Stow Greenhouses is the farm where we grow the flowers for Field & Vase. Located 30 miles west of Boston, Stow Greenhouses is a 14 acre family-owned, cut flower farm. We grow 80+ varieties of flowers year-round in our fields and greenhouses. We cut the best of what is blooming each day to bring it from our fields to your vase.
Eco-friendly and sustainable growing practices guide our operations. In the greenhouse we plant with all natural coir (coconut fiber); it's already a recycled product that we recycle again ourselves. At the end of a growing cycle we reclaim the coir, steam it and re-use it. We don't use pesticides; instead we try to find natural predators for the little critters that try to feast on our crops. We heat with bio-mass (wood chip) boilers so we don't depend on fossil fuels.
It's always summer at the greenhouse. The entire structure is about one acre under glass. It's also fairly well automated. We use a raised table system where new crops roll in from the east, and migrate slowly west as they grow to maturity. This maximizes the space that we have. A system of automatic pushers and rolling tracks cycle the most mature crops into the corner, where we harvest almost every day.
This is our home, our business and our dream. We live here with our family, raising three fine young men of college and high school age. They help us to grow our beautiful flowers all year round.