The Growers

Bright Flower Farm

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.

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Five Green Acres Farm

Mary Jo and Andrew Borchardt, along with their two children, are the Farmer Florists of Five Green Acres in Poynette, WI. Five Green Acres is a holistic homestead-size flower farm seeking to integrate careful rotation of pastured livestock with their cut flower operation to rejuvenate the soil and foster breathtaking blooms that are are a feast for the senses and the stars of their floral design business. They currently keep a family Jersey cow, heritage breed pigs, a fiber flock of sheep, and various fowl and poultry in tandem with a growing collection of annual, perennial, and woody ornamental flowers and foliage. Mary Jo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin and finds the palette of flowers, seeds, and soil to be the most satisfying yet. She and Andrew are resurrecting the farming traditions last held in their respective families three generations ago. Five Green Acres pledges allegiance to the soil. Follow them and stay up to date with what’s in bloom on Instagram, Facebook, and 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.

Mad Lizzie's Flower Farm

Our little family finds it an honor to grow local, seasonal, specialty cut flowers for our friends, family and community. Every sustainable stem that comes from our farm is lovingly grown from seed, bulb or branch by us. Our hope is to pass on the absolute joy we have for growing, arranging and giving flowers to you and yours. 

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.