After a long, monochromatic winter (or just day), it thrills my soul to look around and see that from the Parkway to Patton Ave., Asheville is bursting with brilliant blooms. Wanna bring some of that beauty into your own abode? Forget your garden shears and hit up some of these area flower farms.
This nearly 8-acre spot outside of Asheville grows dozens of varieties of flowers almost year-round. While the farm itself isn’t open to the public, you can get your floral fix via pick up or delivery at storefront floral shop Carolina Flowers Mercantile (62 S. Main St.,Marshall).
Whether you need a small bundle of blossoms or enough blooms for a royal wedding, you can get it at this farm, which uses organic methods to produce vegetables, fruits, and flowers that they sell at their farm stand, their CSA, and throughout the city at tailgate markets. You can even sign up for a flower CSA or bouquet share.
This 17-acre organic family farm grows produce + flowers that are available at area tailgate markets and for CSA members. ProTip: CSA members receive one large bouquet every week for 20 weeks, and the program launches next month.
A newcomer to the area flower farm scene, this is their first spring season on the farm, which opens May 15 and offers fresh cut flowers — including daffodils, tulips, and ranunculus — as well as wreaths and crafted gifts.
Do you treasure tulips? Head to Full Sun Farm to take advantage of its first-ever You-Pick Tulip event, which runs through April 11 (or possibly longer, if tulips are still blooming). Be on the lookout for everything from anemones + poppies to snapdragons + bachelor buttons beginning next month.
DYK one of largest collections of peonies in the region exists in neighboring Haywood County? You’ll find it at Wildcat Farm, owned by chef Ricardo Fernandez, who tends to the peonies when he’s not catering private parties or hosting culinary tours in his native Argentina.