We had the good fortune of connecting with Lynne Vinkovic and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lynne, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
The principle that matters most to me is being exactly who I am. Sharing what I do and acknowledging the fact that this is not perfect and sometimes my roses are not happy Patience is seriously needed. This is not a manufacturing business. The rose bushes give me what they want, period

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a rose farmer. Agriculture is so hard to do in Los Angeles county as land is so expensive. But agriculture is so important. I have grown my product without electricity from day one. Not heard of in today’s lifestyle but I’m proof it can be done. I have so much pride in my growing practices and blooms. It brings me so much happiness and I have an incredible connection with my rose bushes. Supporting and buying local in-season items whether it is flowers or produce. It reduces the stress on our climate as locally produced and locally grown items do not require shipping

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh wow. Hiking in Griffith park. Best pizza (many choices). A couple of dive bars Views views views.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Inspiration comes from Nancy Silverton Even though she is a chef, I see her hands as turning regular grocery items into gold. I look at my hands and love to touch the soil and turn it into gorgeous blooms

Website: Roselanefarms.org

Instagram: @roselanefarms

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