Our fields worked hard this summer, providing us with bountiful harvests of dahlias, zinnias and the like. As winter sets in, we say goodbye to our warm weather beauties. This seasonal shift has us out early morn', clearing and prepping beds, feeding and nourishing soil, and planting out spring blooms.
Since September we have already planted over 5,000 ranunculus and anemone corms and they are making their way up through the soil. While it’s exciting to think of what’s in store for the spring, we have to admit that as a small-scale, slow farm, creating bouquets and arrangements purely from what we grow, we are challenged during these winter months, when there ain't much in the field!
So a big THANK YOU to our Organic Garden Care clients and Flower CSA members for supporting our flower farm business, especially during the winter.
What does our Flower CSA consist of these days? We teamed up with Weiser Family Farms and Fat Uncle Farms in support of their efforts to revive heritage grains, and took a trip to McFarland and Tehachapi, where we harvested wheat, barley and oats. We've been out and about with our pole cutters, guerrilla florist style, collecting pods, berried branches and fall foliage from freeway off-ramps, side streets and pretty much any place where we could effectively do a legal cut and run. We pulled out crates of dried flower heads saved from when summer fields were cleared. All these botanical jewels, and more, were used to adorn our Fall and Holiday CSA creations. We hope you'll join us for more floral fun!
Thank you to our CSA pick-up hubs: Jenni Kayne, Nickey Kehoe, Serafina, The Springs, Valerie Echo Park, and our retail customers, FarmBox LA, Gjusta Bakery, Urban Radish and coming soon in the new year, Grow DTLA. We couldn't do this without you.
Wishing you all the very best and a Happy Thanksgiving!