About The Michigan Flower Barn
Learn about our flowers grown with sustainable farming practices, harvested in their natural season of bloom, designed by florists who are using chemical-free techniques.
THE SHORT & SWEET VERSION
Michigan Flower Barn was created by the owners of Brown Family Farmstead – a first generation flower farm in Owosso, Michigan. The Michigan Flower Barn concept is based on the replicable flower co-op structure and other local wholesale models across the US. After realizing the undeniable need to supply flower farmers across Mid-Michigan with a central hub to distribute their blooms, our wholesale flower market was created. Our goal is to encourage a strong local flower economy in Mid-Michigan and beyond, making locally-grown florals easily accessible to designers and florists.
THE MUCH LONGER VERSION
Josephine Brown is co-owner of Brown Farmstead & the founder of their flower truck. The flower truck launched in 2020 with a goal to sell specialty designed bouquets at markets and events – created with 100% of blooms grown from her farm and other local flower farms. Josephine would travel to farms in her area and to the Co-Op in Ypsilanti for extra flowers each week. The flower truck had a very exciting and successful season at the Farmers Market.
The community was more than happy & eager to seek out locally-grown bouquets! The only downfall was having to commute across the state every week, between working with farmers in her area and traveling to Southern-Michigan, to produce enough bouquets for the flower truck all season long.
In the course of attending monthly gatherings with other flower farmers in her area, she was able to make more connections and discovered there was an abundance of farmers who were looking for the same thing: a local and consistent sales outlet for their flowers. It was so obvious to us from then on that we should have created a central hub in Mid-Michigan so that all farmers in the area can connect with one another and sell their products together.
Located just 30 minutes away from both Lansing & Flint, and an hour’s drive from both Grand Rapids & Saginaw, we are your convenient location! Our floral productions take place on our small flower farm that we have been expanding for the past three years. Our Michigan Flower Barn features a cathedral barn that was built in 1913 and has been in good operating condition ever since. Interested in spreading the word about the many benefits of purchasing slow-grown flowers, as well as bringing together our community of farmers, we are passionate about spreading knowledge about the process
Our Flower Barn Team
Co-Founder + Flower Farmer
Market Manager + Flower Farmer
Co-Founder + Technology
Join our team! We’re always looking for more hands on deck to help us run the flower barn. Hit us up if you think you’d be a good fit for the MFB!
What Are Slow-Grown Flowers?
Flowers grown with sustainable farming practices, harvested in their natural season of bloom, sourced as close to you as possible – and designed by florists who are using chemical-free techniques. As farmer-florists, we make sure all of the flowers and foliage are harvested and sold immediately for use. Michigan ‘slow-flowers’ are grown in your state, eliminating the massive carbon footprint that comes with importing flowers.