70 Years Strong ‘Mums From Minnesota’ A Faribault Legacy, Is For Sale
Faribault has a long, proud history that is intertwined with the plant growing industry going back more than a century. One of those businesses, Mums From Minnesota, also known as Faribault Growers Inc. was recently listed as being for sale on social media.
Mums from Minnesota, aka Faribault Growers Inc. got its start in Faribault in the 1930s when according to the businesses website "Edgar and Ruth Lehman started the business". The Lehman's owned and operated the quintessential Minnesota fall flower business for over 40 years before selling the business to the Donahue family in 1972. From there the business was last sold in 1994 to the current business owners, George Chappuis and Mike Donahue, who operate under the name Faribault Growers Inc.
Mike Donahue, one of the owners of Faribault Growers Inc. posted about the sale on a social media page.
The posting to the social media page, brought at least one comment that hoped whoever purchases the business would keep it in the Faribault area like it has been for the last 70 plus years.
According to Gertens, the mum, short for chrysanthemum, has roots that are stated to go back to ancient China, and it wasn't until the 1930s and 1940s that science caught up with the plant in order to make the fall favorite a year-round blooming plant.
Any prospective buyer is asked to contact Faribault Growers Inc via email.
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