Bleed Heart Floral Farm & Design has been a dream in process for the past few years. It finally was able to come to fruition with the purchase of our land in October 2019. The 2020 season will be our first year using flowers that we grew. We seek to rebuild our soils through organic and minimal-till farming practices while simultaneously diversifying our crops to break the mold of what agriculture in the Midwest traditionally looks like. We are young farmers growing a wide array of cut flowers exclusively for our local community.
With a degree in sustainable agriculture, botany & studio art from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, Allie found the perfect mix of plant cultivation and creative outlet through Bleed Heart Floral Farm & Design. She has worked on multiple cut flower farms in Washington state and Minnesota as well as a farmer-owned floral wholeseller before starting Bleed Heart Floral, giving her invaluable insight into this industry. Allie manages day-to-day operations on the farm and handles all design work.
Tony works full time off of the farm in the local 49 heavy equipment operators union. This comes in handy on the farm when we need water lines extended or a new foundation for a greenhouse dug.
Gus and Ole are our two farm dogs. They love to visit our neighbors' horses through the fence and adventure in the woods across the road. Ole is just glad we created the logo before Gus came along--he doesn't like sharing the spotlight. Smokey and Tux the cats round out the crew. This brother-sister duo has been on the farm the longest. Inherited from the previous owners, they are excellent mousers and help keep the rodent populations at bay.
Growing locally and organically is our passion. Seeing our favorites begin to emerge every year fills us with excitement and joy. We cherish watching the seasons change and our field change right along with them. This is truly a labor of love and we are so grateful for everyone who follows and supports us along the way.