We are excited to offer a Certified Organic fresh-cut flower CSA, available at our East Haddam Farmers’ Market, and at Provider Farm in Salem, CT. As a 2019 flower shareholder, you will enjoy a weekly handcrafted bouquet of the freshest seasonal flowers while providing us with much-needed early start up funds for seeds and supplies.
At Four Root Farm we love experimenting with gorgeous, unusual flowers in rare textures and colors. We grow nearly 300 flower varieties! Each week your bouquet will be a unique design composed of flowers and foliage grown organically right here in East Haddam and arranged from scratch by us. Each bouquet will be big enough to generously fill a quart-size ball jar or similar vase and command attention at the center of your dining room table (or at your office, or at your clothing boutique, or on your mother's dining room table...you get the idea). At pickup, you’ll find your bouquet in water, wrapped in a hand-stamped brown paper sleeve. Once you get it to its destination, give the stems a trim and put the bouquet in a vase of fresh water to enjoy.
How It Works:
The Four Root Farm Flower Share will be 12 weeks long - running from late June through mid-September. The cost is $18 per bouquet, $215 total. Pickup will be available either at the East Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays at Ballek’s Garden Center (from 4 pm to 7 pm), or at Provider Farm in Salem, on Tuesdays during their normal CSA distribution from 2 pm to 7 pm. (For existing Provider shareholders: Friday pickups for flowers are not available at this time, though you can certainly pick up your flowers on Tuesdays and your veggies on Fridays if that fits your schedule better.)
We are offering this share independently from the Provider veggie share, so you will pay us directly by sending a check to us. We are very grateful to be hosted by Provider, and love what they grow, so if you're not already a veggie shareholder with them we encourage you to sign up!
Sweetening the Deal:
This year we’re offering two promotions:
Early Sign-Up: Pay in full by December 1 and receive a free bunch of our gorgeous French spring tulips for pick-up at Four Root Farm in May.
Refer a Friend: Refer a friend and receive $15 off your 2019 share price! Make sure they let us know who referred them, and then get in touch for instructions to receive your discount through the website.
A plug for buying local organic flowers:
In buying organic flowers from us, your local Connecticut farmers, you are bringing the lush, delicate beauty of seasonal blooms into your house or office. In addition, you are using your spending power to vote against the international industrial flower market - which is less regulated than industrial food and more harmful to the health of our planet and the people that grow them.
Instead of being chemical laden, mass produced, and imported from thousands of miles away on refrigerated airplanes, our flowers are healthy, unique, seasonal, lovingly harvested and arranged by us, driven to you in our ratty old van, and Certified Organic.