Welcome to the second week of your flower CSA!
You might notice that your arrangements have some of the same flowers as last week, as well as some surprising new ones. This variability is just one of the many benefits of supporting local farmers; you get flowers that are not only seasonal, but also representative of the local ecosystems and environments that support them. Buying local also means that your flowers go straight from the farm into our cars and into your hands. No crossing oceans and continents to get to you.
Our delivery day starts at 4:15 in the morning because picking flowers before the sun comes up is the best way to have the freshest and longest-lasting bouquets. We hand-cut everything on our sixty-acre farm, selecting flowers and grasses that we’ve planted as well as some that grow native in the area. Over the past few years, we have encouraged wildflower and native grass growth in our pastures, which helps pollination and biodiversity as well as making for pretty flower arrangements.
When all the flowers and fillers have been gathered, we spread out on a big table on the front porch. We fill buckets and jars with water and soon stems and discarded leaves litter the porch as we select the best of what we’ve picked to put in each bucket, bouquet, and posey. We have so much fun working with friends and family as we pick out our favorite color combinations, textures, and shapes. We hope you enjoy what we’ve made as much as we’ve enjoyed making them.
Thanks to everyone who posted images on social media and tagged @littlebluestemfarm. Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook for upcoming offers and giveaways. We love hearing from you, so if you have any questions or comments about this week’s flowers, please let us know!
Gratefully,The Little Bluestem Farm Family (Beth, Michael, Mary Margaret, and Hannah)