Things are buzzing down on the farm! No, really.
Introducing our newest friends – a hive of bees! These pollinators have moved into a brand new hive just off the edge of the Delight Farm. The land where we grow flowers is already home to an impressive array of beneficial insects, and these bees are joining the party! Bulking up our pollinator population helps us live our mission to grow flowers that are good for the Earth and its many inhabitants.
We’re Burnin’ Up!
Ever wonder how farmers don’t go crazy over weed pressure? Introducing our #1 love – landscape fabric. This durable, water-permeable fabric helps to keep nutrient-hungry weeds under control so our flowers don’t experience increased stress and competition. But we can’t just roll it out and get planting – first, we gotta BURN! We burn holes in the landscape fabric to create a customized bed layout. We use a homemade stencil and flame-weeder to create the patterns in the fabric. The beauty of this resource is that, once the holes are in, we can use this fabric year after year! We love finding materials that can be reused or repurposed on the farm, so you can see why we cherish our landscape fabric so!
S O L D O U T !
We did it! Our 2017 CSA shares are completely sold out! We’re stoked to bring fresh + beautiful flowers to our community shareholders in the name of land stewardship, healthy economies, flower justice, and downright DELIGHT! If you missed out on the CSA, but still want to get our flowers weekly, check out our pre-packaged arrangements available at Common Ground Food Co-op in Urbana, and Harvest Market in Champaign.
Take it with you…
Need to hit that floral refresh button? Pick up some Delight at Harvest Market in Champaign starting this Wednesday afternoon! We’ll have freshly harvested and arranged bunches for sale in the floral display – just look left when you walk in the door! Take pride knowing these beauties were grown less than 7 miles from the store.
Yoga with Goats! May 28!
Come on down to the farm for some good movement and good laughs. This yoga class – taught by local yoga instructor and Delight Flower Farm owner, Maggie Taylor – will take a goofy twist on plain ol’ yoga. It will include some yoga postures, breath-work, and a little cuddling with goats! Bring your sense of humor and keep your expectations open! Everyone is welcome.
Class is May 28th from 4-5 pm. In the event of rain, class will be held in the remodeled barn located on the farm. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 day-of. Reserve your spot here! Bring a mat if you have one, there will be some available for use, too!