Miss Effie's Country Flowers and Garden Stuff

Flower Hours

Thurs - Fri --9 am to 5 pm

Sat -- 9 am to 3 pm

Sun -- 12 am to 3 pm 

Closed Mon - Tue - Wed

We are open for flower picking from June to the first hard freeze of the season..... usually in early October.

For off-season hours for the Summer Kitchen, 
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Miss Effie's 
27387 130th Ave
Donahue IA 52746


Welcome to the first U-Pick flower farm in Iowa. Walk through our acre of flowers and cut the perfect blossoms for your bouquet. Our flowers are grown naturally without the use of harmful pesticides. The selection changes by the season.. there is always something new.

Our farmhouse was built in 1892 and is a perfect example of a Queen Anne Classic-L Victorian farmhouse. These houses were built throughout the upper Midwest by German, Swedish and Norwegian immigrants as they settled on homesteads. In honor of the family that settled here first, we have Jenny's Garden ......... a garden full of heirloom flowers.

Miss Effie's will remind you of your grandparent's farm. The rolling hills, clothes on the line and chickens and ducks roaming our gardens will take you to a simpler era. Relax with a glass of lemonade in our corn-zebo and remember a life from yesterday. You are always welcome to bring a lunch and enjoy the sounds and sights of rural America.

Besides flowers, you can cut bouquets of  herbs for culinary and household needs. Fresh basil for pesto, lavender for sachets, mints for refreshing lemonade are all available on the farm.

The Summer Kitchen is our new retail store where you can find local treasures. From our colorful farm-fresh eggs to cheerful dried flowers.... the Summer Kitchen is a delightful farm experience. Miss Effie's is dedicated to working with other local farm women to provide interesting and unusual items for our small store.

Experiencing the rural American lifestyle is an important part of Miss Effie's. From hosting your event or teaching you new skills .... Miss Effie wants to reach your inner farm-girl. Look for our class schedule to learn how to make cheese, bake bread or turn a heel on a hand-knitted sock. Besides,classes gives Miss Effie an excuse to wear a ruffled apron. And you should, too!!

 Search the farm to discover the special touches that Miss Effie has left for you. From the tea cup tree to Miss Effie's vintage prayer flags.... Miss Effie wants you to remember your great aunt's china collection or your grandmother who always carried a lace-edged hankie. Nap on the bed tucked in the garden. Sit in the lath house. Relax. Put your feet up. Smell the flowers.

Miss Effie won't be rushed ............. and neither should you.

Come visit us soon and follow us on Facebook
We went to Miss Effie's today...They are so friendly!! my kids got to pet a duck,a chicken, and baby kittens...What a great way to spend some quality family time together! we got home a put all the flowers in vases ...they are amazing...Thank you!!!
  Carrie E.
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