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WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING

GROWER APPLICATIONS
FOR THE 2023 SEASON

 

We represent a community of growers

who are committed to sustainable practices,

have a deep respect for the land,

and who just might love flowers more than you do (!)

We are proud to bring their flowers to market.

MEET the GROWERS

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ARROWHEAD DAHLIAS  (AD)

Established in 2001 Arrowhead Dahlias is a small 3 acre family run specialty cut flower farm located in Platteville Colorado.We take great pride in producing quality fresh, seasonal and local blooms starting in May and continuing through September.  We grow a wide variety of flowers, some of our favorites being cup & saucer, lisianthus and, of course, dahlias!  Our love of nature and plants led us both to this profession and each and every day we enjoy watching the sheer joy fresh flowers bring to people’s faces!

ARTEMIS FLOWER FARM  (AF)

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Artemis Flower Farm is owned and operated by Helen Skiba, a Colorado native, former English major, and returned Peace Corps Volunteer, along with her partner Nelson Esseveld, whose Dutch family has imported tulip bulbs from the Netherlands for over 60 years. Helen is a dedicated grower and tender of soil, and brings a background in soil science and poetry to her field work, as well as a passion for intricate color and texture in her designs. Helen developed her design style as an intern at the Lyons Farmette, and at Floret Flowers workshops. She holds a Masters of Agriculture from Colorado State University, where she completed her thesis in combination with her Peace Corps service in an indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Helen farms at the Treehouse Farm Collective, sharing land in west Longmont with two other farming operations. 

 

Artemis Flower Farm offers bouquet subscriptions, wedding florals, on-farm floral design and gardening workshops, plus tulip bulbs and dahlia tubers, and will be slinging flowers this season at the biweekly Nederland Farmers Market.

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A SEASONAL BEING: FLOWERS  (ASB)

A Seasonal Being is a heartfelt flower business run by Sarah Leach (me). I have been a part of the Denver Urban Farm scene for almost 10 yrs. A Seasonal Being is my first solo farming adventure. It began in my own yard on the Westside of town. I'm happy to report that I will begin production on a 1/4 acre parcel this season. I grow specialty cut flowers as well as herbs for market, CSA, and events. 

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BEEZY FARM  (BE)

Beezy Farm began its roots in Arvada, Colorado in 2022 by Nicole McCrorie and Tyler Vankanan. Nicole and Tyler are Colorado Master Gardeners with a background in Colorado native plants. Beezy Farm began as a dream that has grown to half an acre of gorgeous fresh cut flowers. Since last year, they have doubled the variety of flowers grown. They are very excited to grow their business, and look forward to serving their community as part of the Colorado Flower Collective

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BLOOMS  (BCO)

Blooms is a family-operated farm in Northern Colorado. We are committed to organic and sustainable practices with a focus on the health of our soil. Our farm has about 5 acres in production, which includes an ever-growing field of dahlias, foliage, and perennials. Our flowers and foliage are currently offered to floral designers and in select boutique grocers. Participating in the advancement of the local flower industry is central to our mission. We are so excited and honored to be a part of the Colorado Flower Collective.

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BLUSH FLOWERS ON VINE  (BF)

The flowers at Blush Flowers on Vine are sustainably grown on our small family farm by me (Sue) with a lot of help from my two teenage sons, and my husband in Fort Collins.  In our 5th year of operation, we grow over 50 different species of focal and filler flowers, as well as interesting foliages and seed pods so that local designers can have the freshest and most interesting selections for their creations.

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CHERRY FARM FLOWERS  (CF)

Hi, I'm Patty, and along with the help of my husband Carl,  operate our specialty cut flower farm, Cherry Farm Flowers.  Founded in 2015, we make the most of just under 1 acre, sustainably growing flowers and foliages, including favorites like peonies, lisianthus, amaranthus, stock, snapdragons and more.  It gives us such happiness to produce a wide variety of beautiful blooms, selling on our roadside flower stand to our Northern Colorado community and directly to local florists. 

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CRESCENDUM  (CR)

Crescendum Flower Farm is a family owned and run micro-farm on the edge of Olde Town in Arvada, established in 2020.  We offer an array of cut perennials, annuals, branches and shrubs with a focus on those that are native to the Rocky Mountain region.  We grow all of our plants using organic practices and strive to provide both our retail and wholesale clients with high-quality, locally grown flowers, grown in the most sustainable way possible.  Cheers! -The Kushiks

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DENVER DAYLILIES  (DDL)

Denver Daylilies is run by Suzanne Thomas along with her twin sister, Shelley Thomas, and Shelley's eldest daughter, Chelsea Rose Thomas. Our gardens are spread across multiple yards in west Denver. Lifelong gardeners and Colorado natives, we love growing a wide variety of flowers. Discovering what's blooming in our gardens thrills us throughout the summer. Sharing the beauty of those flowers with other people is deeply satisfying.

