Terry and Kathy Picha

Hennepin County
2010

The Picha family farm, located in Eden Prairie, MN was originally established in 1903 by Frank Picha. It began as an 80 acre wheat and dairy farm. In the late 1960’s the family had to sell a large portion of their land because of rapid development in Eden Prairie. What is left of the farm today consists of the original homestead on 5 acres of land. Terry and Kathy Picha operate a thriving fruit and vegetable, bedding plant, and landscape business on these remaining 5 acres. Maximizing their use of space, the Picha’s have become very creative in their production methods, both outdoors and in the greenhouses. Terry and Kathy are full time employees of the business. Their son Rob and daughter Tammy, along with a variety of other family members also work when needed.

Terry, a University of Minnesota graduate has a patent on a morning glory variety that has developed. Besides his life-long involvement in farming, he is a former college landscape instructor. He is also a member of the Minneapolis Farmers Market Board of Directors and has helped set up the Minnetonka and Edina Farmers Markets.

hennepin, 2010

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