Sever Peterson Farm and Corn Maze

Hennepin County

The Sever Peterson Farm in Eden Prairie was established by Sever’s grandfather in the late 1880s.  Today the farm has three main components; roadside stands, crops, and a fall festival and corn maze.  The family has 17 vegetable stands across the western Minneapolis suburbs that operate from June through August.  In addition to vegetables, the farm also produces corn and soybeans.  The family also has an annual fall festival and corn maze which has been a special event for the past 15 years. The event includes a pumpkin patch, live music, exotic petting zoo, magic shows, pig races, and much more.  The Peterson corn maze was the first in Minnesota and the second in the U.S.  Family members who continue to work closely together on the farm include; Sever, his wife Sharon, son Aaron, daughter-in-law Nicola, daughter Brooke, son-in-law Mitch, and brother Lowell.

In the community, The Peterson family has been involved with Minnesota Agricultural Student Trainees.  This is a U of M agricultural exchange program whereby international students live and work with American host families.  The Petersons have also been part of food banks and are regular donors to fund raising auctions and charities.

hennepin, 2011

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