Grateful Plains

“Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Like many farms, we have hobbled our way through 2020 adjusting our debut retail store and farmers market to curbside pickup and limited sales. We are scrounging around to keep our fields full of hope and inspiration for a bloom filled 2021 season! We know you missed our farm tours, field days and regular volunteer gatherings this year and we missed your smiling faces and healthful appetites tremendously!!

During this unusual time, we are encouraging you to place your order now for our 2021 offerings. Mother's Day baskets, bedding plants, 2021 containers and even fall bulbs are all added bonuses or buying our 'services' right now.

Instead of buying 'stuff', we want to grow our virtual library, expand our community outreach and provide special virtual meetups for 4-H programs and parents and teachers who benefit from our supplemental learning kits easily accessible on Zoom.

Thank you for your SUPPORT!

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The Grateful in Plains

Gratitude is a vibration. It is a frequency that resonates each time a person interrupts challenges by looking at the bright side and truly embracing all that is possible, even in seasons of drought and pestilence. When plants grow on land that is loved and cherished, something magical happens. Abundance. Beauty. Rare seeds, heritage breeds. 

Tim & Holly Koster


Growing forever together

One day not too long ago, a 3rd generation family farmer born and raised in the Illinois River Valley met an amazing woman who shared his work ethic, passion for working the ground and enthusiasm for living life to its fullest. He married her as soon as she believed she deserved to live happily ever after. And they do. . . 

 Causes dear to us: Preventative health, whole body nutrition, local food movement, small farm specialty crops, environmental philanthropy, telling our story in poem, prose & blooms.


For the 2020 growing season, our farm is in full revival mode. With the global onset of pandemic quarantine, we have adapted our sales to curbside pickup and virtual learning. We are very sad our retail space in the Village of Grand Ridge could not be open for fresh cut flower flowers or market days. We pray to re-open Mother's Day of 2021 with a very special Rural Heritage display during Grand Ridge Fest in August 2021.

Greenhouse & Grange

190 W. Main Street Grand Ridge, IL 61325

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