Hi there! Welcome to OneEighty Petals. We're John & Sara, and we are thrilled to offer Door County residents and visitors stunning eco-conscious, locally grown flowers.
Our story started nearly a decade ago when we decided to ask "what if?" What if we said "so long" to the crazy-paced life we were living to follow a detour that led us an old farmhouse and plot of land in beautiful Fish Creek, Wisconsin? What if we followed this crazy dream we had to create a life less ordinary by combining our love of art with our passion for sustainable living and creative expression?
Those bold (but scary) decisions eventually sparked a new chapter to this dream — the idea of bringing back the family flower farm. After months of planning, attending classes, reading, planting, weeding — and countless prayers that our hard work would actually pay off — we opened OneEighty Petals for its first "official" season in 2017. Fueled by the success of our roadside stand bouquets and wholesale business, season two saw the addition of the cut-your-own flower field and field-to-event floral design services. Season three was a season of growth in many ways—and wrapped up just in time as we welcomed our first child, baby Jack!
With the addition of "Farmer Jack," we knew season four would be different from any of our previous seasons. But no one could have predicted just how different the 2020 season would be when we found ourselves pivoting our business model in response to a global pandemic. We welcomed so many guests to the cut-your-own flower field and our Petals-to-Go self-serve bouquet cooler sold out every single day! What started as our most challenging season turned into one of our most rewarding thanks to the overwhelming support of each and every customer that visited our farm or ordered arrangements from afar.
Today, we continue to offer our guests a one-of-a-kind Door County experience, whether they spend part of an afternoon in the OneEighty Petals cut-your-own flower field or grab one of our fresh-cut grab-and-go bouquets. From seed to stem, the blooms in a OneEighty Petals bouquet or arrangement were grown right here on our farm, highlighting our commitment to our farm's tagline, "family sown, Door County grown." This means we work closely with nature with some years seeing an early start to the season, and others a bit later. But in general, you can expect to see the self-serve roadside stand and flower studio opening its doors around mid-June and the cut-your-own field in mid July. Flowers are seasonal and available varieties change throughout the summer, so be sure to check our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram (@OneEightyPetals) to get the latest farm updates and flower availability.
In addition to flowers, we also have a small flock of laying hens, produce our own raw honey from our onsite bee yard, and raise a small herd Miniature Silky Fainting Goats and flock of Babydoll and Valais Blacknose sheep. If you follow us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter, you're sure to meet many of the faces that make up the OneEighty Homestead.
As we prepare for the 2023 season, we are more grateful than ever before to be able to continue providing you with the freshest Door County grown flowers and a truly magical place to visit. Whether you join us in the cut-your-own flower field, book our field-to-event floral design services for your Door County wedding or event or treat yourself to the Petals-to-Go bouquet cooler or Bucket of Blooms weekly flower subscription, thank you! We couldn't do it without the support and encouragement we receive from you, our customers and community.
Cheers to another season of cultivating flowers, community and creativity!
- John, Sara, Jack and Evangeline
Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Banner Photo Credit: Andrea Naylor Photograph