Augusta County, Virginia. (WHSV) – The family-owned Harmony Harvest Farm in Augusta County is booming and thriving. The farm is now open to the public for the first time.
In the early 2010s, Jessica Hall and Chris Orville bought a 20-acre farm in Wayers Cave and hired a flower consultant to find the best way to turn their passion into a business.
“I said,’Jess, where does the florist buy flowers?’ She said,’I can do that.’ I said, “What can you do?” She said, “I can grow flowers,” and I said, “Can you sell them?” Chris・ Orville said.
From there, the floral vision of Trifecta, mother Chris Orville, sisters Jessica Hall and Stephanie Duncan began.
“We started weddings and events for the local community and local florists,” Orville said. “We were doing a flower bouquet for Whole Foods.”
Harmony Harvest Farm then devoted itself to shipping flowers directly from the fields to consumers.
“We were sending them to flower designers across the country planning weddings and events. We were doing mixed bouquets for Whole Foods all over the East Coast. Things are going well. It’s going on, and as you know, the COVID was a hit. “
The event has stopped and businesses have shifted their gear to using flowers to connect people in the home. Harmony Harvest Farm has begun manufacturing “Happy Boxes” that include coloring of flowers and leaves that people can make at home.
In such a big reaction from the community about “Happy Box”, Orville learns that the next thing is to open a farm and farm shop in the Shenandoah Valley community, which officially opened in mid-July. I said that. ..
“Our property is beautiful and we wanted a space where people could come and buy flowers, of course, but we just live in this life we were building,” said Stephanie Duncan. ..
There are fresh flowers, local artisan goods, and frogs in the farm shop.
“Yes, everyone always asks what the flower frogs are, and I have no problem spending the rest of my life telling people what they are,” Duncan said. rice field. “In short, floral frogs are a sustainable alternative to non-biodegradable floral foam that contains microplastics in water and contains carcinogens.”
Floral Genuis, another company of Trifecta, blooms frogs on farms. Since it is the only manufacturer in the United States to manufacture metal flower frogs, it is shipped nationwide and to 30 countries around the world.
Currently, the farm is open to the public, but it is not yet growing.
“We hold workshops and strive to participate in the Virginia Arab Trail with an interactive design that allows the community to thrive on it. [Love sign] Let’s work together to learn how to create beautiful and creative art, “said Jessica Hall.
We’re also adding an interactive discovery garden, the Victory Garden, so you can choose from the second half of this summer.
“You can walk through history from a particular moment and learn how we are striving to make a positive difference in our community in the future through flowers,” Hall said.
At last week’s Flower Show, Harmony Harvest Farm welcomed hundreds of people to the opening of an official farm shop, offering an opportunity to educate the community at a flower workshop.
“We offer many workshops in an old bank barn that will open next year as a local heritage museum focusing on the importance of women in agriculture. This is my mother, sister, and I. It’s very important to me to nurture beautiful scenery. Ourselves, “said Hall.
Women-owned companies will continue to host events and workshops such as harvest tours, bridal bouquet workshops and the Autumn Mom Festival.
Boutique de la Ferme is currently open Tuesday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturday from 8am to 12pm.
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