The journey began over 60 years ago when John and Thecla Bauer assisted with the operation of a little white apple stand at the intersection of Highways 14 & 61 in La Crescent, Minnesota.
It wasn’t long after that when Bauer’s Market was born. As the business grew, so did the family. John and Thecla’s sons, Bruce and Gene, began working in the business.
Family has been a big part of our success. Today, Bauer’s is owned and operated by Bruce, and his wife, Katrina. Members of the third generation, Jessica Bauer and Kiel Bauer, are firmly rooted in the business as well.
The market and garden center has become a landmark in the La Crescent community. We are proud to support many community and school activities and events including La Crescent’s Applefest held every year in September.
Our Market and garden center is known for its quality selection and service. Open year-
In 2019, Bauer’s Market & Garden Center was again voted “Best of the Best, Garden Center” by customers around the Coulee Region. This is the third straight year we’ve received this award which started in 2017. We are honored and want to extend our deepest thanks to our loyal friends and customers for your continued patronage and support. Inspire your green thumb and visit us today!
In the spring, the garden center offers an outstanding selection of perennials, annuals, and vegetable and herb plants, hanging baskets, plus a host of garden accents and seasonal decor.
During summer, you will find a farm-
Once the fall season begins, tour buses from near and far come to enjoy the bountiful fall harvest of apples, squash, potatoes, pumpkins, plus Amish jams and jellies, Wisconsin honey and cheeses, popcorn, and, of course, a delicious hand-
The smell of fresh-
A staple at Bauer’s throughout the years has been the custom-
Bauer’s Market is proud to be a part of the community and continues to be known for its quality selection and customer service.