The Owner

Hello! Welcome and thank you for visiting my site! My name is Grace Christie also known as the owner of Graceful Acres. 

So we all know why you're here, to get

a little dirt on the gardener... well, let's

dig in...

Growing up on the families farm taught

the true beauty of nature. Now I can't

say that "since day one I knew what I

wanted to do." I mean, each day opens a

new door of possibilities, my mind is still

open to all the potential avenues of this

business. But in the beginning of 2017

I took the plunge into greenhouse production and flower farming, Which each day I find my heart swell with pride as I check on my crops which leads me to believe I made the right choice.

I attended the university of Connecticut where I received my degree in horticulture. During my schooling I worked in a variety of

businesses from greenhouse production,  to inventory management,  to landscaping and even dairy farming. Gaining incomparable knowledge about my wants and needs, my industry and inadvertently about how the world works. All of those experiences helped to shape me and lead me towards wanting to start my own business and gave me the tools to be the type of business owner I wanted to be. 

When I started the field as a hobby it became clear to me that I should pursue it as a career given the positive feedback from the community and the peace that it brought me. It allowed me to add a extra special nook of beauty to this town, which little did I realize that popularity it would gain. Many people approached me over the past year curious as to how they could have time there and to walk around and take it all in. Having people show interest in wanting to be on the farm was a pleasant surprise to me. 

But with a little magic and pixie dust here I am! Breaking into the cut flower business has been no joyride there has been many unexpected turns on this path.

As I continue to strive forward in this industry I really am turning to my customers and community to share their opinions and help the business to grow in the best

direction. 

So as you drive by, stop in and take in the beauty for yourself and even bring some home with you ! 

photography by: A Taylored Picture