Carey Restino and Craig Matthews of Homer Hilltop Farm expanded their market garden vegetable farm with peonies in 2013 and have now become quite accustomed to a house filled with flowers each summer. Using growing techniques from their successful vegetable farm, such as home-made compost tea, they grow Alaska-size, sweet-smelling, vibrant varieties of white, pink and coral peonies that love our soil and endless summer sunshine.
The farm is a family affair with Carey’s children Liam and Théa, as well as Craig’s children and grandchildren joining the farm harvest team.
In 2015, they expanded their farm, purchasing 13 adjacent acres and planting a new peony field, bringing their total number of plants to 2,500. They have also tried their hand at farm-fresh bouquets, which they sell at the farmer’s market and locally.
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