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Honeysuckle Way is excited to be growing flowers at Crooked Door Farm in Whitefield, Maine, using organic and sustainable practices. Cut flowers and fresh bouquets are available warmer months (around June through September) locally and through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, as well as design services for special events.

295278_10101913066860559_1750055190_nAs for me: I grew up in central New Jersey among the honeysuckle branches and dogwood trees on Honeysuckle Way. When one-week summer vacations in Maine was no longer enough to satisfy my appetite for outdoor adventure, I moved to Vacationland itself, taking a job leading crews building hiking trails throughout the state. After several rewarding years spent living in a tent and hiking Maine’s wilderness, I sought a different way to be closer to the land.  Farming became a way to gain appreciation for one of my greatest joys in life: food. I traded in my trusty pick mattock for a pitch fork and began an apprenticeship at Broadturn Farm in Scarborough, ME.

I enjoyed learning to sustain myself, but the artist inside me truly came alive between the bright rows of flowers and the beautiful arrangements they blossomed into. I am forever grateful for my time spent at Broadturn, where I developed the insight and passion to continue growing flowers. I hope to pass on the values of sustainable agriculture and local business by enriching the lives of others with my farm-grown color and creativity.

Honeysuckle Way Flowers would not be possible without the generosity of Crooked Door Farm and, of course, the loving support of family and friends.

 – Andrea Bachynsky

 

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Photo by Molly Haley at Floral Dreamscapes in July.

Now that frost is creeping in and the flowers are slowly turning back into the earth, I’d like to take a moment to say THANK YOU.

Thank you for another wonderful season of abundant blooms and a blur of beauty and color that has gone too soon. If you are reading this, you probably contributed in some way to making Honeysuckle Way successful.

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To Clint & Suzanne at Crooked Door Farm for being ever generous hosts of their land, and Cadence for the occasional flower model or sweeper. To Jon, my #1 boutonniere wrapper, for calming me when the stress got to be too much. To my parents, and entire family, who have always lovingly and enthusiastically supported everything I do.

To all my CSA members, who happily displayed my bouquets week to week. To all the brides and grooms who trusted me to create the flowers they held and wore on their special day. To all of you who came to my stand at market, even just to talk about flowers.

And to the many, many others who have offered advice and support along the way, even simply following along on Facebook and Instagram. THANK YOU!!! I’ve got big plans for next year, and I hope you’ll follow along for the next adventure!

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