How Does It Work?
You grow the beautiful cut flowers. MFB provides coordination, communication and buyer outreach, fulfillment, plus marketing. As a farming member you’ll simply upload your available products for online sales each week. Then on market day (Wednesday), you deliver your fresh blooms to MFB and we sell them to our wholesale buyers! Our goal is to encourage a strong local flower economy in Michigan, making locally-grown florals easily accessible to designers and florists, we’re proud to support our flower farming community.
Apply To Be a Member
We welcome new & seasoned farmers, and encourage sustainable farming practices. Our farming members are required to grow all of their own products. Once you’ve filled out our flower farm application, our team will review it and contact you within one week. Approved members receive detailed procedures for selling your flowers through MFB upon onboarding.
We offer two flower farm membership options each year: full season passes from Mid-April – October ($200). Or a partial season pass for new farmers or farmers with specific or limited crop availability, for a pre-selected 8 weeks ($100).
Want to sign up as a farmer and get a buyer’s pass? As an approved flower farming member, you can add on a buyer’s pass for $50.
Qualified flower farmers are selected based on the following criteria:
- Product selection that aligns with buyer demand
- Your farm is located in Mid-Michigan
- Ability to deliver product in wholesale quantities (growers bunches)
- Committed to selling consistently with MFB for the growing season
- Products are grown free from harsh chemicals that kill pollinators and you use sustainable growing practices as much as possible
MFB is opening in April 2023! Flower applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. 2023 farming apps close April 1.
Flower Farmer Application
MICHIGAN FLOWER FARMING COLLECTIVE
We know how much work goes into growing high quality, specialty cut flowers. As flower farmers ourselves, we especially know how important it is to keep steady business and to build connections. Now you’ve got a spot to sell all of those beautiful blooms. The MFB was created to offer a consistent wholesale marketplace for our fellow flower farmers in Mid-Michigan. Community over competition is what we live by, and we’re excited to have our team of diverse farmers grow each year!