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Dakota County Farm Family

McGovern Wills Family

Aaron Wills and Molly McGovern Wills started their farm in 2011, planting their first 1,500 blueberry plants. Over the last 10 years, the couple has slowly transformed the gentle, rolling terrain of their farm from a corn and soybean field to a diversified fruit operation.

Aaron and Molly operate Little Hill Berry Farm, a diversified organic fruit farm in Dakota County. They raise blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. They offer pick-your-own and on-farm sales of berries. They hold a spring plant sale, sell pumpkins in the fall, host farm-to-table dinners, and run a farm store with products from theirs and neighboring farms. Everything Aaron and Molly grow is organic and 90 percent of it is sold at the farm.

Aaron is the farm’s manager and Molly handles the marketing and communications.

Aaron and Molly are members of the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, the Minnesota Farmers Union, the Land Stewardship Project and the Organic Fruit Growers Association. Aaron has made many trips to the state legislature to talk to lawmakers about bills that affect local food systems and beginning farmers.

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