EST.

2018

BLACK SHEEP FLOWER FARM

FLOWERS & GLAMPING

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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!

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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!

 
OUR STORY

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. 

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NEWS & EVENTS

May 12, 2021

Mother's Day is over and so is the early Spring Bulbs Flower Share. Moving thousands of tulips was a wonderful way to start the season, but I am also grateful for 2 weeks to focus on planting as many starts as I possibly can! We still have a few tulip bunches for Front Porch Pick-ups. Both the Riverfront Farmer's Market and the main season of Flower Shares start at the end of May.

Our first camping guests arrive this weekend! We've been mowing, raking, planting, hauling, burning, sweeping and staging for opening night.

Enjoy the last month of spring! The trees are breathing again, the air is cool and the sunshine is warm.