About Us

An Intrinsic Love for The Craft

Learning to share my passions with others, one flower at a time.


My name is Rachel Baran, and I am the owner and sole farmer of Sun Dragon Flower Farm in Waynesville, North Carolina. I grew up in Durham, NC and moved out to attend Appalachian State University. After graduating with a biology degree, I explored potential career options in the Asheville area, and had consistent seasonal employment. I started my farm as a side business while working as a seasonal farm crew research assistant, to supplement my income and to fulfill my passion and hobby for growing flowers. After struggling to find a permanent job in the area, I decided to pave a career path for myself as a flower farmer and floral designer. I am excited for this expanding business venture that has tremendous potential to make a big impact on my life and on other people’s lives in the area! Thank you for joining me on this journey!