On Finding Eminence Farm, Chris and Audra Wyant focus on beauty and taste. And in unique instances, they combine the two.
The Wyants specialize in growing cut flowers and microgreens on a half acre near Lexington in McLean County. In addition to working on the family’s specialty farm, Chris is the education manager with Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom.
The couple grows a wide variety of seasonal cut flowers. Finding Eminence sells flower subscriptions in four-week blocks during the growing season. Customers collect their subscription bouquets each Tuesday at Green Top Grocery, Bloomington. Subscriptions may be purchased in any number of four-week increments. Additional bouquets may be pre-purchased weekly at the online farm stand.
The farm has sold all its subscriptions for the first two blocks. While spots were still available for blocks three and four, Audra encouraged interested customers not to wait and projected all remaining subscriptions would be sold by early July. For details or to sign up, visit findingeminence.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the farm on Facebook and Instagram.
Through Finding Eminence Farm, Audra offers wedding floral services in central Illinois. Bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces and arrangements are designed using the farm’s seasonal flowers. “We are passionate about using fresh, local flowers in season,” she said. Interested brides and grooms should visit findingeminence.com, click on the flower tab and then click on weddings in the drop-down box.
Custom floral arrangements for birthdays and funerals are available for preorder with at least a three-day notice. Email custom orders to email@example.com.
As for combining beauty and taste, Finding Eminence Farm sells edible flowers to Bloomington’s Sugar Mama Bakery for uniquely decorated treats.
The farm’s floral offerings extend to activities and items. Check the website for upcoming flower arranging classes and classes using flowers to make images on fabric. In addition, floral notecards are available online and may be shipped anywhere.
Fresh microgreens, tiny vegetables and herbs harvested as early as seven to 10 days after planting, are available year round and sold at Bloomington’s Green Top Grocery and Common Ground Grocery. Those stores also carry the farm’s lettuce mixes.
Microgreens, additional seasonal produce and eggs are also available weekly for pre-purchase orders from the online farm stand. Customers get their orders on Tuesday evenings at the farm. After the harvest, popcorn will be available for order. For details, visit the online farm stand.
The Wyants even share part of the farm’s crop growing experience. Grow your own microgreen kits are available for order online and may be shipped anywhere in the country year-round.
Enjoy this Bee School: Beekeeping tools video from Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom with Chris Wyant: