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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 camping 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 and cut flowers in various parts of the country for over 20 years. He has been developing and growing on this land for the past 6 years, refining his offerings to reflect the place as it progresses through the seasons, while developing practices for stewarding the land, including regular mowing, burning, and removal of invasive species. His passion for nature has caused him to feel right at home on these beautiful bluffs.

Dennis Monn, a native of Lewistown, is in charge of the camping operations on the farm. He provides rustic and thoughtful accommodations for visitors of this peaceful river valley that his family has called home for over a hundred years. Since returning home, he has rekindled his passion for ceramics, creating floral vessels using ancient decorating techniques and clay dug from the land. He loves to host special events out at the land, including U-picks, which start in August.


April 3, 2023

It's officially spring, and we are already in the thick of it! We've been building and cleaning up out at the land and hosting a few early campers. There are thousands of baby plants to be watered, and we'll soon be preparing the fields to receive them. We are already offering one-off bouquets and arrangements, as we've been blessed with an early showing of blooming branches, daffodils and tulips! Check out the webstore to order fresh spring flowers, or to sign up for our Flower Shares, 8 or 16 weeks of bouquets throughout the growing season starting late May. Delivery available to Canton, Lewistown and Havana (incl Cuba, WeeMaTuk & St David). Our first events will be in early May so keep an eye out! It's going to be a great season

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