Emma Krumbees has been in Belle Plaine on HWY 169 as long as I can remember. My family used to stop there for a bite to eat on our road trips between Mankato and the Twin Cities. Back then they were just a restaurant, bakery, and little gift shop. Now, they are all that plus a hotel, apple orchard, strawberry farm, and more! They are a fun family destination – especially in the fall. We recently took a trip there for the u-pick strawberries. It was such a neat setup – all the strawberries were planted in hanging rotating pots – so you never had to bend down! You simply picked up a basket and a scissors and went off to the field. They were some of the best strawberries I have ever had. They also had a selection of other fruits and vegetables for sale as well.
During the fall they have a scarecrow festival and contest along with many other activities for families. I recommend you check out their website http://www.emmakrumbees.com/ to get a full calendar of events.