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FATHER EARTH ORGANIC FARM  (FE)

I’m Frank Hodge, founder and owner of Father Earth Organic Farm. We are a small 2-acre farm in Lafayette Colorado that was established in 2012. We are a grower of organic fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs. We provide food for farmer’s markets as well as for a small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm share. Should we have a surplus, we donate to food banks such as Sister Carmen, Community Food Share, or Uproot Colorado. Most of the flowers we grow are dry flowers such as statice, strawflowers, and gomphrena. We also grow lisianthus, snapdragon, and sea lavender. We have not moved into the online market yet, so we market our products to CSA membership, farmers markets, and the flower collective.

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GATHER MOUNTAIN BLOOMS  (GM)

We are three sisters with a mission to promote community, creativity and healing in a field of beautiful flowers. We are a cut-flower farm, growing varieties with an earthy, romantic, mountain feel on the historic Venetucci Farm in Colorado Springs and we invite you to join us. We believe community is the way forward. We aim to create a special memory with the senses that immerses you in the moment full of love and beauty. We honor the earth by using sustainable growing practices that respects the life of the soil and the ecosystem around it. Our flowers range from old fashioned heirlooms to Colorado mountain blooms and incorporate many herbs and grasses for maximum fragrance and texture. Because we believe in expanding access to local Colorado grown flowers, we partner with the Colorado Flower Collective to bring a Southern Colorado flower market to our area.

HIGH BALSAM FARM  (HB)

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High Balsam Farm is a local, woman-owned labor of love farm. Beth comes from an education including a degree in Biology with study of life from the micro such as Mycology and Microbiology to the macro level including ecology and how plants fit in our world over time. In my graduate studies as an Educational Specialist, deep consideration of systems that support people and how systemic oppression has robbed marginalized groups has been important to my process as a farmer. As a Montessori trained kid and Naturalist, I grew up with permaculture. High Balsam Farm incorporates all these concepts including building a tiny home, Hugelkultur beds, erosion control, bird's nest bed terraces, contour farming, mycormediation of soil and water, beekeeping, pollinator friendly practices and promoting multicultural awareness. My hope is that community building is rooted in these ways. With mushrooms cultivated both in and outdoors, offering seasonal varieties including Lion’s Mane, Blue/Pink/ Golden and King Oysters, Chestnuts, Shiitake, Piopino enrich the diets and culinary palettes. It is an honor to source food and flowers to the community and share my passions in farming beauty.

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IDLEWILD FLOWER FARM  (IW)

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LAND OF OZ  (LOZ)

I've been a flower gardener for more than 30 years. Mostly growing in the English Cottage Style of long flowing borders of lush fragrant blooms. I now live on 5 acres and have been transitioning into flower farming. I love being able to share the vast varieties that grow in our region. Perennials have been the backbone of my gardens, growing more than 120 varieties for years, and am now expanding into annuals. My love of flowers has grown my fields to approximately 1 acre. Living between Elizabeth and Kiowa at 6800 ft.

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LITTLE HOLLOW FLOWERS  (LH)

Little Hollow Flowers is owned and operated by Dustin Saunders and Kate Davenport. Located in Berthoud, Colorado, we cultivate a variety of annuals, perennials, woody shrubs and fruit trees on 5 acres with a focus on sustainable practices. Our mission is to provide greater access to locally grown flowers along Colorado’s Front Range, to showcase unique varieties that reflect the beauty and diversity found throughout our local landscapes, and to apply growing techniques that are well suited to our farm’s region and scale. Our work is driven by a love for flowers and the joy of sharing them.

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LITTLE SEED FLOWER FARM  (LS)

Hi Friends! My name is Becky and I, along with my husband own a small farm in Johnstown. My love for the country began when I was a child. My Dad used to take us kids to my grandparents' farm in South Dakota for the summer. They had a huge garden and orchard. We would spend hours picking (and eating) strawberries, peas, apples and tomatoes. As I grew up, my dream of owning my own farm wouldn't go away. My husband and I moved to Colorado and away from the city life six years ago. We purchased our farm and just recently started transforming it into a cut flower farm. I can't wait to share with you what I've grown!

