FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
Both Nathan and Celeste grew up in families with big gardens and their hands on the earth! Nathan's schooling was in turf management and forestry, and he has spent the last decade managing urban agriculture farms. Celeste is trained in horticulture and floristry- over the last few years we have been integrating our two knowledge bases to create Village General Farms!
HOW DO I BUY YOUR BLOOMS?
Throughout the growing season we offer bouquet subscriptions which are a wonderful way to get our blooms weekly. We also offer 'bouquet on the porch' almost weekly during the growing season. You can also find our flowers through lots of other florists in the Cincinnati area- through weddings or their own subscription services.
Each stem you purchase from our farm has been planned from the very seed and specially handpicked. Our flowers are grown with organic practices in mind, and we work our land with permaculture techniques. Our arrangements are nontraditional, they are lush, asymmetrical, textural, and seasonally inspired by nature. We promise a truly unique, handcrafted and locally made design. To learn more about why, check out the Slow Flower movement.
HOW BIG IS YOUR FARM?
We are an Urban-Micro-Sustainable-Homestead-Farm! In other words, we are SMALL! Our total land is currently broken up on two parcels of land, which total about 1 acre. But we do not believe that makes us inferior.. Unlike conventional farms, we think our hilly-landscape is an asset and we use it to our advantage by growing things in unique ways, and in different settings that are more conducive to the plants growth, and maintaining the integrity of our land.
DO YOU SHIP FLOWERS?
We do not currently offer shipped flowers.
CAN WE VISIT THE FARM?
Our farm is located in our backyard, so we ask that folks do not stop by unannounced but we do our best to try and accommodate visitors with ample notice! We also are happy to host private arranging parties and garden clubs!
CAN I ORDER FLOWERS FOR A BIRTHDAY/SYMPATHY ARRANGEMENT FOR DELIVERY?
We do our best to accommodate personal arrangements- but it is important to remind our customers that those arrangements would only include the flowers we currently have in bloom on the farm and we are not always able to accomodate last minute purchases or deliveries.
HAVE A QUESTION WE DIDN'T ANSWER?! PLEASE REACH OUT! ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING PARTS OF THIS WORK IS THE CHANCE TO CONNECT WITH OTHER FLOWERS FOLKS AND PLANT LOVERS OR PEOPLE THAT JUST WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FARMING AND TENDING THE EARTH.