Our farm is located next to our house, on the corner of West Forest & Rosa Parks (12th St.), on the edge of Woodbridge, in the city of Detroit. We are open to the public on Thursdays, 4-8 PM, during the season. To inquire about special events, business accounts, or direct sales to florists, please email freshcutdetroit[at]gmail. To sign up the Weekly Bouquet Service click here.
I'm Sarah Pappas, and Fresh Cut Detroit is my farm, founded in 2013. I grow as many types of flowers as I can muster, for just about any purpose you can imagine. I enjoy doing my own event and design work, as well as selling directly to consumers & florists. I have been working in agriculture-related justice work for ten years, and I'm learning more every single season.
I completed the Certificate in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, at UC Santa Cruz, which at 40-plus years, is the United States' oldest organic training program. I worked with some of the best growers in the Hudson Valley of New York at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, a 10 acre, 400-member CSA. I have farmed for The Greening of Detroit and Keep Growing Detroit, as the farm manager of Plum Street Market Garden. I am an active member of the Garden Resource Program, Grown in Detroit, and Detroit's community of growers. I have love and passion for efficient growing systems, collaborative education, preserving heirloom varieties, trading perennial stock and seeds, and advancing the aesthetics of local flowers. I am a BUILD graduate, a Kiva Zip loan recipient, winner of Detroit Soup, recipient of a USDA EQIP grant, NEIdeas, and proud member of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.