The Oakland area welcomed a new business to its town this past week.
Farm Nine is bringing flower arrangements to life with beautiful blooms that are transformed into special pieces with the help of the shop's Flower Farm.
The shop offers a variety of services but perhaps what makes it most unique is its Flower Farm. The company is committed to a sustainable lifestyle and uses organic farming methods to care for its fields and cultivate its flower varieties. Farm Nine grows many uncommon blooms that are turned into pieces for any occasion.
"Our goal is to bring the feel of our farm directly to you as a centerpiece in your home, at your wedding, or a special event," Farm Nine said on its website.
The business began as just a dream for Niesa Putigna and her husband Flor.
The couple purchased 13 acres and built their farmhouse in 2017. In March of 2018 the pair decided to gut their yard and create rows of flower beds with an irrigation system and a hoop house. By the beginning of June 2018, the flowers were in bloom and the Putigna's put together a stand at the Winter Garden Farmer's Market.
"The dream began in my backyard," Niesa said. "I've always loved flowers, even as a child. I was fascinated by their perfection."
The business delivers all of the items locally and also offers a pick-up location.
The new shop is located at 4 S. Tubb St. next to the new Prairie House Coffee shop.
The coffee shop came together with Farm Nine for its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 23. The grand opening featured music, food and more with coffee supplied by Prairie House.