Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Highs (And Lows) Of Farm Life


An assortment of pansy flowers in yellow, purple, pink and white at Whipstone Farm

Bunches of carrots, leeks, radishes, peas, lettuce and other vegetables at Whipstone Farm

Closeup of a pink snapdragon flower

Mural of a bouquet of flowers, a butterfly and a bee

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WHO: The Arizona-grown, family-owned and -operated veggie and flower farm located just 30 miles north of Prescott that shares a (nick)name with the owners’ daughter.

WHAT: Stunning rainbows of flowers. Equally striking flat-lay photos of produce. Orderly compositions that throw nature’s unpredictability into stark relief. Acres that stretch to the horizon, open Arizona skies and the sense that nature’s bounty knows no limits.

WHY: Maybe you’ve come across Whipstone’s blooms and produce at the Prescott Farmers Market and want a behind-the-scenes look at the magic of farm life—co-owner Shanti Rade is “brutally honest” in her posts. Maybe you appreciate the beauty of nature. Maybe you wonder just how big a white onion can grow.

IN THEIR WORDS: “I have connected with so many other farmers, especially flower farmers, through Instagram. It’s a great place to ask and answer growing questions, celebrate wins and commiserate losses. And there is so much support when times are hard, which in farming is so often the case.”