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LOCAL BLOOMS  (LB)

My name is Aubrey Brinkworth and I am a grower in the Grand Valley on the Western Slope. I have been a plant enthusiast my whole life, but started flower farming for my “soul health”. At Local Blooms Flower Farm we strive to grow beautiful and unusual varieties cut at the optimal harvest time to bring you the best product possible. We take land stewardship seriously using organic products and conservative watering practices and are ever mindful of our beneficial insect, bird, reptile and microbial neighbors. Thank you for supporting Local Blooms Flower Farm by purchasing through the Colorado Flower Collective. Together we can make tomorrow more purposeful!

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MIEL MERCANTILE  (MM)

Miel Mercantile is a small-scale, family run flower farm operating out of Longmont, Colorado. We grow all of our crops in the field. While we focus on bouquet staples, we are always experimenting with new and exciting specialty cut flowers. Our growing practices encourage local pollinators, follow organic growing guidelines, and bring a lot of joy to our family. 

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MY SWEET FLOWER PATCH  (MS)

Marsha Lembitz A native Coloradoan, Marsha is an avid gardener and grows flowers to bring a little joy into our world. Her micro-Farm is located in Berthoud Colorado.  I am committed to using organic and sustainable practices to grow beautiful blooms.  I cultivate flowers without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.  It takes healthy soil to grow the best plants and flowers, which I accomplish through soil amendments, compost, and crop rotations.

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OSTARA (OS)

Hello! My name is Heidi, and along with my partner Michael, we are the farmers and stewards of Ostara Flower Farm in Brighton. The heartbeat of our little farm lives within creating space for celebration and healing through flowers, building a haven for pollinators, and implementing sustainable practices that embrace the landscape and seasonal offerings. Flowers are our muses–they help us understand who we are and how to uncover our resilience and inner strengths. They show us what community and friendship mean, and they can teach us how to live with purpose. In being a smaller farm, we are able to offer quality, regionally adapted flowers to our surrounding mountain and prairie communities. We welcome love in all forms, and offering beautiful flowers to others for their rituals of love and healing is what makes our hearts sing!

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PETAL AND HERB  (PH)

Petal and Herb Farm was founded in 2019 by Brooklyn & Andres Arellano, in Aurora Colorado. The farm is an extension of our in-school and studio horticulture education organization, The Cool Choice. In 2022, our family of 6 moved the farm to Bennett, CO which is about 25 minutes east of Denver. On our 5 acre farm we grow a variety of cut flowers, herbs, ornamental plants and host small events. We are working towards becoming a zero-waste farm, while we educate ourselves and practice organic and sustainable growing methods.

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PETITE BUNGALOW BLOOMS  (PB)

Petite Bungalow Blooms is a micro cut-flower operation in the heart of Denver. Alex specializes in cultivating premium focal flowers, with an emphasis on quality over quantity, carefully nurturing each stem with both perfection and sustainability in mind. Follow along @petitebungalowblooms for some behind the scenes beauty and a sneak peak at what is growing!

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PRAIRIE HARVEST  (PR)

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RED DOOR FLOWERS  (RD)

Red Door Flowers is owned by Annie Sasseville, and she is a cut flower grower just outside of Boulder, CO. Annie has been growing & harvesting flowers in her own backyard for the last couple years. But in 2021, she made the big leap to start growing on 1/4 acre in Broomfield on a friend’s gorgeous ranch property. You will find dozens of different varieties of cut flowers and perennials grown at Red Door, but some of her favorites include snapdragons, peonies, celosia, sunflowers, dahlias and yarrow along with lots of fragrant herbs! Annie is committed to growing in a respectful and regenerative way for our land and its inhabitants.

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REVERIE FIELDS  (RF)

Hi there! My name is Lindsay, and my husband Brad and I own Reverie Fields, which is our cut flower farm in Boulder, Colorado. Reverie Fields was born in the fall of 2018, but the idea had always been there, just waiting for the right time and season to come to fruition. As a long time gardener I’ve grown our food, flowers and medicine, but suddenly it occurred to me what a necessary thing it is to share natures beauty, bounty and awe with our community. The growing space has expanded beyond our garden walls to our field, where I grow a carefully curated selection of cut flowers, herbs and native plants using organic and sustainable practices. I’m as passionate about growing beautiful botanicals as I am committed to growing in a respectful and regenerative way for our land and its inhabitants.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN BLOOMS  (RMB)

Welcome to Rocky Mountain Blooms, I'm Diana.  When we bought our three acre property 15 years ago it was my dream to start a flower farm.  I officially started my farm operation in 2018 with the support of my husband, Terry, focused on dahlias which I have grown for over 30 years.  It has always been my favorite since I lived in Oregon in the late 90's just five miles from Swan Island Dahlias.  I love experimenting with new varieties of flowers that are compatible in our Colorado climate and region.  All our crops are hand tended, from the initial starting of the seed to the soil prep, planting and harvesting using sustainable practices at every step.  Let's grow the domestic flower community, one stem at a time!  Thank you to the Colorado Flower Collective for creating these opportunities.

