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Flora Bay

We aim to make this little part of earth whole again!”

“Flora Bay Farm was started by Courtney Smith (Farmer/Artist/Owner) and Steve Sawyer (Farm Advisor/Writer) in 2014. The micro-farm continues to grow, offering a diverse landscape of flowers, herbs, hops, fruits and vegetables grown with permaculture and bio-intensive practices. Courtney and Steve’s hope is to help increase the availability of local foods and further strengthen the ties of community to area farmers and producers.”

“Flora Bay is Certified Naturally Grown. We don’t use any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms, following the National Organic Program standards. Flora Bay’s Farmher Courtney also utilizes the best sustainable farming practices: crop rotations, cover cropping, permaculture, habitat bulding, native plantings, mulching, and no/low tilling.”

“Our products include: cut flowers, culinary herbs, vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, peppers, garlic), fruit (strawberries, mulberries, pawpaws), salt blends, dried herb blends, Rosemary wreaths, hops & hop tincture, medicinal tinctures & teas.”

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Carbondale, IL

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Courtney Smith
[email protected]
(618) 559-9484

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A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

6 Acres – mostly woods.

Utilizes 1 acre for vegetables,
herbs and flowers.


  • Veggies
  • Tomatoes
  • Flowers
  • Hops
  • Fruit
  • Peas
  • Herbs

Conservation Practices

  • Cover crops
  • Crop rotation
  • Compost
  • Nutrient management plan
  • Riparian herbaceous cover
  • No synthetic chemicals
  • Drip irrigation
  • Integrated pest management
  • Pollinator habitat enhancement plan

Additional Practices

Flora Bay plants intensely with diverse plant species. Lots
of companion planting, beneficial insect attractors and
pollinator attractors. They allow another farmer to keep
bees on her property.

Golden Beet

This farm meets our standards for the Golden Beet - our designation for excellence for exceptional Known & Grown farms.