As a passionate certified organic gardener, Dave Massey began raising vegetables, herbs, and fruit on his property in Cass County. In the early 1990’s, Dave joined his father-in-law Harold, who was also an organic farmer, on their combined 3 acre lot in the city of White Bear Lake. With 20 years of sustainable farming experience, Dave was eager to develop this new urban location with raised beds and greenhouse space. The current White Bear Lake farm is made up of 3 acres, consisting of 50 raised beds and a small greenhouse. Dave grows heirloom vegetables and fruit, such as tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, rhubarb, asparagus, and herbs. He starts all his plants for both his Ramsey and Cass county farms at his White Bear Lake location and practices seed-saving, working with Decorah Seed Savers. His farm is certified Organic by Crop Improvement Association MN #1. Dave sells most of his produce to restaurants and food stores. He also does food demonstrations at markets and gives presentations to community groups and at organic food conferences.
Northwoods Organics is affiliated with the Land Stewardship Project.