Meet Straight Up Outside!

Hello! We’re Annie & Nick Schmitz from Straight Up Outside LLC. As conscientious stewards, we work to provide quality raw milk that can’t be found in the grocery store. Our animals are raised humanely and all forage based. Milk both tastes better and has higher quality nutrition.

Straight Up Outside LLC was named after our belief that the outdoors can heal and nurture anything. We think it’s important to produce dairy from animals that grow up outside, foraging for nature’s supply of vitamins and minerals!

We also believe in the health benefits that the outdoors offers to us humans! That’s why when we’re done milking, we can often be found canoeing, hiking, or swimming!

Our milk is 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.

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

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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