Fresh, Local, Sustainable
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FAQ

Answering your question about working with fresh cut flower—Salt Farm Flowers is a family owned cut flower farm, locally growing in Coastal Maine. The mother and son team produce over 50 varieties of sustainably grown seasonal flowers and botanicals including (but not limited to) hydrangeas, dahlias, sunflowers, lisianthus, baby's breath and snapdragons.

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

We only use what we grow

We accept requests for specific types of flowers but we cannot guarantee that they will be available due to the variations in the weather. We do our best to accommodate specific color themes and favorite flower requests but sometimes substitutions may be necessary. We do not order through third party vendors and use only what we grow. Our flowers are usually available late June through mid October.

Flower Buckets

We sell seasonal and sustainably grown flowers and botanicals in two gallon buckets. Each bucket contains a mix of flowers, foliage and textural accents that should give you everything you need to make beautiful arrangements. We don't count the stems but we fill the buckets as much as we can without damaging them. There should be enough plant material to make 5 to 7 quart jar arrangements depending on your style. Each bucket will contain a limited number of premium flowers such as peonies, dahlias, lisianthus, sunflowers or hydrangeas depending upon your requests. If you want a larger quantity of any particular flower, they are available at a per stem cost usually around $2/stem. The price per stem may vary a little either way depending on the variety and availability.

When should I get my flowers?

For weddings and rehearsal dinners we require a $100 deposit to secure your date and we then reserve that week to cut and/or arrange for your special event.

Reservations can be made up to a year in advance and we can accommodate last minute reservations depending on flower availability.

For the DIY bride, the best way to keep your stress level low is to carve out half a day the day before the event to do your own arrangements. We suggest picking up your flowers two days before your event, (or at least early in the morning one day before your event). 

For all others, reserve a date here and we will be in touch about next steps.

Resources 

We recommend the book Fresh from the Field Wedding Flowers by Lynn Byczynski and Erin Benzakein for all your DIY Bride needs. While the printed version is not longer published, there's a great e-book available at little cost. (We don’t receive anything from these authors or publisher; we just love this book)

Surf our Pinterest page and see what inspires us. Maybe it will inspire you?

Pricing for Buckets of Flowers

  • Mixed bucket of our choice: $55
  • Specified color palette request: $65

For larger quantities of one type of flower, email us with your request for an estimate.
Balance is due upon receipt of your flowers.

Consulting

Need help with your arrangement? Schedule some time to join us at the farm at least two weeks before your event for a how-to workshop (bouquets, boutonnières, and arrangements). Most workshops last about 2 hours. We provide all the supplies necessary for the arranging as well as a light snack. Times and days can vary as well as the group size.

Email for details.

Delivery

Limited delivery service within an hour's distance from the farm (1406 Bayside Road, Trenton Maine) but farm pickup is preferred.

Refrigeration

While you don't have to keep your flowers in the fridge, we suggest transporting them in an air conditioned vehicle (never in the back of a pick-up truck), storing them in a cool basement or air conditioned room.

How many flowers do I need?

If we know the size and number of your containers and arrangements we can help you calculate the number of stems needed. You can experiment with similar size containers that you plan to use for the event. Then you can count the number of focal flowers, the secondary flowers and the amount of greenery and textural items that you used. Quart jars need about 20 to 30 stems to look full and smaller jars need about 10 or 12 stems. Larger vases need more. Most bridal bouquets use 40 to 50 stems, boutonnieres and corsages use 3 to 5 stems and sometimes more. Often suggested as a general rule is to order 20 percent extra than the amount you think you need. That way if things get damaged in transit or during arranging, you have enough to work with. Always better to have a little more than not enough.

Can I do DIY Buckets of flowers and have you handle the bouquet/boutonnières?

Absolutely! We offer a la carte services so you can easily pick and choose how you want to pull off your event.

Contact us with the details to get started >