Either a month at a time or for the whole season, joining means a flower filled summer of super fresh and beautiful blooms every week. Get the details and sign up here
While we are flattered by the outpouring of interest to visit the farm, the reality of accommodating tours has proven to be overwhelming for our tiny team. We can occasionally welcome garden clubs, master gardeners and other groups in a single-organized event, but we are unable to make the time and space for visitors during our workday. If you wish to see the farm, there are always a number of workshops and other events during the season for which you can sign up. We hope to see you at one!
Set on rolling forest, grassland and shaded draws near Troy, Idaho, Mellifera Farm was homesteaded in the late 1800's and maintained as a diverse family farm for much of the next century. Today, the farm is a special place, inspired by art and science, and dedicated to the sustainable production of cut flowers, Icelandic sheep for meat and fiber, and queen bees.
This farm was a beloved place for another family before us and we are mindful that we are temporary stewards. The Anderson family immigrated from Sweden and homesteaded the place in the 1880's. We live in the house that they built in 1903, use the barn that they constructed in 1910, and have converted their icehouse into a flower cooler. It is a privilege to care for the place and to share a piece of it with you through the meat, fiber and beautiful flowers that we produce here.