Meet Our Farmers
REAL PEOPLE CULTIVATING REAL BEAUTY
Right in your back yard. (Well, almost).
We love our farmers, and we value the work that they bring to the table.
Get to know some of your suppliers by meeting a few of our farmers here.
Stitchdown is located it Bethel, VT. Rita and her stunning farm have been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Design New England, and Sift Magazine. Their offerings are focused on distinctive blooms coveted by their floral customers, and their production methods are centered around ecologically sustainable growing practices. Stitchdown strives to build a better world through their work.
LITTLE HOLLOW FLOWERS
Little Hollow Flowers is owned and operated by Dustin Saunders and Kate Davenport. Inspired by our shared interest in all things botanical, our mission is to provide greater access to locally grown flowers along Colorado’s Front Range, to showcase unique varieties that reflect the beauty and diversity found throughout our local landscapes, and to apply growing techniques that are well suited to our farm’s region and scale. Our work is driven by a love for flowers and the joy of sharing them.
LITTLE FARMHOUSE FLOWERS, LLC
We grow specialty cut flowers in the heart of the High Peaks region in the Adirondack Park. As residents, and therefore stewards, of the park, sustainability is an important part of our mission. We're located between Lake Placid and Lake Champlain in the sweet Ausable River Valley with several other first generation farm families. Member: ASCFG, Founding Ambassador: Sustainable Floristry Network
ROCKY MOUNTAIN BLOOMS
I have been growing dahlias for over 30 years and since buying our 3 acre property 10 years ago we have been preparing for flower farming. We just recently sold our other business, built a barn and remodeled space for a seed starting room and walk in cooler. I took the Floret workshop in 2018 and have been actively working with florists and individuals for DIY weddings, events and CSA contacts. I now grow over 30 varieties of other flowers. I will soon offer farm tours and workshops. My website will be up within the next 30 days
BALANCED HARVEST FARM
Balanced Harvest Farm is located in Needham, Shelby County, Indiana, 30 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis.
Many Graces is a woman-powered specialty cut-flower farm located in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley in Western Massachusetts. We are committed to providing our clients and CSA members with beautiful, lovingly-grown flowers and artful floral designs, while simultaneously caring for our land in ways that nurture its health and wellbeing. Through our spray-free, sustainable farming practices we promote vibrant ecosystems for all beings who interact with our flowers, and provide our community with low-impact, chemical-free blooms.
At Curiosity Farm, we are always experimenting! Always working to bring the best quality stems of the most fabulous flowers. Always growing using organic methods, focused on improving the soil and enhancing the biodiversity of our farm. In 2019, we began to offer hours for people to pick their own flowers in addition to the option to buy by the stem or bunch.
John Evridge began purchasing and clearing acres as a 17 year old on the plains of West Texas. Twenty-five years later, we grow cotton, rosemary, grains, beef and (now) flowers! Amanda grew up loving the old -timey flower beds tended by her grandmother and mother. The huge smiles from friends that received cut flowers from our beds led us to plant larger plots. Flowers have been a life-giving and exciting addition to our farm and we love the connection and joy they bring with members of our community.
Traverse City, MI
My wife Denise and I have always enjoyed gardening and small farming. As we got close to retirement we decided to buy a farm in the Traverse City area and grow grapes and apples for the local wineries and cider houses. Little did we know that the property had been used as a former peony farm. We still have some apples and grapes, but decided to go "all in" on peonies (about 15,000 stems in a wide range of colors) and other woodies to support the local weddings, grocery stores and florists in Traverse City and metro Detroit.
Belle Plaine, MN
Roy and Barbara have been growing flowers exclusively for 6 years in the Minnesota River Valley, with 20 years of farming under their belt. Or local flowers are grown sustainably with an emphasis on soil health and the whole farm as an organic ecosystem. Romantic beautifully hued intersectional peonies and lovely clematis vines are a favorite specialty of Barbara's.
PETALS AND PAGES FLOWERS
Our farm is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada's and only 40 minutes East of Reno, Nevada. We are growing on only 1/4 acre with room to grow but want to do it slowly and organically and without going into debt. We grow at high altitude in zone 7b with arid, dry climates. Last year (2019) was our field trial year and we successfully grew 25 varieties with many different cultivars within those varieties. My husband and I have been dreaming of farming for years. Shortly after dating we realized we had a similar need to be immersed in nature and nurture our soils, earth, surroundings and souls. We loved sheltering wild animals most people considered nuisance such as skunks, raccoons, wild birds, and an array of spiders, butterflies and insects. It was when we purchased our house that our desires became much more pressing and I realized I wanted more color in our lives and our yard. A native of California and Washington, I needed this vibrant way of living to feel whole and so slowly overtime we incorporated shrubs, trees and flowers. It wasn't until I quite my 9-5 in the medical field that I stumbled upon Erin with Floret Flowers and immediately was drawn to her. Not just the beauty she was growing but the connectedness she had with Mother Nature. Her reasons why, aligned with my own I purchased her course and from there on found myself rapidly flailing into a flower rabbit hole! Ha ha ha I purchased book after book, seed after seed, course after course and haven't looked back. My husband is an engineer by trade and is the voice of reason in my chaotic and forward moving nature and so he suggested we do a trial year prior to selling a single thing. This was terribly hard for me BUT I couldn't be happier with having the hands-on learning experiences and the time without pressure to learn. So, 2020 presents our first full year of growing and selling. I desire to bring awareness of the Slow Flower Movement to my area and being so close to Lake Tahoe presents endless possibilities. Flowers have brought me back to my childhood; the little girl in the field of dandelions making necklaces and flower crowns and seeing endless possibilities while others saw weeds. I loved being that child and young adult who saw the world in color and beauty above all other things. I couldn't be more thankful and am so stinking excited to share what we grow!
OFF CENTER FARM
My path to farming was circuitous, like so many others. I started in public health, worked on an educational farm, and fell in love with the joy that flowers brought to the table and the sense of time, place and season that they celebrate. Growing flowers and food complement my family's desire to bring beauty and sense of wellbeing to our community. We grow using no synthetical chemicals and with as minimal tillage as possible with a long term goal of supporting life in the soil we rely on. With a mix of native plants, annuals, perennials, and unique medicinal herbs, we flourish more each season and are thrilled to grow with a community of flower farmers in Connecticut!
Swell Farm is located in Mid Coast Maine, less than a mile from Downtown Rockland. We grow specialty cut flowers and unique ornamentals using sustainable and organic practices, lovingly tending to the land that we rely on. We deliver only the highest quality products, harvested and conditioned correctly to set you up for floral design magic. As a member for '1% for the Planet,' we donate 1% of gross annual sales to grassroots environmental non profits right here in our lovely state of Maine.
The Farmer’s Pledge
THE ROOTED PROMISE
As a small farmer, I am committed to minimizing the harmful impacts that my industry has on the environment. I recognize that internationally-sourced flowers carry with them a burden of a considerable carbon footprint, as well as staggering levels of environmentally compromising chemical additives. I do not participate in these practices.
I love compost.
I love worms, pollinators, and beneficial insects.
And I love water and work hard to conserve it.
Wherever possible, I avoid the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and preservatives and I sell my flowers within a local and regional radius of my farm. I am committed to maintaining these and other sustainable practices on my farm for the benefit of both our own ecosystem and the larger watershed of which I am a part.
Your Rooted Small Growers