Yellow Dog Farm is a 60 acre property located in Cleveland, MO, about 30 minutes south of Kansas City. For the 2018 season, about one acre will be devoted to growing cut flowers. This doesn't seem like much space, but will provide enough flowers for about 4,000 bouquets!
The farm is run by Carrie Cronan, who is a full time middle school reading teacher in the Olathe school district, and who also has a part time family photography business. Please click here if you are interested in learning more about Carrie Cronan Photography.
Annuals grown at the farm include: celosia, zinnia, ammi, larkspur, snapdragon, sunflower, basil, cress, monarda lambada, bells of ireland, gladiola, dill, cosmos, stock, and bupleurum.
Perennials include: butterfly weed, gooseneck loosestrife, firecracker loosestrife, echinacea, gallardia, rudebekia, liatris, butterfly bush, phlox, yarrow, agastache, crocosmia, lilies, iris, wormwood, and monarda.
The farm sells flowers at the Olathe Farmers Market on Wednesdays, the Louisburg Farmers Market on Saturdays, and the Kansas City Farmers Market on Sundays. Markets begin late May and continue until the end of September. Locations are as follows:
Olathe Blackbob Park 14500 W. 151st street Olathe, KS
Louisburg Farmers Market Intersection of 2nd and Mulberry Louisburg, KS
Kansas City City Market 20 E. 5th street Kansas City, MO