New for the 2018 growing season! Add beauty to your home or office with a fresh, local bouquet subscription. Sure to bring smiles, whether as a gift or indulgence. We deliver throughout western Wisconsin.
What You'll Get
Bouquets will contain a mix of annual and perennial flowers, as well as greenery and ornamental grasses. Each colorful bouquet will be a unique and expertly arranged mix that changes with the seasons. Your flowers will be delivered in a vase, and we ask that you return the previous week's vase so we can wash and reuse them. Our fresh flowers are grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides, and will be cut the day before they are delivered to you.
When to Sign Up
Our subscription service is based off of the CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture model. Under this model, subscriptions, or "shares", are generally purchased in the winter/spring before the growing season starts. This early payment helps with our early season production costs such as seed, compost, fertilizer, etc. The CSA model is a great way to support small family farm business.
Subscription Price and Options
We are offering both weekly and bi-weekly subscriptions. With both options, deliveries will begin in late June and run through the end of September.
- Weekly delivery - 14 weeks - $290
- Bi-weekly delivery - 7 weeks - $145
- Both prices include the cost of delivery. If you have a friend/relative/nearby business that is also receiving a flower delivery and you wish to have both of your bouquets dropped off at the same location, a discount will be given to both parties for saving us a stop.
How to Sign Up
Use the form below or contact us however you like to sign up!
If you want great looking, seasonal, fresh and locally grown flowers for your wedding or special event at an affordable price, our buckets of blooms are the way to go. DIY wedding flowers offer a way to save money while adding a unique and personal touch.
Grower's Choice or Designer's Choice
We offer two types of packages, "grower's choice" and "designer's choice." With both options, you will receive approximately 60 stems/bucket with a mix of focal flowers, fillers, and greenery.
Please note that with either option, we cannot guarantee with 100% certainty that we will have any specific flower on any exact day.
- Grower's Choice - we select all the flowers and colors based on what is looking beautiful and fresh on the day we are harvesting for your event. $75/bucket.
- Designer's Choice - you pick a color palette and we will fill your buckets with seasonal blooms of those colors. $90/bucket.
We recommend that you receive your flowers 2 days before your event. We do deliver for a fee of $0.50/mile. We have a $150 order minimum for flowers that are delivered. You can also pickup your flowers here on the farm.
The price of the flowers includes the cost of the bucket, and they are yours to keep if you desire. However, if you want to return them, we will happily wash and reuse them!
Quality and Quantity
We provide wholesale flowers to florists throughout Menomonie, Eau Claire, New Richmond, Hudson, Stillwater, and the Twin Cities metro area.
For a list of flowers that we grow and their approximate time of availability, review the image below, or download it as a PDF here.
Please contact us for delivery and pricing information.
Locally Grown, Seasonal Cut Flowers
Adding color to the world, one stem at a time.
Welcome to Green Light Farm. We are in the soul-nourishing business. From soil and seed to flowers and produce, our systems are sustainable, so that our land can nourish for centuries to come.
Peddling Our Petals
We grow over forty varieties of cut flowers in every imaginable color. We take great care of our flower beds, and cut only the best blooms at the optimal times to ensure the longest possible vase life. Our flowers are pesticide-free and pollinator-friendly, so if you're the type to hold a bouquet to your face, go ahead and breathe deep.
Currently, about 80% of flowers sold in the United States are imported, primarily from South America, the Netherlands and Israel. There is a huge carbon footprint associated with these flowers, from shipping to refrigeration and storage costs. Imported flowers have likely been treated with chemical pesticides and fungicides. Although flowers are not grown for consumption, these chemicals do impact the environment as well as the health of farm workers. Flowers grown overseas are bred for uniformity and ability to be shipped well, at the expense of qualities such as scent. They are often harvested a week or more before arriving at their destination.
By contrast, our flowers are harvested just days before delivery, often the same morning they are going to be delivered. Because we are not storing flowers for long periods of time and we are selling locally, the carbon footprint for our flowers is much smaller. We do not use chemical pesticides or fungicides, which we believe is better for you, for us, and for the many pollinators that visit our field every day. We harvest each flower at the optimal time and are able to produce a wide range of varieties, colors, forms and fragrances.
When choosing to buy local flowers, you are supporting a small family-run business and keeping dollars in your community. Local flowers have a story, and we thank you for being part of it.
Our homestead is nestled in the hills between Prairie Farm and Almena, with Turtle and Silver creeks running through. It is a beautiful mix of forest, pasture, and cropland, and we share it with a great many plants and animals, the vast majority of which run wild.
Maggie grew up in Ohio. She studied anthropology at the University of Akron. During her studies, she became interested in food production and accesibility while researching food insecurity at an urban elementary school. Following graduation, she began working on farms, first as a volunteer through WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) in Colorado and Arizona. She then began working as a paid crewmember on vegetable and flower farms, first in Masachusetts, then in Wisconsin, where she met Ben and put down roots.
Ben grew up in south-central Wisconsin. Starting in 2008, he became in increasingly interested in farming, and worked full seasons on farms in Ecuador, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Ben relishes the open-ended possibilities of farming; every day is different, and there are always new skills to practice and concepts to absorb. He especially likes killing weeds and keeping bees.
Dobby and Saber
Saber and Dobby work tirelessly digging holes, finding the best sticks and bones in the neighborhood, and chasing anything that moves. In her spare time Saber enjoys stealing gloves and sleeping by the fire. Dobby always finds time to gnaw on bones and on Saber's leg.
Mali and Kolby
The cats watch everyone else working but do not lift a paw themselves, even when a mouse scurries past.
We have 4 laying hens that selflessly keep our cartons stocked. They tour the fields in their mobile coop while the weather is nice, and retire to their permanent coop when the snow falls. Their favorite plants are oats and peas, and they will never turn down a slug.
We have more bees than you can shake a stick at, but you should not shake a stick at them because they don't like fast or aggressive movements. The bees work harder than the rest of us, no doubt. Three weeks until they work their wings off, actually, but they are clean and well fed and we do our best to make it a pollinator paradise.
Where Are Our Flowers?
Regional florists, coops, and distrubutors sell our flowers and arrangements. You can find our flowers on tables at weddings and restaurants. You may see our flowers at farmers markets. You can also enjoy our flowers in our fields. Please contact us or stop by if you are interested in our flowers.
Where Are We?
We are in the field harvesting flowers. Unless there is snow on the ground, in which case we are reading books by the fire. In either case, you can contact us via phone, email, regular mail, or in person. Or connect with us through social media. You can our contact information in addition to links to our facebook, instagram, and twitter accounts below. Thanks for checking us out!