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Cut Flower CSA

bouquet photo by emily wrenWelcome to  Just Another Weed Patch Farm’s  Cut Flower Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)  program on Gabriola Island! We are the first farmer-florists on the island to offer a CSA  program to our subscribers and we’re proud of it! Please contact us by March 2017 to join us!

We are dedicated to growing vibrant, pesticide free cut flowers and arranging beautiful ‘bee friendly bouquets’ for you to enjoy in your home, place of work or for your wedding or special event. We want to change the way you think about cut flowers, and offer alternatives to the chemical laden, lifeless and imported  blooms found in our local retail outlets.

Just Another Weed Patch Farm is a small family farm and Agroforestry demonstration project. In addition to growing a variety of nut trees we offer our members beautiful, fragrant blooms that express the cycle of our coastal growing season. Our flowers are field grown using sustainable farming practices and are the life blood of our onsite honey bee apiary. We select heritage annuals, biennials and perennials that are rich sources of food for our honeybees and native pollinators.

Our CSA will run from late April through until early September. Please email us to request an order form weedpatch@telus.net

cut flower CSA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: What is CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)?

A: CSA is a model that has been implemented by many small farms as a mutually beneficial partnership between the grower and the consumer. The consumer purchases a share of the coming season’s harvest. Typically, the share is paid for well in advance of the season. Consumers receive a good value for fresh, local produce or flowers and an enhanced relationship with their local farm. The farm receives income in the winter months when the seed, plant and supply bills are piling up and other farm income is minimal or non-existent. CSA also provides the farm an important avenue to supply product directly to.

Q: Can I get flowers every other week or once a month?

A: We hope you’ll incorporate pesticide free flowers into your home or office to enjoy every week, and not just for special occasions! Contact us for order details weedpatch@telus.net

Q: What do I do if I am going out of town and have to miss a pick up?

A: We can always find a home for lonely flowers! However with enough advance notice we will do our best to reschedule pick ups.

Q: Will there be weeds in my bouquets? What types of blooms will I be getting?

A: Ah! Don’t let the name of our farm fool you. Having said that, you may find whimsical and attractive flora and foliage that you would never find in a grocery store bought bouquet. We do grow luscious seasonal favourites such as peonies, lilacs, echinacea, lilies, daisies, cosmos, snapdragons, rudbeckia, sunflowers, tulips and several other annuals and perennials.

Q: Can I come to the farm to see where my flowers are grown?

A: Yes! Please call or email us for details. Flower share members will be invited to an exclusive Weed Patch ‘wine and sneeze’ event on the farm in the growing season.

THANK YOU for supporting local flower farmers and we look forward to growing for you!

The Weed Patch Gang (and assorted snouts, beaks and stingers…)DSCF8776

Just Another Weed Patch Farm

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5 Comments
  1. Anonymous permalink

    What a great idea! What is cost of the 3 options please? Thanks.

  2. Andrea permalink

    This is a wonderful program and your arrangements are fantastic!

  3. Riley permalink

    great idea!

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