Welcome to Garten Marketplatz, a locally-owned family business. We are proud to offer the best selection of perennials in SE Minnesota.
Using primarily organic growing methods, our outdoor environment ensures hardy, healthy perennials, free from toxic chemicals. You'll find old favorites along with the newest varieties. Roses, vines, fruit-bearing plants, shrubs and annuals are also available, along with a great selection of organic vegetable plants and herbs. Fresh produce is occasionally also for sale from our organic gardens.
The friendly, experienced gardening staff is ready to help whether you're looking for plants, garden accents, or landscape designs.
In 1858, the year Minnesota became a state, Baar Starkson arrived. As one of the first settlers in Olmsted County, he bought the land, and built the farm. We have a picture dated 1865 showing the completed house, looking much the same as it does today. The Starkson home became a welcoming place for new families moving to the area. Today, we continue that tradition by welcoming guests to visit, sit on the front porch, and relax.
The large brick farmhouse is filled with an ever-changing mix of gifts, furniture, home decor and art. Each season is greeted with a new look, from spring through Christmas.
We have it all: Iron fencing, Fountains, Birdbaths, Garden art, Stone statuary, Outdoor furniture.