It’s a new day for Zawadzki Farm.
Decades ago the plot of land on which the farm stands was given to the daughter of a local farmer for her wedding gift. On it, the family raised chickens and vegetables for themselves and sold whatever they could. It was a hard life and nobody got rich; in fact, it was the kind of life none of the children who were raised there wanted. Skip a generation and you get a granddaughter and her own family returning to their roots to sow, cultivate and harvest on one of the few remaining agricultural zones left in South Hadley. With a hardworking husband by her side, the pair, over the past many years, have restored overgrown meadows, planted beneficial native flowers, shrubs and trees to support the local wildlife, established cash crops to sell at the roadside stand, and lovingly restored the old farmhouse and landscaped the grounds for maximum enjoyment of this little gem of a farmstead.
Our flowers are fresh cut every day and we use only natural fertilizers and absolutely NO PESTICIDES OR HERBICIDES on any of our crops. This makes for a lot of time bent over weeding manually, but in the end we know our stewardship of the land is fulfilled; we treat the land and all the life above and below the ground as partners and, in turn, we get glorious flowers, whopping pumpkins, and vegetables you can eat right off the vine.
We sell flowers in sleeve bundles, ready-made-bouquets, by-the-stem from our cutting beds, and we even do some special orders with advance notice. Most often the customer supplies the vase or jar (often decorated beforehand) and we do the rest. Our prices are very reasonable and the flowers will be cut fresh and arranged no more than 1 day before your event. Stop in to the Farm Stand or Contact us for more information about special orders. NEW service beginning in 2018 is our Subscription Service. Purchase an entire summer’s worth of flowers, to be delivered locally every week. See our brochure and Subscription Details sheet for more information.
The Farm Stand will be open Thursday – Sunday from 10 a. – 6 pm. The cutting beds are available by appointment ONLY. Flower sales continue until the first hard frost, typically in late September.
After the flowers fade we will once again have sugar and field pumpkins and hope to have a good crop of the very popular white pumpkins this year! Stop in and see the Pumpkin King for a good deal.