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Blooms by the Bucket!

We offer a few different blooms by the bucket options for DIY weddings and event florals. There are hundreds of flower farms in Michigan, all growing specialty cut flowers. MFB provides access to the highest quality, sustainably grown blooms for your wedding or event. A buyer’s pass is not required for this one-time purchase.

Our DIY blooms options are affordable and you won’t have to worry about shipping delays and damaged arrivals from imported floral websites. Plus, you’ll be supporting Michigan farmers – and you’re guaranteed to have the freshest blooms around.

We offer these seasonally grown blooms during Michigan’s growing season, which is generally from May-October. Check out our seasonal availability here!

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Michigan Flower Barn - Owosso Michigan

Michigan Flower Barn

Michigan Flower Barn was founded by the owners of Brown Family Farmstead – a first generation flower farm in Owosso, Michigan. 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, and anyone using blooms for their event! We’re excited to provide your with fresh cut-flowers from our flower farming community!

MFB is centrally located in Owosso (Bennington Township). We’re just 30 minutes from Downtown Flint, Lansing and 1 hour from Grand Rapids.

Things to Consider for DIY Event Florals

Blooms by the bucket is a great option for anyone with a smaller floral budget who’s comfortable DIY’ing their wedding or event florals. These are all seasonally grown flowers that thrive in Michigan. With that being said they do bloom at different times of the year. Flower selection is dependent on seasonal availability, so we just want to give you a friendly reminder: be flexible when working with ~ nature ~! Our team will fill your buckets with the freshest blooms that work beautifully together.

Speaking from experience tip: If you’re the one getting married, you’ll likely be *at capacity* the week of your wedding, with all the last minute to-do’s, so we highly recommend having an experienced and/or creative person (or two) that you trust for most of the work required for DIY blooms! Flower arranging takes time – make sure you’ve set aside a full day to get your arrangements together and made before your event.

Make sure you can provide proper care and storage – these are perishable items! All blooms must be transported and stored in a cool place, in fresh water, out of direct sunlight until they’re used.

BOOK SOONER THAN LATER (friendly shouting)! Yes, we are still affected by supply and demand from the pandemic – which created floral shortages & wedding delays everywhere (you may have heard). We have a limited number of DIY packages available each month.

Each DIY floral order must be placed a minimum of 2 weeks before your event date. We cannot accommodate anything sooner than that. We do not offer delivery for DIY buckets.

Lets get this flower party started!

Mixed Bucket
$100

Each bucket includes a hand selected mix of 70-75 stems: 1/3 focal, 1/3 filler and 1/3 foliage. A single bucket provides enough stems to make up to 6 small centerpieces (think a 1 quart ball jar size or 3.5 in. diamater vase) OR 1 large bridal bouquet and 2 small bridesmaid bouquets. Colors and varieties vary by month, these are mixed palette stems.

All greenery bucket option for this price, too.

Selected Palette Bucket
$140

Each bucket includes a hand selected mix of 70-75 stems, in your color palette: 1/3 focal, 1/3 filler and 1/3 foliage. A single bucket provides enough stems to make up to 6 small centerpieces (think a 1 quart ball jar size or 3.5 in. diamater vase) OR 1 large bridal bouquet and 2 small bridesmaid bouquets. Specific varieties vary by month, you provide a 3-5 color palette range.

Specialty Blooms
$30 bunch

Add specialty cut blooms to any order. Specialty-cut flowers include: hydrangea, peony, dahlia, lisianthus, tulip, ranunculus, garden rose, and anemone. These are high-quality specialty stems sold in growers bunches. Each bunch is $30, stem count depends on variety. Specific varieties vary by month.

Add On: DIY at the Michigan Flower Barn
$500 + buckets
Bring your crew and put together your florals on site at MFB! You’ll have access to our barn and flower farm for 4 hours. Bring your friends and fam, get creative and DIY your arrangements! Let us know how many buckets of blooms you’ll need then you’ll just need to BYOD&S (drinks & snacks), vases and team – we’ll provide you with floral snippers, tape and basic floral arranging recipes – oh and of course some tunes. The design part is up to you! We’ll be standing by for general guidance and tips. When you’re done we’ll store your arranged florals in our cooler until they’re ready for pickup, the day-of your wedding or event.
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Buckets of Blooms Options

If you're not sure, just provide a minimum estimate!
If requesting a palette specific bucket or specialty bunch, please include that info here. Also include how many pieces or arrangements you're wanting to make or any other info we may need!

Would you like to add on the DIY @ the Michigan Flower Barn option?

Must be 1-2 days before your event date.

Each DIY floral order must be placed a minimum of 2 weeks before your event date. We cannot accommodate anything sooner than that. We do not offer delivery for DIY buckets.

If you need full service floral design with delivery and setup – our collective has floral designers we can connect you with for any event. Please contact us here for more info.

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 DESIGN 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.
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