certified selection of vegetable and herb plants which are certified by "Where Food Comes From Organic" (WFCFO).