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Business Is Blooming at Mead’s Greenhouse
MANSFIELD – Taylor and Lacy Mead Pepper met as teenagers and eventually married the same year they began their work together. Eighteen years later, their business and their union are both going strong! Running a business as a husband and wife team can be stressful, but they both say it has enriched their lives.
You will find them at Mead’s Greenhouse in Mansfield, PA, at 18173 US-6, their location for the past seven years.
Lacy’s love for plants started when she was young because her Dad always had greenhouses when she was growing up, and he inspired her enjoyment of flowers. She then went to Penn College for Horticulture which sealed her desire to make it a lifetime adventure.
Taylor and Lacy enjoy working alongside their children, nephews, nieces, and employees to serve the customers who stop by the Greenhouse. One of their highlights is meeting those who come to buy the products they sell. They are building relationships with their employees and customers.
Taylor does a lot of the heavy lifting doing the handyman projects! He also takes the time to look for the best deal for the community, bringing a quality product at a fair price. Taylor said, “Something that we can make money and a living at but still benefit everyone.”
Mead’s Greenhouse sells beautiful hanging baskets, annuals, vegetable plants, trees, shrubs, perennials, fruit trees, and home decorations. They sell vegetables and mums in the fall and grow 10,000 farm mums!
This past Christmas, they sold Christmas trees!
For more information, please call them at 570-662-7526 or visit their Facebook Page.
Family Business History: The business began in 2005 in Ralston, PA, where Taylor and Lacy still grow mums for their business in Mansfield. The first year they used the building to sell their products was an old veal barn. Lacy had always worked for Frank Landon at Landon Cedar Ledge Service. Frank Landon had married Taylor’s grandmother’s sister. His grandson is Curtis Kelly and Taylor’s cousin. Curtis Kelley married Teresa Mead, who is Lacy’s first cousin. The second year that Taylor and Lacy were married, Frank Landon sold the business, but Curtis and Teresa kept the orchard and continued to sell the fall produce. Curtis and Teresa asked Taylor and Lacy at a family dinner if they would like to come up and sell flowers in the spring, and they would continue to sell the fall produce, and Lacy could work for them in the fall. Taylor and Lacy agreed, and they did that for nearly ten years. The business took off and did well. Taylor and Lacy did put up a greenhouse at that location. They had always wanted a place of their own, and their children were going to New Covenant Academy in Mansfield. So they wanted to be in the Mansfield area near the school. The Lord blessed them as they searched for property for the business. They moved to the new location seven years ago after being in Canton for ten years. They operated both businesses in Mansfield and Canton for two years and then stepped away from the business in Canton five years ago. Taylor and Lacy also wanted to make room for Teresa’s children to be in the family business. When Taylor and Lacy stepped away from the business in Canton, Curtis and Teresa continued the business with their three children.
Videography: Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Sara Vogt
Correspondent: Sara Vogt
Guest(s): Taylor Pepper, Lacy Mead Pepper
Produced by Vogt Media
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