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Our Story

the Farmers

 

meet us

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Welcome! My name is Susan and I became a full-time flower farmer in 2015.  I guess you could call this my encore career since it began after I retired from a career in healthcare administration.  My husband and I started Arcola Trail Flower Farm on our small farm in Stillwater, Minnesota, after my sister in California suggested we grow cut flowers as a business. I wasn't sure it would be feasible here in Minnesota, but it certainly is! We've studied and learned from experts around the country who generously share their knowledge and expertise of flower farming and floral design. We are now in our fifth year growing and selling cut flowers in the Twin Cities to floral designers, groceries, brides, and anyone who wants or needs flowers. I can't think of anything I would rather be doing (and I swear my husband, Brad, was a farmer in a former lifetime)!  

We are proud to be members of The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers and promoters of the "slow flowers" movement in the United States. Our mission is to bring you the freshest organically grown blooms available from May to October.  We hope you will enjoy watching us bloom, blossom, and grow!