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Fahr Greenhouse honored as Farm Family of the Year

Pat and Mary Bellrose with their family inside the Fahr Greenhouse in Wildwood.

Patrick and Mary Bellrose, of Wildwood, have been named St. Louis County’s Farm Family of the Year for 2019. The Bellroses own Fahr Greenhouse, located at 18944 St. Albans Road, which boasts a 69-year history of flower farming. Since 1950, Fahr Greenhouse has grown up to 1,500 varieties of flowers in their 75,000 square feet of greenhouse space, with an additional three acres of outdoor production areas. The business was started by Mary’s parents, Dorothy and Leonard Fahr, and includes wholesale, retail and internet sales. The Farm Family of the Year award is given by the University of Missouri County Extension Council and the Missouri Farm Bureau and recognizes the outstanding contribution and economic impact that Missouri farm families have throughout the state of Missouri. The Bellroses will be presented with the award at a ceremony during the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia on Aug. 12.

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