** NOTE for the 2018 Season**
The Farm Stand has moved from near the street to further up the driveway in the first RED building in order to keep our flowers as fresh as possible, out of the heat, sun and wind, and to make it safer for our customers to enter and exit. Thanks for your understanding!
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 tough life and nobody got rich; hard times saw acres of the original homestead sold off but what remains is a lovely meadow in one of the few remaining agricultural zones left in South Hadley. A grandchild of the original owners and her family are the present stewards of this farm and over the past many years, they 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.
The cut flower business operating from the farm during the growng season continues to earn new customers every season. We sell flowers in sleeve bundles, ready-made-bouquets in vases, jars and cans, by-the-stem from our cutting beds, and we do some special orders with advance notice; most often the customer supplies the vase or jar (often decorated beforehand) and we do the rest after you approve the sample bouquet. Our prices are 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. A NEW offering beginning in 2018 is our Subscription Service. Purchase an entire summer’s worth of flowers, to be delivered locally every week, great for your business or to send to someone special. See our brochure and Subscription Details sheet for more information.
Whether buying flowers for yourself, someone else or creating arrangements for a special event, Zawadzki Farm Local Flowers are the freshest, greenest flowers around. 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.
The Farm Stand will be open beginning in early June with the first blooms arriving, Thursday – Sunday from 10 am – 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.