"What is a CSA and why would I want to buy one from Five Petal Farm? That is what you may find yourself asking... so let me help you out with that! The first time I met with Jennifer of FPF, the connection with her was instant. She has such an uplifting personality that one cannot help but to feel happy in her presence. Then, we started talking about botany and her knowledge and passion not only shines through, but is contagious. I found myself wanting to learn more! Well, I absolutely love supporting women and small businesses, so I asked how I could buy from her and she told me about the CSA. The CSA, in layman's terms, is the process of supporting an individual or small business that grows and sells locally by purchasing a predetermined amount from their yield. In this case, it is a bouquet CSA. But - it it SO much more than just that! Every other week she brings in a gorgeous array of flowers, plants, and herbs to my office and tells me what is in the arrangements. I love that there is always something edible, so I can take it home and add it to a meal (MMMM - crispy sage chicken!) These flowers, while expected, always bring a smile to the faces of my team and customers alike, and the fragrance, so fresh and lovely! It is such a joy to receive a beautiful bouquet that differs from anything you would likely find in a local shop, and at an unbelievably affordable rate. As if that were not reason enough, to top it off, Jennifer also donates her time and resources to help and teach the local teens at United Action for Youth, so they are able to create beautiful pieces for the annual annual UAY flower show benefit. Jennifer Hobbs is an amazing woman and Five Petal Farm is where you need to order your first, next and final flower bouquet!" (CSA member)
From NH on 2/24/2018:
"I can always buy hothouse flowers at the store, but not beautiful, exotic, flowers with many shades & textures of greenery mixed with scented herbs. I do so look forward to the next bouquet!" (CSA member)
From MC on 1/7/2018:
"Jennifer's flowers truly made our wedding so much more beautiful than I could have ever envisioned. As a bride, I felt like I was supposed to come up with ideas for flowers, but I had no clue how to do that. Jennifer took my vague thoughts and turned them into the most lovely reality. She worked with me and my friends to help us create DIY center pieces full of wildflowers. She put together lovely planters to jazz up our ceremony space. She made incredible bouquets and boutonnieres with dried and fresh flowers and herbs that smelled delicious. Not to mention flower crowns that made me and my bridesmaids feel like princesses (the strong and empowered kind). And she was also so so wonderful to work with. Her enthusiasm was contagious - and her work made me feel beautiful and confident and I just can't say enough! Thank you so much Jennifer!! - Maura and Travis (Iowa City, October 2017)"
From NB on 11/5/2017:
"Jennifer’s professional, personable and kind approach was a delight from beginning to end. My wedding bouquet exceeded my expectations and it even dried beautifully! I recommend Five Petal Farm for any event and when in season hope to have bouquets on my dining room table weekly! Thank you Jennifer!"
From NC on 10/12/17:
"We were absolutely thrilled with the stunning flowers at our wedding. Your attention to detail, communication from start to finish and your kindness made working with you such a joy. Thank you for your lovely contribution to our wedding. We look forward to seeing you again!"
From PC on 10/12/17:
"Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers! We were blown away by how beautiful everything turned out."
"Jennifer is amazing! She is such a prompt and courteous professional and so very kind. I loved working with her for our wedding floral centerpiece needs. She went above and beyond to accommodate me and send helpful photos and detailed information. I so appreciated her help and we received so many wonderful compliments on her beautiful flowers. I would highly recommend her to any friends or family and hope to work with her again in future!"
From SH on 9/4/2017:
"Thank you to Jennifer at Five Petal Farm for our beautiful fresh flowers for the ceremony & reception and for working with our color scheme and vision - we loved how they all turned out!"
From SH on 8/19/17:
"Thank you so much for the beautiful work you did -- everyone absolutely loved the flowers, and the guys were really into their boutonnieres."
From KS on 8/19/17:
"Thank you for the fantastic job you did last weekend! The flowers were beautiful!"
From CM on 8/14/17:
"Jennifer was so helpful, accommodating, thoughtful, and wonderful for our wedding. I couldn't have picked a better florist to go with. Her designs were exactly what I had pictured, down to the last detail. She had a wide variety of flowers, herbs, and foliage that complimented our wedding theme. She was very easy to work with, as she was in constant communication with my husband and I because she wanted to make our day as special as possible. I would highly recommend Five Petal Farm to anyone who is looking for a florist for ANY event. She is so incredibly talented, and we can't thank her enough! Thank you so much for making our wedding day exactly as we had dreamt!"
From MC on 8/12/17:
"She gushed and gushed about the flowers! They're perfect!"
From EH on 11/26/16:
"Your beautifully wrapped package and contents - equally assembled in a highly professional and beautiful manner - have arrived safely.....I've ordered dried flowers from lots of places across the US, but yours is top drawer....Thank you!"
From HB on 9/11/16:
"You are the best!!! Thank you so much!"
From SM on 8/4/2016:
"Loved the flower arrangement made for my aunt' funeral and I know she did too! Jennifer is so kind and went the extra mile to make a special arrangement and communicate with us all the way from ordering to making the arrangement to delivery!"