After working hard for more than 30 years and raising children, Frank and Sessy Hazzard yearned to add a second chapter to their story before they bought the farm, so they bought a farm, built an Amish barn and sowed flower seeds. Lots of flower seeds! Thousands, in fact.
Frank, a retired fire chief, has been a resident of Howard County for more than 50 years. He comes from a farming family and feels tied to the land. Farming suits him, he likes to be active and prefers to be outdoors where he can witness the miracle of life.
Sessy still works part-time as a self-employed CPA, runs the farm and helps Frank with chores. Farming is in her blood, too, her mom was the first female to get a horticultural degree in Iceland. Sessy grew up surrounded by her mother’s gladiolus, roses and Zinnias, and yearned to recreate that beauty and share it.
The Hazzards believe no community is as strong without local, small businesses. Blue Gables Farm is the culmination of their dream to work together running a local business. Each year they grow thousands of flowers that they cut for sale at their farm, in local markets and via monthly subscriptions.
We sell flowers at farmer’s markets and on our farm from April through October, and offer weekly market bouquet subscriptions. We also supply flowers to floral designers and DIY weddings, parties and events.
Our flowers vary by the season and no two years are alike! If you would like to keep tabs on what flowers are in bloom and what’s coming next, sign up for our email list. We will never sell or share your information.