Johnson Farms is proud to celebrate over 50 years of owning and operating the Pinegrove Farm in Balsam Township.
Johnson Farms is proud to be a 2021 Farm Aid sponsor.
Welcome to the privately maintained web-site for Johnson's Pinegrove Farm on Lower Balsam Lake, Itasca County, Minnesota. This site provides a description of our main family farming operation on Lower Balsam Lake along with descriptions of our Prairie River Farm, Meadow Road Farm, Plantation Lake Cabin and our La Prairie Experimental Station. Contained within the site is information on Lower Balsam Lake, the Prairie River and Plantation Lake, along with some historical facts about the Lower Balsam Lake area and Balsam Township in general.
Johnson's ownership of the Pinegrove Farm on Lower Balsam Lake, Itasca County, Minnesota was established in 1969. Johnson Farms is proud to celebrate over 50 years of owning and operating the Pinegrove Farm in Balsam Township, Itasca County, Minnesota, USA.
This year the Pinegrove Farm will be celebrating it's 116th year of continuous agricultural production and operation, 1904 to present. Our goal is to continue the tradition of a rural, family based agricultural farming operation keeping balance and harmony with nature and the environment.
Farm originally homesteaded by Land Grant Act of 1862 via patent number 306363 in 1912. Original homestead filing was by Oskar Pelander, Finnish Immigrant who arrived to USA in 1900 and started farming here in Section 14 of Balsam Township in 1904.
Johnson's Pinegrove Farm (our main farm) consists of 205 picturesque scenic acres. The farm was originally a 120 acre Finnish homestead but is now a 205 acre working farm due to the acquisition of an additional 80 acres of old cut over land southwest of the original farm site and 5 additional forested acres of Itasca County tax forfeit land at the north end of the lake. Total lake shore on Lower Balsam Lake and Balsam Creek is 1800 feet.
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