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Beautiful Blooms in the Mitten

 

 

 

Our Mission

To promote Michigan's local flower industry by making fresh cut flowers and foliage available for purchase at one location where buyers can choose from a large variety of high quality products. By supporting local farmers and Michigan's agricultural economy we reduce the waste, fossil fuels, and human rights abuses that prevail in the conventional flower market

What We Do

The Michigan Flower Growers' Cooperative started in the summer of 2016 with a series of conversations lead by Amanda Maurman and flower growers in the greater Ann Arbor area about how best to serve the needs of growers through marketing and distribution of their products to the wholesale market. 

The Michigan Flower Growers' Cooperative is a member-based cooperative of flower growers in Michigan and northern Ohio. Members of the cooperative sell wholesale flowers, foliage, succulents and other ornamental plants to florists, floral designers, and wholesale distributors who want fresh, high quality local products at competitive prices.  Growers bring their products to the weekly market where certified re-sellers can purchase them at wholesale prices. Buyers can also place orders through the co-op for pickup at the market. 

contact

(734) 395-6268
info@miflowercoop.com

Location

Passionflower Design Studio
2401 South Industrial Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Market Hours

Wednesdays 8 AM - 11 AM
 

Who We Are

 

amanda maurmann
GNOME GROWN FLOWERS

With the loving support of my family, I own and run a small cut flower farm and design studio out of my home in Ann Arbor. I utilize organic and sustainable practices and I love growing a diversity of unique and interesting blooms that inspire creative and natural design. I design for small weddings, events, and funerals, and also cooperate with the Slow Farm on Whitmore Lake Road to provide u-pick flowers for the public.  I work with what is in season first, and love to collaborate with other local growers. I only source from other American farms when absolutely needed

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alex cacciari
SEELEY FARM

I own and operate Seeley Farm in Ann Arbor with my husband, Mark Nowak. We grow certified organic vegetables and cut flowers for sale to farmers’ markets, chefs and grocery stores. 

I got bit by the flower bug five years ago when I planted two beds of mixed flowers as an afterthought along with our vegetable plantings. Those two beds quickly grew to almost a half acre of mixed annual flowers and foliage, a growing collection of dahlias, and new perennial plantings every year. I like to arrange with unique ingredients like foraged greenery, vegetables and herbs. I've also been experimenting with lots of everlasting varieties as a way to enjoy locally grown flowers all season long.

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trilby becker
SUNSEED FARM

I am the co-owner of Sunseed Farm, a diversified vegetable farm selling to chefs, grocery stores, and our CSA members since 2009. Flowers have been a side project of mine that has grown slowly and steadily into a passion. At first I sold a few bunches at the farmer's market, then I started a flower CSA, and now I sell to restaurants, florists, and floral designers in Ann Arbor and Detroit.  Each year I find more to love about flowers and believe that by helping to cultivate a vibrant and sustainable local flower market I am truly making the world more beautiful. 

 

SUSAN MCLEARY
PASSIONFLOWER DESIGN STUDIO

Susan is a floral designer, artist and instructor who creates unusual, boundary-pushing floral art including elaborate headpieces, flower crowns, and her signature succulent jewelry. Her soulful, seasonally-inspired creations and floral wearables have been described as exquisite living artwork. Susan has trained with some of the country’s leading floral designers, including Francoise Weeks, Erin Benzakein and Holly Chapple and has developed her own distinctive style of floral design. Considered one of the country’s top designers of floral wearables and living jewelry, Susan has received multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals in the Fusion Flowers International Designer of the Year competition. A passionate teacher, Susan offers private design instruction for new and professional florists in her studio and through destination workshops. 

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Sarah Pappas
FRESH CUT FLOWER FARM

Fresh Cut Detroit is my farm, founded in 2013. I grow as many types of flowers as I can muster, for just about any purpose you can imagine. I enjoy doing my own event and design work, as well as selling directly to consumers & florists. I have been working in agriculture-related justice work for ten years, and I'm learning more every single season. I completed the Certificate in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, at UC Santa Cruz, and worked with some of the best growers in the Hudson Valley of New York at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. I have farmed for The Greening of Detroit and Keep Growing Detroit, as the farm manager of Plum Street Market Garden. I am an active member of the Garden Resource Program, Grown in Detroit, and Detroit's community of growers. I have love and passion for efficient growing systems, collaborative education, preserving heirloom varieties, trading perennial stock and seeds, and advancing the aesthetics of local flowers.

 

Carole Capla
THE FARM ON JENNINGS

Informed by permaculture and motivated by organic principles, The Farm on Jennings, LLC is committed to supporting the health and longevity of animals, humans and our environment by using practices that enhance rather than harm. Owner and experimenter Carole Caplan is an E-RYT 500 yoga/ meditation teacher and teacher-trainer growing veggies, herbs and flowers on a beautiful 11-acre farm just north of Ann Arbor. Facility rentals available for intimate gatherings, meals, classes and more.


 

 

Nate and Jill Lada
GREEN THINGS FARM

Green Things Farm grew out of our love for each other and their community. We started the farm in the spring of 2011 at the Tilian Farm Incubator Program. In 2013 we purchased 64 acres of conserved farmland on Nixon Road. We grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, flowers and grains.  We also raise pigs, cattle, and chickens. We started with a bare conventional field and work every year to build infrastructure and improve the health of our farm ecosystem. As of 2015 we are certified organic. We are deeply grateful for the support we have been given from the Ann Arbor community.

MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
LUELLA ACRES
My original farm mentor once told me that food satisfies our hunger, while flowers satisfy our heart. It is with this bit of wisdom I set out to establish a farmstead in 2013 in Dexter, Michigan. A decade earlier, a summer job at the MSU Student Organic Farm turned into a life long passion for glorious, glamorous dirt. From there I spent several seasons in New England, earning my chops with some tough-as-nails farmers growing vegetables year round in Massachusetts and Vermont.  Now, back in the community where I grew up, flowers are growing everywhere on my own farm named for my two daughters.

Luella Acres is rooted in our passion for bringing the beauty of the outside in.  We are committed to growing practices that are safe and healthy for our family, our customers, and the earth.  We grow unique and stellar flowers and foliage for designers and florists as well as for our own whimsical farm inspired designs.

 
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MARILYN CROWLEY
PISTIL PRODUCTIONS
I started Pistil Production in a shady, land bank owned property in 2011. In 2015, I bought property in Belleville with two goals in mind:
1. Get a Dog
2. Plant Perennials.
Membership in the Michigan Flower Growers' Cooperative is allowing me to expand my flower production while still keeping my day job (for now!).  I will be planting Peonies next year and My pup's name is Mayor Mildred McPuncherson.

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Membership

Become A Member

Membership to The Michigan Flower Growers' Cooperative is open to experienced growers in Michigan and Northern Ohio.  All products sold through the cooperative must be grown on the members' own farms and gardens. New growers are allowed to sell through the cooperative for a single season trial period.  Prospective members may sell through the cooperative for two consecutive weeks of their choosing during the market season before deciding if they will join. 

The annual membership fee for growers is $200.  Alternatively, members can work 10 hours at market and pay $100, or 20 hours at market in place of payment. Annual dues are $50 at time of renewal or five market hours.

For a Seller's Application and MFGC Bylaws, contact info@miflowercoop.com. 

     
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    How to shop

    Become A Buyer

    If you would like to become a wholesale buyer with the cooperative, click here for an application.

    Shop for a Day

    If you are a DIY bride, or need flowers for a memorial, baby shower, or some other special event, we would love to have you at the market! Click here for a form with all of the instructions. Day Passes are $50 and valid for one market day.