Many Graces Farm Flower Share CSA
We are bursting with excitement to partner with Many Graces Farm for a one-of-a-kind flower share CSA! This summer we’ll be the pick-up point in Western Massachusetts for gorgeous, weekly (& local!) bouquets fresh from Hadley, MA.
Fill your home with the beauty and luscious fragrance of freshly harvested Snapdragon, Zinnia, Sunflower, Lisianthus, Dahlia, Calendula, Forget-Me-Nots, Scabiosa, Cosmos, Celosia, Strawflower, Gladiolus, and many more, starting in early July (half-share/6-week option; full-share/10-week option).
As the Northampton pick-up location, members will be able to enjoy the dynamic beauty of our ever-evolving collection of handcrafted pottery, jewelry, and home goods each week when they pick up their bouquet.
And should you need a vase to display your glorious bouquets, we have a magnificent collection of hand-thrown and unique vases in the shop: from Judy Jackson to Tiffany Hilton to Blue Eagle to Three Wheel Studio to Mara Superior to Ellen Grenadier, Donna McGee, Michael McCarthy and more.
We are thrilled to be the host of such a wonderful project and we hope you’ll join us in supporting local farms this summer!
About the farm: Many Graces is a certified-organic flower farm and floral design studio based in Hadley, MA. 2018 marks their third season tending the land in Hadley and growing beautiful flowers for the New England market.
About the CSA: Many Graces offers CSA Flower Share Subscriptions in both Western MA and the greater Boston area. Each week, CSA members receive one large, lovingly-arranged bouquet delivered to a pick-up location of their choosing. Members can select from a half season share (for 6 weeks of bouquets), or a full season share (for 10 weeks of bouquets). The share runs from early July through mid-September (with the half-season share ending in mid-August).
What does CSA mean? CSA stands for "community supported agriculture." The CSA model brings community members together with farmers and local farmland in a mutually beneficial relationship that sustains local agriculture. As the global cut-flower industry relies heavily on air transport of flowers, and often on worker exploitation and harsh agrochemicals that have negative effects on human beings and the Earth, supporting local, ethical, and organic flower production is one way to affect change towards a positive and more sustainable flower-farming model for all.
By purchasing a share of the harvest in advance, CSA members pay below retail market value and receive freshly harvested flowers weekly throughout the growing season. Farmers receive working capital at the beginning of the season when we need it most, and are ensured a steady market for our blooms, independent of seasonal fluctuations. Farmers and members both benefit from the opportunity to build direct relationships with each other and to form communities based on mutual aid.