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Flower-growers Patrick and Mary Bellrose have been picked as the "Farm Family of 2019" in St. Louis County.

The Bellroses, who own Fahr Greenhouse in Wildwood, are being recognized as "an exemplary model of the important role" of farm families.

"This award is not just for Mary and me," Patrick Bellrose said. "It is for all of the Fahr and Bellrose family members who have worked so hard to make Fahr's what it is today."

The greenhouse has been operating since 1950, when the area was known as Pond, and grows up to 1,500 varieties of flowers. The business was started by Dorothy and Leonard Fahr, Mary Bellrose's parents.

The Bellroses will receive the award Aug. 12 at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. It is given out by the University of Missouri County Extension Council and the Missouri Farm Bureau.

(Fahr Greenhouses and its annual growing of poinsettias for Christmas was the subject of a 2017 Post-Dispatch feature.)

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