Summer is in full bloom, and so are Asheville-area flower farms and greenhouses. For fresh cuts of everything from peonies and poppies to zinnias and dahlias, the sources are abundant. Flower farms provide their wares at farmer’s markets across the area, or through flower bouquet shares (similar to CSA shares). Some farms also offer pick-your-own options for guests to create custom clusters. Additionally, area greenhouses are brimming with colorful blooms to add a dash to your home. Following, a few farms and greenhouses to make buds with:
Flying Cloud Farm – This Fairview farm sells its blooms in mixed bouquets at the River Arts District Farmer’s Market (Wednesdays) and the North Asheville Tailgate Market (Saturdays), as well as at its farm roadside stand everyday May through mid-October. In addition, you can pick your own at the farm mid-July through mid-October.
Full Sun Farm – Flowers from this Leicester farm are available at both the River Arts District and North Asheville markets, with mixed bouquets and sunflower bunches among its most popular. The farm also offers fresh-picked field flowers for weddings and other special events, as well as pick-your-own flowers by the bucket.
Lady Luck Flower Farm – If you’re looking for a seasonal bouquet, you’re in luck – Lady Luck, to be precise. This farm in Leicester grows a variety of flowers from spring to fall, of which they hand-select the perfect blooms to create bouquets for sale at French Broad Food Co-op May through October. Lady Luck holds periodic Community U-Pick Flowers Days, usually in July and August, where they open up the farm for visitors to pick as many flowers as they’d like.
Flora – This botanical boutique in the heart of West Asheville offers fresh-cut flowers and arrangements to brighten your home. Shop for a range of blooms, from unique varieties to locally grown staples, in a small but stunning setting.
Jack Young Greenhouses – Located in Candler, this locally owned greenhouse, in business for nearly half a century, is a popular destination not just for its wide selection of blooms, but also for on-site events throughout the season that appeal to the entire family. The greenhouse prides itself in ethically sourcing plants with a strong devotion to sustainability.
Area Groceries – An easy option for locally grown, fresh-cut bouquets is your local grocery. West Village Market & Deli, Earthfare’s Westgate and South locations, and French Broad Food Co-op are all urban options for buying blooms to weave a little of the outdoors into your indoors.