Yep, the flowers are blooming and the bouquets are back!
Since I'm not doing the markets regularly this year, the only place to get your hands on them is as part of Hoot Owl Farms CSA or Farm Stand boxes.
You order them, then I pick the freshest most beautiful blooms, bunch them together and you get to pick them up from Hoot Owl.
As the season moves forward some flowers will fade and begin to set seed (yay!) and other will begin to show their own true colors. Each different and unique and beautiful.
The Ranunculus are just beginning. They may look delicate but they are a hardy plant that can tolerate light frosts and have an exceptionally long vase life. Usually they are dug up each fall so their corms won't rot in the frozen soil but I missed some and and they overwintered under our deep snow like champs!
There are always beautiful flowers around, if you know where to look and don't judge so much whether it is called a 'weed' or not. This handful is a mix of filed grasses, weedy wildflowers, and some Sweet Rocket. A deliciously sweet fragrant pale lavender biennial bloom in the mustard family. I had actually forgotten that I had planted out their rosette of basal leaves last summer and you bet I'm gonna use the easily spreading nature of most mustards and let some of this go to seed and begin to 'grow itself' in the perennial rows. Letting the plants grow and spread where they want to is an intentional part of my Wilderness Farm. I still have to 'weed' the slower growing or more tender crops but a lot of those weeds end up in bouquets or my dinner plate!
Next week, keep an eye out for the return of the Salad Mix at the Farm to Market Store in Libby. It's been a little slow growing in this cool damp spring but the fresh sunshine and warmth that is helping the plants to bloom is also freshening up this tasty, crispy lettuce and it's almost ready for it's return!
What's available this week?
Where to find it all?
Find the Veggies & Flowers at the Amish Farm to Market Store in Libby!
Seasonal Bouquets and Edible Flowers are available through Hoot Owl Farms CSA/Farm Stand
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.