Dan Fitzgerald

Dan Fitzgerald and his father have managed land in Mondovi, Wisconsin for years.  In the early 1990s, hoping to one day start a Christmas tree farm, they planted fir trees on the property.  Seven years later, they harvested the first batch of full-grown Christmas trees.  When selling them from lots in Minnesota proved uneconomical, Dan found a niche selling his trees to farmers.

  • May 18, 2010    |   Economic Liberty

    Minnesota Small Farms

    Challenging Barriers To Economic Opportunity: Freeing Small Farms through Free Trade

    Farmers should not be threatened with 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines for selling pumpkins or Christmas trees grown outside city limits. Yet that was the law in Lake Elmo, Minn.  On December 1, 2009, the Lake Elmo City Council declared that it would begin enforcing a law that forbids farmers from selling…

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