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Quebec flower farm grows partnerships

publication date: Feb 1, 2020
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Most flower farms evolve and change in their early years — adopting crops, markets and niches and shedding crops, markets and niches based on viability, preferences and motivation. Danielle Schami of Les fleurs Franktown House Flowers in Wakefield, Quebec, has navigated various paths during her seven years farming. Today, her focus is strengthening her region’s local flower movement and building partnerships.

Last spring Schami helped launch the Ottawa Flower Market. Around the same time, she partnered with APIVERTE, a local honey producer that built a hive house on her farm and includes her farm logo on honey produced from her fields. APIVERTE and Franktown House Flowers also offer combined honey/bouquet CSA shares. To focus on growing flowers and shed the draining aspects of wedding work, she partnered with floral designers who source wedding flowers from her farm.

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