Recently one of our amazing Ontario flower farmers was by the shop dropping of some gorgeous buckets of blooms. She introduced me to her assistant, saying that she was " helping out at the farm, learning the ropes" to which I could only reply " good lord, you mean- she's living the dream!"
Thanks to social media, we can all take in the beautiful fields of flowers, artful pickup truck beds filled with buckets and summer bloom closeups that these hardworking farmers get to work in, but without going through all the slogging through the pouring rain, getting our trucks stuck in fields of mud, and enduring the heartbreaking, crop ruining changes in weather.
Here are 5 of our current favourites to follow ( click on their names to see their beautiful instagram feeds):
Antonio Valente Flowers
This guy is the sweetest. So gentle and so humble, Antonio's micro farm is just north of the city. We interviewed him a while back, you can read that post here.
We just started buying from Sas, the farmer behind Floralora, this year. Her farm is in beautiful Prince Edward county to the east of Toronto.
Find out more via her website here
La Primavera Farms
you can read here.
Visit the website here
This U.S.flower farmer will amaze and inspire you with her gorgeous photographs and gentle narratives. You can learn more about flower farming, growing your own cut flower garden and see scenes from their gorgeous property on their blog here.
Electric Daisy Flower Farm
A U.K. flower farmer, her instagram feed is unbelievable. A fantastic mix of flowers with a creative vision that will inspire you. On a sweet side note, this flower farm is located close to where I spent my childhood in the south west of England! You can see more via the website here.