Learn more about our history, lifestyle and how we grow our flowers. If you have any questions about our products at Petit Pétale Flower Farm, take a look at our list of frequently asked questions. However, if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
What is a CSA?
CSA is an acronym for Community Supported Agriculture. This is a way of growing produce through a mutual commitment between a farm and a community of supporters, where individuals or families pay in advance for the blooms during a particular season. The community becomes partners with the growers, allowing them to farm throughout the year.
Why are CSAs valuable?
You can anticipate a schedule of stunning, harvested-the-same-day, local flowers.
CSAs cut out the "middleman" which means your benefits (reasonable prices for exceptional blooms) and our farm's benefits (fair wages) increase exponentially.
Your financial vote of confidence at the beginning of each season means this can be a livelihood for a local family. You're supporting our farm, and you're also helping to grow a healthy, sustainable, BC flower industry.
What is the Subscription pickup schedule?
Penticton friends will be able to pick up on Wednesdays at The Nest, 1475 Fairview Road, from 4-7PM.
OK Falls friends will pick up at The 97 & Main Crossroads, 837 Main Street, on Wednesdays from 4-7.
Oliver folks will be able to pick up their blooms Thursdays from 4-7PM at Petit Pétale.
Osoyoos folks will be able to pick up their blooms at Jojo’s Café, 8316 Main Street, Thursdays between 12-3 pm
If your blooms come to you in a jar to ensure freshness on the way home, please return it the following week for re-use.
Can I cancel my CSA and be refunded?
We plan for our CSAs as revenue to keep our farm running, but we understand that in these times, life can be full of surprises, and you may no longer be in the area during the time you have subscribed for. Our 2021 CSAs can be refunded up to 2 weeks after purchase. We ask that you gift your CSA to someone else in the area who can enjoy it after that point.
Are your flowers grown naturally?
Absolutely! All of our best practices involve creating a soil foundation that provides the most welcoming and healthy base for our flowers to grow in. It means we avoid all manufactured pesticides and herbicides and rely on compost, natural minerals and the hardworking biomes of invisible soil microorganisms in order to grow the fullest, most robust plants and flowers possible. Any products we use on our blooms are equivalent to the dish soap you would use at home.
Can you ship your flowers?
At this point, shipping isn't an option for us. We are starting simply, with deliveries we can do locally. Thank you for your understanding and desire to support us from afar!
Why local sustainable flowers?
Many of the flowers available commercially in Canada are grown on other continents.
Purchasing sustainable flowers locally allows independent farmers to support their families, adds to our communities' biodiversity and health, and supports our local economies. It also allows you to be confident that the farm workers growing your flowers are experiencing fair and safe work conditions, and that sustainable land care practices are being upheld.
For more on the traditional flower industry , read Jennie Love's piece here: