We grow abundant and beautiful cut flowers with the same commitment to sustainability that drives everything else we do on the farm.
Flowers release so many vivid memories for everyone. For me, it is sweet peas that take me back to childhood on Lake Beulah in Wisconsin. Queen Ann's Lace and thistles are a vivid reminder of foraging for flowers with my mother, who by the way is still the most genius forager and designer I've ever met.
Starting flowers on the farm was a dream come true for me to return to my roots in agriculture, art, design and creative entrepreneurship. It is a place to make art with my friends and to pursue the simple goal of making people happy with flowers.
As we kick off the 2021 season, it is so exciting to dream up all of the possibilities for making connection and community with the many blooms that will grow from beautiful Mellifera Farm.
Products and Services:
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
By investing in a Melliflora CSA, every week, members will receive an abundant armload of artfully presented, premium seasonal blooms fresh from the farm. Your bouquet will arrive hand tied and wrapped in paper for easy transport and gift giving. In addition to a flower filled summer, when you join the Melliflora CSA, you are supporting responsible stewardship of our beloved Palouse farmland. You can feel confident that you are filling your home with beauty that was nurtured through biodiversity and sustainable practices. While we are not a certified organic farm, we still follow the principles so that you can feel confident that you are making an ethical purchase.
For the 2021 season, we are growing nearly 70 different types of flowers and ornamental foliage. A bouquet CSA allows you to join in the fun of watching the season unfold with new blooms each week as the season progresses.
We put the same care into post-harvest handling of our flowers as we do into growing them. That means we aim for the longest vase life possible. You can expect your flowers to stay at peak freshness for about a week or more for some special blooms. Part of the beauty of flowers is their ephemeral quality. It is important to remember that they only last a while and that vase life will vary greatly depending on the variety and care. We are happy to share pro tips for extending vase life to make the most of your blooms.
HOW IT WORKS
How to sign up
Please download, fill out, sign and return this CSA Subscription Form along with your payment.
You can mail the form with a check, or email it and pay electronically.
You can sign up by the month. Some customers just do one month, others renew month by month all season, and some sign up for the whole shebang up front. Choose your own adventure.
Once you have signed up and payed in full, you have secured your place in the CSA for the season. You will receive an email confirmation.
Should you choose to sign up through the mail:
Checks should be made out to Melliflora LLC and mailed, along with your form to:
Melliflora at Mellifera Farm
1151 Burnt Ridge Road
Troy ID 83871
Prefer to pay electronically? Email your form and request to arrange a payment with Venmo.
We are working on accepting credit/debit card payments but are not quite there yet. Thanks for your patience.
If you are giving a CSA share as a gift, we can provide a lovely card explaining your thoughtful present. We are happy to provide a hand-written note or an electronic card. Just let us know what you prefer and where to send it. If you choose a month for the share that does not work for your gift recipient, we will try to accommodate their desired month.
Share your share
You can absolutely have someone else pick up your share whenever you like. Just let us know in advance. Consider splitting your share with a friend and alternate weeks.
Four week shares will be available once a week. The day will vary depending upon the pick up location you choose. Full market bouquets are $60 a month ($15 each plus tax). Or you can choose a smaller mason jar bouquet for $35 a month ($8.75 each plus tax).
Picking up your share
We are very excited to be partnering with local businesses for easy pick up this year.
Moscow subscribers will get their bouquets on Wednesdays between noon and 7pm at the Colters Creek Tasting Room i 215 S Main St in Moscow
Pullman subscribers will get their bouquets on Tuesdays between 9am and 4pm at Roost Coffee & Market 125 SE Spring St in Pullman
Troy subscribers will get their bouquets on Wednesdays from 7am - 2pm at the Filling Station 504 Main St in Troy
LC Valley Subscribers will be able to get their bouquets on Fridays from 9am-9pm at the Blue Lantern Coffee House 326 Main St in Lewiston
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. You are likely familiar with vegetable CSAs where you purchase a membership early in the season in exchange for weekly seasonal bounty from the farm. A flower CSA follows the same concept, except instead of vegetables, you will receive a stunning bouquet each week that can go directly into a vase as it is, or that you can take apart to design multiple smaller arrangements yourself.
Please join us to play with flowers at the farm!
Our floral design workshop was one of the biggest hits from last season. So, we will be expanding opportunities for you to get your hands into flowers with expert guidance with several workshop opportunities in the 2021 season. Keep an eye on our social media and this web page for details as we nail down specifics
What you can expect:
What you will take home:
Check back for details on how to register.
Workshops are on the calendar for August 7, July 28 and a third to be scheduled shortly.
A great option for budget-savvy event planners and brides, we offer in-season stems for your wedding, shower or special event that can be arranged by you, your family members or your bridesmaids.
This program is available July 1 through mid-September only.
Buckets come with all florals and foliage needed for lovely, balanced arrangements. Each bucket makes approximately 4-5 medium sized arrangements or 6-8 small arrangements. Each bucket will contain 40-60 stems for $65/bucket.
The key to this option is flexibility. We accommodate your flower palette with the most beautifully and abundantly blooming varieties growing that week. We cannot reserve specific flower varieties because seasonal flowers come and grow by season. We do not import from international growers. If your heart is set on particular flowers, you will be happiest working with a florist who can guarantee it, and who will charge you accordingly. We are happy to make recommendations if you like.
Some focal flowers (like dinnerplate dahlias) are $2 to $3 apiece due to larger investments in root stock vs. seed. We are happy to include these in your buckets for a small additional cost. We will confer with you before adding these pricier flowers to your buckets.
Your Blooms by the Buckets will be available at our Farm between 10 am-3 pm the Thursday before your event or by other arrangement. (Delivery is $50. We cannot deliver to locations farther than 60 miles from our farm.)
Your upfront $25 deposit reserves your date on our calendar, with remaining balance due at pick up. Once your date is reserved, we will send you directions to the Farm as well as helpful tips to keep your flowers their freshest for your day. Sign up soon to reserve your date!
Some brides like to DIY their centerpieces and chair flowers but prefer to have their bouquets, arch and arbor swags, boutonnieres and corsages designed by a professional designer. Melliflora partners with Lavender & Thyme in Moscow and can source flowers there so that you can still get that custom design with flowers from the farm. We also provide custom design services and weddings "a la carte". Reach out for a consultation
There are many ways that you can buy flowers outside of our standard products and services. Although we are not a U-Pick operation, we are happy to assist you in ensuring that you have the blooms you need for your special event, whether it is as complex as a wedding or as simple as a small posie for a special someone.
Do you have the skills and desire to do your own design work? We can supply flowers to make that possible. Need help with design? We can do that too. Please reach out and start a conversation so we can come up with the right solution for you.
We create one of a kind floral arrangements inspired by the seasons. Our studio is bordered by overflowing flower fields and we are happy to custom grow special things for your event. Reach out to let us know how we can make magic with flowers for your special day.
Our a la carte design services are perfect for those who don't require complex floral installations or on site set up. Contact us for our weddings a la carte packet and take the stress out of the floral work for your wedding or event.