“This sure is one gullywasher of a rain!”
These words, shouted during one summer deluge, earned our farm its name – and lost us our hilly driveway!
Gullywash Gardens, both our home and farm, is in beautiful hill country. We are bordered by ravines and overlook the gorgeous Minnesota River Valley. Our area is resplendent with wildlife, rich forests, and fresh air. We love gardening, our chickens, cats, Maggie the dog, suppers on the porch, owls hooting in the night, sunlight dappling through the woods, and smoke mingling with the fragrance of sweet maple sap boiling. We even love our dilapidated barn and shed!
After years of sustainably farming vegetables and flowers and running a successful CSA, we decided to scale back a little and devote our time to the more artistic pursuits. We took an unforgettable trip to the Netherlands, and experienced the stunning flowers and landscapes unique to the area. After enjoying such inspiration, we decided to upsize the flower portion of our farm, and are now proud to offer sustainably grown flowers, log-grown shiitake mushrooms, and homemade maple syrup to our customers. Ever since we started farming, we knew we wanted to care for our farm’s ecosystem in as organic a way as possible.
Gullywash uses only sustainable, natural practices to produce our flowers. We use compost, cover crops, and rotational planting. We do not use chemical herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides. We also don’t plant GMO seeds – we like to save some of our seeds for next year’s planting. Our Farmers’ Market booth overflows with seasonal bouquets of colorful, fragrant flowers. From the soft pastels of spring, to summer’s vibrant jewel blooms, leading into muted autumnal tones, our bouquets are expertly crafted for sale. As the new farmer/florist movement takes root, we design weddings, special events and business floral décor.