What are your hours?
Farmstand is open Thursdays-Fridays 11-5, Saturdays 9-1. we are open for florist pickups daily
How did you get started?
Neither of us grew up farming, so we started by apprenticing on a flower farm here in Ohio. Read more here.
Each stem you purchase from our farm has been planned from the very seed and specially handpicked. Our flowers are grown with organic practices in mind, and by purchasing them you are supporting your local farmer and community. Our employees are an integral part of our team as well as our designers, whose expertise adds to our mission. Our arrangements are not the traditional, formulaic designs but lush, very textural, and seasonally inspired. We promise a truly unique, handcrafted and locally made design. Or, join the Slow Flower movement.
How can I find local flowers in my area?
Visit the website of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers to find local flowers in your state.
How big is your farm?
We live on 10 acres, but not all of that is in production. We have about 3.5 acres tillable land for annual production, 1 acre of perennials, and 16 structures for season extension. Our heated structures (greenhouses) are used for both plug production, housing stock plants, and producing blooms in the earliest part of the season. Our unheated structures (high tunnels) are used for both season extension and for protection from the elements for our summer lisianthus production. We also rent over 12 acres of land from a nearby nursery for annual outdoor flower production.
Can we visit the farm?
As we are an operating farm, we do not offer individual farm tours or let people walk around the farm any longer. Our retail flower market opens in the spring and is open through the holidays. See the Farmstand page for more details.
Can my garden club come for a tour?
Unfortunately, we are not available for any personalized garden club tours or talks this season as we find our main focus must remain on running the farm. Because there are multiple tractors and vehicles in operation across the farm, we no longer allow people to walk around the farm.
Will you be doing the annual farm tour?
We are hosting a tour on June 3, 2022 with the ASCFG from 8am-12pm. Cost is $100 and you must be an ASCFG member to attend. More details here.
Can we use your flower fields for a photo session?
We are no longer allowing photo sessions on the farm.
Can I use your farm as a venue for my wedding or event?
Unfortunately we are not set up to be a venue for weddings and events.
Where do I start learning more about flower farming?
Please visit our resources page.
Do you offer any type of classes or workshops?
We teach a Greenhouse growing class in the winter with The Gardener's Workshop. Find more details here for 2023 registration. We are always scheduling new things, so join our newsletter by filling out the form at the bottom of this page, and we will be sure to update you when they are added to the calendar.
Do you ship flowers?
We can ship flowers for wholesale accounts and retail orders. Send us an email to get signed up as a wholesale customer, or check out our Shopify if you're looking for retail options.
What is in season?
Check the Our Flowers page.
Are you available for speaking engagements or interviews?
Since we learned so much from our mentors and by attending conferences, we love to pay it forward! Have Steve and/or Gretel come to your conference to discuss operating a successful flower farm and all of the intricacies involved in having both production and design, retail and wholesale, and intense season extension in the Midwest. Many of our concepts on the economies of scale, farm efficiencies, as well as plant health, are transferable to the vegetable growing world. We want to help others treat their farm as a business. A small honorarium is requested, as well as travel fees if the conference is out of state. We look forward to inspiring growers in your area! If interested, visit our resources page for more information or please use our contact page.
Can I order flowers for a birthday/sympathy arrangement for delivery?
We offer local delivery for our deluxe bouquets as well as single ship boxes. Visit our Shopify to see all the options for getting our fresh flowers to your loved ones. Sign up for the newsletter below to see updated options weekly!