Looking ahead to the new growing season…
The seed catalogs that arrived only weeks ago are already worn and dog-eared but the orders are in! Along with our usual peonies, sunflowers, zinnias and dahlias, there will be some new flower varieties chosen for their color, texture and vase life. Rather than spoil the surprise you’ll just have to stop in this year to see what’s new.
If you were working on filling the stamps of your Frequent Buyer’s Card, hold onto it; it is transferable into the next season. With any luck you could be the winner of the 2020 weekly bouquet prize! And speaking of that…
And The Lucky Raffle Winner is…!
The LUCKY WINNER for the 2019 weekly bouquet prize was drawn on January 1st. What a great way to start a new year–finding out you have free flowers every week all summer! In deference to the winner’s privacy we’ll say only that she will make the MOST of this prize, as she buys flowers for others more than for herself. What a compassionate and generous spirit!
Changes coming in 2019:
Much of the fall and winter was spent deliberating how best to carry Zawadzki Farm into the new growing season. Many ideas were tossed around, some having to do with taking orders and payments online, what to grow and what not to grow again, and how to achieve a greater balance between the production and sale of our beautiful flowers. Going against the grain of what a typical business might decide when considering “the next move”, we decided that keeping true to our philosophy of growing flowers that give so much to us and the natural world means focusing our efforts on proper cultivation and management so each seed has a chance and every plant can be its best. To do this we need to cut back on the days the Farm Stand will be open for ready-made bouquets, but special orders and requests can be made by phone or email througout the week. Our signs at the street will give more information when we are ready to open for the season and you can also find the days and hours of operation on this website (updated closer to the start of the season) and also on our Google Business website. You can find our location on Google Maps when you are ready to visit. We also decided AGAINST online ordering and taking credit card payments because of the hacker culture and identity theft epidemic.
Despite the reduced business hours and limited payment options we hope you will support your local flower farmer because “our local flowers are a greener choice!” We are simple folks doing a simple thing and our way of doing business should reflect that simplicity. Our latest blog goes into more detail if you’re interested.