OUR FARM

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.


Photo by EE Berger Photo

Photo by EE Berger Photo

OUR FARMER

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.


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