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Wednesday, December 6 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marketing Cut Flowers LIMITED

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Join three experienced flower growers and a wedding/events planner as they describe the creative ways they are marketing cut flowers off of the farm and generating a high end market for flower use.  Angela DeFelice of Rock Steady Farm and Flowers, Jenny Elliot of Tiny Hearts Farm and Shannon Algiere of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture will pool their resources together to offer insight into generating income with flower stems as a sole production crop or from within a diversified farm operation.  Estelle Silberman, Event Manager at Stone Barns Center, will also join the conversation offering words of wisdom from her long time involvement in the flower industry. Each panel member comes from a unique farm and industry background and will therefore be covering a wide spectrum of options for making the most of your flower crop. The discussion will include wholesale, retail, CSA, events, weddings and value-added components. 


Presenters
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Shannon Algiere

Farmer Educator, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Shannon Algiere is farmer educator at Stone Barns Center. She was introduced to an agrarian lifestyle as a young girl, frolicking in strawberry fields and peach orchards and showing goats and rabbits at local fairs. While studying at the University of Rhode Island, Shannon worked... Read More →
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Angela DeFelice

Flower Grower and Owner, Rock Steady Farm & Flowers
Angela DeFelice has 10 years of experience growing vegetables and cut flowers on small farms, mostly in the Hudson Valley. She is inspired to build community through farming, to increase food access in her local community, and develop sustainable business models for small farms and... Read More →
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Jenny Elliot

Farmer and Florist, Tiny Hearts Farm
Jenny Elliot is the founder, farmer and florist at Tiny Hearts Farm.

Stone Barns Staff
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Estelle Silberman

Event Manager, Stone Barns Center
Estelle Silberman is events manager at Stone Barns Center. Growing up in her parents’ flower shop in Brooklyn, Estelle was imbued with a passion for color, art and growing things. After graduating from Hunter College, traveling the world and working as a freelance florist and photo... Read More →

Wednesday December 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
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