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Bloom is a flower farm in Western North Carolina growing and designing specialty flowers in the Swannanoa Valley.

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I was raised on a mini farm supplying produce and flowers to my family’s French restaurant before the farm to table movement was trendy. I flourished there helping my mother in the garden and relishing the days we got to go cut flowers for bouquets. While I miss the volcanic rich soil, I am delighted to grow flowers here in North Carolina with the gentle seasons and predictable rains. I am incredibly grateful to have the ability to be outdoors, in the dirt and weather and to be able to labor with my hands and bring forth a beautiful product while being gentle with the land.

I am proud to be a pesticide free and pollinator friendly farm. While pollinators are on the decline, I revel in the amount of pollinators I see daily. I also use low till and succession methods to preserve the soil micro organisms. I am able produce a lot of flowers on a small plot of land by constantly feeding my soil with organic matter when I flip the flower beds. Please buy local and sustainable flowers!