Delight Flower Farm is women owned, 5 acre commercial flower farm located in Central Illinois that sells flowers (chemical free) as well as other items. We operate a few miles West of Champaign IL. We grow flowers for sale at farmers markets, to florists, grocery stores, and for our roadside stand.
Most flowers (85%) in the United States are imported, grown with lots of pesticides, and shipped long distances. I want my community to be able to locally source beautiful flowers that are grown using sustainable farming practices.
Our farm is 7 years old, founded by a female (Maggie so it is a women owned business) on a small plot in east Urbana, and now maintained by her, Liz, and Holly in a chemical-free, old fashioned kind of way. Delight Flower Farm has grown to be Urbana’s pioneer organic Flower Farm, growing a variety of annuals like sunflowers, zinnias, gladiolas, marigolds, cosmos, and herbs, as well as native plants and perennials. We primarily harvest our flowers for local CSA members, but we also do special order arrangements and flowers for special events during our season.
My mother was an avid gardener, so as a kid most of my chores consisted of yard work. At the time I didn’t appreciate it. As an adult I’ve come to love spending time in nature, and observing the changes of each season. I, now, value the feeling of being tired from time spent outside doing hard work.
Some could argue growing flowers isn’t essential (not like food). However, in our culture, every important life occasion is marked with flowers: birthdays, romance, apologies, marriage, illness, and, even, death.
We feel passionate to provide our community with fresh flowers grown with love and good stewardship for the land.
Delight Flower Farm is a sustainable, women-owned cut flower farm. Since 2011, we have provided the Champaign-Urbana community with access to beautiful, fresh and safe cut flowers. What began as a humble experiment in a backyard garden, has grown into a thriving small farm that provides an alternative to the status quo of the present day global flower industry.
Delight Flower Farm is women founded and run environmentally friendly flower farm providing our community with a local, sustainable option for gorgeous flowers. We grow our flowers to help people become aware of and connected to locally grown flowers, to support ourselves in our livelihood as farmers, and to aid in land and pollinator restoration.