Spring/Summer CSA Week 10: Seasonal Salad Mix, Yellow Sweet Onions, Mixed Beets, Green Curly Kale, Watermelon Radishes, Mixed Summer Squash, Radish Shoots. Add-Ons: Flower Bouquet and Pastured Eggs. Want to join? Sign-ups begin April 22nd for our Fall CSA. Go to www.steadfast-farm.com/csa/ for more info and to sign up.
Throwback to last summer because we’re gearing up to launch a new 8-week flower subscription service for locals this season! Early-Mid Summer and Mid-Late Summer options offer 8 weeks of grower’s choice bouquets delivered to your door! **This offer is only available to locals within 10 miles of the farm** I’ll have more details on the website soon!! Berry and I can hardly keep our tired 👀’s open at night figuring out all the in’s and outs of various ecommerce services and website design- but don’t worry- We will get this done soon! Small farmers wear many hats in their business and I may or may not be figuring some things out as we go- embracing new things is fun right?!! We REALLY appreciate each and every sale and are excited to see our labors of love and hard work end up in your homes! .
Sweet sweet sunshine! We dug everywhere that could be digged, and have prepped the first of many many beds. Plus the ranunculus got their first day of hardening off, and the peonies will be in the ground by the end of the weekend. Woo hoo warmer weather!! It’s all real I want to liiiiiive!!
A few highlights from today include the start of our 2018 wedding season, the purchase of a larger cooling unit to properly store flowers, preparation for tomorrow’s plantings, and warmer weather! Tomorrow, we plant and installation of the cooling unit begins. And a special flower delivery - can’t wait! 🎉 To all flower share members: Please check your inboxes. “You’ve got mail!” [📷: @branchandbreton]
Farm update.... we were hoping to start the market this week but the "cold" weather has really slowed down the sunflowers they are taking their time opening up. Right now we are just enjoying each flower that comes and hoping for more very soon! #blumenfarms#flowers#flowerfarm#farming
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not."
The flowers really took a beating over the past week with all rain and wind we’d had. Here are some of the blooms that made it into this weeks bouquet subscription. For our last week next week I’m hoping the bouquets will be extra big and beautiful !! For those who have been inquiring about the next subscription sign up, info will be coming out soon !
I’m sitting on my porch having a coffee and listening to the geese flying home. It feels like spring arrived overnight. And because I’m a little bored of looking at seedlings, I’d rather relive my sweet, soft nigella from August.
Picking Anemones today to stock the stand tomorrow! These pastel tones are so beautiful! 😍😍😍
Stop by between 9am and 8pm and grab yourself a bunch to bring some springtime beauty into your home! Share the love and tag a friend who you want to visit the stand with ❤️#bloomhillflowers#bloomhillflowerstand
Tulip harvest today. More cut than I would want to but the heat is bringing them on so quickly that they just had to be cut. So there will be lots of these beauties @shelforddeli tomorrow or message me if you would like a bunch and are local to Shelford/Stapleford. 🌷
🌷 Idag skördar vi! Egenodlade små tulpanbuntar kommer att finnas till salu i trädgårdsbutiken imorgon. Våra första för i år! Den här sorten är exklusiv, dubbel och fantastiskt söt! 'Foxtrot' ☺️🌷
🇬🇧 Harvesting the first of our tulips. Mini bunches will be for sale tomorrow in the gardenshop!
Pretty sure this is my dream house..
This was from a floral workshop my boss @starlamichellefineart did with @petals_ink! Sad to have missed out on all this beauty and abundance of flowers 💐
GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!🎉🎉 Local businesses supporting local businesses!!! And we so love and appreciate all of YOU and your support!! ......... The @farm.house.cafe and @lilystonegardens have partnered up for the perfect Mother's Day giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a $50 Farmhouse High Tea gift certificate (eligible for High Tea only!) And a $50 Lily Stone Gardens gift certificate (eligible for anything in store or towards one of our workshops).
To enter, go to Instagram and follow @farm.house.cafe and @lilystonegardens and tag 3 friends in the comments below! Winner will be drawn at random on May 11th!!
Comments on Facebook will not count as an entry to the giveaway. Entries must be made on instagram!
The ladies have arrived! These are true Ladybugs that were harvested by hand in the higher altitudes of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. A sea of Ladybugs overwinter in these mountains. In the spring they migrate down to the lower altitudes in search of food and water. 4500 of them are now living happily in our greenhouse! These Ladybugs will lay clusters of their yellow eggs on the underside of plant leaves. The larvae that will hatch resembles more of a small alligator than a ladybug and will consume even more bad bugs than an adult. The larvae will pupate and an adult ladybug will emerge (see photo lower right). We are grateful for Mother Nature’s gifts that help us maintain our gardens in a safe and sustainable manner! #tlccountryfloral#flowerfarm