Tony D. Owner, CEO and President. Chief web developer and in charge of shipping your order. I manage wholesale accounts to 50 stores and package most of the teas. My favorite role is growing the herbs that go into Sacred Blossom teas. There are no other employees but I get help from a wonderful world of mentors and neighbors, sporadic volunteers, my landlords and friends.
Born in California, I went to highschool in Costa Rica then business school in Argentina. I dropped out to start a horse tour company and run a beachfront restaurant in Uruguay. Then I became a barefooted global nomad, of course.
At 22 I met Farmer Paul, a then 70 year old, life long student of health; soil, plant, animal and spiritual. He taught me so much and had a tremendous impact on my path. I learned under Paul for six growing seasons (nomading during Minnesota’s long winters) then went on a two year long farm tour, culminating in working the summer on an industrial scale organic herb farm in Oregon.
I started Sacred Blossom in spring 2016 on rented land at Crazy Rooster Farm. The capital available to start this business I had saved while working at other farms, which is to say, I pretty much didn’t have any. I was blessed to find this beautiful farm in a community with many organic produce growers. In 2019 Sacred Blossom produced about 2,200# of herbs which is the capacity of our buildings and infrastructure.
The goals for the next three years on the farm are the same as they’ve been for the past three years. Always better, not bigger. Don’t go out of business. Be grateful. Learn. Love life. Contribute. Now that things are a bit established there is a new goal too - save money so that I can eventually own a farm and raise a family.
My long term goal is to be the steward of a lot of land. I envision large scale mixed land usage with the best benefit to ecology, agriculture, residential and tourism. Please get in touch or join the mailing list if you share this dream.
Sacred Blossom Farm / Crazy Rooster Farm and Amish Telephone Booth is located in the beautiful driftless region of western Wisconsin near the town of Gilmanton. Due to chronic understaffing, we are only open to the public during our annual open house.
Growing Medicine, Not Commodities.