About Collier Row
My name is Tori Van Gorp owner and President of Collier Row Cottage Flower Farm LLC and Collier Row Florist Studio. Collier Row Flower Farm is located in rural Northwest Indiana and provides naturally grown cut flowers and arrangements.
Prior to marrying my husband, I was a single parent living in Merrillville, Indiana working a couple of jobs and trying to juggle the responsibilities of being a single mother of two teenagers.
In 2010, Tony and I were married at the Jasper County Court House. Our blended family also included chickens, dogs, cats, a huge perennial, and a vegetable garden. We have been through two construction projects including demolition and an addition to our home. We now have only memories of the original home.
Each year we added gardens, took out trees, moved to landscape, and added wells. In 2018 we acquired a 30 x 50 high tunnel and became a flower farm in the fall of 2020. Our first year was amazing!! No pressure if our seeds did not germinate, if our flowers didn’t bloom or if we spent more than we made. Fortunately, all of the things that should have happened did. We learned a lot.
In 2022 we reconstructed our 1943 chicken coup making it into a cooler for our flowers, office, and design studio. We expanded our growing capacities and plan to sell at two farmer’s markets, and to businesses and had four weddings scheduled. At one of the weddings, we had scheduled we also had the pleasure of being the parents of the bride.
It is exciting to see where this dream of an opportunity will take us and hope you join us on this adventure.