welcome to crickside blooms, our quarter-acre cut flower farm
Fourth generation farmer Anna, began growing flowers for fun in 2019. Just a few zinnias, marigolds, and sunflowers. At the time she was focused on growing vegetables with the hopes of becoming a market gardener. Relatively fresh to gardening in general, Anna quickly realized that growing vegetables was a lot of hard work and not something she especially enjoyed doing.
This will be Anna's fourth year of growing her flower farm, Crickside Blooms. Anna grows on land that was cultivated by her great grandfather who started Nicholson Orchards. She's surround by fruit trees that have been producing her whole life. The Peshastin Valley holds a very special place in her heart. So naturally the name Crickside came to her as a perfect reflection of where she calls home. Locals of the Peshastin Valley can be heard calling the Peshastin Creek, the "crick". It's a place that Anna grew up spending countless hours swimming in, and the noise she falls asleep to every night.
In 2020, Anna devoted a 20x40 section to growing cut flowers. While growing veggies took almost all her time and attention, she longed to be within the flowers, making bouquets and tending to their needs. That summer, Anna realized that vegetables were not for her, but growing flowers was.
In the early months of 2021, Anna took the Floret Online Workshop and dove head first into learning what it took to become a flower farmer. That summer she went all in and was instantly hooked.
Anna has always loved flowers, especially in the spring when the hills of the Peshastin Valley are covered with Lupine, Balsamroot, and Yarrow. When Lilacs cover the valley in their sweet scent. Now Anna works naturally with the land to produce blooms to share with friends and her wonderful customers.