Did you hear our peony lovers bought up all available subscriptions almost immediately when I opened sales last month? However, we still have some Spring and Dahlia subscriptions available for 2023. In October we offered 15% for combining all three subscriptions and have decided we will go ahead and offer the same special when buying the Spring and Dahlia subscriptions through December. This year we're offering a delivery option and the discount will apply to that as well.
What is a subscription? It means that for four weeks this spring (most likely April) and four weeks in September, you'll receive one wrapped bouquet a week for pickup in our farmstand or delivered to your home or office. Specific pickup days will be determined as the season nears.
Subscriptions make perfect gifts and subscribers receive 20% in the farmstand during their subscription months along with 20% during our three open days in December.
If you plan to gift a subscription please leave your address when checking out so we can send you cards for gifting.
For the 15% off, use code: barndog15 at checkout.
Really looking forward to opening the farmshed on Dec 3, 10, 17 from 10-4(ish) with all sorts of holiday gift ideas.
Hope you're staying cozy.
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We've never truly seen the dahlia patch in full bloom as we sell just about every stem and harvest for conditioning before they've fully opened. I haven't harvested in almost five days and it feels delightfully gluttonous.
However, it's starting to feel uncomfortable keeping these to myself for so long soooo I'm going to have flowers available in the farmstand Friday and Saturday. Most likely $20 mixed bundles, $15 dahlia bunches, marigolds, and some arrangements. Farmshed open 10-4 both days. How does that sound?
Yesterday we lost a beautiful light in our community. A kind, gentle, fierce soul. A uniter. We really connected over flowers a few years ago and she became one of my biggest supporters. While quietly battling cancer she poured herself into working for our little community and loving on her people. She had a huge heart for the marginalized. The hole she left in so many of our hearts is huge, but she set a standard for kindness in this community that I hope is followed.
I am really grateful for her devoted husband who took amazing care of her and for his generousity in letting so many of us women descend upon the house to spend time with her over the past couple months. I will miss her wit, her tenacity, her smile, and her voice in this community. I could go on and on about all she was but I am so tired and sad.
So this is my reminder to you. Love your people. Tell them. Show them. Don't waste time.
Today from 7am-12pm, any flowers in the roadside stand will be my gift to you. My only request is that you take them to a friend. After noon, I will restock and we can go back to Venmo and all that stuff.
Please send your thoughts and loving kindness to her family. She leaves behind two amazing teenage daughters, a devoted husband, and a loving father.
It's Sunday in the farmstand and we have $15 straight dahlia bunches, $10 straight marigold bunches (they're unbelievably large blooms), and $20 market bouquets. Flowers went out at 7am and will be restocked throughout the day. Expect arrangements in glass out by 11. We'll have the shed and extra parking open 10-2.
Have a beautiful day! 😘
Flowers will be in the stand by 7:30 this morning. I'll continue adding twenty dollar market bouquets throughout the day along with straight marigold bunches and a few arrangements. As always, if you're looking for something in particular, feel free to send me a message.
Shed and parking open 10-4. Shed has $15 tshirts, $20 hats, cards, soaps by @kreationsbykiely, @moonvalleyorganics lotion bars, shampoo bars, gift sets and more. Remember those who have purchased the bundle of three 2023 subscriptions get 20% off in the farmstand in October. For those still interesed, our early bird subscription deal runs until the end of the month. Subscriptions make excellent gifts!
In a season where the pumpkins start stealing the show, the dahlias just want you to know they're still here. Look at these vivacious fall beauties! They're in the bus shelter now eagerly waiting to be taken to your cozy homes and offices to share a table with your pumpkin spice bevvies.
Planning to have $10 and $20 bundles along with some mixed market bouquets today. We'll have the shed open from 10-4 for all the other goodies. Oh! Children's books flew out the door so if you have any extras to share in the community cupboard, our young friends would love it.
The best Tuesday wishes to y'all!
As I worked in the dahlias early this morning I couldn't help but reflect on this past season. It's sort of the theme right now, eh? Reflection. Anyway, I found myself dizzy with all sorts of feelings. What are the words? Flabbergasted, honored, mind-blown, humbled? I just kept coming back to gratitude. I know I border on overuse of the word but every year as I reflect on our losses, struggles, joys, successes, fears, and everything in between, gratitude is the common denominator. It roots and humbles me, it lifts and inspires me, it refocuses me, and it allows me clarity in my vision.