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ROWDY POPPY  (RP)

Rowdy Poppy was launched in 2018 and is the soul-child of grower and designer Kim Zimmerman. It is both a floral design house as well as an urban microfarm in the heart of Denver. Kim grew up in the Southeast and her gardening life started with her grandmother Gaga’s vegetable plot and prized African violets, eventually growing into Master Gardener training, Floret flower farming course, volunteer support to the horticulture staff at Denver Botanic Gardens, and many other formal and self-driven studies. Rowdy Poppy is Kim’s way of diving deeper into plant cultivation, swirling in her love of design, and leading a local and eco-friendly path for the future of floristry. Kim runs the business with her wife Michelle and the “help” of their many fur babies Panda, Dr. Mo Jellybeans, Harvey Wallbanger, and Tobin.

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SHEGROWS  (SG)

SheGrows is owned by Gina & Rodman Schley and is a 3-acre family farm in Arvada specializing in lavender, herbs, and specialty cut flowers.  The farm is nestled between Boulder and Golden, about 20 minutes from downtown Denver. Cut flowers range from classic farm faire like zinnias and cosmos, to exquisite varieties of tulips, ranunculus, poppies, dahlias, and ornamental wheat, grains, and woodies. The farm not only grows beautiful flowers but it is used to educate teenage girls on creative entrepreneurial endeavors. Follow Gina and her girls @shegrowsflowers on Instagram to stay up to date of educational workshops or schedule a personalized tour. She and her husband, Rodman, produce and star in a PBS television show, Urban Conversion.  Website: www.shegrows.com

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SMOKEBUSH FARM  (SB)

Smokebush Farm, located in Boulder county, is owned and operated by Kevin Sheahan. Kevin has a background in sustainability and organic practices. He has been cultivating land across Colorado for over a decade, focusing on growing nourishing food before pivoting to cut flowers. The intention of Smokebush Farm is to feed the soil, sequester co2 from the atmosphere, and disrupt the conventional flower industry by providing chemical-free, unique, and desirable locally grown cut flowers to Colorado flower lovers.

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SOMEDAY FLOWER CO.  (SD)

Someday Flower Co. is a long-held dream come to fruition by owner and operator, Katharine Pofit. Katie first fell in love with floral design while working in the vibrant New Orleans event industry. Her next adventure led her to a permaculture farm in Colorado. One summer, while growing vegetables, herbs, and berries, she decided to experiment with a small cut flower plot. Her plot soon grew into a source of inspiration and joy, both for Katie and those she shared her flowers with. Katie found that at any moment, flowers have something we can all relate to. They are full of life, fragile at times yet incredibly resilient at other times. She loves how flowers help people express emotion, signal change, and celebrate life stages. She finally decided to stop telling herself, "Someday I'll own my own flower farm" and make it a reality. This season, Katie is stewarding a 1/4 acre of land in Lakewood, focusing on cultivating healthy soils and supporting natural ecosystems. Katie will be growing ranunculus, dahlias and lisianthus plus many whimsical fillers and unique foliage. 

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WILD NECTAR FARM  (WN)

We are a small specialty cut flower and herb farm nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains outside Hygiene, Colorado. Our focus is regenerative agriculture utilizing organic and biodynamic methods and building biodiverse habitat for native pollinators, birds and insects. In addition to growing cut flowers and herbs we grow organic vegetables, medicinals, raise organic chicken eggs and hogs and also keep honey bees! We offer floral design services for home, business or special events, too!

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YETMAN FARMS  (YF)

Yetman Farms is a small, 4 acre hobby & flower farm in Lakewood, Colorado run by Amy and Doug Yetman. After years of talking about our farm dream--the pandemic plus mid-life transitions (i.e. crisis!) pushed it to the forefront and we took the leap. Established at the end of 2020, Yetman Farms mission is to grow our flowers and food in harmony with the earth and with sustainable practices. We are also home to horses, goats, chickens, dogs and barn kitties. We love bringing the community together on our farm through classes, camps, concerts and live music, pick your own flower days, and community events. More info at www.yetmanfarms.com

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