So how do you get our flowers? Great question! We are a seasonal business, operating between May and October, with evergreen sales in November. Our Online Store has our current offerings. We do pickup and deliveries to Canton-Lewistown-Havana Tuesday - Thursday and sell at the Peoria Riverfront Farmer's Market on Saturdays. Florals for special events, including weddings and funeral arrangements, available upon request--we can accommodate any budget! Thank you!
The farm sits on a bluff overlooking Emiquon Nature Preserve and the bottom of the Spoon River Valley, an area rich in history and natural beauty. Our glamping accommodations include a round bell tent with a bed, a solar panel to plug in your phones, solar fan, grill, hammock and new flush toilets. Come stay!
Black Sheep Farm is a working flower farm perched on the bluffs of the Illinois River. Beyond growing high quality, chemical-free cut flowers, we provide glamping accommodations for people who enjoy being immersed in nature. Surrounded by flower fields, with a beautiful view of restored prairies and wetlands, our guests are welcome to explore the natural beauty and rich history of the Spoon River Valley.
Ben has been landscaping, gardening, and growing organic vegetables for over a decade, most recently learning the ropes of cut-flower production as the Garden Manager at Pistil & Stamen, a farmer florist operation that specializes in high-end weddings. His passion for nature has caused him to feel right at home on these beautiful bluffs.
As a New Orleans cabaret owner for 10 years (AllWays Lounge), Dennis built a unique, magical space from the ground up. The club became an institution for showcasing live performance in a city known for entertainment. A native of Lewistown, he is now using these skills to turn our flower farm into a unique tourist destination.
NEWS & EVENTS
Outside, an ice storm just coated everything in crystal, and our work on the old Walker House is being forced into a winter break.
We can't wait for 2021! Next year begins with the Spring Bulbs Flower Share for the early birds (on sale through Valentine's!) and of course the Mother's Day Sale with our classic tulips, lilacs & pennycress. Once the Peoria Riverfront Farmer's Market starts in mid-May, we will be offering flowers for pick-up on the porch all season long! I look forward to growing more flowers in a smarter way, and hopefully reintroducing special events for the community. Stay warm!