Yesterday, for the first time ever, we rolled out our annual subscriptions way in advance, offered a peony subscription for the first time, offered an early bird special, and a bundle deal when purchasing all three (Spring, Peony, and Dahlia subscriptions). I wasn't sure how it would go and guess what?!? People showed up! As soon as the website opened, people started ordering. It probably doesn't matter how many years I do this, I will always be humbled and exhilarated by how eager y'all are for local fresh-cut flowers, and how committed you are to supporting small family farms. Crap, my eyes are filling just typing this.
I realize and understand that many, if not most people cannot afford to buy three seasons of flowers months in advance. It's ok, you are still supporting farms in myriad ways. A word of encouragement, a post like, a purchase here and there. It all helps and I am so grateful.
Anyway, the dahlias are really starting to show up and I'm doing my best to take it all in while they last. I plan to take Monday/Tuesday off this week and have the farmstand open Wed-Sunday. After that, we'll take it day by day as I want to allow the field to bloom out before the frosts.
For today (Sunday 10/2), flowers are in the roadside stand and the shed will be open 10-3. Please use that time to come through the gate and park in our gravel area.
Thanks so much and have a great rest of the weekend!
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Alrighty! It's 2pm and the farmstand is restocked. I'll continue restocking throughout the day.
Along with it being absolutely gorgeous weather, it has already been one of those magical days of connecting with people. I've enjoyed a few long conversations with customers, had so many fun interactions AND we've already had a customer purchase all three subscriptions online this morning and then, since it's October, they swung in and used their 20% off discount. Soo awesome!
Y'all know I'm an introvert, but that doesnt mean I don't love connecting with people. Lots of good, real, human conversations and that's what nourishes me. Thank you!!
OH! And today has been so fun, I've decided to have the farmstand open tomorrow despite toying around with the idea of taking the day off. This weather is glorious and you better believe the Macklemore song runs through my head every time I'm standing in the dahlias right now. Glorious!
It's the 12pm restock! It's also Friiiiiidaaaaaay. Gonna keep the shed and gate open until 4 today and will keep the roadside stand stocked until 7ish.
What's happening for the rest of the weekend? Planning to have the shed & gate open 10-2 on Saturday, roadside stand open until 7ish and Sunday? I'm not quite sure. Considering closing Sunday/Monday and opening Tues-Thurs of next week. Will let ya know as soon as I figure it out.
Have a great weekend! Be safe and love your people.
News: Taking Wednesday off. Bus shelter and roadside will be closed. Will resume the fun on Thursday.
This isn't the most beautiful photo, but it is my life right now. Rushing to finish up this new field has required lots of extra hours this week and I'm so excited by the progress. The cutting, arranging, and selling of the flowers is my bliss, but I need a day off to catch my breath.
Wow, I have been terrible about updating our website.
We're have the roadside stand stocked all weekend from about 8am-8pm and the farmshed and gate for better parking from 10-5 Friday-Sunday.
For those new to the farmstand, we operate on the honor system and take cash/check, Venmo, Paypal, and Square. All details can be found in the farmstand. The shed will have flowers as well as cards, hats, tshirts, soaps, etc and a community cupboard with free books and things. Feel free to take what you'd like. Swap if you'd like. Easy peasy.
Have a great weekeend!
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"Joy is strength." -Mother Teresa
What do you think? Is joy strength? Is joy vulnerability? Do we guard joy? Does it take courage to be joyous? What does Brene Brown say about foreboding joy?
"Joy is the most vulnerable emotion we experience," Brown says. "And if you cannot tolerate joy, what you do is you start dress rehearsing tragedy." -Brene Brown
Just some thoughts this morning as I arrange flowers. Did I tell you about the beginning of this flower business? The week before I made it official and did all the businessy things like form an LLC? It was this same week a few years ago. I'd always grown flowers here and that week, I'd taken a large back-to-school order. I was in the basement with buckets and buckets of flowers (that was my "studio" back then) and there I was assembling a couple dozen bouquets, singing along to Natalie Merchant, when I was overcome with joy. Like a wave rushed through me, goosebumps and all and I just started crying. My husband came downstairs at that same moment and the look on his face clearly indicated he was terrified by the tears. "What's going on? Are you okay?" I started laughing and said, "This is it. This is what I want to do."
