It’s dahlia season!!! Here’s where to find our flowers:
Pick-your own hours:
Sunday afternoons 1pm-5pm and Friday afternoons 3:30-5pm through frost. The turnoff to the dahlia field is just past 1 Old Straitsmouth Way, Rockport, MA, on your right — look for the “Roving Radish” sign, and a yellow shed with white trim. There is free parking at the field (or along Marmion Way one block north of Old Straitsmouth if field parking fills up), and no entry fee — you just pay by the stem for the blooms that you cut. Bring some scissors, comfortable shoes, and a container with water for your flowers. If a member of your group has special accessibility needs, please reach out in advance of your visit and I will do my best to accommodate.
Private group pickings (birthday parties, wedding showers, etc) can be scheduled during the week for a small fee — however it’s best to reach out a couple of weeks in advance to set it up, as the schedule fills quickly.
Build-a-Bouquet at Farmers Markets:
Saturdays 9am-1pm through October 14th at Rockport Farmers Market in Harvey Park (at the corner of Broadway and Mt. Pleasant Street).
Mondays from 3pm-7pm through October 2nd at Beverly Farmers Market in Odell Veterans Memorial Park (56-98 Broadway, Beverly — across from the post office and Beverly Depot)
Local Florists (and others who need a bunch of dahlias midweek for an event, etc):
I love working with local florists, and offer pickup of dahlia orders Tuesday evening through Friday morning. A week’s notice on large orders is helpful. You are also welcome (and encouraged) to schedule a time Tuesday through Friday to come to the field, see what’s available, and pick your own order! Self-picking ensures that you get exactly, precisely what you need (and maybe some fun things you didn’t know you needed) while helping me to accommodate more florists (there are limits to how many orders I can physically harvest). 😉
An update on rebuilding progress and tuber sales
Dear dahlia friends, supporters, and customers,
Thank you all so very much for the outpouring of support in the wake of the catastrophic flooding of my dahlia field in 2021. I was completely overwhelmed, humbled, and amazed by your collective kindness. Because of you, the dahlia herd has been replenished and the field rebuilt in a much safer location (with an on-site storage shed!). Rockport residents can now view the dahlias by walking down Old Straitsmouth Way, behind Heath’s Tea Room.
Due to some delays with getting electricity to the shed, I was not able to open the website for mail-order tuber sales this season (tubers had to be stashed in an indoor storage unit 40 minutes away for the winter, and I didn’t have a heated place to work on dividing all those clumps). However, as of June 2023 the shed is fully operational, and it is going to make everything SO MUCH EASIER!!! I will be re-opening the tuber shop in winter 2024 with my full, glorious array of dahlia varieties. Sign up to the email list to be notified before sales go live.
I should also mention that I apparently broke the contact form on this website when I tried to link it to the new customer service email account my brother set up during the Great Rebuilding. Messages sent through the contact form have been disappearing into the ether for almost a year, and we only recently figured this out, and I’m still working on a fix. *sigh* I guess this is why most of the other farmers pay trained technology professionals to develop their websites?? Huge apologies if you reached out through the form during this time and did not receive a response. For now, please ignore the darn form and contact me directly at email@example.com.
With love and gratitude,