Extension Logo
Extension Logo
University of Minnesota Extension

Anoka County Farm Family

Tamblyn’s Farm and Greenhouse

Irene Tamblyn and her late husband, Ronald, purchased a farm in 1957 that was, at the time, known as Sandy Ridge Poultry Farm. Irene and Ronald raised horses, sheep, cows, chickens, geese, pigs and guinea hens. In the late 1960s, the family began growing cucumbers and was the biggest producer of cucumbers for Gedney Pickles in Anoka County one year. 

In 1991, the farm began selling annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs to the public and was officially named Tamblyn's Nursery. In 2008, the farm changed its name to Tamblyn's Farm and Greenhouse.

Today, the farm operations focus on produce, annuals and perennials. The farm is best known for its delicious sweet corn. The farm makes its produce, annuals and perennials available to the public at the Minneapolis Farmers Market and at the farm. The farm also hosts a fall harvest festival for the community.

Irene Tamblyn, age 94, and sons Ron and Carl are involved in the farm and greenhouse. Ron and Carl are primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations. Family and friends helped start the farm's operations and they continue helping today when needed so the farm can provide quality, affordable products. 

The farm and its owners care for and proudly support their community by donating to organizations such as the Bridges program, Blaine Veterans Memorial Park, Blaine band, Blaine Lacrosse team, and other local organizations. The farm also provided trees for the first Arbor Day celebration at Jaycee Park in the City of Blaine.

Page survey

© 2024 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.