“It just got to a point where I was like, ‘Oh! Holy cow, I have a lot of flowers,’” were the founding words of Kaldenblooms.
Growing cut flowers on the farm is a big part of the business from April through October, but opportunities like wedding services, holiday bouquets and classes, along with events at the farm keep Kaldenblooms growing the business year-round.
Landus optimization account lead, GROW Podcast host, Albia Farmers Market vendor, and Kaldenblooms founder, Ashley Kaldenberg wears many hats in the agricultural and rural spaces. Despite her many responsibilities, her rural community interests have expanded across them all.
Operating on just ¼ acre farm in Albia, Iowa, Ashley’s passion for floral beauties has grown into a true commitment to her craft and community.
"If you want to see cool things happen in your community, support it, do it yourself, and attend events that keep cool things happening in your community.”
With 17 kinds of flowers throughout the year, Ashley farms the plot chemical free and soon will be adding a high tunnel to lengthen the growing season. To expand the business, Ashley has found creative ways to market her products to span across all community types in Iowa. From bouquet design classes, farm tours, and monthly or biweekly subscription services, Kaldenblooms offers experiences to all ages to dig up fun with flora throughout the year.
Our mini flower kid events have been a hit and any workshop event we offer has been well-received throughout the area.
Come see Kaldenbloom flowers at the Innovation Connector Small Business Tradeshow at the Innovation Connector next month and September!