Sarah Lasswell, Moss & Thistle Flower Farm
Sustainable Floriculture for Local Markets
Grant Award: $6,000
In order to prepare and maintain a field of this size, she purchased a BSC walk behind tractor, implements, irrigation supplies, seeds and electric fencing materials. With the use of the mechanized equipment, she structured her expansion so that she harvested a modest amount for sale during 2019, while building soil and establishing long-term stock.
Demand for American grown, locally produced cut flowers has increased in recent years, from florists to farmers market customers, and those wanting custom bouquets and subscription services.