Subscribe to Local: Flowers
You might be familiar with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares, sometimes referred to as ‘farm shares’ or ‘farm boxes’ which are best known for keeping a fresh, seasonal supply of produce in your home throughout a farm’s growing season. But did you know that local flower subscriptions are also growing in popularity?
Our CSA finder currently has over 70 farms offering flowers as either their main subscription item, or as an add-on to their fruit or vegetable shares. And that’s not all, there are nearly 500 local flower growers on the Washington Food & Farm Finder – that’s a lot of flowers!
It’s definitely true in the PNW that Spring showers bring May flowers! Whether it’s at your community’s farmers market, your local farm stand, or co-op – Washington-grown flowers are on full display right now!
Local flowers are more than just a feast for the eyes, they are also an important component of Washington State’s rich agricultural bounty, and so important to local food systems! They make the perfect thoughtful and sustainable gift. Speaking of gifts… if you haven’t found the perfect Mother’s Day gift yet – consider gifting a flower CSA which will keep your Mom feeling loved and adored well beyond just one Sunday in May! You can sign up for most flower CSA’s right through the farm’s website! Maybe your mom doesn’t live in Washington State, and is just visiting for the weekend, so a local flower share isn’t the best fit – we got you! Take her to the 15th Annual Pike Place Market Flower Festival on Sunday May 15th. And if that doesn’t fit in your agenda – did you know you can purchase local flower bulbs or tubers and have them shipped? Yup! We have so many incredible Dahlia growers in Washington, not to mention the tulips, daffodils, peonies, and so many more!
Want to learn more about CSA’s in general? Click here to skim our CSA FAQ for tips on how to find the right subscription for you.
Ready to subscribe to a fresh, local flower share? Use the CSA Finder to find a flower share near you!
We checked in with a few farms to see who still has shares available, so here are a few of our favorites to browse and admire:
Annie’s Flower Farm – Olympic Peninsula
Barnstar Florals – NW WA
Cedar Flats Flower Farm – Olympia
Cloudview Farm – Ephrata
Farm Kitchen – Poulsbo
Jarn Co. Flowers – Monroe
Mossy Gate Flower Farm – Mount Vernon
Nicholson Orchards – Peshastin
Petal & Pitchfork Farm – Poulsbo
Sol Sisters Flower Farm – Everson
Your Friend’s Farm – Spokane