|Have you heard that this years’ tulip crop is spectacular? Well, we’re happy to report that the weather has been just perfect for this cool loving plant and we’re very grateful to have a BUMPER crop coming in from the fields, just in time for one of the busiest flower weeks of the year, Mother’s Day! Our weekly availability list is now live on the website and we have some really fantastic new varieties coming in, alongside some thoughtful gifts that the mother in your life will LOVE!|
There’s barely a moment to catch a breath this time of year as we prep fields, transplant spring crops, seed summer flowers, and harvest from the greenhouses. For the next couple of weeks we’ll be hauling in truckloads of tulips daily, and planning for Mother’s Day on top of that! As always, spring comes in with a bang!
Pre-Orders for Mother’s Day are now open
Only two weeks to go until Mother’s Day and we’ve got you covered with our own farm-grown flowers (and gifts!) for all the moms in your life. Pre-order bouquets, arrangements, flower + book pairings, and even flower-inspired cookies! In addition to our usual hours (Wed – Sat, 10 – 4:30) we’ll be open the Sunday morning of Mother’s Day as well, from 10 – 1! (Then this tired mama will go home and crash!)
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Video updates from our fields!
|There’s so much going on as we dive head first into SPRING! We’ll be keeping these posts short and sweet so we can focus on what we enjoy most, growing large amounts of gorgeous FLOWERS! In these posts, we’ll be announcing weekly availability postings, sharing the flowers that we’re most excited about each week and information to help you source flowers from our farm.|
Flower inventory now updated each day!
|We’re now listing on our website the exact quantities coming in from the fields after each morning’s harvest. While you may see a flower marked as ‘sold out’ early in the week (which was concerning to a number of CSA members) these will very likely become available again after the next day’s harvest, so please check back! We hope this will connect you to how these flowers are actually growing, and to share in some of the uncertainty and excitement that we experience on the farm waiting eagerly for flowers to bloom. We find that we’re always pleasantly surprised, in one way or another! We hope that you’ll embrace this aspect as one of the many unique joys of working with seasonal flowers.|
Video updates from the farm!
Happy Memorial Day! We hope you’re enjoying this kick-off to summer! What a different year – last year we were able to give our crew the holiday off because we were so on top of our plantings, this year we’re scrambling without a crew, in a pandemic, to keep up with the harvesting while we try to set out plants and manage tractor cultivations with two toddlers in tow.
This is probably the last week for ranunculus and anemone – they stop flowering once soil temperatures start to rise – and we’ll be sorry to see this gorgeous, productive crop go. We’ll also say goodbye to the tulips until next season, and will gather up all of the optimism we can for next year’s crop… we had a really tough season with the tulips. A strong and promising start quickly turned to anxiety as the plants started to show signs of disease during an unseasonably cold, wet April. Disease spread quickly, destroying most of our varieties. After many emails and photo swaps with a plant pathologist, it looks like we’re dealing with a couple weather-related and/or bulb-borne diseases, but plant samples are at the lab now and we’ll have confirmation soon. Luke calls growing tulips the ‘tulip gambit’ because the investment and risk are so high (and the rewards can be, too!) and we took a pretty hard hit this year.
But, that’s farming! Nothing to do but focus on what’s ahead – sweet peas, poppies, larkspur, and more from the greenhouses, and a big field of peonies showing perfect buds!