CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a way for farmers and consumers to connect directly without a middleman, and ahead of the growing season. In short: people buy "shares" of a farm's harvest in advance and then receive a portion of the crops as they're harvested. Your purchase of a CSA flower 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. The CSA is an important part of our business. Thank you!
We offer 28 weeks of flower shares by the season from April to October. All flower shares receive a 10% discount off our regular retail Barn Shop bouquet prices plus discounts on cut your own events and often receive FREE extra bunches when there is a bumper crop.
We are proud to offer flowers continuously for 28 weeks from April to October, this is 4 more weeks than last season:
All Flower Share Bundle -28 weeks-$1,050 (This is a 20% discount off our our retail Barn Shop prices, continuous flowers weekly from April to Oct plus a FREE 2024 Cross Street Desk Calendar ($30 value)
Spring Share- 6 weeks - $240 (2 weeks longer than last year!)(Fancy Tulips, heirloom daffodils, other Spring blooms!)
Ranunculus Share- 4 weeks - $160(mostly Ranunculus with appearances by Anemones, Poppies)
June Share- 4 weeks - $200 (Peonies and other spectacular June blooms)
Summer share- 8 weeks - $320(Mixed Bouquets of all our gorgeous Summer blooms!)
DahliaFall share- 6 weeks - $240 (2 weeks longer than last year!)(Dahlias and other fall blooms)
Every week, our farmers walk the fields together and decide what is best to harvest for our flower shares. We will send a weekly newsletter to our members sharing stories from the farm and details about what will be in the shares. On pick up day, our designers create our bouquets using ingredients harvested within 24 hours from our fields. We work hard to bring a different blend of flowers and varieties to our flower share every week, and to give you a glimpse of the best of what's growing in our fields.
The weekly value of each bouquet is an average of all of the weeks. (Share value = total cost / number of weeks) Some weeks you may receive a larger bouquet than others based on the variety and quantity of flowers in bloom.
Our flower share members receive on average a 10% discount over our farm stand prices, discounts on our cut your own events, and are given first priority to our flowers and shares throughout the season. They also sometimes receive an extra free bunch when we have a bumper crop.
Simple. Sign up here. /collections/flower-share
2024 Flower CSA Pick Up Locations:
We are only selling 2024 Flower Shares for pick up at Cross Street Flower Farm.
Our start date for our shares are approximate based on the weather, especially in the Spring. Our Spring share usually begins in early to mid April and runs through early to mid May. Our June share starts in early to mid June when the peonies bloom. Our 8-Week Summer share usually starts the first week of July through August. The Dahlia Share begins around Labor Day through early October.
Once the share begins, we will send an email every week to remind you to pick up your share. Please be sure to add email@example.com to your contacts so our emails do not go to your spam folder. Also, if you gifted a share to a friend or loved one, please make sure we have their email so they receive our weekly newsletters. You can email us at info@csflowerfarm to confirm.
If you are going to be away, we encourage you to have a friend or neighbor pick up your share. We finalize our seeding and planting schedules months in advance to meet the needs of our shares and orders each week. Unfortunately, we can not accommodate vacation change requests during the season.
We offer pick ups Tuesday thru Saturday weekly during Barn Shop hours. You do not need to select a time, just come at one of the listed times. Please know it is every shareholder's responsibility to pick up their share during the allotted pick up time. If you miss a week due to our error, we are happy to replace your share. If you are away, we ask that you send a friend or neighbor, our flowers make great gifts.
As farmers, we are humbled by Mother Nature, she is our not so silent partner. We work hard to mitigate risks through good planning, crop diversification, by protecting our crops from early and late frosts, pests, disease, high winds, and most anything Mother Nature throws at us. We also greatly appreciate you - our CSA flower share members - for sharing this risks and rewards of farming with us. You pay for your share in the winter, which allows us to cover the costs of seeds and supplies. Your encouraging words throughout the season remind us why we love growing and sharing our flower farming journey with you. We greatly appreciate your willingness to follow along and share both the risks and rewards. For our part, we promise to work tirelessly to uphold our end of the bargain and deliver sustainable, local, fresh flowers to you each week.
We typically harvest your flowers within 24 hours of delivering them to our pick up locations making them much more fresh than flowers you can buy in any store. Our flowers typically last about a week, but some varieties have shorter or longer vase life.
Tulips, daffodils, lisianthus, snapdragons, sunflowers - when harvested at the right stage, can last almost two weeks. Zinnias, dahlias, poppies, sweet peas and some other varieties typically last 4-5 days. We grow over 50 varieties of flowers, and each flower has its own unique habits and proper post harvest treatment. There are books written about this, no joke! Our best recommendation is this—- place your bouquet in a very clean vase, with clean water. Be sure to remove all leaves and extra foliage below the water line. Only stems should be in the water to keep it clean. Change the water every morning when you have your coffee. Bacteria build up in the water speeds up decay of flowers. You can snip 1/2 inch off stem ends every few days so the stems take a fresh drink. Also, keep your bouquet out of direct sunlight and extreme heat as this will also shorten life.
Most of all, enjoy the bouquet as it ages and changes! Notice how some flowers continue to open and others do not. Notice how some colors fade as they age, sometimes very dramatically.
NOTE: We stand behind our product, and since flowers are highly perishable sometimes things happen. If you bouquet dies within a day or two of pick up something went wrong! Send us a pic on email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule a time for you to come to farm and pick up a replacement bouquet.
Yes! Send us an email to: email@example.com and we will add you to our Volunteer List.
We post all open season positions here, under Job Opportunities.
Yes, you can feel free to take selfie pictures in fields while you are here during a pick your own event. However, we ask that these pictures are not for professional use, marketing, or resale without express written consent of Cross Street Flower Farm.
If you are a professional photographer looking to book client photo sessions at the farm, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling and site fee information.
Shoot us an email at email@example.com!