A Fresh Way to Make an Arrangement
These seasonal blooms are part of a new CSA
Now you can be assured of having the freshest--and most beautiful--flowers all summer with the new CSA from Silver Lake Farms.
This weekly crop of flowers--grown without pesticides on Silver Lake and Glassell Park micro farms--operates just like the popular farm boxes the company has been selling for years. Buy your shares just prior to the season, then collect a full bouquet every week in your ’hood. Pickup locations are Nickey Kehoe in Hollywood, Valerie Echo Park and Zinc in DTLA.
While the service isn’t cheap--you pay about $30 weekly for a 12-week supply--it’s actually a great value because you’re getting full bouquets (local florists’ arrangements can easily cost twice that amount).
Also, you’re buying local, pesticide-free flowers, so Mother Nature will thank you twice over.
Unlike store-bought bouquets, there is no baby's breath in a CSA bouquet. Instead, Silver Lake Farms uses a bit of textural greenery as a backdrop to the flowers.
Cafe au Lait dahlias--big, subtly colored and long-lasting--will be featured prominently in the bouquets.
Spring’s First Blush
Go-with-every-decor blush tones are popular hues throughout the season, shown here in open-faced snapdragons and ranunculus blooms.
Butterfingers when it comes to making an arrangement? Weekly flower CSAs come ready to take home and plop into a vase, no primping required.
Dahlias are the stars of the season.
“Small farmers” means very small--in this case, a grower’s Silver Lake back yard, a half-acre lot which includes beds of annuals and perennials, an orchard and a composting operation.