Nicolette Irving, Flourish Flower Farm
Flourish Flower Farm Stand
Grant Award: $8,000
Flourish Flower Farm used their 2020 AgOptions grant to purchase a walk-in cooler which enabled them to increase the quality and quantity of the flowers they provided to florists, wholesale customers, and wedding clients.
They are ready to expand into local retail sales and have used their grant this year to construct a parking area and a 10′ x 10′ farm stand where they will offer self-service flowers. The farm stand will increase their exposure in the local market and Niki anticipates sales to increase by 25% in the first year.
The new community-focused model will allow Niki to connect to a new local customer base and reduce her carbon footprint. It will also increase awareness of her farm and likely increase participation in the on-farm workshops she offers.
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