Let’s Celebrate the Women Who Raised Us

Here’s to Carmen. Who let me brush her beautiful long, blonde hair and who never rolled her eyes when I would ask her to Pepper (volleyball game) with me in the backyard. Who is pee your pants funny, and reminds me the only way to succeed is to put myself out there and ask for more.

Here’s to Joyce. Who let me look through her jewelry box, sleep on the floor right next to her bed during weekend visits. Who taught me not to put up with bullshit, who cleans up our family messes and is the glue that holds my family together.

Here’s to Margie. Who held my hand after Lincoln was born and told me I can do this. Who is an active member of our daily village that makes this farm and family work. Who taught me that good food is made with time and a lot of love. And that homemade applesauce tastes better with a marshmallow thrown in.

Here’s to Diana. Who brought me into this world and would only sometimes need to remind me she could take me out of it. Who taught me how to be artistic and always gave me a safe, creative space to figure this life thing out. Who pushes me to move on when I’m fixated on things and to forgive when I can’t let go. Who picked me up when I fell, kissed my boo boos, walked me down the aisle, and tells me I’m a good mom.

These women have helped shape me into who I am today. They are integral parts of my family. They have guided and mentored me. Wiped tears and made me laugh until my sides hurt. I am me because of them.

Need a good way to celebrate the women in your life that are amazing? We have plenty of gift ideas.

Buy Flowers at a Pop-up Shop

Join us Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Retrofit Culture in Bloomington to create the perfect bouquet for Mom. Arrangements will be made on the spot, with your input, with fresh, locally grown flowers from our farm.

Flower CSA

Receive a hand-tied bouquet each week for 18 weeks this summer. Flowers will be available to pick up between 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Green Top Grocery parking lot next to the PrairiErth Vegetable CSA pick-up starting Tuesday, May 28th and ending Tuesday, September 24th.

Enjoy a Class Together

Bring your favorite bottle of wine and create a farm fresh flower centerpiece at Finding Eminence Farm. Even if you’ve never arranged flowers before, you will leave the class with the confidence to do it again on your own. In the class you will: receive a farm tour and have exclusive access to harvest your own flowers from the fields, learn how to create a stunning, abundant centerpiece through small group and one on one guidance, take home and enjoy your centerpiece that you arranged in a keepsake vase