And there ya have it. How incredibly grateful I am to those of you who continue to support me on this wild, floral ride. Also, I'm delayed in saying this, but thank you so much to those of you who came to the Salmon Creek Farmers market to say hello and introduce yourselves. It truly made my week.
Flowers are in the roadside stand today until dusk.
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It's Saturday and the stand is stocked with $20 market bouquets and dahlias, zinnias, and sunflowers by-the-stem.
We decided to go ahead and open the shed from 9-4 today and tomorrow for parking inside the gate. The shed has the new hats, cards, candles, AND our favorite, the community cupboard with free books. So many new ones to choose from.
We have some exciting things going on, but it means the stand will be closed Monday-most likely Wednesday, so if you need some goods from the farm, this weekend is your chance.
I hope your weekend is what you need it to be.
Alright, here's the scoop for the week.
☀️Dahlia Subscribers-Check your emails. If you didn't receive an email, please reach out. Dahlia subscriptions will kick off the week of Sept 5 and will run for four weeks.
☀️Salmon Creek Farmer's Market-I will be there with bouquets Aug. 30 and every Tuesday in September from 11-3. I'm so excited to chat flowers with customers in person! I will not be there on 8/23 as I have another commitment.
☀️Farmstand-Flowers will be stocked Thursday-Sunday (8/18-8/21) and then we will be taking Monday-Wednesday (8/22-8/24) off. Will resume with daily flowers in the farmstand after that.
Thank you so much for choosing local blooms and supporting small farms. Without you, what would I do? Super grateful.
As always, don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if I've left out any details.
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It's Friday and flowers are out in the roadside stand this morning. Twenty dollar market bouquets, $10 sunflower bunches, and some arrangements. I expect flowers to be out Saturday morning as well, but will be taking Sunday off as I'll be out of town for a celebration of life and my hubby will be managing the farm. Giving him a day off is looooove.
A few other updates:
-The shed will be closer this weekend but I hope to open it this coming week (stay tuned)
-DAHLIA SUBSCRIPTIONS: I plan for them begin the week of September 5. Subscribers please look for emails next week with details. Some people purchased subscriptions without providing an email or as a gift without including recipients email. If you purchased a subscription and would like email updates but aren't sure if you included your email, please email it to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, friends. Have a great weekend!
UPDATE: Farmstand was fully restocked at noon.
Ahhh, it's all coming back to me. The cool morning air, the slight hustle of the harvest before the sun hits the field, the crisp, juice sound of the dahlia stem, and the fresh clean smell of the foliage. It feels like the comfort of old friends. Picking right up like we haven't missed a beat.
Wishing you all a peaceful morning. Sunflower bunches and market bouquets will be in the stand by 7:30. The shed will be open from about 9-12.
It's the weekend! This means we'll have the roadside stand stocked until dusk and the farmshed open Friday-Sunday 9-2 (it gets hot in there in the late afternoon).
Inside the shed you can find Chapelle Farms honey, Barn Dog tshirts (at the special $15 price), soaps, dried florals, little succulents, notecards, and other gifts, along with the Community Cupboard with free books, and other goodies. Feel free to swap books or not. I noticed quite a few new ones added this week.
The stand takes cash/check, Venmo, Square, and Paypal and is located at:
11926 NE 212th Av
Brush Prairie, Wa
Thanks to all who have navigated the detour due to the bridge repair. I'll post the map again in stories.
Have a lovely one!
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Happy Friday, Friends! Just a reminder that tomorrow is the Hockinson Blueberry Fest! Hosted by the wonderful @hock.mainstreet.team, sales start at 9am and festivities are from 11-2. Pie eating contest, berry milkshakes, and more! It's going to be soooo fun and it's right in the heart of main street Hockinson, so you can't miss it!
We'll be there from 9-2 and we're keeping it straightforward with $20 market bouquets, $15 jar arrangements, potted hydrangeas, baptisia, and hellebores (Wedding Series). We're so excited about Berry Fest that we're going to run a special on our Barn Dog tshirts. $15 instead of $20.
Just a reminder that the roadside stand is closed today and we're keeping it closed until after the event on Saturday.
Thanks so much for your love of small, local farms, and all the support you show our beloved little community.
Have a berry beautiful and safe weekend!