OUR STORY

Zellmer Century Farm

We are the 5th generation to live on this farm.  Our great-great grandparents, Wilhelm and Louisa Zellmer imagrated from Germany and settled here in 1881.

Our parents were high school sweethearts and were married for over 50 years before my Dad passed away in 2010.  He retired to the farm in 1999.  Mom was not thrilled at first, but Dad promised her a dreamhouse, which he built in 1999.  The other buildings have been here for generations.  The barn was orginal to the farm, the greenhouse and other outbuilding from about 1938 . 

The greenhouse was orgianlly the chicken house.  Mom and Dad changed it to a greenhouse in 2003.  It was a family afair, old fashioned barn (greenhouse) raising, as my Dad inlisted my brother, his son, my husband and our 3 sons to all help!

When Mom passed away in 2020 I decided to retire and move to the farm in family tradition.  

The greenhouse and gift store has been a dream of mine for many years. We hope you enjoy as much as we do! 

We invite you to walk the grounds of our family farm, enjoy the gardens my parents planted in their retirement (Dad even dug a pond and planted a prairie), stroll through Alma's Ally (the pine trees my Grandmother planted) and past the barn and other outbuildings my Grandfather and his father worked endless hours.  

Thanks, Sue and family

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ABOUT IMAGINE

Imagine is the Garden Gift Store we have here at Zellmer Century Farm in our greenhouse.  We offer unique gifts using anitique, vintage, and repourposed items to create something new.  It can be a terrarium, fairy garden, or a special planter for indoors or out.  We also carry that something special to add to your exsisting planter or garden.  All our items are one of a kind, no two are the same, all special.  

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This is the farm house my Dad grew up in.  That's him and his brother Clair in the buggy out front.  I remember visiting here when my Grandparents Cap and Alma lived here.  Loved to go and pump water so we could do the dishes, pick strawberries, and pick which chicken was to be for dinner that night. 

I loved feeding the cats and pigs.  

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