Grateful Plains

“Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 5th 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.


During 2021, our farm transitions from revival to crop production mode. As we adapt in the aftermath of global pandemic quarantine, our main delivery remains curbside pickup and virtual learning for 2022. By Spring, our retail space in the Village of Grand Ridge may be open for fresh cut flowers and possible modified spacing for market days. We will host outdoor shopping by appointment only just before Mother's Day 2022. We intend to also host a very special Rural Heritage Exhibit again in August.

Greenhouse & Grange

190 W. Main Street Grand Ridge, IL 61325

2022 schedule::

by appointment

And Second Sundays April - OCT

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