Here they are! The last dahlias of the season! We're going to miss them, but look forward to twice as many to share next year!
You cam find them in the bus shelter today!
Good Morning! Just a quick note to let you know I won't be stocking the bus shelter this morning. I'm letting the field "blow" today so I can continue verifying bloom varieties and finish tagging. The big dahlia dig has begun.
With five days until our predicted first freeze, I'm in high gear getting tubers cleaned and tucked away. However, I'm hoping to have one last day of dahlia blooms in the shelter this week. I'll let you know when that happens.
What blooms will we have left? We should still have lilies and glads later this week, but we are very close to wrapping up the season.
Stay tuned for more updates! Have a great day! I'm off to dig!
Good Morning! It's cool and wet out here today. We've already had some early morning sales in the farmstand and some of you have messaged asking when we'll have flower out. I'm hoping to start resfreshing by 10. Thanks for all the enthusiasm! We're moving a wee bit slower as we try juggling big projects and harvest.
Will update as soon as I add more.
#dew #fallmornings #localflowers #slowflowers #seasonalblooms
Good morning, friends! As we start winding down the season, we're keeping it simple in the farmstand with $20 bundles. Here's a peek at some of today's blooms.
#flowerstand #fallflowers #october #wednesdayvibes #dahlias #vanwa #battlegroundwa #brushprairie #ClarkCounty
How much longer will we be enjoying dahlias this season? Only the weather can tell. These fifteen dollar bundles are now out in the bus shelter. Get them while you can!
#mondaymorning #dahlias #farmstand #localflowers #slowflowers #ClarkCountyWa
It may be chilly and grey outside, but the barn is feeling warm and bright. These sweet dahlia bouquets in glass are now in the farmstand for only $20. Did I mention the dahlias were harvested by lantern light? We also have some market bundles, larger arrangements, and a super awesome deal on Blackbeard lily bundles for only $5 today. Avast Ye! Grab em while you can!
Hooray for Friday! These perky little friends are waiting for you in the bus shelter along with some glads, lilies, and suns.
I plan to do a lil designing later today so expect arrangements after 2pm. I'll post in the comments when they're out.
Wishing you a fantastic one!
"Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time."
Here's a little peek at what I've been working on for you this morning. I'm savoring every second with these blooms as we'll be saying goodbye at first frost.
In the bus shelter you can now find:
•Dahlia bundles $10-$20
•Sunflower bunches $10
•Orange gladiolus bunches $10
•Blackbeard lily bunches $10
No design work or arrangements right now as I'll have my hands tied up in the dirt all day. In the comments you can see a peek of what I did yesterday and will be doing more of today.
For those new to our flower farm and shopping at the farmstand, we take cash/check, Venmo, Paypal, and Square. Directions for payment are on a little sign mounted on the wall. Hope to see you soon!
Have a great day, Friends!
"Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." -William Cullent Bryant
These beauties will be all bundled up and in the bus shelter by 8:15 this morning.
Hope you have a great day, friends!
Soooo, the bus shelter is stocked and maybe I overdid it. Is there such a thing? You can now find more $10-$20 bundles and some larger fun arrangements in my favorite vessels. Last post for the day as I'm done designing and am heading out for more fall field prep.
Hope everyone's having a great Sunday!
Good Morning! Bundles are slowly heading out to the bus shelter. Along with yesterday's sales, 100% of today's will be going to YWCA Clark County to help with their Safe Choice Program.
Today is a super busy day on the farm and I won't be able to refill throughout the day. If we sell out, and I hear about it, I'll let ya know!
If you don't need flowers but still want to help support the YWCA and their mission, here's the link:
Thanks for being awesome and taking care of each other!
#flowers #fundraiser #localflowers #ywca #domesticviolenceawareness #womenwhofarm #VanWA #clarkcounty #HockinsonWa
I didn't sleep well last night. For reasons I won't discuss, my heart was heavy. My fight or flight response was triggered and after listening to many people I love and respect, they felt the same. My teacher heart. My mother heart. My human heart.
