History About The Green House

Our History

Formerly Snyder's Greenhouse, The Green House in Carlton, MN was founded in 1961. We are located at 210 6th St in Carlton, 2 blocks east of Carlton County Courthouse and High School, 1 block North of Highway 210 on the way to Jay Cooke State Park. The Green House of Carlton was purchased by Jim and Shirley Fahrenholz on July 1, 1986.

Over the years, we have added 6 houses totaling an additional 14,000 square feet. There are 15 greenhouses, with a total of over 50,000 square feet - more than 1 acre! We are constantly adapting to the market. In the beginning, we focused heavily on wholesale. Now, we have moved our focus to retail. We have permanent locations in Carlton, McGregor, and Aitkin, MN. We put up spring satellite houses in Cloquet, Duluth, and Superior. We employ more than 70 employees during the spring season. We take pride in being members of the Carlton Chamber of Commerce.


Our Experience

Jim has a BS degree in Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and has 60 years of experience in the industry, growing, and management. Shirley has many years of experience in clerical and administration. The couple have 3 children; Sean the oldest, Randy, and Vicki, the youngest. They also have 2 beautiful grandchildren; Haileigh and Logan. This family loves to share gardening skills with their community.


We Produce Annually:

Potted Annuals & Herbs
Potted Perennials
Flats of
Poinsettias for the Holidays

The Green House's main location is located in Carlton, MN. We have two other permanent locations in McGregor and Aitkin.

We put up spring satellite houses in Cloquet, Duluth, and Superior, while employing more than 70 employees during the spring season. 


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