F’Laura n’ Company was thrilled to host a Grand Opening for their greenhouse in Vermilion on June 2.
They also celebrated five years in business, but it was their first year in the new building. Everything is grown in a greenhouse on their farm beginning in February, and this is their third year operating in town.
“We are very excited for the future, and have already received two catalogues for the 2019 growing season,” said Laura Waterfield.
Laura moved to Vermilion in 1991 to attend Lakeland College and after meeting Dean, decided to stay.
“I’ve always felt at home here. There’s something to be said for taking something from the beginning and seeing it through. I love the growing, the design aspect, and the creativity it allows me. I was born and raised a farm girl so anything agriculture is pretty much who I am,” said Laura.
Their greenhouse offers annual bedding plants, vegetables and herbs, hanging baskets and potted plants, garden seeds, soil and mulch; and trees, shrubs and perennials.
“It’s important to me to be able to provide a quality product that I know has been grown without the use of pesticides. That’s why I insist on growing everything that is sold in the greenhouse.
Deputy Mayor Tannis Henderson presented Laura with a plaque on behalf of the Town of Vermilion during their ribbon cutting ceremony and said, “The greenhouse looks gorgeous, with a great selection. People in this area are stepping up and keeping businesses alive, which is great to see. They are proven business owners which is hugely beneficial.”