After living and learning on the west coast and upstate New York, we now call southern Vermont home. We planted several gardens our first year in Vermont, excited to have an abundance of space for growing. Veggie gardening is deeply satisfying, but it was the cut flower patch that always brought the most joy. It's true, some think we're crazy for farming the cold and rocky New England landscape, but we're up for the challenge. It makes the reward of blooms even more special!
I feel beyond lucky that growing flowers is not only my passion, but also my work. A highlight of my flower journey was studying small scale flower production and natural floral design with Erin Benzakein of Floret. She popularized the "farmer-florist" trade, and operates one of the country's leading small organic flower farms.
Picking zinnias and sunflowers from the vegetable garden growing up was my first introduction to the world of flowers. The fact that my mom planted flowers alongside food helped shape my belief that flowers deserve to be part of our everyday lives.
Our Brookline, Vermont flower farm is set on 5 acres, but only a small amount of that is currently cultivated. We are amazed at the abundance and quality of flowers this plot produces. We grow many annuals, always on the lookout for what is unusual, fragrant, and antique. A myriad of unique tulips and fragrant narcissus make up our first spring harvest, and a beloved selection of tender dahlias - some as big as your head - finish our season in the fall.
We welcome travelers wishing to experience a farm-stay to our open-air cabin on our Vermont flower farm near Brattleboro.