After graduating from FPD, Beth earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. In 2019, after reading a book on cut flower gardens, Beth decided she was going to start Farmyard Flowers.
We wanted to catch up with her about her exciting business, Farmyard Flowers!
What inspired you to start Farmyard Flowers?
Farmyard Flowers began from a desire I had to grow my own flowers to use in floral arrangements. We have the space at our property to grow on and I love working outside! After reading a book on cut flower gardens I was totally sold! I got chills on my arms and thought, “This is it! This is what I am supposed to be doing!”
What is Farmyard Flowers?
Farmyard Flowers is a cut flower farm. I grow, harvest, and sell flowers in the following ways: a subscription service (also known as a CSA – community supported agriculture) where customers can elect to either pick up their bouquets at the flower shed at Henry’s of Bolingbroke or have them delivered to their home; mason jar bouquets available for pick up in the flower shed at Henry’s of Bolingbroke; on the farm u-picks during the growing season and on the farm workshops.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love that I finally feel like I am using a gift God gave me to not only glorify Him but fill my days as well. I get to enjoy the beauty of His creation and also share it with others. You can’t beat that!
Any fun memories from your days at The Day School?
There was a big group of us that just loved to be up at the school! Someone always had a spare key to the gym, so we would have random pick-up basketball games on the weekends. It was warm and safe and always welcoming. It felt like our home away from home!
List any upcoming events for Farmyard Flowers and how the FPD community can support your Business!
Throughout the year, we will be hosting various workshops on the farm including Spring Containers, Flower Arrangements, Pumpkin Bouquets (a crowd favorite from last year), and Wreath Making.
New this year will be U-Picks in the flower field during the growing season.
Event dates will be posted online at www.FarmyardFlowers.com. You can also follow along with the day-to-day happenings on Instagram @Farmyard_Flowers_By_Beth