40 Under 40, Class of 2013

Crystal Cady


Sunflower Acres Farm & Garden, Salem, Ore.

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Recognized by the Oregon Association of Nurseries as New Nursery Professional of the Year in 2009 and Retailer of the Year in 2010; Serves as seminar coordinator for Farwest Show Committee chair of Portland”s Yard, Garden and Patio Show.


Crystal has every single holiday Barbie doll since they debuted in 1988. Can”t live without: Sirius Satellite First Wave Radio. “”My goal is to see all of my favorite bands…that I was way too little to see in the ”80s.””

Fun Facts

You can never ride enough roller coasters: Crystal is a “”carnival freak”” who loves carnival rides but especially the thrill rides. The carnival at the Portland Rose Festival is her favorite.