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
All the leaves have fallen and the fields are good and frozen (except some tough snapdragons!) I am now taking orders for wreaths and grave saddles/blankets. I I make these with all local and fresh ingredients, adorned with pinecones, dried flowers and a bow.
The glamping is done for the season, and Dennis and I are working hard on the Walker House on Main St, where my studio is and our shop will eventually be. It is a gorgeous old brick house from 1861, and Abraham Lincoln even slept there!
Sadly, we are not doing the Wreath Workshop this year due to Covid, but it was such a smash hit, next year we definitely plan to do it again and for many years to come.
Stay warm and healthy y'all!