Welcome to Five Petal Farm!
A little about me - My name is Jennifer Hobbs and I am the owner and operator of Five Petal Farm. I have a degree in Botany from the University of Iowa and have been a sustainable farmer, botanist and all around creative soul for much of my adult life.
The farm's mission is to provide locally grown, in-season fresh flowers utilizing sustainable farming practices and promoting environmental stewardship. I grow fresh flowers, ornamental grasses and herbs for local florists and my dried botanicals and pressed flowers are also available locally in my online shop. (currently shipping throughout Iowa only).
Did you know that most of the flowers sold in the United States (approximately 70 - 80%) are imported and grown using harmful chemicals? When you buy flowers from Five Petal Farm, I guarantee they have been farmed sustainably and that no chemicals have been used. More people in the United States are now turning to locally grown flowers and have a desire to buy from and support their local farmers. As a sustainable farmer, it's important for me to be as eco-friendly as possible. I recycle just about everything and any garden waste left over is composted and re-applied to my garden beds for the following year or taken to a larger composting facility. I use recyclable Kraft paper to wrap my dried bouquets and Kraft paper bags/boxes and cardboard mailers for my packaging.
There is so much to be done everyday, but I truly love every minute of it! Thank you to all of my customers for your support!