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How a Farmer Grew a Better Woman

I have a confession. Though our Bear Creek Farm enterprise is entering its fourth year, I didn’t start calling myself a farmer until now. My previous identity was hard won: big business, big offices, global clients. While I didn’t play a man’s game necessarily, I certainly was in a man’s world, and my identity was… Read more

How to Hire the Best Temporary Workers for Your Farm

A Labor Department program called H2A changed my company for the better. I wish I had known about it from the start. I want to pass on the good news. My journey toward finding solid workers whom I can trust has not been a straight line. Here in upstate New York, the farming labor market… Read more

A Rose By Any Other Name

China Forbes is the breathtakingly talented lead singer for the genre-bending band Pink Martini, who is touring select cities this fall. In addition to her love for music, Forbes is a major flower fan. She is intimately in touch with a powerful childhood memory she gained while growing up in the Massachusetts countryside. “We lived… Read more

Potter to Presidents, Christopher Spitzmiller

The great American writer Flannery O’Connor has said that to create great work, we must get our hands dirty. The renowned ceramicist Christopher Spitzmiller elevates this concept. The highly regarded designer creates his inimitable ceramic lamps by hand at his eponymous NYC design studio; he spends weekends knee-deep in his garden on Clove Brook Farm,… Read more

Man Sniffs Flowers

American photographer and artist William Wegman is famous for making humorous portraits and videos of his beloved Weimaraner dogs. Turns out the whole family has a keen sense of smell. I was fortunate to interview the famous artist for the second in our series about the power of flowers and the memories they evoke. Shown… Read more

The Curative Power of Flowers

While there are enormous gifts that arise from owning a flower farm, none are greater than the friends I have made that are borne of a mutual love of flowers. I’m fortunate to engage regularly in amazing conversations with Bear Creek Farm’s always-fascinating clients via phone, email, text and in person. I want to shine… Read more

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