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Introducing Floral Current

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It is my pleasure to introduce you to Floral Current. A Collective of Stilly Valley Flower Farmers.

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Floral Current was cultivated with the desire to make seasonally grown flowers accessible to the public. Aligning with Arlington Flower Farmers while raising awareness for heirloom varieties, redefining local flowers, and consistently represents Arlington Farmers at our Arlington Farmers Market.

Floral Current is ideal for the consumer who desires a transparent relationship with their flower farmer and appreciates supporting grass-roots farmers in their immediate community. This is a priceless resource for florists to gain access to the freshest harvest and cultivate relationships with your neighborhood farmers who grew them. We take pride in sustainable farming practices and represent Slow Flowers. The imported flower industry is a massive market. Floral Current believes that there is space for us within this market.


Floral Current Mission:

Raising awareness for Seasonal blooms; Cultivating a community encompassing seasonal flowers and increasing seasonal flower access within the Arlington region. We are committed to being part of the solution through sustainable practices by way of eliminating flower foam and single-use mechanics, composting thus minimizing our carbon footprint. Collaborating together on larger scale installations and like-minded causes is our focus.


Values:

Embracing our heritage, prioritizing human kindness, and unconditional respect for one another and our planet. Prioritizing integrity and transparency.


Spirit:

Protect one another's spirits, honor and encourage one another's brands, prioritize play and rest.


Innovation:

Be fearless in the pursuit of Slow Flowers. Prioritize continued education, learn from one another, question what stands in the way of your passions.


Sustainability:

Leave it better than you found it - this encompasses our planet and our people. Commit to being stewards of the land.


Floral Current collective members are grass roots innovators who see value in collaboration and adopts a growth mindset, remains adaptable, and approachable.


Meet Floral Current Founders:


Kari Parks of Flourish Organic Farms



Flourish Organic Farms is a grassroots flower farm located in beautiful Arlington Washington. Taking pride in land stewardship and organic growing methods since 2019. Our farm is committed to prioritizing regenerative soil health and it is evident in the quality of our blooms. Practicing holistic beekeeping with the Stilly Valley Bee Collective since 2019. Growing Kindness Project Ambassador since 2020, representing local flowers essence of the season at the Arlington Farmers Market since 2020, Floret Flower Alumni 2021.

Flourish takes pride in curating mindful arrangements grown from our farm, offering onsite event installations, A La Carte arrangement options offer our signature design that do not require onsite setup. DIY "Bloom Buckets" allow you to get creative and design your own masterpiece. Elevate your next event with our Mobile Bloom Bar. Our refurbished vintage horse trailer, "Little Bloom" is available for your next private event. This is a unique and unforgettable floral experience.

Flourish is honored to collaborate with our flower farmer community. Floral Current represents everything that we believe in and we look forward to Flourishing for generations.

IG @flourishorganicfarams

FB @flourishorganicfarms


Lauren Bardell of Gritty Acres






My name is Lauren Bardell, my family and I own just shy of 10 acres outside of Arlington Washington where we reside & operate a small scale cut flower farm as well as raise treatment free honeybees. It is my belief that my journey of sustainable flower farming has served as a catalyst for shifting to regenerative living on many levels. Through this journey and the connection, it has brought me to my community. It fills my heart knowing that it is influencing others to do the same. We are passionate about cultivating in a way that is beautiful, functional, and versatile. From our farm we host a roadside stand on Jim Creek Road that is stocked seasonally with florals, honey, seeds and more. Here we also have created a design space where we can infuse our homegrown flowers with artistry, passion and inspiration found in the atmosphere they were grown. We offer hand tied bouquets, custom arrangements, do it yourself harvest buckets and event floral design for pick up and on-site installation.

We are passionate about bringing local back, creating transparency, and sharing the process with our community. It is a honor to be a part of the first collective of farmers serving the community of Arlington. Together we deliver consistency, share seasonality and to set the bar for others aspiring to do the same.

