We offer seasonal, monthly, and custom bouquets of fresh, original, fun and funky flowers grown and designed with love and care from our farm to your vase. We promise a truly unique, handcrafted and locally sourced floral design that will be a feast for your senses.
We are excited to be partnering with Orange Cat Community Farm to share CSA pick-up sites. That way you can pick-up your Flower CSA bouquet at the same location you pick up your vegetables!
Please take a moment to answer the following questions about your membership and pick-up preference for the 2017 season. We accept check payments in person and/or through the mail. Upon completion of this form, please mail payment to:
Hilltop Community Farm431 N Baldwin St.Madison, WI 53703
Some CSA members may choose to share their membership with another individual or family. If this is the case, please make sure to include all their information at the bottom of this form!
As part of our farm, you get to experience the season's flower phenology and we are edified and enriched by the experiences you have in enjoying and learning about what we grow. Because we know one another, as your Farmer Florist, I feel personally responsible for your well-being and you - are able to know, see, and experience the place that provides your flowers from farm to vase. Your financial support early in the season supplies funds for seed and other inputs which we would otherwise have to borrow from a bank were we growing for the open market. As a result we can eliminate the interest-cost of production loans. All in all we find the CSA relationship more satisfying than selling to a wholesaler who must primarily be concerned with vase life rather than how your flowers are grown and personal connection.
For more information on our farm, visit our website: hilltopcommunityfarm.org or call us at 608-257-6729. I am always happy to talk flowers with you!
We look forward to growing for you.
Yours in hardy kiwi,
Erin Schneider, Farmer FloristCo-owner of Hilltop Community FarmLa Valle, WI
Our flowers are grown organically amidst the prairie fields, hills, fruit trees, food forests and hedgerows of our farm in La Valle, WI. We specialize in vibrant fresh-from-the-garden floral designs that engage the senses, inspire and reflect a natural, romantic, and wild aesthetic.
As your farmer florist, you have the benefits of knowing how your flowers are grown, by whom, and where. Your flowers are picked and bouquets designed within a day of delivery to ensure peak freshness.
Each bouquet is thoughtfully designed and reflects our love, knowledge, and experiences in agroecology combined with an equal appreciation of poetry and pollinators. We also share a flower calendar, stories, field notes, and tips for extending vase life with our clients and CSA members.
I left the non-profit world and started farming at Hilltop Community Farm, in 2007 and have steadfastly grown and carved my niche as resident Farmer Florist and Fruit Forester. I never anticipated my farm focus would embrace so many F-words! Ask me if I set out to be a farmer, I would give you a smile and a blank stare. My mother would tell you I wanted to be a surgeon in New York City. Instead, I've settled on a different sort of health care provider role. I can't deny my agrarian roots and it's great to be back home (I grew up in rural Reedsburg!) and have spent many a childhood hour 'dead-heading the zinnias' watching ants pollinate peony petals, pulling weeds and singing songs about picking potato beetles with my sister. I guess this stuck as I went on to dig miles of holes surveying soils in Alaska, plant thousands of fruit trees and native plants from the NW to the Midwest, direct and manage NGO's, and help teach/collaborate with other women farmers in Wisconsin and throughout the world. I've since settled into a life of growing from my roots and enjoy the beauty, balance, and peak expression I find in working with fresh flowers I have a hand in growing.