Fair Field Flowers is a cooperative partnership of experienced producers of floral material. We provide the freshest and highest quality local and sustainably grown product available to florists and other floral retailers.
Our flowers and other unique floral materials are grown in the deep, rich prairie soils of South Central Wisconsin. We distributed our product in Madison, Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.
With a remarkable hundred plus years of experience as growers, we have know-how that you can use. Our goal is to stimulate your creativity as you explore new design potentials.
Learn More About Our Growers…
Carol and Hans Larsen
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 son Hans, a commiserate sales person and foodie, joined Sunborn and is a valuable asset in keeping Sunborn floriferous into the future.
As founder of Brightflower Farm, Jeanie is devoted to providing beauty and fullness of life through her plants and flowers. The farm grows certified organic vegetable and herb starter plants, cut flowers, and salad greens. Her plants and flowers can be found throughout Chicago at various Whole Foods Markets and independent garden centers and florists. Growing plants, eating good, flavorful food, and stunning colors are her passion and she feels incredibly fortunate to be able to earn a livelihood providing people with all of these things!
Christianne Laing grows cut flowers at her farm, Red Hawk Nursery. Located in the township of Lake Mills, Red Hawk Nursery has provided fresh cut bouquets to farmer’s markets since 2002. In 2006 she joined Fair Field Flowers to increase her sales and production of fresh cut flowers. Her experience in landscape maintenance and nursery plant sales has provided her with the knowledge of a wide variety of plants suitable for cut flowers. The addition of woody ornamentals and a wreath making machine now make possible the creation of beautiful fresh twig wreaths made of dogwoods, birch and curly willow.
Joe had 15 years of experience growing for east coast wholesale flower markets prior to relocating in Wisconsin, and has spent the last nineteen years here growing and selling cut flowers and other ornamental material to regional retail flower shops. He is a third-generation cut flower grower who provides educational workshops nationwide on specialty cut flower production and is well know for the quality, variety and uniqueness of his products.
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.
Kim and Roberta Barham
Barham Gardens, situated in picturesque Iowa County, has produced sustainable flowers for Fair Field Flowers for the past six years. Producing out-of-the ordinary and sought-after perennial and specialty cut flowers to “WOW” their customers by adding uniqueness and originality to bouquet construction is their major focus. Their farmette is looking toward expanding flower-growing acreage and increasing variety selection including wilds and woodies.
Erika lives and farms in Waupun, Wisconsin. She and her partner raise beef, row crops, vegetables and flowers. All crops are certified organic through MOSA. Erika also runs a 70 share CSA farm featuring 30 different vegetables. Membership options include a weekly bouquet of fresh cut flowers. She has written a book on organic no-till with Jeff Moyer of the Rodale Institute as well as 50 articles for farming and gardening publications. Her son Peter shares the garden.
Larry grows cut flowers and specialty crops at Still Point Farm just 20 miles south of Madison, WI. His fields, passive solar greenhouse, and woods produce color, texture, and interest for creativity, fun, and lasting memories. Larry is an experienced grower and manager who loves to have his flowers make people smile.
Bob Klebba owns and operates Morningwood Farm with his husband David. Bob has been in the nursery business since 2003, with a previous career in scientific instrumentation. Bob’s lifelong love of plants is reflected in the diversity of woody plants offered at Morningwood Farm nursery. New and unusual woody plants are continuously being evaluated for cut flower production at the nursery, and many mainstays like lilacs, forsythias and pussy willows are sizing up for production.
Through her passion for beauty, art and nature, Andrea created Lovelight Flowers, a small flower farm in East Troy, Wisconsin. Andrea began her floral career in Milwaukee ten years ago and now, she is the newest member of Fair Field Flowers. After learning about sustainable flower farming in 2005, as an intern at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Andrea knew she found what she was looking for. She celebrates the seasons with local, fresh blooms and is inspired to help educate the public about American flower farmers. As a first generation flower farmer, she is excited to share her experiences with her husband, Charlie and their two young children.