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.
2020 is our first year, and as we begin, 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.
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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 2020 season, we are growing nearly 50 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 summer 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.
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 ($60) will be available every Wednesday
· July shares July 1 – 29
· August shares August 5 – 26
· September shares September 2 – 23
You can add a hand made wreath to your September share with flowers from the farm for an additional $40
Picking up your share
Pick up your bouquet at the Pullman Farmers Market between 3:30 -6:30pm every Wednesday throughout the season. In addition to bouquet pick up, we will have additional blooms available at our table. We look forward to seeing you at the Market
If you cannot make it to Pullman, let us know so that we can work out an alternative pick up location .
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!
On Saturday August 29 , Melliflora will host two basic floral design workshops featuring instruction from renown local florist, Ellen Vieth. If you have ever visited Little Pink House Gallery in Genessee and admired the fabulous florals, this is your chance to learn Ellen’s tips and tricks and to try them out yourself as you make a beautiful design of your own using fresh flowers from the farm.
Session 1 from 10am - Noon is full
Session 2 from 4pm-6pm has openings remaining
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What you will take home:
Participation is limited to 10 people on a first come first served basis.
$60 per person. Reservations are secured when payment is received.
We hope to offer at least one more event this season and we look forward to larger groups and more flower fun after the plague has passed.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and contact information of everyone in your group. We will contact the first ten people to respond with instructions for final registration and payment. We do sincerely wish that we could accommodate more than 10, but our intent is to provide a fun and inspiring experience that is safe in the current environment. Limited participation will allow us to spread out and enjoy the day without worry.
Hope to see you on the 29th