Featured Vendor Spotlight: BirdSong Farm, LLCnocofm
We started our small farm business years ago when our children were little and I was working as a landscape designer and consultant. I have a degree in Landscape Horticulture and worked at a nursery and florist for years. I decided to try working from our home office so I could be home with the kids but the reality was that it was far easier being outside in the garden then it was in the studio! When we first started our little business we grew a wonderful variety of vegetables to share with family and friends and to sell at the farmer’s market. We loved having the kids out in the garden with us and we felt like it was important to teach them how to raise food that was sustainably grown, free of chemicals, and ready to eat right out of the garden. We also loved sharing our extra produce with the food bank to assist those in need of farm fresh local vegetables. We always grew flowers alongside our veggies but as the farm has grown and expanded my passion for flowers has grown with it. We still have rows and rows of tomatoes, peppers and pumpkins but now hundreds of flowers take the stage… front and center! We love being right here in the heart of Fort Collins tucked in the center of town on a dead end road with 6 acres of horse pasture in addition to the flower beds. We free range a nice sized flock of chickens who help us with bug control. And dogs and grandchildren run free and wild through the flower fields!
We still enjoy the challenges that we face every day growing flowers and vegetables. I love watching the garden grow and flourish and change with each season and new flower crop. I also love the art of flower design with flowers from the garden and the challenge each design presents. No two designs are ever the same!
Some of the flowers we have available this year include peonies, delphiniums, orlaya, larkspur, poppies, anemones, iris, feverfew, ranuculus, echinacea, rudbeckias, cosmos, zinnias, sunflowers, and hundreds of dahlias. We still have lots of tomatoes, peppers and many varieties of pumpkins and gourds. We look forward to sharing them all with you this summer!