Weekly CSA ~ December 1st 2023 to January 5th 2024
Weekly CSA ~ January 12th 2024 to February 16th 2024
Fortnightly CSA ~ Decmber 1st 2023 to February 9th 2024
We are pleased to announce that we will be embarking on our first CSA this growing season.
So… what is a CSA? Well, it stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and in a nutshell, its an opportunity to buy a ‘share’ of our flowers in advance of the season. This means valuable income for us when costs are high and production is still low, and a chance for you to directly support a local business and connect with your local flower farmer.
How does it work?
By becoming one our of CSA members, you buy a ‘share’ of flowers for the summer and/or autumn season, selecting either a weekly or fortnightly option. Each week or fortnight, we will have a bountiful bunch of flowers ready for collection from the farm. Each week will be different depending on what is blooming on the farm that week – so think anything from mixed bouquets, to bunches of bright dahlias or cosmos en masse. Each bunch is valued at $35 each.
The farm is located at 35 Leishmans Lane, Lyonville.
As a thank you from us, you will receive a complimentary tour of the flower farm, with a glass of wine in hand (or cuppa) and some nibbles, while Janae and Chris show you first-hand how we grow using organic and regenerative practices. From there you will take home your first bunch of flowers, along with a flower bucket that can be used for each pick-up.
Can I gift a CSA share to someone else? Absolutely! Just make a note of it in the comments, with the recipient’s contact details, and we will pass along all the relevant info to them.
What are the pick-up dates and times? Once an order is made, we will send an email with the exact dates for your CSA, but for now, we can confirm that it will be Fridays (every week or fortnightly depending on your selection) from the farm in Lyonville, starting December 1. If you are unable to make it to a particular pick-up day, we advise you to either ‘gift’ the flowers that week, and have someone come in your stead. Your bunches will be available from 2pm on the Friday onwards, until 7pm (in consideration for our kids and neighbours). If those times don’t fit with your schedule (or if things come up and you can’t make it on a particular week) just send us an email and we are happy to make alternate arrangements.
How do I keep my flowers fresh? On the first Friday, at the end of the appreciation night, we will provide you with your first bunch of flowers, as well as a flower bucket to take home with you. This can then be used each time you come to the farm to collect your bunch. We are happy to fill it up for you when you arrive. Once they get home, keep them away from direct light and any heat sources, and change the water every few days to keep them happy.
Can I choose which flowers I receive? Your flowers will be a true representation of what is blooming that week on the farm, and will show the progression of seasonality through the summer, so unfortunately, we are unable to take specific requests.
How long should I expect my flowers to last? It is important to note that every flower has a different vase life, but we endeavour to provide the freshest blooms that have been conditioned, and should last at least 3-5 days, if not 1-2 weeks.
If you did have any further questions that are not answered above, please send us an email – [email protected]