Meet Straight Up Outside!

Annie and Nick at Table Rock in BWCA

Hello! We’re Annie & Nick from Straight Up Outside. We use regenerative farming practices in order to be conscientious stewards of the earth. We sell quality food that isn’t found in the grocery store. Our animals are raised humanely, all pasture based so they have room to move, forage, and behave instinctively. They both taste better and have more of the nutrients you need!

All of our farm products are locally grown at our farm in Lake Crystal, MN. The farm shop is located 3 miles southwest of Lake Crystal at 50279 185th Street, Lake Crystal, MN 56055.

We are currently taking on new raw milk customers! Please complete the form below if you’re interested! Or call/text Annie with questions or interest 651-233-0187.


In addition to farming, we love travel, recreation, and simple living. Check out our blog for posts on minimalism, adventure, living aesthetically, or sustainable food.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Mary Breiter

    Hi Annie, I’m not replying to a blog but just wanted to thank you for giving my dad, Dick Breiter, some of your wonderful chickens’ wonderful eggs. I think you may be extended-family-related to one of my classmates – I went to middle school and high school with Roberta Schmitz.
    Your farm sounds wonderful. I wish you great success!
    Mary Breiter
    Eugene, OR

    1. Annie Schmitz

      Hi Mary! Thank you so much for reaching out! I’m glad Dick is enjoying the eggs! He’s been a friend to me as I began attending weekday Mass =)

      Roberta Schmitz is my husband’s aunt! Perhaps you know my father-in-law, Carl Schmitz? Or my mother-in-law, Ann Scheuneman? I think they both were a few years behind your class!

      Thank you so much for your well wishes! I hope you enjoy the site!

  2. Mary Breiter

    Yes, your in-laws are a bit younger than I am but they may have gone to school with one of my younger brothers or sisters. I knew a Jody Scheuneman who was a very talented basketball player. I will recommend your farm to my brothers who live in Mankato, in case my dad hasn’t already done that.

    1. Annie Schmitz

      What a small world! Jodi is my mother-in-law’s oldest sister.

      Thank you for recommending my farm to your brothers! I live just outside of Lake Crystal and will have raw milk for sale this fall. I also will have a farm shop selling my other farm products, namely pastured poultry, grass-fed beef, and eggs! Hopefully I’ll get the chance to meet you in person some day, Mary! Thank you again for reaching out =)

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