By Angie Lavezzo, CFSA Communications Coordinator | Monday, May 2, 2022

A market stall with a dozen buckets spilling with colorful zinnias and sunflowers from Perry-winkle Farm

Flowers may not be the first thought you have when supporting local farmers, but they are big business and a critical component in sustainable agriculture. And bouquets aren’t just for special occasions! Studies show that having flowers around the home and office significantly improves people’s moods. 

While many folks turn to their grocery store or online flower delivery service, we know that CFSA supporters aren’t the usual shoppers. We’re excited to share a list of CFSA member farms producing cut flowers for sale this season. 

Below, you’ll find mixed bouquets with native pollinator varieties, flower subscriptions and CSAs, “farmer’s choice” buckets for the floral artisan, wreaths, u-pick opportunities, and more.

Whether you’re shopping for Mother’s Day, wedding planning, a special anniversary, or just for fun, you’ll find contact information and ways to purchase from each farm below. Many small-scale farmers are very happy to work with you to create the bouquet, centerpiece, or corsage of your–or your loved ones–dreams.

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by Keith Baldwin, CFSA’s Farm Services Coordinator

Growers who include cut flowers in their pantheon of products for direct market sales are often looking for something outstanding to cultivate. The following table summarizes the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) ‘Cut Flowers of the Year’ for the last seven years–at time of publication. For the most part these are easy-to-grow, excellent choices for field-grown cut flower production. They generally hold well after cutting and are visually outstanding. (more…)