IG @gritty_acres

FB @gritty_acres


Floral Current Collective Members 2024:


Patricia Lovejoy of Sustainable Blooms, a Garden Treasures grower





Born and raised in the quiet fishing village of Zihuatanejo Mexico, Patricia Lara - Maldonado has been in the sustainable food industry for her entire life.   Serving customers with the freshest garden raised produce and seafood at their Sea to Table restaurant.   Patricia was taught at an early age the importance of caring for natural resources because fresh water was scarce, and fishing was their source of products to sell in the family restaurant.   Learning in the family business, Patricia follows a simple philosophy -  “Fresca es Mejor”, “Fresh is Best” can play out for longterm success in working in local fresh food and flower markets. After Business school in Mexico, Patricia immigrated to Arlington Washington to continue her career working in local food and sustainable use of natural resources in 2004.   Owner of Garden Treasures Farm and Nursery, the products have changed but the mission is the same.  “Fresh is Best” with a flare of Mexican culture, her agricultural business has been a thriving example of the power of fresh,  locally grown, and direct retail in North Snohomish County. Starting in 2012,  Garden Treasures, Sustainable Blooms cut flowers started out as an idea to gain more revenue from the beneficial insect hedgerows used on the Organic Vegetable farm production areas.   Small bouquet sales from the farmgate eventually grew into friends and family wedding events, online sales for local delivery, and popup farmers market sales in Seattle.  In recent years Patricia has continued to study the flower business and flower design at the Floral Design Institute in Portland Oregon.  

IG @sustainableblooms

FB @sustainablebloomsbygardentreasures


Tracy Sundby of Freedom Flowers




Tracy Sundby, Mom, Wife & Flower Farmer Extraordinaire' at Freedom Flowers and Floret Workshop Student Class of 2023. From a childhood surrounded by flower loving fanatics, to a life-altering journey that led to the embrace of Mother Nature, her love for flowers has really grown into something special these last few years.

After facing a series of challenges, beginning her journey as a Mom, battling Melanoma and a sudden career shift, she found Freedom in the garden. What started as a therapeutic escape digging in the dirt, soon became a passionate endeavor to create something much more meaningful and sustainable to share with the community.

You can find Freedom Flowers at the SnoCo. Flower Collective Markets on Thursdays in Historic Downtown Snohomish and at the Arlington Farmers Market on selected dates. If you're looking for blooms for events Bulk Buckets await your creative touch. You may also reserve the farms top notch flowers by signing up for Bouquet of the Month Club. And finally, don't forget to stop by The Outpost and Little Free Seed Library on Happy Valley Road in Stanwood to swap seeds, and purchase a bouquet or a specialty Heirloom Plant.

Freedom Flowers aims to not only brighten your days with sustainably grown blooms but also inspire you to embrace your passions and create your OWN path to fulfillment.

IG @freedomfarmflowers

FB @freedomflowersbytracy


Kristen Diemer of All Things Blooming



All Things Blooming is a small family cut flower farm located near Arlington. Though newly established in 2024, our growing experience runs deep and we feel committed to stewarding this land that we have been blessed with. Our desire is to provide lovingly grown seasonal stems to flower enthusiasts in our local area. Follow us on Instagram, where we hope to inspire appreciation for every step of the field to vase experience. 

IG @allthingsbloomingff"


Mary Pat Mitton of Arlington Flower Farm




Mary Pat Mitton, of Arlington Flower Farm, is passionate about leaving the world a better place; bringing happiness to people’s day through beautiful blooms, whether it's momentous or small moments, in celebration or remembrance. As part of that passion, Arlington Flower Farm uses sustainable farming practices and takes pride in healthy living soil to successfully grow vegetables and beautiful flower varieties. Seasonal flowers are grown on-farm, intentionally sourcing from like-minded local growers when necessary.  Native bees forage, birds and beneficial insects are supported. Weeds may run a little rampant, but you will have peace of mind knowing that your flowers are not sprayed with any chemicals. 

Arlington Flower Farm is located on 5-acres in Arlington Heights Washington, less than five miles from downtown Arlington.

IG @arlingtonflowerfarm


Floral Current 2024:

Arlington Farmers Market

Saturday’s 10-2pm

Legion Park

114 S Olympic Ave, Arlington Wa.

May-September

Family & dog friendly


Arlington Food Bank

Farm to Table Gala

September 14, 2024

The Mule Palace

Arlington, Wa.

Tickets required


Arlington Farm Tours

August 8-11th

Arlington, Wa.

Free to everyone

Visit our Flower Farmer Collective Installation at the Legion Park, gain insight into seasonal Slow Flowers. This colorful floral display will make a beautiful photo opportunity, bring your smile.


Follow @floralcurrent

Thank you in advance for your support

Keep Flourishing!




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