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Sue Wika, 48, enjoys her time working in the deep-winter greenhouse at Paradox Farm, especially on the really cold days. Produce grown in the greenhouse is sufficient for the farm's owners, their animals and 10 or so other families.(Ann Arbor Miller for MPR)

‘Deep winter’ greenhouse in Minnesota grows veggies year-round

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Nothing should be growing on this winter day on the frozen, rolling hills near Ashby, Minn.

Yet here are green vegetables, kale and lettuce, growing in near-90 degree temperatures. They're thriving in a specialized "deep winter" greenhouse, letting farmers Tom Prieve and Sue Wika grow fresh vegetables year round -- without a crushing electric bill.


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