What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a weekly share of product (in our case, a bouquet of fresh flowers) that is bought in advance of the season. This investment allows us to buy important supplies for the growing season, like seeds and irrigation.
What will be in my share?
Your share will contain fresh flowers grown and thoughtfully arranged by Grounded Flower Farm. Our CSA members are our first priority, getting the best blooms we have available every week. Bouquets may also include foliage, wonderfully scented herbs, and textural stems.
What are the pickup locations for the 2022 CSA?
Beverly: Unpacked Living, 156 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, pickup Tuesdays 11am-6pm
Salem: Helio's Floral, 32 Church St, Salem, MA 01970, pickup Fridays 12pm-6pm
Boxford: Lillooet Farmstand, 48 Topsfield Rd, Boxford, MA 01921, pickup Fridays 12pm-7pm
What if I am unable to pick up my CSA share during any given week?
If you are unable to pick up your CSA share due to vacation, illness, or any other reason, you may have another person pick up your share. Your friends and family will be happy to help! We ask that you inform them of how the CSA pickup works and the correct time to pick up their share.
I can't pick up my CSA share this week, can I get two bouquets next week?
We cannot make an extra bouquet for you if you miss a CSA pickup. You may, however, have a friend or family member pick up your share if you are unable to. See above.
About Our Farm
Is Grounded Flower Farm organic?
Grounded Flower Farm uses organic practices. They are not currently certified organic. Emily believes that our soil, pollinators, and wildlife are integral to a healthy ecosystem, and follows ecological farming methods to support these vital systems.
Does Grounded Flower Farm grow ugly flowers?
There is no such thing as an ugly flower. Weird, yes. Odd, for sure. Untraditional, absolutely. So in short, no.
Who designs the bouquets?
Flower Farmer Emily G. Round designs the bouquets. She’s been growing and arranging flowers for 9 years. She loves creating with colors, textures, and movement.
How do we visit the farm?
We lease the land for our farm, and do not have open hours or a farmstand. Our landlord, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, occasionally hosts events open to the public. To be notified of events, sign up for our newsletter. We occasionally have workshops located on our farm—to see what is currently available, visit our Workshop page here.
Can I volunteer?
Unfortunately, our insurance does not allow volunteers.
Can I come take pictures on the farm?
We are a busy, working farm. Please inquire here for our current photographer field rental rates.
Can Emily talk to our garden club/event/mom group/school class, etc.?
Yes! Please inquire here.
Can our class/garden club/etc. tour your field?
Maybe! Please inquire here.
When will dahlia tubers ship?
Our dahlia tubers will ship when temperatures are appropriate and there isn’t a chance of them freezing. Shipping will begin in late April.
Under what conditions will my dahlias grow best?
Dahlias enjoy full sun (6-8 hours of sun per day), well-drained soil (nothing with standing water), and 2-4 square feet of space.
Something happened to my dahlia tubers, can I have a refund?
The wonderful thing about gardening or farming is that you get to flex (and strengthen) your green thumb. We want you to pursue and find success in growing your dahlias, which is why we include growing information with each of tuber orders. That being said, we're sure you understand that there are factors out of our control once you receive your order. As much as we wish we could create perfect weather for your dahlias, we cannot guarantee any type of growing conditions or outcome. What we can do is support you with questions and advice along the way! If you have questions, or if there is a problem with your order when you receive it, please reach out to Emily with pictures within 24 hours of receipt.
How do I get a lush field of dahlias like you have on the farm?
Plant 2,000+ dahlias! (;
How do I find an eye on my tuber?
All of our tubers are shipped with eyes. Here’s a great link on how to find eyes!
My tuber's eye fell off! What do I do?
Let the eye area dry out for a few days, then plant as usual. Another eye will form in the same location. Sometimes two eyes will form from the old spot!
Will this tiny tuber really produce a healthy plant?
You betcha. Emily plants small tubers all the time. It’s amazing how some of the smallest tubers produce the biggest plants!
Why do my tubers all look different?
The same reason there are many shapes of potatoes at the grocery store—genetic diversity! Some varieties produce long tubers, some short, some almost perfectly round, etc.
Where do the workshops take place?
Workshops are on the farm unless otherwise stated. See the question below for help finding us.
How do I get to the farm?
You will be emailed directions to the farm, including GPS coordinates. There are three entrances and many dirt roads that lead to nowhere, so please follow the directions carefully! The address you find from google will absolutely lead you down the dirt roads to nowhere. The field is a 5 minute walk on uneven terrain from the parking lot. Unfortunately, our location is not wheelchair accessible.
Can I bring a friend?
Every person in attendance needs their own ticket. If your friend has a ticket, they are welcome!
What should I wear?
This is a hands-on class with demonstrations, so please come dressed to work with plants and soil, and prepared to be in a greenhouse or outdoors. Dress for the weather, workshops are in unheated buildings or outside. Please wear closed toed shoes and prepare to get muddy!