THE CHORE BEER CHATS PODCAST
S1E7: HOW TO BECOME A FLOWER FARMER IN 2.5 SECONDS // WITH ASHLEY VAIL OF VAIL FAMILY FARM
rancher | small business owner |
photographer | creator | podcast host
"I grew flowers, therefore I am a flower farmer". The reward of starting something from seed, in both the literal and metaphorical sense.
Giving great advice but never taking it for ourselves. Showing up on social media as a business - authentically and sustainably. Learning to measure success + growth outside of money + followers.
NOBODY KNOWS WHAT THE ALGORITHM WANTS and anyone who says they do is a liar.
Being stupid + crazy, and other telltale benchmarks of success. Dopamine hits. Useless farm animals. The trash-can chick. A penis with feathers. Heart cartwheels.
Farm mascots, past and present. #RIPBodacious.
Ashley Vail is a first-generation cut-flower farmer in Salina, Kansas.
This episode is brought to you by:
Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery + Forest Creek Farmhouse
Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery
Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery is located down a rambling country road in Thedford, Ontario.
“Farm to Glass” is how they define themselves. All of their wines and ciders are handcrafted on their property using fresh produce either grown by them or sourced from local farms.
Join them for a tasting, try out their distinctive swing tables and enjoy the gorgeous views.
Open Thursday to Sunday from 12-5 pm.
Visit their website at: shaleridgeestatewinery.com to book your reservation, now. Their team looks forward to saying, “Welcome to Shale Ridge".
You can find them on Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok.
Forest Creek Farmhouse
Ang of Forest Creek Farmhouse is a highschool principal by day, and wife and mom running a farm the rest of the time. She is a second-generation woman in ag as well as a master educator, and she runs online and in-person workshops in which she shares her knowledge of growing beautiful flowers, raising poultry, sheep, and beekeeping.
The Forest Creek Farmhouse website is the place to go for the most coveted flowers for your garden. Grab a coffee and shop her curated collection of cut flower seeds with shipping across Canada.
They're also offering a promo code to our listeners for 10% off with code ChoreBeerChats.
In Ontario? Be sure to check out her selection of family-friendly, rare breed chickens, geese, and honey bee colonies for farm pick-up. Find her on instagram at @forestcreekfarmhouse and www.forestcreekfarmhouse.ca.
Forest Creek Farmhouse, helping you grow something beautiful.