Cross Street Flower Farm is a flower farm run by two friends, Nikki Bartley and Cara Gilmartin. What started as a small farmette at Nikki's house in 2015 is now a 7-acre flower farm that we lease on town land at the historic Jacobs Farm on Main Street in the beautiful, New England town of Norwell, MA.
Norwell is where we live and chose to raise our families. (We met when our kids were in preschool together at a small church in the center of town.) It's a great community and we are lucky to be farming here where preserved farmland is a rare find. We grow over 50 varieties of speciality cut flowers from April to November using organic methods. We are self taught farmers, neither of us grew up on a farm. We started small and learned our craft, and just keep learning and doing as we go. We have found our calling digging in the earth. Farming has given us a deeper appreciation of the natural world and taught us the power and magic of flowers.
2019 is our 5th growing season together and it promises to be our most beautiful one yet. Our Flower CSA is the biggest part of our business. Your purchase of a CSA share helps us tremendously with planning how much to grow, having capital to buy seeds and supplies in the winter, and reducing our marketing costs and time during our busy season.
Farming is hard work, but is also very rewarding. We love serving the wonderful community that is growing up alongside our field of flowers. There is nothing better than the smile we get from each of you when you stop by to pick up a bouquet of our flowers.
We are buoyed by the support and demand for our flowers in our South Shore community. Our customers tell us they love that our field grown flowers are more vibrant, fresh, fragrant and last longer than flowers available from florists or the grocery store. We harvest and arrange our flowers into elegant, hand-tied bouquets and get them to you the next day.
People often tell us that smelling our flowers spark long forgotten memories. Our hope is that our flowers will transport you for a moment from the hustle and bustle of your daily life. We hope you join us this season. Click here to buy a 2019 CSA flower share.