Looking back at 2014 and ahead for 2015!

Dan Bouquet
2014 was a productive year at Chica Bloom Farm and we want to thank our customers and advocates for their invaluable support! Our accomplishments for 2014 include:
– Our CSA (community-supported agriculture) program grew to include more local businesses like Acre Coffee and Luma Restaurant in Petaluma, CA!
– We designed and supplied flowers for over twenty brides and grooms!
– We grew more unique varieties of flowers like Chantilly Lace snapdragons, Veronica, Strawberry Globe amaranth and Purple Pearl ornamental peppers – over 70 different varieties throughout the season! This year, we plan to experiment with even more new varieties like Daucus carrota, more unusual Dahlias and more edible flowers and herbs.
– We have over 580 “likes” on our Facebook page and over 1,050 followers on Instagram!  You can follow us too on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with what is going on with our farm and flowers throughout the year.
– We were featured in Martha Stewart’s Weddings Online as one of “10 Floral Designers Creating Fresh From the Field.” (Such an honor!)
It’s been an eventful year for all of us individually as well.  Ariana took some time off to devote to her new little boy who entered the world this summer, Daniele celebrated her transition to working full time on the farm and Betany has decided to strike out on her own and start a new floral design business called Chloris Floral. We’re sorry to see her leave Chica Bloom, but we’re so happy she can now devote all her time to floral design and we look forward to working with her and other local designers who are passionate about sustainably grown flowers for many seasons to come.
We’re gearing up for 2015 by exploring new varieties, ordering seeds, and getting all our little seedlings strong and nourished in the greenhouse.
Also, our CSA program will continue next year, as will our wedding and event work, so please continue to keep us in mind for any special occasions you might be planning.
Here are details about our CSA Program:
– It will start up again in June (or as soon as the weather helps produce enough blooms) and go through late October or early November, again – depending on the weather.
– We will be offering bouquets and bulk deliveries or pick-up on just TWO days this year, instead of several days a week like last year. Our CSA days will be Tuesday and Thursday!
– If you’d like to sign up for the CSA, please email us at flowers@chicabloomfarm.com.
We look forward to sharing more flowers with you when the days, once again, become longer and the weather warms up in the spring – which is quickly on its way!  For now, let’s enjoy the last days of winter and pray for rain!
Best wishes,
Ariana and Daniele
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