US (MN): Fillmore County family grows acres of crop in shipping container

It's winter in Minnesota, but a Fillmore County family is growing acres of crops in a 40-by-10 shipping container. 

It's the time of year when fertile fields are buried under snow and ice. In a sense, it's winter break for farmers. But not in the town of Wykoff. 

"We've got a summer crisp and a romaine, and then I've got some basil," said Tony Rahe, Rae of Sunshine Farms. 

A few months ago, Tony and his wife Kelly came to the realization that farming doesn't have to end in the fall. So they bought a shipping container, installed a hydroponic system, and went to work growing vegetables. 

"Just found it and did some research on it and just kind of fell in love with the whole idea of it. I can grow four acres right here," said Tony. 


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