Brightflower Farm was established in July 2006 by Jeanie McKewan & Michael Staver. The four-acre nursery is situated in the Driftless Area of Northwestern Illinois in Stockton. All of Brightflower Farm products are produced using strict organic principles and until 2014 all plants grown at Brightflower Farm were Certified Organic. We decided to no longer certify our plants primarily because we mix our flowers from all of our various farm locations rendering them co-mingled and not certifiable. In 2014 we discontinued growing starter plants in the large quantities that we had in previous years and now instead of using our greenhouses for the many flats of starter plants, we are now transitioning them to grow cut flowers.
Five Green Acres
Mary Jo Borchardt is a designer-turned-flower-farmer; the palette of flowers, seeds + soil is her calling. Together with her husband Andrew, they are Five Green Acres – Floral Design + Flower Farm – in Poynette, WI. Five Green Acres pledges allegiance to the soil. Follow them and stay up to date with what’s in bloom on Instagram, Facebook, and their Vicarious Farmer newsletter at FiveGreenAcres.com.
Kate's Fresh Flowers
Kate Cooper started Kate’s Fresh Flowers in 1998 to provide locally grown organic flowers to bouquet subscribers, florists and special events planners. Since 2002, when she moved to a small farm in Iowa County, Kate has developed flower production beds as part of her long-term vision for the property: gardens and woodlands dedicated to promoting health and healing, both for people and the native ecosystem. This season Kate and her assistant Michelle are growing over 50 annuals, perennial and shrubs for cut flowers, including various hydrangeas, lisianthus and edible/aromatic flowers.
Old Stone House Farm
Old Stone House Farm, LLC was established in 2016 by Gina Graham and Cheryl Burton with their purchase of an 8.5 acre retired dairy farm in southwest Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. First-time farmers, Cheryl and Gina bring career horticultural and management experience to their farm enterprise where they grow specialty cut flowers using organic, chemical-free principles and are reclaiming a vintage 40’ x 60’ greenhouse. Old Stone House Farm, LLC also offers a two bedroom Wisconsin farm-stay B&B in the beautiful rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine region between Milwaukee and Green Bay, and small group meeting and retreat accommodations.
Carol began Sunborn in 1974 and since then has continuously attended the Dane County Farmers Market. With the help of a Dane County and State of Wisconsin agricultural grants she initiated Fair Field Flowers in 2003 because 10 years in the business sector convinced her that her flower passion was not going to abate anytime soon. Carol was an instructor at the UW Beginning Flower Grower School, has presented at the Midwest Organic Conference in LaCrosse, and enjoys talking to many local garden clubs. In 2012 Carol’s son Hans and his wife Lisa joined Sunborn and are a valuable asset in keeping Sunborn floriferous into the future.