STRESS — it all began as a way to reduce stress.
Several years ago my physician told me to reduce stress with exercise, try meditation, or practice a hobby that I enjoy.
Arranging flowers brings me joy and satisfaction, plus it’s a great way to de-stress. I began working with supermarket arrangements but soon grew bored with the same few bouquet offerings – mums, button mums, statice, alstromeria, the occasional rose or sunflower and painted carnations. At the farmers market I found more variety in colorful and fresh bouquets; however, they weren’t always exactly what I wanted. I then turned to my own gardens for inspiration, but as every gardener knows, we’ve been trained not to pick from that beautiful flower bed we, or a family member, have worked so hard to cultivate.
It wasn’t until we took a family trip to Ashville, NC that the perfect solution presented itself along the way…a pick your own flower farm. We’d picked pumpkins, apples, and berries at local you-pick farms for many years, surely there was such a flower farm close to home? When we didn’t find one, the seed for Graystem Farm burst into full bloom! Now we are offering the pick-your-own experience to people who love flowers and gardens as much as we do!
Our Mission is to offer a relaxing, eco-friendly flower farm experience for visitors to enjoy away from the hustle and bustle.
Our Goal is that visitors to our farm gain an appreciation for small farm production and the benefits of lavender and fresh flowers. We desire to develop loyal customers who value a healthy relaxed lifestyle that embraces locally and seasonally grown flowers, and the use of Graystem Farm lavender products!
We believe in sharing. We have learned a great deal by trial and error and we’re happy to share that hard-earned knowledge through our website, YouTube channel, farm blog, and on-the-farm workshops.
We believe in magic. Magic happens when we follow our hearts and live our passions.
Our farm is a work in progress, continually evolving and always improving. We look forward to sharing the beauty and bounty from our small farmstead with you.
Please note that our native wildflower offerings are ethically harvested from plants that occur naturally on our farm or grown from seeds purchased at Virginia Native Plant Society approved vendors. We do NOT harvest from public lands or roadside verges.
We also offer a limited selection of floral jellies in season!
Credit cards accepted on purchases over $25.00