Brightflower Farm is a beautiful 4-acre farm located in the Driftless Region of NW Illinois. We are about 10 minutes from the Wisconsin border and about 45 minutes from the Mississippi River. Owned and operated by Jeanie McKewan with help from her husband Michael Staver and 6 excellent employees, Brightflower has been producing locally and sustainably grown flowers for over 10 years.
We grow specialty cut flowers, decorative branches, striking greenery, and succulents from March through November. We provide a weekly availability for online shopping to qualified wholesale floral buyers. We provide standard bunches to florists and designers and will work with you on dates and color schemes to help make your events spectacular. For Grocery Stores we make beautiful mixed bouquets, mason jar bouquets, consumer bunches, and succulent gardens. We provide gorgeous DIY buckets for brides who want to do it themselves! Our flowers are fragrant, fresh, and long lasting and include peonies, dahlias, succulents, stock, lisianthus, hydrangea to name a few.
We grow on 2 acres of fields and covered tunnels. We start our Ranunculus and Anemones in November and December and plant them in one of our heated houses in December and January. Along with Poppies and Chantilly snaps, these flowers will all be ready in late March/or early April. From then we are seeding and planting through July and August which gives us flowers to harvest until November!
We deliver Chicago on Thursdays. How it works is we send out an availability and a link to our online store every Wednesday for you to place your orders by early Sunday morning for a Thursday delivery. Our flowers are cut Sunday through Wednesday so your flowers are fresh each week! We also are part owner of Fair Field Flowers (FFF) and market our flowers in Madison and Milwaukee. At FFF we deliver on a refrigerated truck to your shop. You have the ability to pre-order your flowers as well as shop from 7 different growers’ beautiful flowers.
And for you DIY’s—we can give you beautiful buckets of Grower Choice flowers and greenery or you can choose your own color pallet.
We are passionate about our flowers and you will be too after you get your first delivery!