What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Basicallythis means you sign up in advance for weekly deliveries of agricultural products. In this case, you would be signing up for weekly bouquets of fresh cut flowers. All of these flowers are locally grown and seasonally available which allows you to watch the seasons change from week to week.
Who are you guys? Bleed Heart Floral Farm & Design is a small cut flower farm located in the Zumbro River Valley just outside of Mazeppa, MN. We use organic and sustainable farming practices to ensure premium quality cut flowers firmly rooted in time and place. We strongly believe in locally grown and seasonally available flora, ensuring the freshest blooms for you using floral design inspired by the beauty all around us on the farm.
How long do the shares run for? The shares run every month from June through September. You have the option to choose whichever month you most love the flowers (i.e. peonies in June or dahlias in September). You also can choose multiple months to enjoy the changing flowers all summer long.
Where do I pick up my flowers? Pick up flowers every THURSDAY either in Eagan or Rochester, MN. Pick up locations are:
Dunn Brothers Coffee & Provisions in Eagan (1012 Diffley Rd)
Forager Brewery in Rochester (1005 6th St NW)-please note that this is a change for August and September as Fiddlehead Coffee is closing permanently effective 7/29. So sorry for any inconvenience.
What if I can't pick up my flowers one of the weeks? Contact us ASAP and we can work with you. If it means picking up a little bit later or on the farm, that's totally fine as long as we have a 48 hour heads up. If you are out of town, we can move that bouquet to another week in a different month, create an extra large bouquet for you for the following week's pick up, or (our personal favorite) you can gift your bouquet to a friend or family member for the week you are unable to pick up! Whichever you decide, PLEASE let us know of your plans by shooting us an email!
How much does it cost and how big of a bouquet can I expect? Bouquets work out to be $20/week & have 15-20 stems depending upon what is currently blooming.
How do you determine your pricing? Our CSA is competitively priced compared to other bouquet CSAs in the area. We don't want to undercut other local growers. This is the true cost of flowers. Flowers are not cheap to produce. We grow exclusively cut flowers, and we need to cover our costs in order to continue growing flowers in the future. Your money is supporting a small scale, family owned and operated farm using organic and sustainable agricultural practices. All of these things contribute to a little bit higher price point then you might see at farmer's markets or roadside stands.
How long can I expect a bouquet to last? Generally 5-7 days with proper cut flower care (i.e. getting them into water immediately, changing the water daily, etc). Some things such as zinnias, foxglove, and cosmos just don't have that long of a vase life (3-5 days) but they're so pretty we can't not add them into bouquets. Remove any stems that look wilted or sad as the week goes by!