Meet the Farmers
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We've got that group of growers that always has your back. Lady farmers from throughout Northeast Ohio have joined together to support one another and bring you the best blooms of the area. Scroll down to meet the ferocious females that supply The Collab.
Emily, steward of Frayed Knot Farm, is our west side connection. Many of you may recognize her from her successful CSA pick up in Ohio City. Having apprenticed in New York, we are grateful that Emily has set her roots here in the Cleveland area. She grows regeneratively and brings much knowledge to The Collab. She also stewards breathtaking cuts. From fabulous foxglove to brilliant sunflowers and other heirloom varieties, this farmer is definitely going places.
Elizabeth of Red House Florals knows her flowers! Having worked in her Mayfield Heights garden for over eight years, Elizabeth has grown her passion into a beautiful (sub)urban flower farm. Elizabeth has a fantastic rose garden and is always looking to add "just a few more" plants to the collection. She is constantly testing new annual cut flowers as well as perfecting the favorites. In addition to her beautiful blooms, Elizabeth brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to The Collab. Keep an eye out for her roses, tulips, sunflowers, zinnias and dahlias.
It takes creativity to work with flowers. Sandy of Feathered Cottage has perfected the art. She grows over 90 varieties of flowers and shrubs for cut flower production in her garden in Mayfield Heights. Sandy is always excited to take on a new project and willingly shares from her archives of experience. Feathered Cottage supplies The Collab with stunning annual cut flowers as well as that creative "je ne sais quoi" we all need from time to time.
Say hi to Alex of Fogle Farm! With a degree in Chemical Engineering, no problem is impossible for Alex. She is always considering every angle and preparing for what's to come. This makes her a top notch cohort for The Collab. Alex is planning big things for her perennials in the coming years. She also has a smashing variety of the best annuals; scabiosa, cupcake zinnias and double click cosmos to mention a few.
Having over 20 years of growing experience, Rosie from Field of Blooms has seen it all. Rosie's farm is host to workshops and fabulous projects. You name it and Rosie has done it. She brings a wealth of knowledge to The Collab as well as drive and motivation. Rosie is our "go to" for ranunculus. She has mastered the art of the year long eucalyptus harvest and boasts a stunning portfolio of greens and dahlias.
Catie is owner and operator of Dottie's Flower Farm. She specializes in annual cut flowers with an ever-growing CSA delivery. Catie's incessant need for efficiency has made her a great candidate for organizing and hosting The Collab. As a mother and farmer, she appreciates the value of your time. Dottie's has a large selection of daffodils, tulips, summer annuals and specialty sunflowers coming up this year.
Mary Beth and Christopher own Heaven Scent Cut Flowers. They run like a well oiled machine to pump out dreamy stems. Mary Beth chooses and grows the perfect color schemes: Think cremes and blushes and salmon. And Christopher does everything from heaving and hauling to marketing and networking. Their teamwork pays off with some of the most exquisite blooms to contribute to The Collab. Heaven Scent Cut Flowers provides roses, ranunculus, larkspur and dahlias as some of their signature cut flowers.
This crew of ladies is a core player in The Collab. Katie and her three sisters operate Sweetbay Flower Farm as a true family affair in memory and honor of their late mother and garden guru, Karen. They plant flowers, crunch numbers and host events in seamless coordination. Sweetbay offers an abundance of perennial cut flowers, which are the true heart of any garden. They have a vast selection of hellebores, peonies, clematis and dahlias to offer to the group.
Flower bar anyone? Elisabeth is an urban farmer and flower bar owner of The Arlington Garden in Fairport Harbor. As one of our only city dwelling gals, The Collab looks to her for trends and retail input. Elisabeth grows annual cut flowers and boasts some of the best zinnias around town. She has a great passion for growing and a keen business sense which makes her the perfect addition to the team.
For over 20 years, Shari had been perfecting production from her gardens in Hiram, OH. Shari's Berries and Gardens produces jams, cut flowers and annual plants. Her established gardens allow for a variety of perennial and specialty annual cut flowers. Shari brings a great collection of Limelight hydrangeas, lupine, lilacs, zinnias and celosias to The Collab for your floral enjoyment.
Elizabeth of Little Bean Farm has mastered efficiency and production. Growing on 2 acres in Chardon, OH, Liz manages a fantastic crop of annual cut flowers. Having established her reputation a the local farmers market, Liz is ready to increase production to share her beautiful blooms with our local designers and florists. You can look forward to her zinnias, ranunculus, marigolds, tulips and much more. All sustainably grown and ready to design.