High above the banks of the Minnesota River, travelers heading south down Highway 169 from the Twin Cities are welcomed to the river valley by the likeness of the Jolly Green Giant, the signature image of Le Sueur, Minn.
The town of 4,000-some has long been home to the Green Giant label, famous for adorning frozen vegetables for decades. It’s the perfect symbol for a town that could be the postcard for Minnesota’s agrarian tradition.
While Green Giant no longer cans its goods in Le Sueur – its agricultural research center still resides in the southwest Minnesota hamlet – statues and images of the brand’s towering mascot still dot the community.
In the shadow of the Giant, just a few miles out of town, the Pfarrs continue to farm land that has been in their family for generations. It’s not an easy lifestyle. The days are long, the work is hard, and unforeseen problems are part of the daily routine. Success is measured in seasonal increments. Faith that time and energy invested will pay off is paramount. Continue reading at www.skiumahmagazine.com