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Chief Inspiration Officer

Karri invites you to experience the beauty and peace at Rose Farm. A lover of life, animals and all living things, Karri's farm is a reflection of the commitment she has made to leave this world a better place. She's an old soul who finds purpose in caring for the world around her. The minute you pull up to the white farmhouse and see the chickens happily grazing, and spot the vivid colors of the sweet fruits and crunchy vegetables growing abundantly, and smell the aroma of the acre of vibrant florals, you will quickly understand that it is passion which has built this dream.

Rose Farm is a place to find your passion, elevate your knowledge, and take a sabbatical from life.

"Our dream is to help you take a sabbatical from your everyday, to stop and smell the 'roses' on your life journey, and experience the magic of nature here at the farm." – Karri + Patrick

Life should be celebrated — and Rose Farm is the place for those celebrations of life’s occasions, big and small. Southern hospitality is at the heart of Rose Farm — home-brewed sweet tea is always on tap, and everyone is welcome to enjoy everything the farm has to offer. From a garden-to-table dinner with friends and family, to a Sunday afternoon learning about dahlia varieties and the Monarch Waystation, you’ll instantly feel at home at Rose Farm.

The Setting

Travel just 20 minutes outside the city center of Des Moines, and be greeted by the beauty of Rose Farm, family-owned and lovingly-managed by Hobby Farmers Karri and Patrick Rose. With 25 acres of sprawling ground, you will find yourself immediately transplanted to a place of tranquility. The white farmhouse set against the backdrop of deep rolling hills, and the charming, idyllic barn housing The Shoppe at Rose Farm, are neatly nestled on the property. Experience the sweet aroma + vivid colors of seasonal flowers blooming abundantly in our gardens. Step inside the picturesque greenhouse, featured in Midwest Living, or take a stroll to the two-acre pond where you'll find sweeping pasture views.

Lectures, Master Classes, & Workshoppes

Experience The Shoppe at Rose Farm beginning Summer 2020. Explore the world of culinary delights, horticulture, wellness and the arts. The calendar for the boutique-sized Shoppe has been mindfully curated. Learn calligraphy, practice arranging floral designs for parties, or gather to understand the proper way to pair wines in a Lifestyle Workshoppe. Enjoy a Learning Lecture focused on bird habitats and pollinators. The Master Classes take a more in-depth approach to learning. Master the art of pie making or take your photography skills to the next level. Intimate class sizes provide a cozy environment for growth, learning and community.

Semi-Private & Private Events

Life should be celebrated, and Rose Farm is the place for those boutique-sized celebrations. With lovely options to choose from, we welcome you and your nearest + dearest to experience the farm. Host your social engagements + special events in a charming and idyllic setting. Escape to the The Shoppe at Rose Farm to elevate your gathering. We invite you to take a seat at our garden-to-table events, enjoying vegetables from right here at the farm, sipping wine under the soft glow of the lights, while engaging with your closest family and friends. Let the The Shoppe at Rose Farm be part of your celebration.

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