From a young age, Amanda has spent a great deal of time exploring the New England landscape with her father and younger brother. Years were spent turning over rocks for salamanders, checking caves for goblins and looking for shells along the Boston coast. This outdoor exploring, often coupled with warm food and stories, instilled a deep curiosity for the natural world. While attending university in Western Massachusetts for Graphic Design, Amanda had the opportunity to work in the college Greenhouse and travel to India to study Tibetan medicine. It was these two experiences that inspired her to grow food that was thoughtful, nourishing and regenerative. After several formative adventures, such as working with farmers in South America, foraging for mushrooms in Maine and farming in New England, she wanted to study the interconnections that exist between ourselves, our food and our local ecosystem. It was then that she moved to New York to study flowers, wild plants and herbs at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. After her first sweet pea harvest and witnessing the inherent joy that flowers bring others, she realized that cultivating and arranging flowers is where her deep love of ecology, design, and good food all neatly coalesce. When not farming, Amanda loves to forage for wild plants, go tidepooling, run and eat soft cheeses.
We are currently farming on 2 acres in Kingston, NY. We are a part of the Esopus Agricultural Land trust which is made up of a diverse network of organic farmers and land stewards. Our location grants us the opportunity to be surrounded by a handful of successful and thoughtful farmers who share our mission to revive sustainable agriculture. The parcel of land that we are currently growing on has been in rye cover crop for 12 months and is comprised of prime Unadilla soil. We are so grateful to be part of such a rich community and are always open to visitors. Please visit our contact page if you would like to learn more!
Community is at the heart of this farm and we are so thankful to be surrounded by people who share our vision of cultivating resilient beauty. Ecological conservation and regeneration is deeply important to us as farmers, artists and land stewards. By protecting and emphasizing soil health, we are able to cultivate hundreds of flowers and herb varieties that are used for beautification, cooking, education and research. We have searched far and wide for the best seed varieties based on sustainability, handsomeness, longevity and flavor.
We proudly work without the use of any synthetic fertilizers, sprays or pesticides and strive to utilize growing techniques that work in conjunction with nature.We aim to increase our soils fertility by practicing crop rotation, cover crops and mineral amendments. We believe that these practices will produce a large variety of beautiful, highly nutritious and flavorful flowers, herbs and speciality vegetables. At this time, we have chosen to forgo the USDA’s organic certification process and invite you to trust us, your farmers, that our produce is grown using ecologically and socially responsible methods. In terms of our approach to arranging, we are constantly inspired by our local ecology and are always trying to consciously harness the beauty of wild plants in our arrangements.
Hannah and Amanda met when they both participated in the floral program at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in 2016. Their deep love for flowers, ecology, sci-fi novels and food made them fast friends and they began to stay up late at night planning their future flower farm. They continue to be in awe that they have the opportunity to do what they love everyday and bring people the joy of beautiful flowers.
Growing up amongst the endless fruit farms and sand dunes of coastal West Michigan, Hannah spent much of her time swimming in Lake Michigan, picking the ripest blueberries, and making pesto with her family. During the long winter months, she took refuge in the abundant time to tinker, experiment and create small crafts and other oddball inventions. Her love of working with her hands, soon lead her to the path of industrial arts, where she spent time learning how to work with tools, weld, and build structures. After coupling this love for creation with a deep cultural connection to food and landscape, she found solace in sustainable diverse farming systems. She was in awe of the vast unpredictability of the work she found in farming, and the electric possibility of working with nature as a partner in production. She went on to attend Michigan State University for Sustainable Horticulture, and continued to work on farms while attending. During this time, she worked for small scale CSA farms, university organic production research, urban farms and school garden projects, and helped manage the university food waste composting program. After graduating, she moved to New York, and began working at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Following Stone Barns, she worked to create and convert a previous horse pasture into a 2 acre vegetable farm and CSA. When not working in the field, Hannah loves making homemade jam, listening to Motown records, and practicing yoga
We offer seasonal bouquets and arrangements throughout the year and tailor each design to the customers color preference, style and price range. Please reach out to us if you want to learn more.
We offer this service to the brides that want locally grown flowers for their wedding but wish to create the arrangements themselves. Please contact us for seasonal availability and a price list.
We are always excited to connect with local businesses. We deliver directly to restaurants, florists and offices in the valley and city. Please reach out to us through our contact page to receive our weekly availability lists.
Flower CSA – 2018
Cold Spring Farmers Market
Boscobel, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison
362 Glynwood Rd, Cold Spring, NY 10516
Muddy Water Coffee & Cafe
52 Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Coffee Labs Roasters Inc.
7 Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
30 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Currently collaborating with Restaurants, Florists & Universities in NYC and beyond