Sensational Teens for Entrepreneurial Mentorship of Students, (STEMS) recently debuted flower sales at Lee’s Farm Stand, part of their Wayland farm location at the Carriage House at Lee’s Farm on Route 20.
This summer, STEMS is growing over 1,000 dahlias between their two locations and are showcasing an abundance of different varieties for sale alongside other local artisan goods, at Lee’s Farm Stand, a recent addition to the Carriage House campus, with a portion of all sales benefitting The Compassionate Caregivers Fund. Nature-inspired ceramics by artist JC Donavon (also a Wayland resident) are also featured in their Wayland shop, with additional local makers to be welcomed as their inventory expands.
The Lee’s Farm Stand store is open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, with occasional weekend hours which are noted daily on social media. You can find STEMS Wayland on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn and pre-order bouquets or artisan items on their website www.stemswayland.com.
STEMS Wayland was co-founded by Catherine McGonagle during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020—her junior year at Wayland High School. What started as a venture in her backyard has developed into a mentorship program teaching high school and college students the power of entrepreneurship through community collaboration and flower farming. Students chosen from STEMS’ selective application process learn professional skills including project management, public relations, marketing, social media, and sales.
STEMS’ website and social media information can be found below: