August 13, 10 am-3 pm
During this "In Her Boots" workshop spend the day with an inspiring trio of women farmers who run two businesses on the same farm: Two Pony Gardens & Ladyfern Flower Farm & Design Studio. Summer Badawi and Sanna Beek (the flower side) provide a detailed tour and overview of their specialty cut-flower farm and full-service design studio. Lisa Ringer showcases Two Pony Farm, which includes seasonal pizza nights and a summer camp.
Along with gleaning insights from these successful growers, we’ll share ideas for additional income from farming, including farmstays, on-farm food service, and producing value-added products in home kitchens under cottage food law.
You will learn about:
- Flower growing & design
- Flower business start-up, success strategies
- Dahlia growing, land use
- Agritourism: Pizza nights & on-farm food service, summer camps
- Value-added products under cottage food law