Tiny Hearts Flower Farm Opening Hillsdale Studio-Showroom

Local sustainable grower serves wedding and event clients, and offers weekly seasonal CSA

Think spring! Jennifer Elliott and Luke Franco of Tiny Hearts Farm, a 15-acre operation that practices organic growing methods in Copake, announced plans to open a floral showroom and studio on May 1.

The building, where the farmer-florists will do consultations with brides and other event clients, distribute weekly seasonal CSA flower shares, plus enjoy a light-filled workshop for arranging, is a replica of the original 1850 house that stood on the site.

“It’s a perfect fit for Tiny Hearts,” said Matthew White, who is leasing the studio to Tiny Hearts, and developed it to suit the needs of their growing business. “Having our region’s most impressive organically managed flower farm choose Copake, and now Hillsdale, drives home our area’s deep connection to farming.”

“We feel at home in Hillsdale,” said Elliott. “People here understand that we need to maintain connections to our farms and we can relate to that. It’s part of what drew us to flower farming in the first place. But sometimes overlooked is the need for farmers to remain connected to the communities they serve.”

“In opening this shop,” said Franco, “we’ll be able to broaden our outreach and better connect with our friends and neighbors—and send them home with tulips, too!”

About Tiny Hearts

Tiny Hearts Farm is what germinates when two classically trained musicians—Jennifer Elliott and Luke Franco—are set loose in a new creative medium: 15 acres of gorgeous Hudson Valley soil managed according to organic practices.

  • They are wholesalers of homegrown, sustainably grown, seasonal flowers and foraged materials, with prominent NYC florists and others among their loyal customers. Learn more.
  • They do event flowers: Brides & other event clients expect their unexpected style, whether a whole wedding or merely a centerpiece for a party. Learn more.
  • Want more flowers in your life (and live nearby)? Tiny Hearts’ effusive weekly CSA bouquets will delight those who want to subscribe and pick up in season. Learn more.

In spring 2014 Tiny Hearts Farm moved to expanded acreage in Copake, as part of the Copake Agricultural Center, where they farm happily today. In 2011, the farm had been founded on land leased from Olympic figure skater Dick Button, in Westchester County.

The move north to Copake provided so many important things—a lifetime lease on 15 acres (a big deal for flower farms—many perennials are expensive to install and take years to establish), a house on the edge of the field, a barn for packing out orders, and four neighboring farms who have become their best support system. They have invested in much-needed infrastructure—a greenhouse, walk-in cooler, two tractors, and delivery vans—and they’re only just getting started! They now work with a team of four to six employees, all passionate about flowers and invested in becoming great farmers and designers.

Jenny and Luke are farmers, not florists, first, committed to being growers of an ever-wider palette of high-quality, healthy-for-the-land, healthy-for-people flowers. To better serve their event clientele, and expand the weekly seasonal CSA business, the studio and showroom in Hillsdale is the key next step.

Contact: Luke Franco

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(646) 530-0174 cell
(914) 236-0760 office

www.tinyheartsfarm.com