Strawberries Galore and More, LLC is a relatively young operation in Stearns County. Tammy and Steve Frericks patiently waited for about 10 years for an opportunity to find an ideal rural location to start Tammy’s dream business. The dream came true in 2017 with the purchase of the current property. The location of the family’s agritourism farm provides an ideal location not far from town with plenty of customers but also a country life setting to raise their children. The Frericks’ operation has been growing produce since 2017 and has increased in size each year.
Tammy Frericks produces six acres of strawberries, a half-acre of asparagus, fall raspberries in high tunnels, several vegetable varieties, and flowers. She’s assisted by her family who each have their own agricultural enterprises. The Frericks’ son, Bryce, has a pumpkin business known locally as Bryce’s Pumpkins. Daughter Kallie has a sweet corn enterprise called Kallie’s Kernels. Hailey, Kallie's twin, is an apiarist who raises bees that pollinate all the crops and produce honey for her business called Hailey’s Honey. Steve produces mini hay and straw bales sold as fall decorations and for livestock shows.
Tammy handles the day-to-day operations of the business, including agronomy, financial work, marketing, making jellies and jams, scheduling, and organizing agritourism events on site. Bryce, Kallie and Hailey help with various chores in addition to managing their own businesses. Steve is the operation’s mechanic and assists wherever he is needed.
Strawberries Galore and More is a member of the Minnesota Grown program and Tammy is active with the Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. She is a member of several local farmers market groups and takes part in the Central Lakes College Adult Farm Management program and Annie’s Project through University of Minnesota Extension. Tammy and Steve are both 4-H leaders. Steve manages the Stearns County FSA office and is a Stearns County Fair board member. He’s also a member of the Albany Fire Department.
Kallie attends the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Hailey is a student at South Dakota State University, and Bryce attends Albany High School.