Thrilled to be participating in the Atlas Spring Market here in Newburgh over Mother's Day weekend! Visit us on May 11th and May 12th, 10am-5pm, and pick up some specially-selected locally-grown and foraged cut flowers. We will have ready made bouquets or single stems for sale if you want to create your own arrangement. -
Other vendors include some of my favorite gardeners and growers, local community gardens, artisans, designers, and community organizations. -
Proceeds from the raffle and ticketed events (to include talk & book signing from one of my favorite garden podcasters, Margaret Roach @awaytogarden , and a foraging walk by insanely talented NYC based floral designer @emilythompsonflowers ) will benefit @hudsonvalleyseed and @newburghurbanfarmandfood .
Excited also to hear that @zerotogo will be on site collecting compostable materials from the event. -
All in all, a thoughtful, spring celebration at the 17 Spring Street Garden you won't want to miss. Thanks to the team at @atlasnewburgh and @17springstreet for all the work they put into organizing this event. Hope to see you all there!
I had the lovely opportunity to visit the Portland Flower Market this past week. So interesting to see how different flower markets operate. (Who is allowed to shop there? What time do florists have to wake up to get the special blooms? How are the flowers and plants separated? Where are the local flowers? Are there prices on the flowers or are you just supposed to know? What's the parking like?? Geeky, I know) However, I was pleased to find the local flowers well represented by the @oregonflowergrowers association at Portland's market. They even have their own shop within the market, so it's easy to shop only local! .
Lucky for us, we have an amazing group of talented, hard-working flower growers in the Hudson Valley as well. We've had many a conversation about organizing collectively to make it easier on both ends to get local flowers to florists, and this past week's visit to the Portland Flower Market gave me some renewed inspiration to help make this happen. ✨
Velvet feather hat I found in a barn with dried wild things from Colgate lake. I love the structure and light play dried flowers give. I’m excited for blooming things but also excited to preserve tons of things so I have more to play with next winter.
Stay tuned for upcoming Flower Workshops! If you’re interested to host a Flower Workshop, led by @mkm.design.co, reach out! It’s a great idea for bridal parties, baby showers, birthday celebrations, and work events. Workshops can be tailored to different age groups and can be held locally in our flower design studio in Highland or at a location.
The Design & Wine Flower Workshop was a huge success! Arranging flowers while sipping on Rosé was so much fun and a kind of therapy in a way. Thank you to @1915wine for having us! Flowers and Rosé all the way!
There’s a great movement happening for vegetable farming where consumers and growers are making strides to push for more sustainably and locally grown veggies. We’re doing the same with flowers.
Our farm, @theparcelny, uses organic and no-till practices. It also benefits from the compost produced through our events.
We source locally as much as possible and often go directly to the farm, limiting the amount of packaging that goes into what we buy.
These are just a few ways we’re bringing sustainability to the wedding and floral industries. Contact us to find out how you can do this with your event!
So honored to have shot @gigi_hess and @grantshow wedding this weekend! Here is the teaser from the wedding and the full highlight video will soon follow. It’s been a busy year and we can’t wait to show all of you what we have been creating these past couple of months.