SEVEN STEMS FLOWERS
CSA SHARES+ OFFERINGS
FOR LOCAL FLOWER LOVERS
CSA stands for community supported agriculture. This is a wonderful model that allows growers like us to connect their community to the bounties of the surrounding land we cultivate. In return for your investment you’ll receive a rainbow of glorious seasonal flowers every week until the end of the CSA season. Here’s how it works:
We offer one CSA Membership option at various times of the growing season: Bouquet Shares. Once you’ve selected which share you’d like to subscribe to, fill out the form below and let us know where your preferred pick-up date and location will be. By paying before the season starts, you are contributing to the seed purchases, compost and supplies that it takes to grow your flowers. This is the truest form of small businesses supported by the community and we are so happy to bring a little more of Chester County’s abundance right to your hands!
In addition to our CSA Shares we also offer one time DIY Bucket Options, Custom Floral Design and Gift Subscriptions.
Whichever offering you choose, we thank you in advance for your support. We’re so happy to bring a little more beauty into this world for local flower lovers like you.
4 WEEK BOUQUET SHARE
DURATION:4 WEEKS (estimated start late August/September)
INVESTMENT:$100 (for all for four weeks!)
WHAT YOU’LL GET: Every week you will pick up (on your scheduled day) one beautiful bouquet of 12-15 stems of locally and responsibly grown luxury flowers including our amazing dahlias. Each bouquet is unique to what is blooming at the time of harvest. Bouquets are carefully designed and will overflow with gorgeous focal flowers, one of a kind foliage and some of the most unique flowers you can get your hands on. These height-of-the-season bouquets will be wrapped in brown paper sleeves ready for pick-up, tidy transport or drop off as a gift for someone special. Once home you can snip the ends and place them right into a vase. Get creative! It’s all about the beauty!
WHEN IT STARTS: You will be notified about 2 weeks before your first pick-up once we see the blooms start to burst. This is always dependent on Mother Nature and so we appreciate your patience. (We’re in this together after all!) Typically, the CSA will run from Late August/ Early September through October. It could be a few weeks sooner or a week later, but you can count on 4 successive weeks between late August and October.
HOW TO GET YOUR BLOOMS: You will be asked to pick up your share on your designated day at your designated location in a specified time frame. If you can’t make your pick-up week you can always share your share and have a friend pick up for you!
PICK-UP DETAILS: Bouquet subscription pick-ups will be on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Whichever location is selected at the time of sign up will be your pick-up location for the duration of the CSA.
TUESDAY PICK-UPS: Tuesday pick-ups will be in Paoli at TROVE General Store from 11:00-5:45.
SATURDAY PICK-UPS: Saturday pick-ups will be in Paoli at TROVE General Store from 11:00-5:45.
2019 BOUQUET GIFT SUBSCRIPTION
YOU CAN NOW GIFT A 4 WEEK BOUQUET SUBSCRIPTION
We’ll mail out a beautifully printed subscription card directly to your recipient or to you so that you can present it yourself notifying your special someone that they have been subscribed to Seven Stems Flowers 4 weeks Bouquet CSA. We’ll take care of all the details telling them when and where to pick-up (you’ll choose the pick-up day when you purchase). If that pick up day doesn’t work for your recipient, they can contact us directly before the season starts to see if it is possible to switch their pick-up day.
HOW TO PURCHASE: Simply click on the subscription day you wish to purchase and fill out the pop-up form. At the bottom, you’ll see the gifting details.
THIS IS FOR THE 2019 SEASON. PLEASE SEE ABOVE DESCRIPTION OF THE 4 WEEK BOUQUET SHARE FOR DETAILS.
ONE TIME DIY BUCKET
DURATION: ONE TIME
WHAT YOU’LL GET: Perfect for your own events! You will receive approximately 50-60 stems of luxury flowers growing in our fields at the moment of delivery. Unique stems of focal flowers, foliage, filler and stand out show stoppers will fill your order. DIY Buckets are subject to what is in season and availability which means colors and specific flowers are limited. Specific color schemes can be requested and we will try our best to pull the blooms in you’re requested rainbow. Additional charges may apply for custom color palettes.
Please contact us to learn about our bucket varieties: Growers Select, Premium Select and Custom Select options are available.
WHEN IT STARTS:You tell us! But please put orders in no less than 3 weeks ahead of time.
HOW TO GET YOUR BLOOMS: We will deliver your blooms right to you (location restrictions may apply)
CUSTOM FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
DURATION: ONE TIME
WHAT YOU’LL GET: Custom floral design for baby/bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and special events. During peak season, one time floral arrangements can be delivered for special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays or celebratory events.
WHEN IT STARTS: Custom
HOW TO GET YOUR BLOOMS: We will deliver your blooms right to you (location restrictions may apply).
PLEASE BE KIND TO YOUR FLOWERS...
Your flowers, whether a bucket or bouquet CSA share, are cut from our fields and arranged right before they are dropped off to your pick-up location. This ensures you are getting the freshest flowers from soil to vase. But still, they need a little love in order to stick around for you to enjoy. Please follow these tips and be kind to your blooms; they will reward you with showy color beyond the extended window.
After pick-up, please go straight home. Don’t stop for a quick coffee or to run into the grocery store. Run into the grocery store BEFORE pick-up! Flowers need cool and relaxed conditions in order to survive and thrive.
Once home, find your favorite vase or vessel (make sure it’s clean!!!) and fill with COOL water. Unwrap the brown paper from your bouquet and remove any binders like rubber bands or ribbon. Snip approximately 1-2 inches from the bottom of each stem and place it directly into your vase.
Now comes the important part! Flowers in the garden love sun…flowers in a vase DO NOT. Place your arrangement in a cool spot in your house out of direct sunlight. It certainly doesn’t have to be dark and cold, but maybe consider a separate spot than the outdoor dining table on your patio that gets searing sunlight for 12 hours a day. Cool, calm and collected. That’s what these babies like.
Don’t forget to change your water. Every day is great, but every other day is ok too. If you want to use a flower food, you are welcome to or you can make your own! 1 tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice, 1 tablespoon sugar and a cap full of regular old bleach will keep your flowers fed, happy and void of bacteria. (While we don’t normally advocate for using chemicals, we think this more natural form of flower food is much better than that powdery stuff. So we’ll make an exception!)