Welcome to Rock Meadow Farm
Rock Meadow Farm was born of my desire to get back into small scale agriculture after the birth of my two children, who are now 11 and 14 years old. The name pays tribute to the original settlers of this land and its bony soil; to the quintessential rock piles created in open meadows, handpicked from the plowed earth to make way for homestead gardens. My love of farming is focused on flowers, and I am honored to share their beauty and brightness with my community. "
-Betsy Orvis, Owner
Deep Roots and Fertile Soil
Rock Meadow Farm is owned and operated by me, Betsy Orvis, a native Vermonter whose roots run deep in the hills of South Starksboro. A lifelong gardener, I developed a love of flowers as a child, and as a young adult working in my parents' flower shop. It was there that I learned proper cut flower handling and the foundations of floral design.
I came to know and love the rhythms of farming while in college, studying plant and soil science and working on a small organic farm in rural Vermont. Growing cut flowers on the farm united my passion for tending plants with creating beautiful bouquets. I met my husband through farming, and we moved into a mid 1800's homestead in Hinesburg, or "the ends of the earth: Chittenden County," in the words of my Grandma, who was indeed a lifelong Addison County gal! After years spent reclaiming old gardens and creating new ones, and focusing attention on the subtleties of the land, I feel a deep connection to my hillside home, for which I am very grateful.
Since its inception, Rock Meadow Farm has outgrown the gardens and greenhouse space here at home, and in 2018 I began growing flowers in the dreamiest river bottom soil at Jubilee Farm, located in Huntington Center.