Our History

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 Carlton was purchased by Jim and Shirley Fahrenholz on July 1,1986

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, 5, and Logan, 3.

We have added 6 houses totaling an additional 14,000 square feet.

We have recovered our main retail house with new polycarbonate cover for a cooler retail shopping experience. Then we added a new retail entrance and new pergola for more retail display. A few years back we replaced the loading and storage building with new and much larger one and added additional production space.

There are 15 greenhouses, with a total of over 50,000 square feet (more than 1 acre) under cover, plus 2 new houses at our Aitkin and McGregor facilities.

We Produce Annually:

  • 4,800 - Hanging Baskets
  • 3,000 - Poinsettias
  • 110,000 - Potted Annuals and Herbs
  • 6,300 - Flats of Annuals
  • 20,000 - Potted Perennials

We are constantly adapting to the market. In the beginning, we focused heavily on wholesale. We have now have moved our focus to retail. We erect spring satellite houses in Cloquet, Superior and Duluth, MN and Superior, WI plus permanent locations in Carlton, McGregor and Aitkin, MN. We employ more than 70 employees during the spring season. We take pride in being members of the Carlton Chamber of Commerce.