Giving from the heart is one way I navigate feelings and realities that are hard to reconcile. I haven't done a farmstand fundraiser since the beginning of September when we raised money for NW Relief Fund and the American Red Cross. I knew I wanted to do another one this month, but hadn't settled on an organization. While harvesting this morning, with that awful lump in my throat, it became adundantly clear. Today and tomorrow I will be donating 100% of the farmstand sales to YWCA Clark County to help them with their Safe Choice Program. From their website:
"The SafeChoice Program advocates for, educates, and supports those affected by domestic violence. SafeChoice has been a leader in providing domestic violence services to Clark County since 1974. In addition to operating the only domestic violence shelter serving Clark County, SafeChoice offers a wide array of services to respond to the immediate needs of victim-survivors in our community.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, educational background, income level, religion, ethnicity, and sexual and gender identity. Domestic violence is abusive behavior used to gain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse takes many forms; it can be physical, emotional, sexual, or financial. It is a learned behavior, and is not caused by anger, drugs or alcohol, or stress.
The SafeChoice Program empowers survivors by providing information, resources, and support to increase safety and foster healing. We collaborate with community partners to offer resources that are survivor-centered, providing participants tools to change their lives and heal. SafeChoice services are free and confidential. We strive to offer inclusive and accessible programs for survivors of diverse cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles."
If you are not in need of flowers, but would like to help the YWCA in their mission, you can donate through this link.
Love, love, love one another friends.
With loving kindness,
Pics are from the farm this morning.
#bekind #lovewins #flowers #farmstand #fundraiser #YWCA #womenwhofarm
Bundles are loaded up and heading out. You can find them in the flowerstand along with some mason jar bouquets today.
My photographer was making me laugh here as I flexed my flower momma muscles. I swear these buckets are heavy ya'll.
#flowers #farmstand #womenwhofarm #slowflowers
Happy Friday, Friends! Apologies for the late update. We've been having fun working on a few large orders in the barn this morning, and also prepping and tilling in the hightunnel. We didn't even rip the high tunnel plastic with the tractor bucket. Just kidding, we did. Kinda like how I didnt rip it a few days ago with the weedwhacker. Whoops!
Just a reminder that it's last call to preorder bouquets for pickup at English Estate Winery and 54-40 Brewing Co tomorrow. I'm going to cut off orders by 4pm today.
Also, the bus shelter has market bouquets for now, but I may add a few arrangements this afternoon. As always, holler if ya need something!
#fallflowers #petalsandpints #wineandflowers #5440brewing #englishestatewinery #flowerstand #naturallygrown #flowers #ClarkCounty #VanWA #washougal
If I was forced to pick a favorite, would it be these tiny zinnias? It's too hard to choose, but they bring a lot of personality to the team today and sure pair well with all the other fall players! Swooooon!
Two more of these crisp, autumn equinox bouquets are now in the bus shelter!
For years now, I've been fantasizing about a bigger, brighter farmstand. A farmstand my customers could step inside, with bright white walls, whimsical lighting, chest-high shelves for displaying large, showy flower arrangements. A stand to match the big dramatic designs which I love to create. The dream stand would be beautiful while still rustic side because, afterall, we are a farm.
Last year, I even went as farm as polling customers as to whether we should build a new stand. However, every time I'd begin sketching the new stand, I would have little pangs of grief. What would I do with the old bus shelter farmstand? The one in which I'd put grab-and-go boxes of veggies I sold on Craigslist when the children were babies. The shelter a woman regularly picked up large bags of kale for to make smoothies for her dear friend who was suffering with cancer. The shelter where I snuggled with my children and anxiously awaited the school bus. The shelter they built with my husband. Oh, the memories! That's it. The scrappy little bus shelter stays.
It may be short, it may be dark, there may not be a lot of room for it to hold my largest creations, it will never have air conditioning for those hot bouquet melting days, but it contains so many strings to my heart. While you may pull up to our driveway and see flowers or perhaps see a rickety old bus shelter, I see my childrens' little feet swinging off the bench as they waited to be carried off the farm into the big, exciting world. So, please understand that my plans and ideas for a new stand are on hold for awhile as I savor these memories.