Maybe you've heard about these three little letters, CSA and wondered what they stood for or meant. In short, community supported Agriculture. You as the consumer are pre-purchasing or buying in on a crop, in this case flowers, before the season begins. Your purchase of a flower subscription helps purchase compost, seeds, and equipment needed to successfully farm. Then in turn we give back to you the abundance of what we have grown. Right now, Berge's Blooms is offering 3 months of blooms, or total of 6 spring bouquets each full of unique, quality blooms for either your home or office. Links are below for either pick or delivery.
We are in our second season of growing and farming at Berge's Blooms. Just so you know, we are committed to using sustainable and chemical free methods as part of it's farming practices, so good for the environment, and good for you! Our main goal as growers is to have healthy soil, which in turns gives us loads of healthy beautiful flowers. We hope you join us in our farming journey and become a member this season.
One side note, as with any farming; Mother Nature is the director of when our first blooms will be available for you to receive. When I start to see signs of flowers I will email you and let you know an estimated start date. Our spring Flower Subscription season typically will starts mid-April and will continue through June.
Links for Spring Flower Subscriptions
Spring Subscription Service, Pick Up
--We're in the Valentine season; coming up in less than a week now. You have seen the local stores, filling up with roses, heart shaped boxes full of candies, and giant teddy bears and the likes. Retailers sure know how to put it out there and make sure we don't miss a Valentine beat, right?
As I have began this business venture I had the attitude that I wasn't going to compete with all the retail noise. They had it covered, right? Well, this is year number 2 and I have a new perspective on this Valentines Day hoopla. I am a local business, I am a small business owner, and I am providing a service. So here I am, trying to make my little voice heard in the sea of giant voices on Valentines Day. Traditionally roses and chocolates are the standard choices retailers will offer.. but I'm here to get you thinking outside the box of chocolates this Valentines Day.
So here's a gift that will be unique, personalized and a little outside the box as a gift option: It's called a flower share, or bouquet share. It get's even better, beyond being personable, it's not a one time gift of flowers - but 8 total bouquets!
First off, what is a flower share? Have you ever heard of Vegetable Shares, or CSA's? It's a way that you can support the farmer (that's me) in the upfront costs, like seeds, supplies, and such. Then I get to lovingly grow and nurture your flowers, hand-pick them for you, and give them straight to you - No shipping, no chemicals, no boxes.... Just fresh, beautiful flowers in your hands straight from me to you.
What Does the spring flower share include? It starts off with the earliest of spring bulbs tulips, narcissus, and even a few ranunculus. I have selected unique and heirloom varieties that you won't see at the grocery stores, or markets, making this extra special. In later spring you will start to see some of the later flowering tulips and early annual flowers like Icelandic Poppies, Larkspur, Snapdragons and more.
And finally what can I expect? You can expect to either choose a pick-up or delivery flower share service. It will be bi-weekly for whichever service you choose.
Oh, and one little tidbit - I am offering limited shares this year to ensure the best quality for each customer, so please sign up early to ensure your spot.
Click here for your flower share today 8 week Spring Flower Share, Pick Up and 8 Week Spring Flower Share, Delivered
Hope you enjoyed my spin on Valentines Day - Today, think outside the box of chocolates!
If you would like more info. or questions please fill out the contact box below - Thanks!
Hello, This is an introduction of myself, to I guess, the world. I am a flower farmer in the Tacoma/Puyallup area and officially started my business last year. I have been growing all sorts of things most of my life. Much of this interest for flowers and horticulture in general started out on a 100 acre farm that my parents own in Texas. As a child I loved both being outdoors and learning about nature. I believe that my parent's farm became an outdoor classroom that taught me many lessons through both hands on learning and observation. I especially loved all the beautiful wildflowers that grew along the highways, pastures, and countryside areas. I believe this is where my true love and interest for flowers was sparked.
After leaving my parent's farm I had initially set out to get a degree in either horticulture or landscaping. I ended up getting neither, but a degree in English.. (maybe that will help me out here a bit in blogging).. Upon graduating from Hardin Simmons University I decided to spread my wings and moved to the Seattle Washington area. This is where I met and married my husband and began my family. It was during this season that the seeds for a business began to take root.
We married and settled in a family owned home in downtown Auburn for 12 years. This is where and I learned a lot more about gardening, planting, and planning designs around smaller spaces. It was during these 12 years that the idea of a flower business was born. Our space was limited where we lived and it wasn't until 2014 that we bought our property with 1/2 acre in Tacoma, Washington. It was here that I started to dig in (literally) and shape our entire back yard into what now is my cutting garden area. This /4 acre maze of cutting beds took shape over a 2 year period. Like most start-ups, my first year had a lot of ups and downs with many learning opportunities along the way. Again, with a smaller scale space the layout is fairly detailed and intensive. I am able to achieve this by ensuring I have really healthy, rich soil, which makes for loads of happy flowers.
Besides raising flower babies, I am also raising and nurturing 5 of my own babies, all girls, ranging in ages from 2 and 1/2 to 15 years old. They are truly the heartbeat and motivation behind my flower growing endeavors. I am first and foremost a wife and Mother, with flower farmer following close behind.
I'd like to share with you the journey I'm currently on in the form of being a small business owner, juggling it all as a wife and Mom, and also sharing my love of growing flowers and gardening.
I ask you to join me as learn and grow this little urban flower farm one bud at a time.