My husband Tom grew up on this farm - and spent many hours picking "Silver Queen " sweetcorn, weeding the melon patch and fishing the creeks. His love for this little corner of Pennsylvania runs deep. I grew up in Europe, and spent years in Holland surrounded by flower greenhouses, but did not discover my love for agriculture till college days - when I started working for the PSU Entomolgy Department. I got to drive my first tractor at their Research Farm, and spent many hot summers out in the field collecting insect data.
We were able to purchase the family farm in 2000, and operated a small CSA for 10 years - raising veggies and flowers for our members as well as a weekly farmers market - and working off the farm. We've since discontinued the vegetable CSA - and are focusing our efforts on providing farm fresh local flowers to our local central Pennsylvania community. Every year my passion for flowers grows! Our high tunnel tucked away behind our house is one of my favorite spots - a quiet haven that is sweetly scented, lush with foliage and a treat for the eyes with floral beauty. Hummingbirds frequently keep my company. Pastured turkeys, a few pigs and some grass-fed beef add to the diversification of our farm.
For the sake of our family - and for yours - we're committed to using organic growing practices. Currently our fresh flowers and speciality produce can be found at the North Atherton Farmers Market in State College, and our prized flowers are also available for a limited number of local weddings & events. Select flowers and produce are available through the Friends & Farmers Co-Op. Check it out! We're also proud members of the Pennsylvania Farmers Union, the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, and lifetime members of the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture.
We’re looking forward to sharing our flowers and farm products with you
The Carey Family: Sabine, Tom and Mattie