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. In 2020, we will sell at the Peoria 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 queen air mattress, a solar panel to plug in your phones, solar fan, grill, hammock, and gravity shower. There is also a small campter with A/C available. 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.
We are now one year old and have lots of plans and dreams for the future! On September 13, we are throwing our first annual Black Sheep Festival, an overnight camping festival with music and food, when the fields are in full bloom!
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
Planting season is nearing a close, and I'm busily getting the last seeds and plants in the ground. Our first round of sunflowers are starting to flower as the cool season transplants, wildflowers and perennials finish blooming. We had low rainfall in June, and so far, July is looking like a scorcher. Beyond watering a lot, I'm thinking about how to use minimal irrigation to ensure plants get the proper size for cutting. Every year is so different!
The glamping site has been thoroughly booked as people seek a socially distant get-away. The farm is more beautiful every day and we feel blessed to be able to continue our summer life as planned.