Established in 2011, Ardelia Farm & Co. is a cut flower farm and bakery in Vermont's picturesque Northeast Kingdom. Thomas bakes using local, organic, farm fresh ingredients to produce everything from chocolate chip cookies to elegant wedding cakes. Bailey raises specialty cut flowers, supplying farmers' markets, florists, and floral wholesalers.
Bailey heads up floral operations at Ardelia Farm & Co. After running his own floral and event design company in Philadelphia for nearly a decade, Bailey discovered that his true passion is growing flowers .
Our chilly growing conditions are perfect for sweet peas, ranunuculus, anemone, and peonies; and Bailey focuses most of our production on these crops., particularly sweet peas.
In December 2016, Bailey launched FARMER BAILEY, a custom plug brokerage firm just for flower farmers.
Thomas runs the Ardelia Farm & Co. bakery, sourcing the very best ingredients in order to create his farmers' market favorites, special occasion desserts, and wedding cakes.
While Bailey is the macro-thinker of the operation, Thomas is the micro, finding great joy in every list, detail, and spreadsheet.
A host with the most, Thomas committed to throwing fifty two dinner parties in 2019 and is chronicling it on Instagram @fifty.two.dinners. Check it out!
My grandmother, Ardelia Roggenkamp Moore (1915-2013), was one of the warmest and most hospitable women you could have ever had the fortune of knowing. It was from her, while on childhood visits to her farm, that I developed my love of flowers and passion for gardening. She was a fine cook who took great joy in feeding her family and neighbors. She graciously remembered her grandchildren in her passing, assisting Thomas and me in realizing our dream of buying a farm of our own. We thought it only fitting that we name our farm in honor of Ardelia, and strive to keep her memory and spirit alive in everything we do. -Bailey