Community Supported Agriculture is a combined effort between a farming operation and a community of supporters (subscribers) that creates a direct relationship between the farmer and consumer. Each season the subscribers provide the money (and sometimes other resources) needed for the farm to operate by purchasing a "share" of the season's harvest. Operating costs include seeds, labor, growing supplies, and soil-building amendments. In turn, the farm distributes to the subscribers the harvest, usually on a weekly basis. CSA farms can produce fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, honey, eggs, etc. The CSA model is an economically viable way for small-scale farmers to produce small amounts of a wide variety of crops in an earth-friendly way. CSAs foster responsible relationships between the grower, the consumer, the crop and the land on which it is grown.
Queen Bee Flowers is the only "exclusively flowers" Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm in the Portland metropolitan area.
Queen Bee provides fresh flowers to homes and businesses on a weekly basis during the harvest season (May to November). You'll have the option of receiving an arrangement in a glass vase (large or small sizes) or a bucket full of fresh blooms to arrange yourself. Each week, the empty vase or bucket is exchanged for a fresh one full of seasonal organic specialty cut flowers. The freshest, longest-lasting bouquet available, direct from your own personal flower farmer.
Brighten your cubicle! Liven up your work and home spaces! Get in touch with the natural world!
Prices vary according to number of weeks (minimum 4 for subscription service). A $25 deposit is due at signup. Full payment due or other arrangements made by May 1st. Contact me for a brochure with current prices.
Updated: March 8, 2005