Patti Kraemer-Doell has owned and operated Little Big Farm since 2006. After establishing the flower farm, Patti quickly worked to establish a market where her flowers could be enjoyed by others. Rallying the help of some local farmers and a non-profit, Patti helped establish the Blairstown Farmer’s Market, which is now going on its 13th year! In 2019, Patti helped form the Garden State Flower Co-op, a collection of regional flower farmers who operate a wholesale market weekly in Morristown, NJ. Patti has been featured in the New York Times and Debra Prinzing’s Slow Flowers podcast.
Patti began working in horticulture since the mid 1990s when she formed a partnership in a floral landscape design company. In 1997, Patti took a position at the New York Botanical Garden as the coordinator for the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden where she was responsible for programs that instructed inner-city children and residents how to propagate flowers and vegetables.
In 2002, Patti pursued her long-time interest in farming by taking a position at The Good Hand Farm in Andover, N.J. Patti was was responsible for assisting in the propagation of certified organic vegetables and managing the farm’s participation in the Union Square (NYC) and Millburn, N.J., farmers’ markets. In 2003, Patti joined the Walnut Grove farm to assist the well-established operation’s production of organically grown vegetables and Christmas trees.
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