Business Spotlight: The Green House

Hi Friends,

Spring is here! Or is it?!

With Spring comes new beginnings and new life, whether that’s babies being born into nature or the buds popping out on your favorite tree or flower. It might even mean new owners of local businesses. If you haven’t heard, The Green House, has recently changed over hands and it’s the end of an era for Jim and Shriley Fahrenholz who have owned and operated the business since they purchased it back in 1986. As they officially enter into a much-deserved retirement and bid farewell to The Green House, Kyle and Heather Bergherr say “Hello” as the new proud owners!

Per a recent article written by Sara Zrust with the Aitkin Independent Age:

“For Kyle and Heather Bergherr, a retirement dream recently became a reality as new owners of The Green House nursery with locations in Carlton, Aitkin, and McGregor.

While both Kyle and Heather most recently worked in the automotive industry, Heather was also once employed at a flower shop and would daydream about owning either a shop or nursery of her own one day. “I used to browse shops and nurseries for sale online and that is how we came across The Green House”, she said.

When asked what changes patrons might see under new ownership, Heather said customers can expect the same excellent service but a more immersive experience with an expansion of classes. “After COVID, people have taken a greater interest in growing their own food,” Heather said. The Bergherrs’ hope is to bring together families through growing. Classes will be tailored to children, families, and adults. Children will learn how to pot plants and the basics of growing. Adults can expect to learn the basics of herb, vegetable, and flower garden planting, pinching, and tips on proper fertilization. Fall and winter festivals are also in the works, with dates to be announced.” – End excerpt


What would you like the community to know about your business?

We offer thousands of plants and varieties for anything you are looking for. We have annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, hanging baskets, house plants, and so much more. Our goal is to make visiting The Green House a show stopping experience. You have to see it to believe it. Come check us out!


Tell us the history of your business/organization and its connection to the Carlton community.

The Green House has been a part of the community for over 30 years. We have expanded to a total of 15 green houses with 50,000 sq. ft of growing space. Kyle grew up in Cloquet and we are enjoying our wonderful community.


Be sure to follow them on Facebook at The Greenhouse, Carlton MN or visit them on their website at


Let’s SPRING into action by welcoming them to the community and showing them our support by keeping it local!

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