Category: Archived News

Changes in 2015

As many of you fellow farmers and small business owners know, each year we have new developments and some just need to be shared!  In 2014 we started to sell our cut flowers through the Midwest Distribution Center for Whole Foods Midwest Region.  They shipped our flowers to 6 states from June through October! We

Illinois blooms for Midwest vases

By Debra Prinzing Author of Slow Flowers and 50 Mile Bouquet Jeanie McKewan is proud to call herself a farmer. A flower farmer, that is. Over the years, she has grown many types of plants, including edible crops and ornamentals for the landscape, but this engaging flower entrepreneur is at her best when surrounded by

Green Entrepreneurs: Jeanie McKewan, Brightflower Nursery

Green Entrepreneurs: Jeanie McKewan, Brightflower Nursery is one of a series of case studies conducted with support from the Center for Food and Agricultural Research. Additional case studies are available on the Institute for Rural Affairs website at www.IIRA.org. Read Case Study (pdf)

Illinois Flower and Wine Tour Press Release

Wine and Roses: Sustainable Ag Tour in Northwest Illinois By Constance McCarthy Storm clouds rolling in from the west on August 13 did not deter a group of hardy folks interested in taking in a different angle of sustainable agriculture. This tour began at Bright Flower Nursery, just north of Stockton, Illinois. We were greeted

Tour of Illinois Flower and Wine Operations

Marie Flanagan Source: ACES News Brightflower Nursery in Stockton and Famous Fossil Winery in Cedarville are the destinations of a tour sponsored by University of Illinois Extension. The tour is scheduled for Friday, August 13, and will begin at Brightflower Nursery at 9 a.m. Jeanie McKewan and Michael Staver started Brightflower Nursery in 2006. “After

Food for thought

The Journal-Standard Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 Food Section A9 front page Read the article (pdf)