June 18, 2021

Get your floral fix at these 8 Alabama flower farms

4 min read

Nothing brightens up a room like a vase of fresh flowers. If you don’t have a green thumb and you’re looking to support your floral addiction with something a little more sustainable than Trader Joe’s, look no further than these 8 Alabama flower farms. Offering everything from U-pick weekends to delivered flower CSAs, these local farmers are guaranteed to keep you in bloom all summer—and beyond—long.  

(Hepzibah Farms/Facebook)

Hepzibah Farms (Talladega)

This 37-acre sustainable flower farm is the stuff of dreams. Husband-and-wife team Charlie and Frannie Griffin have been growing their closed-loop permaculture system for the past decade. Their colorful and whimsical bouquets feature a massive variety of blooms including poppies, cress, snapdragons, ranunculus, and more.

Where to get them: Pay What You Can Flower Club delivered weekly or biweekly in the Birmingham area, or at The Market at Pepper Place.

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Happy Trails Flower Farm (Red Bay)

Specializing in seasonal flowers for every month of the year, there’s always something new and beautiful to see at Happy Trails. Rick and Tannis Clifton, along with their nine dogs and one cat, established their farmstead in the hill country of Northeast Mississippi, but their flower farm is right across the state line in Alabama. Summer blooms are bright and happy zinnias, sunflowers, and Sweet William.

Where to get them: The Market at Pepper Place, Whole Foods Market in Birmingham, Ewing Variety and Florist in Red Bay.

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Blue Moon Farm (Mobile)

Family-owned and -operated since 2005, Blue Moon Farm grows fresh vegetables, fruits, and nuts naturally grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Summer months are U-pick season at the farm, with flowers and blueberries starting in April and May successively through July. Per stem flowers range from $0.50 for giant zinnias to $0.75 for marigold and $1 for sunflowers.

Where to get them: At the farm (13620 Tom Gaston Road) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April through July.

(1818 Flower Farm/Facebook)

1818 Farms (Mooresville)

Located on three acres in the historic village of Mooresville, 1818 Farms is home to many happy farm animals including babydoll sheep, pot-bellied pigs, goats, and Great Pyrenees dogs. Outside of the farm’s organic bath and beauty product line, 1818 is also devoted to its more than 10,000 blooms and burgeoning flower program.

Where to get them: Bouquet subscription, roaming flower truck, at regular Bloom Stroll & Bouquet Workshop events at the farm

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Stone Hollow Farmstead (Harpersville)

Founded in 1999, Stone Hollow Farmstead does it all. The farm produces everything from fresh produce and cheese to preserves, oils, relishes, and other condiments, plus an organic skincare line. Mother Deborah Stone and daughter Alexandra Stone Flowers also are known for their impossibly gorgeous floral arrangements made with blooms and foliage from their farm.

Where to get them: Bouquet subscription, one-time bundles ordered online and picked up at the FarmStand at Pepper Place, at the Market at Pepper Place

(Blue Rooster Farms/Facebook)

Blue Rooster Farms (Sterret)

With a goal to “grow joy one flower at a time,” Kirk and Allison Creel are well on their way to success with their small-scale family farm in Shelby County. The farm provides flowers for weddings and events and also offers weekly or biweekly bouquet subscriptions for spring (March-May) as well as summer (June-October).

Where to get them: Bouquet subscription or at the Vestavia Hills Farmers Market on Wednesdays

(The Flowering Ranch/Facebook)

The Flowering Ranch (Toney)

Deana Lasater Sublett always knew she wanted to be a farmer, but it wasn’t until COVID-19 struck and she learned that the U.S. imports 82 percent of fresh flowers, that she finally unearthed a lifelong dream. Thus, the Flowering Ranch was born on 190 acres in Madison County. With more than 100 varieties of peonies, the farm has one of the largest collections in the southeast.

Where to get them: Seasonal flower subscriptions, at regularly scheduled u-pick days, as pre-made bouquets on Fridays and Saturdays at the farmstand

(Ingadi Flower Farm/Facebook)

Ingadi Flower Farm (Chelsea)

Another COVID-spurred business, Ingadi Flower Farm has quite the origin story. Bill and Rebecca Rowley have done everything from web publishing to administering an international school and becoming garden directors for a foster facility. Their sustainable flower farm sprouted up in 2020 and is now planting roots with flower lovers everywhere.

Where to get them: Bouquet subscription delivered Tuesdays and Fridays or at Lee Branch Farmer’s Market

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