Korby's Connections: Greenhouse is quiet success off Hwy. 210


July 14, 2023

Steve Korby

Rosalie Jokinen was born where her greenhouse sits today - a Finnish farm homestead. She's been married to Harold Shanda for 59 years and they run the business.

If you blink your eyes, you might miss it. I know I did, many times. Traveling west on Minnesota Highway 210, it's just past the Sawyer Store, about three miles on the left. A few years ago, the wild turkeys were thick in this area. Unfortunately, I hit one with my car, twisting my side mirror. I pulled to the side of the road to check out the damage and it was then that I saw the sign advertising "Bedding Plants," "Greenhouse," and, even better yet, "Sale." My wife, dog, and I were in no rush heading to Eagle Lake in Cromwell, so we pulled onto Corona Drive to check it out.

That's where I...

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