Find local flowers at these flower farms in Olympia

JHurston County is bursting with blooms every summer, and there are many local flower farms and florists that make that happen! Support a local flower farm by visiting their farm or buying a bouquet at a farm stand or farmer’s market. These neighborhood flower farms support the local economy and are more sustainable than your typical grocery store bouquet. Below are several small-scale family flower farms in Olympia that grow beautiful flowers.

Cedar Flats Flower Farm

5611 Cedar Flats Road SW, Olympia

Cedar Flats Flower Farm is a micro flower farm in Olympia, with flowers taking up about a quarter acre on their farm. They strive to grow or source all materials locally and grow a variety of flowers from seeds and bulbs. They offer U-pick flowers in late summer. At their U-pick flower events, customers will be able to pick dahlias and sunflowers. Follow Cedar Flats Flower Farm on Instagram for pick-up dates.

Valerie Gerrits, owner of Cedar Flats Flower Farm, pruning a rose bush
Valerie Gerrits, owner of Cedar Flats Flower Farm, uses sustainable growing practices and works hard to reduce her carbon footprint on her micro flower farm. Photo courtesy: Valérie Gerrits

If you don’t have time to pick your own, Cedar Flats Flower Farm has a self-serve farm stand on its property where you can pick up a bouquet for that special someone. They also offer summer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) bouquet subscriptions, with different subscription sizes available.

Cedar Flats Flower Farm uses sustainable growing practices and works hard to reduce its carbon footprint. They are still accepting vase donations and will recycle wine bottles to create vases for some of their arrangements. When they’re not growing flowers, they grow pumpkins on their farm. Five percent of Cedar Flats Flower Farm profits are donated to the Black Future Co-Op Fund, which supports Black-led solutions that ignite the generational wealth, health, and well-being of Black people in Washington State.

Winter Creek Farm

6740 Johnson Point Road, Olympia

Winter Creek Farm started in 2020, initially operating as a small farm stand to move some of the excess fruit provided by their property. Owners, Brooke and Tyler Gustafson, fell in love with growing flowers and now use two acres to grow flowers on their farm. They do not use any chemicals or manufactured fertilizers on their flowers to protect the wetland which is also on their property.

Two bouquets of flowers in jugs on a wooden table at Winter Creek Farm
Winter Creek Farm offers bouquet-making classes. They can even create a bespoke course for you and your friends. Photo credit: Brooke Gustafson

“What makes our flower farm unique is that we are moving towards an interactive farm where experiences can be had for and with our customers,” said Brooke Gustafson. This means offering classes like starting seeds and making bouquets. Check their website and social media for upcoming classes. “We are also willing to set up a tailor-made course for you!” Gustafson adds. Winter Creek Farm is able to host baby or wedding showers and offer a lesson for your next special occasion.

To buy flowers at Winter Creek Farm, visit their farm stand at the end of their driveway. They regularly supply the farm during the summer season. Customers can also pre-order flowers for certain holidays, such as Mother’s Day, and pick up their order at the farm. They also have a flower CSA, where customers can pre-order a season’s worth of flowers for weekly or monthly pickup.

In addition to their flower offerings, Winter Creek Farm also grows apples, pears, figs, plums, blueberries, and blackberries on their farm. They even offer a CSA for the honey from their two hives.

Evergreen Valley Lavender Farm

Evergreen Valley Lavender Farm 11
Photo credit: Kristina Lotz

9733 Evergreen Valley Road, Olympia

The Evergreen Valley Lavender Farm, located along the scenic Thurston Bountiful Byway, offers organic lavender. Locally owned and operated, the farm grows 13 varieties of lavender, a gift shop and on-site distillation. The farm opens each year for the summer season at the end of June. The farm tour is free, but they ask that if you are bringing a large group of eight or more people, call before visiting so the farm can accommodate your group.

The 13 varieties of lavender they grow include Purple Bouquet, Betty’s Blue, Tuckers Early, Sachet and Folgate. They also cultivate culinary varieties, such as Royal Velvet, Buena Vista and Melissa (white). Evergreen Valley Lavender Farm also sells lavender products, such as essential oils and hydrosols, aromatherapy, and other lavender-matching gifts.

Fabian Flower Farm

Field Fabian Flower Farm
Fabian Flower Farm is rebuilding his new farm. Follow them on social media to stay up to date with the flowers they will be selling. Photo credit: Haley Fabian

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Fabian Flower Farm offers seasonal floral subscriptions, personalized bouquets and event flowers. Owners Haley and Jacob Fabian recently purchased a new farmhouse and are documenting and sharing the entire process of rebuilding and restarting their new property on their Instagram page. They previously operated as a micro flower farm on Sleater Kinney Road, but moved to a larger six-acre property on Boston Harbor Road. Follow Fabian Flower Farm on Instagram or email them to find out when they have flowers available.

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Terisa K. Carn